Politics January 2017

Choppy waters

Baroness Ashton, former high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, on the value of strong ties in tough times
Politics November 2016

Post-Brexit bilateral ties

Edited address by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for Asia and the Pacific) Alok Sharma to the Sasakawa Peace Foundation on 27 September.
Politics January 2015

Solving world woes

Japan and the UK have a role in tackling current and future global challenges.
Politics August 2014

The haggis vote

The people of Scotland get set to decide their future in the upcoming referendum on independence.
Politics June 2014

Abe knocks on door of 10 downing street

Leaders discuss the UK and Japan's "dynamic strategic partnership for the 21st century" on official visit.
Politics May 2012

Joint Statement by the Prime Ministers of the UK and Japan

As the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK, we are committed to promoting global prosperity and security, based on the shared values of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and the market economy. We also have a shared responsibility to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.
Politics August / September 2010

Championing UK Business Abroad

UK firms operating in Japan and elsewhere overseas are to be given a significantly greater helping hand from the British government, said Foreign Secretary William Hague at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 15 July.
Politics April / May 2010

Keeping the “D” in the DPJ

The curious case of Yukio Ubukata highlights tension in the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) over its internal consultation processes.
Feature Article February / March 2010

Ozawa Fights On

The political funding scandal surrounding the Democratic Party of Japan’s (DPJ) powerful secretary-general Ichiro Ozawa has rocked the party and shone the spotlight on challenging aspects of its transition to power.
Politics December 2009 / January 2010

End of ‘Iron Triangle?’

The speed of change under the government of Yukio Hatoyama has been faster than most expected. Arguably, the most profound changes are being made to the way Japan governs itself...