If you meant last Friday, good luck. That was the day after you posted this (less than that given the time difference)
If you mean the NEXT Friday, I suggest you contact James Whitlow Delano – www.jameswhitlowdelano.com/
He is a solid and experienced photojournalist who lives in Tokyo, and I am sure he could find a scribbler to work with him on this, if you can’t.
Also it would help your cause if you put a little bit more information about yourself and your publication in your bio profile. “Regular contributors to [the] UK market” are less likely to respond to such a near-anonymous inquiry such as this.