The Japanese have extensive deals with us.
During my brief entourage in the business world I came to know them.
Even learned a little bit of the vernacular.
Read Amelie Nothomb.
In Japan you do not so much as sneeze without a goahead.
I believe that Britain and Japan are not so dissimilar. However we are not talking about the law abiding citizens. We are talking of the couter culture, the rule breakers. These people would sneeze when specifically told not to unless their boss said not to (the specific name of whom I cannot recall at this point in time).