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Webinar Video - The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 23 when Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in the UK by Bronwen Maddox, director of the Institute for Government, and by our old friend Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka in Japan to consider the course of governmental reform and the politics around it.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (20)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (20)

I cannot pretend that these are not turbulent times, when an American president refuses to confirm that there will be a peaceful transfer of power after the US election on 3 November, when in the UK plans emerge to require access permits for trucks entering the county of Kent so as to control post-Brexit congestion [...]

Talk Video - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

Talk Video - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

Watch the video of the special online talk on Katagami with researcher Mamiko Markham, Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) Zoë Hendon, and practitioner Sarah Desmerais.

Webinar Video -  The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

Webinar Video - The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 16 September with economists, Noriko Hama in Japan and Gerard Lyons in the UK, who joined Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to take stock of the economic positions of our two countries, and consider the future.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (19)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (19)

I have to begin with a confession. In the blog that I wrote on 31 August, perhaps still feeling relaxed thanks to the summer, I said something foolish about Japanese politics. Well, not overly foolish you might say, but something that showed that I had not done all my homework.

Webinar Video -  Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

Webinar Video - Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 2 September 2020 in which, following Prime Minister Abe's announcement of his resignation, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Tobias Harris, author of 'The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan', and Keiko Iizuka, senior political writer at the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (18)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (18)

The big news which has caused this blog to break its holiday is the sudden resignation of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe. This wasn’t a total surprise, given that there had been plenty of speculation about two lengthy hospital visits the prime minister had recently made.

Event Video - Japan Literatures of Remembering

Event Video - Japan Literatures of Remembering

Watch the video of our online discussion to launch of the special issue of Wasafiri: Japan Literatures of Remembering, in which we reflected on the transformations of Japanese identity in literature and explored themes of time, memory and diversity.

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso is a 3 minute exercise routine that has been practised for nearly 100 years in Japan.

The Japan Society Annual General Meeting 2020

The Japan Society Annual General Meeting 2020

Thank you to all the members who attended the Japan Society’s first ‘virtual’ Annual General Meeting; it was lovely to see so many old friends, even if it was only on a screen! A particular pleasure was to be able to welcome members from outside London, and as far afield as continental Europe, Japan and California.