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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

20/10/2021ARCHIVED Delivering on Climate Targets in Japan and the UK, with Kimiko Hirata and Chris Huhne

20/10/2021

With the Glasgow Climate Change Conference starting on 31 October, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by activist Kimiko Hirata and energy and climate consultant Christopher Huhne to examine the ambitions and actions of the Japanese and UK governments.

30/09/2021ARCHIVED WEBINAR - And Now What? The Countdown to Japan’s General Election

30/09/2021

The day after the new LDP leader is elected, the Japan Society is pleased to be partnering with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan for an online session to explore what the outcome of this election could mean for Japan going forward.

29/09/2021ARCHIVED 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

29/09/2021

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。

09/09/2021ARCHIVED After Tokyo 2020: Discussing Post-Games Japan with Author Robert Whiting

09/09/2021

For the next Japan Society webinar, we are delighted to welcome Robert Whiting, author of the recent book 'Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys... and Baseball', who joins Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott for a conversation following the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

25/08/2021ARCHIVED 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

25/08/2021

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。

28/07/2021ARCHIVED 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

28/07/2021

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。

06/07/2021ARCHIVED Britain, Japan and the World in between – A Conversation with Richard Needham and Philip Stephens

06/07/2021

In this special event, we are delighted to welcome two old friends of the Japan Society to join Bill Emmott in a conversation about Britain and Japan and their place in the world: the businessman and politician Sir Richard Needham, and the journalist Philip Stephens.

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.