Japan APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To develop and improve links between the British and Japanese parliaments and encourage a deeper understanding of their respective cultures. The APPG also has an important role to play in promoting trade between the two countries.



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Recent Documents related to Japan

1. UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan
13/05/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement: The UK™s Strategic Approach 2 UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement: The UK™s

2. UK/Japan: Agreement for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership [CS Japan No.1/2020]
30/11/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Japan No. 1 (2020) Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britai n and Northern Ireland

3. The UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership: benefits for the UK
23/10/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: This deal could boost trade between the UK and Japan by over £15 billion and drive economic growth in

4. Ninth Annual Japan-UK Nuclear Dialogue
18/12/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Ninth Annual Japan - UK Nuclear Dialogue (Summary of Discussions) Date: 8 December 2020

5. UK-Japan CEPA: final impact assessment
23/10/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Japan for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership 4Contents

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Japan

1. UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
25/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: International Trade Committee, Session 2019-21; UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, HC - Speech Link
2: move,That this House has considered the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.I - Speech Link
3: his party, who did not support, for example, the Japan trade deal when it previously went through the House - Speech Link
4: trading on World Trade Organisation terms with Japan and businesses on both sides would have faced tariffs - Speech Link

2. Japan Free Trade Agreement
17/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: agreement in principle on a free trade deal with Japan. The UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement - Speech Link
2: United Kingdom. On tech, it goes far beyond the EU-Japan deal, banning data localisation and providing for - Speech Link
3: Mrs Thatcher, saw the value of co-operating with Japan in areas such as the automotive sector and electronics - Speech Link
4: there will be a full scrutiny process for the Japan deal and all the other agreements that we strike - Speech Link
5: officials on reaching this agreement in principle with Japan. It is a much-needed relief for all those UK companies - Speech Link

3. Japan Free Trade Agreement
14/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: agreement in principle on a free trade deal with Japan. The UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement - Speech Link
2: companies that would have seen their trade with Japan revert to World Trade Organisation terms if the - Speech Link

4. Comprehensive Economic Partnership (EUC Report)
26/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership, laid before - Speech Link
2: to avoid greater liberalisation of tariff lines. Japan liberalised 97% to the EU’s 99%. In this UK deal - Speech Link
3: of that committee, I am the UK chair of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, which was in online conference - Speech Link

5. EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
26/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: European Scrutiny Committee, EU Trade Agreements: EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, HC 301-xxviii, the - Speech Link
2: Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan; and European Union Document No. 7960/18 and Addenda - Speech Link
3: Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan; and European Union Document No. 7960/18 and Addenda - Speech Link
4: some 40 trade agreements, including the EPA with Japan, which we are talking about today. Ongoing UK support - Speech Link
5: some 40 trade agreements, including the EPA with Japan. Ongoing UK support for these agreements—I recognise - Speech Link
6: and has a long history of doing business with Japan, with many thousands of good jobs in my region relying - Speech Link
7: supply chain elements to the automotive market into Japan in a way in which it has not hitherto been accessible - Speech Link

6. Oral Answers to Questions
19/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: potential 70 geographical indicators in the UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement deal - Speech Link
2: of 11 countries, including Canada, Singapore and Japan, will be a fantastic opportunity. I am not expecting - Speech Link
3: waiting for: the day of the first report on the UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement from - Speech Link
4: which currently export goods worth £380 million to Japan. We have agreed an SME chapter that will make it - Speech Link
5: my right hon. Friend tell us what impact the UK-Japan deal will have on those businesses in Burnley? - Speech Link
6: the deal that she signed with Japan goes far beyond the original EU-Japan deal, so I return to the question - Speech Link
7: Labour party did not support the original deal with Japan. If it was down to Labour, we would not even have - Speech Link

7. Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
22/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: co-operation agreements with Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA, as required by these countries. NCAs - Speech Link
2: may arise over Japan? I understand that there is already a historic agreement with Japan going back to - Speech Link
3: Lord Grantchester, particularly in relation to Japan. I made it clear that we had concluded new agreements - Speech Link

8. Honda in Swindon
19/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: currently made in Swindon will, after 2021, be made in Japan. The Civic is the only vehicle that is made by Honda - Speech Link
2: just concluded a wide continental trade deal with Japan after seven years of negotiation. It will not have - Speech Link
3: the B-word. Although the leadership of Honda in Japan, Europe and the UK have specifically ruled out Brexit - Speech Link
4: closure of the Honda factory is not about Brexit—Japan looks forward to an even more liberal and ambitious - Speech Link

9. Motor Sector: Export Markets
14/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: draw the attention of the noble Baroness to the Japan FTA which we signed on Friday, to show what can - Speech Link
2: would it not be inconceivable that the deal with Japan that the Minister referred to would in effect put - Speech Link
3: representative organisation have strongly welcomed the UK-Japan deal. These subsidy chapters in trade agreements - Speech Link
4: helping auto manufacturers in this area, and our new Japan EPA has already demonstrated this utility. Our automotive - Speech Link

10. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (Accession)
17/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: free trade agreements in the world. Along with Japan, with whom we launched trade negotiations last week - Speech Link
2: negotiations with four different countries—the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand—on top of the 16 negotiations - Speech Link
3: refused even to support trade deals with Canada and Japan when we were members of the EU. She talked about - Speech Link
4: welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement. Given that Japan accounts for nearly half of the GDP of this partnership - Speech Link
5: for Britain into Japan and huge investment opportunities for British firms into Japan and for Japanese - Speech Link
6: trading history, and that its historical links with Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada place it well - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Japan
1. Trade Agreements: Japan
asked by: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
09/11/2020
... in the Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

2. Trade Agreements: Japan
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
22/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how the draft trade agreement with Japan differs from that which the European Union already has in place with Japan.

3. Data Protection: Japan
asked by: Damian Collins
16/11/2020
... has on the UK’s forthcoming adequacy decision for Japan to allow onward flows of data from Japan to their trade partners; and whether that decision will include the free flow of data from Japan to the US.

4. Cheese: Exports
asked by: Emily Thornberry
21/09/2020
... (b) quotas and (c) non-tariff barriers to exports of Stilton cheese to Japan under the (i) UK-Japan free trade agreement and (ii) EU-Japan economic partnership agreement.

5. Trade Agreements: Japan
asked by: Bill Esterson
04/11/2020
... if she will publish the economic modelling of the comparison between the EU-Japan trade agreement and the UK-Japan trade agreement.

Latest Questions
23 Current APPG Members
Jeremy Hunt Portrait
Jeremy Hunt
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South West Surrey
Joined: 8th April 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Baby Loss , Burma , First Do No Harm , Rohingya
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Secretary
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Gary Sambrook Portrait
Gary Sambrook
Vice Chair
Conservative - Birmingham, Northfield
Joined: 8th April 2020
Viscount Trenchard Portrait
Viscount Trenchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Electric Aviation , Mutuals
Lord Bates Portrait
Lord Bates
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Dairy , Taiwan
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Pendry Portrait
Lord Pendry
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Hong Kong , Hospitality and Tourism
Ben Spencer Portrait
Ben Spencer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Runnymede and Weybridge
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jeremy Hunt MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6813.

Email: huntj@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.bjpg.co.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Japan APPG

Financial Benefits Received
Date
28 Feb 2019
Source
Srixon Sports
Value
£1,800
Date
20 May 2018
Source
Hitachi
Value
£2,000
Date
25 Feb 2018
Source
Srixon Sports
Value
£1,800
Date
10 Oct 2017
Source
Allan and Overy
Value
£1,975
Date
6 Mar 2016
Source
Hitachi Europe Limited
Value
£2,000
Date
29 Jun 2015
Source
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance
Value
£2,000
Former APPG Members
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Fabian Hamilton Portrait
Fabian Hamilton
Vice Chair
Labour - Leeds North East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness D'Souza Portrait
Baroness D'Souza
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
China , Food Banks , Rwanda
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
Paul Monaghan Portrait
Paul Monaghan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships