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

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.

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.

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.

11/05/2021ARCHIVED UK Japan Collaboration in Medical Research: Regenerative Medicine

11/05/2021

For this webinar, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Professors Paul Riley and Georg Holländer and Professor Shin’ichi Takeda to discuss regenerative medicine and its potential impact on global health.

28/04/2021ARCHIVED 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

28/04/2021

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。

20/04/2021ARCHIVED The Current State of US – Japan Relations, with Kunihiko Miyake and James P Zumwalt

20/04/2021

Immediately following Biden-Suga summit at the White House, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two distinguished diplomats Kuni Miyake and James P Zumwalt to discuss the state of US-Japan relations and their implications.

15/04/2021ARCHIVED The Independence Debate: What are the Future Prospects for Scotland?

15/04/2021

To discuss the question of Scottish independence and the issues facing voters in May’s elections to the Scottish Parliament, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by three experts who have been closely involved in the debate, Sir John Curtice, Iain Martin and Andrew Wilson.

01/04/2021ARCHIVED US – China Relations and the Implications for Japan, with Yuka Koshino and Clyde Prestowitz

01/04/2021

To examine likely trends in relations between the world’s two superpowers, the US and China, and what these might mean for Japan, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Clyde Prestowitz, founder of the think-tank Economic Strategy Institute and veteran observer of Asian trade and politics, and Yuka Koshino, research fellow for Japanese Security and Defence Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

31/03/2021ARCHIVED 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

31/03/2021

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。