Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Thursday 1 March 2018

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his first year in post. In this lecture, Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and commercial situation in Japan.

The obscured ‘middle-way’ in Japanese politics: the transformative power of dialogue – with Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen

Monday 19 March 2018

The talk will focus on the politics that surround the LDP-Komeito coalition government and Komeito’s long term engagement with China.

‘Cherry’ Ingram – the English Saviour of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms – with Naoko Abe

Monday 16 April 2018

In this lecture, Naoko will talk about Collingwood Ingram (1880-1981), a self-taught English botanist whose passion for the Japanese cherry blossom saved many unique and rare varieties of this iconic flower from extinction.

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Monday 21 May 2018

Dr Ruselle Meade is Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University. Her primary area of research is modern Japanese history, particularly the relationship between science and national identity in Japan since the mid-nineteenth century.

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Monday 18 June 2018

Hugo Read is the great-grandson of Oswald White, who spend 38 years in the Japan Consular Service (1903-1941). Hugo Read is also the author of a portrait of Oswald White published in Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. X (Renaissance Books, 2016).

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2018: Thinking for Oneself. Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker – Prof Peter Nosco

Monday 16 July 2018

For this year’s Carmen Blacker Lecture we are delighted to welcome Peter Nosco, Professor of Japanese History and Culture at the University of British Columbia.

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