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Working towards an "ambitious" Japan-UK trade deal

The Honda announcement follows reports that Britain's negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan have run into trouble because a letter signed by Liam Fox, the Trade Secretary, and Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, caused offence.

The Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Koji Tsuruoka tells Radio 4's World at One that no offence was taken and that negotiations between Japan and UK are working towards " a very liberal, very ambitious
Japan - UK economic partnership agreement" which he thinks will "be better" than the current deal they have with the EU.

(Photo: The Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Koji Tsuruoka Credit: BBC)

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