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Webinar Video - The Business of Pop Culture in Japan, with Matt Alt

Webinar Video - The Business of Pop Culture in Japan, with Matt Alt

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Matt Alt for a conversation about pop culture in Japan.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (34)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (34)

The "Basic Policy" for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is as clear as it is uplifting. “When people look back on the Tokyo 2020 Games in 50 or 100 years’ time”, the policy says, “the Games should be seen to have been a catalyst for change in culture, society and values leading to the realisation of a more sustainable, spiritually richer, happier society”.

Talk Video - The Japan Affair: 40 Years of Engagement in UK - Japan Relations - David Howell

Talk Video - The Japan Affair: 40 Years of Engagement in UK - Japan Relations - David Howell

Watch the recording of this special event when Lord Howell joined Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott in a conversation spanning themes and observations from his over 40 year involvement in UK Japan relations.

Webinar Video - The Brexit Agreement, One Month On, with David Henig and Pernille Rudlin

Webinar Video - The Brexit Agreement, One Month On, with David Henig and Pernille Rudlin

Watch the recording of our webinar on Thursday 4 February when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by David Henig and Pernille Rudlin to review the first month under the new arrangements of the Brexit UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Talk Video - British Engagement with Japan, 1854-1922 - with Antony Best

Talk Video - British Engagement with Japan, 1854-1922 - with Antony Best

Watch the video recording of the lecture by Antony Best who provided an overview of the trajectory of Britain’s relations with Japan since their modern opening in 1854 until the end of the alliance in 1922.

Webinar Video - The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner

Webinar Video - The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 20 January 2021 when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott discussed the strategies to achieve net carbon zero with two energy and climate change experts, Professor Naoko Ishii and Lord Adair Turner.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (33)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (33)

It is mid-January and the temple bells have long since fallen silent, but it still feels appropriate to say Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu to you all, for 2020 had so many downs alongside the ups that we all need congratulating for having arrived at the new year, although that too has started with some downs of its own.

ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom

ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom

Join us on Thursday 4 March for a special talk introducing the Soroban (Japanese abacus) and explaining how it can be used as a classroom tool to help children visualise numbers and understand the decimal system, with soroban teacher Tomoko Hoult.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (32)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (32)

It is mid-January and the temple bells have long since fallen silent, but it still feels appropriate to say Shinnen Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu to you all, for 2020 had so many downs alongside the ups that we all need congratulating for having arrived at the new year, although that too has started with some downs of its own.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (31)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (31)

For once, we can certainly say that we didn’t go to the Annual Dinner for the food. Nor did we go to the Christmas Party for the drink, even though the Japan Society members who attended were taught how to make a nifty looking cocktail involving sake and cold tea.