Japan-UK Relations


Foreign Minister’s Commendation: Nichi-Ei Otomodachi-kai

14 September 2012



On 19 July the Nichi-Ei Otomodachi-kai received the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2012.

For the past 50 years the Nichi-Ei Otomodachi-kai has fostered interaction between Japanese and British women in the United Kingdom principally through the support extended by British women to their Japanese counterparts to help the latter adjust smoothly to life in the UK.  The organisation has played an important role in cultural exchange and the sharing of knowledge about the social customs between the two countries.  Through such activities it has contributed to promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the UK.