British Foreign Minister assures Japan on Brexit
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the British government was determined to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Brexit has raised concern in London that Japanese firms will shift operations elsewhere if tariff-free trade ends with the rest of the European bloc.
Hunt made the comments as the two met at the Japanese leader’s residence in Tokyo.
Japan is one of Britain’s biggest foreign investors, building cars and other products in a country it has viewed as a gateway to the broader European market.