Ambassador's Blog








May 2016
Prime Minister Abe’s visit to London

April 2016
Six memorable years in London

March 2016
Celebrating a century of Japanese Studies in London

January 2016

December 2015
Another good year in store for Japan-UK ties

November 2015
Autumn starts and ends with rugby

October 2015
“Unbelievable!” and much more

September 2015
Rugby and a festival beckon as autumn arrives

July/August 2015
A busy summer calendar at the Embassy

June 2016
From parliament to the stage – and much in between

April/May 2015
Tohoku remembered

March 2015
Japan welcomes the Duke of Cambridge

February 2015
Historical ministerial meeting in London

January 2015

December 2014
Bilateral relations in good shape as New Year beckons

November 2014
Governor of Tokyo visits London

October 2014
Another memorable Matsuri at Trafalgar Square

September 2014
VIP visits and remembrance of two World Wars

July 2014
Decorations, music, beef and dolls

May/June 2014
Prime Minister Abe’s visit boosts Japan-UK relations

April 2014
A busy month at the Embassy

March 2014
Soft power at the Embassy

February 2014
All eyes on Davos

January 2014
Happy New Year!

December 2013
A year of milestones and achievements in bilateral ties

November 2013
Strength of ties reaffirmed at UK-Japan Strategic Dialogue meeting

September 2013
On cloud nine after Olympic vote

July 2013
PM Abe makes the most of his UK visit

May & June 2013
From cricket to the weightiest global issues

April 2013
A busy month for Japan-UK ties

March 2013
Taking stock in Tokyo

February 2013
An inspiring visit to Northern Ireland

January 2013
New Year Message from Ambassador Hayashi

December 2012
End of Year Message

November 2012
London welcomes a host of Japanese dignitaries

October 2012
A brief visit to Scotland

September 2012
A testament to human endeavour

August 2012
A sporting spectacle to savour

July 2012
A summer visit to East Anglia

June 2012
UK welcomes Emperor and Empress

8 May 2012
Prime Minister Cameron's official visit to Japan

18 April 2012
Spring has come

7 March 2012
One year on

9 February 2012
My visit to Fukushima

13 January 2012
New Year message from Ambassador Hayashi

15 December 2011
End of Year message from Ambassador Hayashi

11 August 2011
Solidarity with the victims of the riots and comments on the London Olympics

15 July 2011
Keeping the people of Tohoku at the forefront of our minds

9 June 2011
The 20th Japan-EU Summit agreed to start the process towards an EPA

10 May 2011
Message of Gratitude for Contributions to the Great East Japan Earthquake
Relief Fund

17 March 2011
One week on from the disaster

17 February 2011
Conference of Japanese Ambassadors to European Countries

11 January 2011
Message from Ambassador Hayashi

News Archive

20 May 2011
Ambassador Hayashi  was awarded Diplomat magazine's 'Diplomat of the Year from Asia'