Launch of Japan-UK Digital Partnership

December 7, 2022

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Japan and the United Kingdom launched the Japan-UK Digital Partnership, a ministerial-level framework aimed at further strengthening digital cooperation between the two countries.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Digital Agency, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of the United Kingdom held a top-level meeting at which they launched a ministerial-level framework called the Japan-UK Digital Partnership.

Japan was represented by Mr. TSUGE Yoshifumi, State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. OGUSHI Masaki, State Minister for Digital Transformation, and Mr. HIRAI Hirohide, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, METI, while the UK was represented by Mr. Paul SCULLY, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy. The participating representatives signed an agreement on the partnership.
(*Mr. SCULLY participated in the meeting online.)

The Japan-UK Digital Partnership has been established to build on the fruits of cooperation amassed to date by the UK-Japan Digital Group by addressing the priorities of Japan and the UK in the digital field at an even higher level. Ministerial-level meetings based on this partnership will be held regularly, thereby further strengthening cooperation between Japan and the UK.