UK Anime Network, UK Anime News, Reviews and Articles
UK and Japan agree historic Free Trade Agreement

UK and Japan agree historic Free Trade Agreement

Written by Ross Locksley on 11 Sep 2020

Something a bit different today, but worthy of comment we think. Today, the UK and Japan agreed a historic Free Trade Agreement that will see movement of workers between both countries made significantly easier for residents of each country, as well as easing of tariffs between the two to ensure closer working opportunities in the future.

Under the terms of the deal, Japan will aim to permit working visas in 90 days, and allow workers to bring family with them for up to five years. This goes much further than the EU/Japan trade deal struck earlier this year and will be worth a projected 15.2 billion in extra trade between the two countries.

Could this lead to cheaper consoles and figures? Maybe, especially if the currency rate improves. Dare we even dream of our own life-size Gundam standing guard in the UK one day? 

The UK Anime Network was founded almost 25 years ago due to a love of Japanese culture (and food it must  be said!) so we're thrilled that our countries will now be closer together than ever before.

Ross Locksley
About Ross Locksley

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

posted by Ross Locksley on 23 Sep 2021

Ni No Kuni II Out Now on Nintendo Switch

posted by Ross Locksley on 17 Sep 2021

Kotatsu Festival returns to Wales on 25th and 26th September

posted by Ross Locksley on 14 Sep 2021

Shoji Kawamori teams up wih Activision for Call of Duty Mobile

posted by Ross Locksley on 13 Sep 2021

BFI Announce first of their Japanese Films in October and November

posted by Richard Durrance on 08 Sep 2021

Adam Savage Gunpla build, in association with Bandai

posted by Ross Locksley on 03 Sep 2021

Soulworker launches Violent Sun Campaign

posted by Ross Locksley on 03 Sep 2021

Animangapop Plymouth Tickets Now On Sale

posted by Ross Locksley on 31 Aug 2021