Japan calls for ‘predictable’ Brexit as nation firms up commitment to UK | UK | News

The UK has long been heralded as the second most important destination for Japanese investment after the United States.

Now Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said the government would do its utmost to gather information on the Brexit negotiations, which he said remain “fluid”.

He also spoke of the government’s desire to support Japanese corporate activity in the UK.

Mr Nishimura said: “The Japanese government must react to a sense of crisis among businesses and do the utmost to gather information and analyse it, and support Japanese firms based on the recognition that Britain’s exit from EU has a direct impact on them.”

He made the remarks at a Japenese government task force meeting on Britain’s exit from the EU.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Japan later this week to discuss Brexit, trade and defence with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

But talks between the two countries will likely be overshadowed by North Korea’s decision to fire yet another missile from the hermit kingdom on Monday evening.

The most recent military provocation from Pyongyang crossed Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido in the boldest show of force from the DPRK of recent years.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson yesterday expressed his outrage over the “reckless provocation” of North Korea following the launch

Mr Johnson denounced the warmongering ways of the Kim regime amid claims the UK could join the fray against the North Korea tyrant.

In a statement posted on Twitter, he said: “Outraged at reckless provocation by North Korea.

“Strongly condemn latest illegal missile launch by DPRK.”

It is not the first time that the UK Foreign Secretary has condemned a North Korean missile launch.

Last month, he said that the UK would “confront the growing threat” of North Korea following an Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch from the tyrannical regime.

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