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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:

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

26/01/2022ARCHIVED Prospects for Japan and Asia in 2022 and Beyond, with Jesper Koll and Jim McCafferty

26/01/2022

As the Tiger year begins in Japan and nears its start in China, Japan Society chair Bill Emmott is joined by two expert analysts, Jesper Koll in Japan and Jim McCafferty in Hong Kong, to discuss whether we can expect it to bring ‘strength, vitality and growth’ to the region.

02/12/2021ARCHIVED Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara and Marcus Willett

02/12/2021

For our final webinar in 2021, the second year in which we have spent much of our lives in cyberspace, we turn our attention to the challenges that face the UK and Japan in this domain, as well as looking at ways in which our two countries might cooperate.

24/11/2021ARCHIVED 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

24/11/2021

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。

17/11/2021ARCHIVED The UK-Japan Relationship amid a Troubled World: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

17/11/2021

In this special event, Japan Society president Ambassador Hayashi joins our chair Bill Emmott to look back on the past year, reflecting on life in Japan and the UK during the pandemic and on now being able to visit different parts of the country to participate in events.

03/11/2021ARCHIVED The AUKUS Security Pact and its Implications, with Kiichi Fujiwara and Alessio Patalano

03/11/2021

On 15 September this year AUKUS, a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, was announced. To discuss what this means for a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ and its implications for Japan and the UK, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two international relations and security experts: Professor Kiichi Fujiwara at the University of Tokyo and Professor Alessio Patalano at King’s College London. 

27/10/2021ARCHIVED 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

27/10/2021

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。

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.