Welcome from Former Foreign Secretary William Hague

The former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, encourages British Business to use the Export to Japan website to seek out opportunities in Japan.

Mr. Hague encouraged British Exporters to take advantage of the opportunities in the large Japanese market.

Welcoming the Export to Japan initiative between UK Trade & Investment Japan and business partners in the UK and Japan, the Foreign Secretary said that he was proud to welcome British companies to the website: "Many people’s impression of diplomacy centres on political and security issues. But our network of Embassies and Consulates around the world is also heavily engaged in providing practical support to British companies, large and small."

He added: “Understanding new cultures, overcoming language barriers and knowing who to trust to represent you are critical issues [for British business]", and he urged British businesses to look at how Export to Japan can help their companies succeed in the Japanese market.

See here for a profile of UK Trade & Investment Japan.