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UK new Foreign Secretary good news for Anglo – Japan relations.

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Jeremy Hunt, appointed UK Foreign Secretary following the resignation of Boris Johnson, is good news for the Anglo-Japan alliance.

  • He loves Japan: He learned to speak Japanese while spending two years as an English language teacher in Japan (SCMP). In a piece on his blog entitled “The Japanese Ambassador” (it is an interview with Yoshiji Nogami ) he wrote that “Japan is one of those countries you catch a bug for and it never really leaves you.” He is reported to still be a ‘fluent‘ speaker of Japanese.
  • Awareness of the maritime domain, which is a key part of Anglo-Japan mutual interest: He is the eldest son of Admiral Nicholas Hunt,  Commander-in-Chief Fleet from 1985 to 1987.
  • Wider Asia knowledge: Jeremy Hunt learned to speak Mandarin while Culture Secretary. His wife Lucia is Chinese.

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