Shinzo Abe was a great friend to the United Kingdom, as well as Japan’s most influential leader since the Second World War.
After nine years in government and three prime ministers, the right gave up on making a positive case – and paid the price at the ballot box.
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?
What it puts forward is an argument that prosperity at home is more than ever the result of how Britain deals with the world.
Home to some of the fastest-growing economies of the 21st century, it has never been more urgent to build new trading relationships there.