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Speaking to Sky News, a former British ambassador to Japan noted the impact of Brexit, saying many companies are maintaining a presence in the UK, but moving the bulk of their operations to Europe. / Asked about the former ambassador's assertion, Labour's shadow environment secretary Jim McMahon told Kay Burley: "To some degree, it's a natural consequence of leaving the single market."
Brexit has damaged the UK's position as a gateway to Europe for imported goods and increased red tape.
The Japanese ambassador to the UK tells Sky News his country is "perplexed" by the UK's departure from the EU. / More Japanese companies may relocate away from the UK in the coming months if Britain does not seal a promising post-Brexit deal, the Japanese ambassador has warned.
Jonathan Vernon-Smith talks about manufacturing and brexit job losses with Jason J Hunter and Graham 'George' Gudgin.
Japan's ambassador to Britain has said that Japanese businesses in the UK expect continued access to the European Union market after Brexit. Tsuruoka said Japanese firms based in Britain counted on access to the EU market.