Brexit Japan impact

Brexit impacts Japanese investments in UK, impacts business and trade between UK and Japan

Brexit Japan impact: Brexit may impact trade and investment flows

Inward investments from Japan to UK: about 1/3 – 1/2 of Japanese investments into the UK is Softbank’s acquisition of ARM

Inward investments from Japan to UK – comparison

  • Japanese investment into UK:
    • 1000 companies,
    • €76bn (£71 billion) of direct investment, (other sources, e.g. New York Times 29 August 2017 estimate Japanese investments in UK as £40 billion (US$ 52)); The Economist: £44bn ($57bn) in 2015 (+investments since 2015, e.g. SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM). Given that total foreign investment by Japan in abroad are approx. US$ 3200 Billion, this means that UK has attracted about 1.6% – 2.7% of all Japanese overseas investments.
    • 140,000 employees
  • German investment into UK:
    • 1300 companies,
    • €110bn of direct investment,
    • 370,000 employees

Thus approximately 1/3 – 1/2 of Japanese investment in UK is SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM, depending on different estimations of the total value of investments.

EU information and transparency on the Article 50 negotiations between EU and UK

Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom (EU website)

EU position papers on Article 50 negotiations

UK Government: Article 50 and negotiations with the EU

Article 50 and negotiations with the EU

Japan’s Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) message to the UK and the EU

Japanese Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) document:
Japan’s Message to the United Kingdom and the European Union [pdf]

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