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The Japanese Ambassador is right to sound the Brexit alarm

Japanese firms employ 140,000 people in Britain—and are watching on with concern

By David Warren  

Koji Tsuruoka, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, speaks outside No 10. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

“If there is no profitability of continuing operations in the UK, no private company can continue operation. It’s as simple as that,” the Japanese Ambassador said after major Japanese investors in the UK saw Theresa May at No 10 earlier this month. He made clear that he was not just speaking about Japanese firms. “This is high stakes that I think all of us need to keep in mind.”

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