The Japan Society
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Past Events

The Japan Society runs more than 80 events per year providing opportunities for members and others interested in Japan to meet, learn and exchange ideas and experiences. Our archive of Past Events below shows events we have offered in previous months starting from 2020.

A list of events from previous years can be downloaded in pdf:

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

30/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

30/06/2021

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

30/06/2021ARCHIVED Is the West Back?: The G7 Summit and beyond, with Hiroyuki Akita and Gideon Rachman

30/06/2021

In an article for the FT on 13 June, its chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman suggested that the underlying message of the recent G7 summit might be ‘the west is back’. To examine this idea and what it might mean in the short and medium term for both the UK and Japan, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Gideon Rachman and Hiroyuki Akita, foreign affairs and security commentator for the Nikkei.

24/06/2021ARCHIVED Authority, Confidence and Gender in the Post-Pandemic World with Ian Robertson and Mary Ann Sieghart

24/06/2021

Following a series of webinars over the past year on the post-pandemic workplace and gender equality in Japan and the UK (*), Bill Emmott is joined by two well-known and distinguished guests to examine the psychological background notably for gender inequality but also for other management challenges: a scientist, Ian Robertson, and commentator, Mary Ann Sieghart.

23/06/2021ARCHIVED Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

23/06/2021

We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions on Golf and other outdoor sports, The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will go ahead as planned this year. The Tournament will be held at Essendon Country Club.

14/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

14/06/2021

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn is a collection of 28 stories inspired by Japanese folk tales. The stories span a wide range of genres, from fantastical ghost stories to love stories with a twist.

10/06/2021ARCHIVED The ‘Revolving Doors’ of Government in the UK and Japan, with Koichi Nakano and Alex Thomas

10/06/2021

In this webinar, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Koichi Nakano, professor of politics at Sophia University, and Alex Thomas, programme director at the Institute for Government, to discuss the movement of people between public and private sector roles, and the specific issues and challenges this presents for the UK and Japan.

02/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Ugetsu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

02/06/2021

Celebrating the first year anniversary of the Film Club, we invite you to watch a poetic and tragic period drama by one of the absolute masters of Japanese cinema, Ugetsu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1953.

26/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

26/05/2021

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

19/05/2021ARCHIVED The Prospects for Green Finance in the UK and Japan, with Roger Gifford and Mari Yoshitaka

19/05/2021

Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined to discuss the important issue of green and sustainable finance by two experts in the field: Roger Gifford, chair of the UK Green Finance Institute and a senior banker at SEB and Mari Yoshitaka, Principal Sustainability Strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co Ltd.

17/05/2021ARCHIVED The Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library: Digitalising a Mapped Society

17/05/2021

This lecture will illustrate the contents of the Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library: the digitisation process, the creation of the metadata, and how the digitised materials are being used by the library to foster research and public engagement.