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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

04/03/2021ARCHIVED 3/11 and Fukushima Dai-ichi 10 years on with Yoichi Funabashi and David Warren

04/03/2021

Ten years after the terrible tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, what has changed in Fukushima and what remains to be done? To consider these questions, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by Yoichi Funabashi and Sir David Warren, former chair of the Japan Society.

24/02/2021ARCHIVED 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

24/02/2021

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。

18/02/2021ARCHIVED The Business of Pop Culture in Japan, with Matt Alt

18/02/2021

For the next Japan Society webinar, we’re delighted to welcome Matt Alt, author of Pure Invention, who will join Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott for a conversation about pop culture in Japan

04/02/2021ARCHIVED The Brexit Agreement, One Month On, with David Henig and Pernille Rudlin

04/02/2021

As 1 January 2021 saw the end of the withdrawal transition period and the implementation of the post Brexit UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by David Henig, director of the UK Trade Policy Project, EPICE, and Pernille Rudlin, EMEA representative of Japan Intercultural Consulting, to review the first month under the new arrangements.

30/01/2021ARCHIVED The Japan Affair: 40 Years of Engagement in UK - Japan Relations, in Conversation with David Howell

30/01/2021

In this special event, we are delighted to welcome David Howell to join Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott in a conversation spanning themes and observations from his over 40 year involvement in UK Japan relations.

27/01/2021ARCHIVED 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

27/01/2021

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。

20/01/2021ARCHIVED The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner

20/01/2021

For the first Japan Society webinar of 2021, chairman Bill Emmott will be joined to discuss strategies to achieve net carbon zero by two energy and climate change experts, Professor Naoko Ishii, director of the Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, and Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission.

10/12/2020ARCHIVED The Future for Higher Education in Japan and the UK with David Richardson and Yuko Takahashi

10/12/2020

Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott’s guests to discuss the role of universities and their strategies to meet future challenges are Professor David Richardson, vice chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Professor Yuko Takahashi, president of Tsuda University.

08/12/2020ARCHIVED The Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement -what does it mean? with Hiroshi Matsuura and Minako Morita-Jaeger

08/12/2020

The UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal with a major economy is the Japan-UK Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on which an agreement in principle was reached in September, and is expected to take effect from 1 January 2021. To discuss what the deal will mean in practice, we are joined by two experts: Hiroshi Matsuura, the Chief Negotiator for Japan, and Minako Morita-Jaeger, international trade policy consultant and fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex.

26/11/2020ARCHIVED Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

26/11/2020

For our next webinar, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, to take stock of 2020, reflect on changes in the media world and explore one of the latest and most prominent UK-Japan business combinations.