Thousands of jobs with Japanese companies at risk if Britain left the EU, as warned by the Japanese government.
Japan hope England remain a major player in the European Union.
In a memo to the British government, said the Japanese companies are interested in investing in the UK because it is the gateway to the European market.
But they were able to review the position if the UK is no longer ‘play a major role’ in the European Union, such as the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on membership in the European Union if the government is re-elected Tory party in the upcoming elections.
And the prime minister has committed to negotiate the British relationship with Brussels, at any time.
The Government will publish an analysis of “whether British membership in the European Union mean for British interests”, which are called by the name of Competence Balance Preview.
As part of the review, foreign governments were invited to give their thoughts.
‘Bad news’ fare
“Britain,as a champion of free trade, is a reliable partner by the Japanese. More than 1,300 Japanese companies have invested in the UK, as part of the EU single market, and has created 130,000 jobs, the largest in all of Europe.”
Japanese government statement
In his petition, the Japanese say “committed to building relationships with the European Union is stronger than ever before”.
The statement said: “In this context, the UK is expected to remain as the major player in the European Union.
“Britain, as good in free trade, is a reliable partner by the Japanese. More than 1,300 Japanese companies have invested in the UK, as part of the EU single market, and has created 130,000 jobs, the largest in all of Europe.
“This fact shows that the UK as a gateway to the European market has been attractive for Japanese investment.”
In a statement to the Sunday Times, the Japanese embassy in London said: “We know a number of countries have decided to not include comments, but as a non-EU country and a major investor in the UK we think that it is worth it.
“We mengambli this opportunity to express our expectations …. if Britain left the single market, the countries that invest in the UK and to export the European Union will pay the fare, and it’s not good news.”
However, the Tory MP Julian Brazie rmengatakan to the Sunday Times, “In deciding the interests of our country, we will likely disappoint expectations meraka.”