The Japan Society

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:
2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

06/04/2023ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

06/04/2023

Join us for the fourth in our regular quarterly webinar on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill in which our chairman Bill Emmott teams up with Jesper Koll, longtime Tokyo resident and one of the most keenly watched economists and investment strategists in that town, to discuss what's new in the Japanese economy, business, financial markets and more.

29/03/2023ARCHIVED BPSC: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of HumanityARCHIVED BPSC: 人工知能と人類の未来

29/03/2023

Join us on Wednesday 29 March (held regularly on the last Wednesday of the month) for the next session in our long-running Bilingual Public Speaking Club (BPSC). The topic for March is “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity”. Technology, of course, has many innumerable benefits and we are increasingly dependent on it. Is AI a bright future or a menace to our society?

バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ(BPSC)は、最終水曜日に定期的に開催しているイベントです。次回は3月29日の開催です。お誘い合わせの上、ご参加ください。3月のトピックは「人工知能と人類の未来」。人工知能のような最先端技術は数えられないほどの恩恵をもたらしますが、それは急速に技術に依存していることも意味しています。人工知能は私たちに明るい未来をもたらすでしょうか、それとも悪い影響を与えるでしょうか?

22/02/2023ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

22/02/2023

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

07/02/2023ARCHIVED Operating in a Time of Global Discord: Sir Paul Tucker in conversation with Bill Emmott

07/02/2023

Japan Society members and their guests are invited to join us for a conversation with the Society's chairman, Bill Emmott and Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England and now fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss themes raised in Sir Paul's new book Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order.

03/02/2023ARCHIVED Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo: The City of Tokyo as a Financial and Tourist Centre

03/02/2023

We are delighted to welcome Ms Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, to share with members of the Japan Society her vision for Tokyo’s continued development as a global city. She will focus particularly on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s strategies for Tokyo as a world-leading international financial centre, as well as sharing its attractions as a destination for inbound tourism.  

25/01/2023ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

25/01/2023

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

12/01/2023ARCHIVED Lunch on the Occasion of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 39th Annual Meeting

12/01/2023

The guests at the next Japan Society and JCCI Joint Lunch will be the co-Chairmen of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, Mr Keizo Takemi and The Rt Hon the Lord Lansley, together with other British and Japanese members of the Group. It is a particular pleasure to be resuming these joint events with the JCCI on the occasion of this meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, attended by a delegation from Japan including senior parliamentarians, business people, diplomats, academics and representatives of the media.

10/01/2023ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

10/01/2023

Join us for the third in our regular quarterly webinar on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill in which our chairman Bill Emmott teams up with Jesper Koll, longtime Tokyo resident and one of the most keenly watched economists and investment strategists in that town, to discuss what's new in the Japanese economy, business, financial markets and more.

30/11/2022ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

30/11/2022

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in public 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。

30/11/2022ARCHIVED The Future of Corporate Alliances between Japan and Europe, with Jean Barthélemy and Philippe Riès

30/11/2022

Four years since the arrest in Tokyo of Carlos Ghosn, then chairman of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, Bill Emmott is joined by  Jean Barthélemy and  Philippe Riès to consider the repercussions of this extraordinary event and particularly how attitudes to cross border corporate alliances have changed.