Students from The University of Tokyo visited the UK and acted as the glue throughout a week filled of events with community members and practitioners along with exchanges with students from different universities and disciplines. The intense programme held both in Peckham and Loughborough was designed to allow for a variety of learning opportunities maximizing exposure to UK conditions. Students from Loughborough University were assigned coursework investigating the same set of buildings and exchanged initial insights into the opportunities and barriers with the Japanese students. The main output for the week was a short film by each group which can be viewed on the video page. Students returned to Japan to focus on individual design proposals as their studio projects for the term. A summary of the workshop including student work and several essays written by participants will be published by The University of Tokyo cSUR group.