Energy storage is one of the UK's eight "great technologies," and Japan's newly liberalised energy market is creating plenty of business opportunities for British companies in the energy storage solutions sector.
The UKTI North West and UKTI West Midlands Trade Mission to Japan provided a number of companies from the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine with the opportunity to learn about the Japanese market, network with key contacts, and grow their business in Japan.
In December 2015, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party released the 2016 tax reform proposals for Japan. These are currently being debated in the Japanese Diet and are expected to be passed into law with effect from 1 April 2016.
The British Olympic Association visited Japan in February 2016 to scout out facilities for Team GB athletes to use in the run up to and during Tokyo 2020. Read on to find out how Team GB has developed into the recognisable brand it is today.