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

02/07/2020ARCHIVED The View from the Korean Peninsula with Chung Min Lee and John Nilsson-Wright

02/07/2020

For our 2 July webinar, we turn our eyes to the Korean peninsula, when we welcome Chung Min Lee, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and John Nilsson-Wright, senior lecturer at Cambridge University, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott in conversation.

25/06/2020ARCHIVED Japan, UK and the US: Our Relationship with our Closest Allies with Kim Darroch and Kenichiro Sasae

25/06/2020

We are delighted to welcome Kim Darroch and Kenichiro Sasae, two noted diplomats who were recent contemporaries serving as Ambassadors in Washington DC, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott in conversation about the United States.

24/06/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

24/06/2020

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.

19/06/2020ARCHIVED The Future of Travel and Tourism in a Post COVID-19 World

19/06/2020

As lockdown gradually eases around the world, join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to discuss the future of international travel with David Atkinson, Timothy Jenkins and Martin Barrow.

11/06/2020ARCHIVED International Financial Centres: the Future for London & Tokyo

11/06/2020

In this webinar, we will look to the futures of our two national and financial capitals, London and Tokyo, with Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman Z/Yen, and Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman FinCity Tokyo, joining Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, in conversation.

04/06/2020ARCHIVED The Energy Outlook in the Post-Pandemic World with Jun Arima and Nick Butler

04/06/2020

The oil price has collapsed thanks to the pandemic’s impact on demand for energy. Developing-country oil producers face severe financial problems. What is the longer term perspective for energy producers and consumers?

28/05/2020ARCHIVED The Pandemic and the Changing World of Work with Lynda Gratton

28/05/2020

As the UK enters the third month of lock-down for many, Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, will be joined by Professor Lynda Gratton to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the workplace.

27/05/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

27/05/2020

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.

21/05/2020ARCHIVED The Effect of the Pandemic on Diplomatic and Commercial Relations with China

21/05/2020

In our next webinar we turn our attention to China, when Professors Kerry Brown and Akio Takahara join Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, in conversation. Both are long-time watchers of developments in modern China and experts on its politics and economy.

14/05/2020ARCHIVED What We Know Now: Medical Science and the Response to COVID-19 with Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Peter Piot

14/05/2020

We are delighted to welcome two eminent scientists, Professors Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Peter Piot, to discuss the many challenges of advising governments on scientific issues, effective public messaging and the search for effective vaccines and cures for disease.