Yomiuri and Sankei reported on a meeting held yesterday between Foreign Minister Kishida and British Ambassador Tim Hitchens, during which they discussed the repercussions of Brexit. The British envoy relayed to Kishida a message from Foreign Secretary Hammond, who said: “UK-Japan relations are broad and deep. The more we cooperate, the bigger our prosperity becomes. We acknowledge and support the gigantic roles that Japanese investors play in the British economy. We would like to reassure the market and investors that the British economy is resilient.”
In a related development, most papers wrote that METI on Monday hosted a meeting to exchange views on Brexit with Japanese companies that have sales and manufacturing bases in the UK. The participants reportedly sought information on what will happen next and emphasized continued efforts to pursue free trade.