Is the unique connection between East and West at London ramen restaurant Tonkotsu and at Mondo Brewing, a Japanese-inspired English craft brewer, a symbol of the future UK-Japan relationship?
At a time of global geopolitical uncertainty, the United Kingdom's focus on Japan and recognition of the similarities between these two island nations could bring a stronger connection, greater economic security and richer cultural integration.
It was over 400 years ago that the first English person stepped ashore in Japan. Today, the increasing closeness between Japan and the United Kingdom is a shared priority. Everything's connected, from business to food and culture.