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Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Watch the recording and read the report of our latest webinar, in which Bill Emmott was joined by Mihoko Matsubara and Marcus Willett to discuss cybersecurity.

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo at Leicester Square Theatre - Members Discount

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo at Leicester Square Theatre - Members Discount

Japan Society members and friends can receive a discount on tickets for Katsura Sunshine's upcoming show at Leicester Square Theatre.

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Hayashi Hajime, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, to discuss topics such as the Covid-19 pandemic, relations between Japan and the United Kingdom, and Japan’s defence policy.

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Watch the recording of our online lecture when M.W. Shores offered a history of Kamigata (Osaka) rakugo tradition from the seventeenth century to the present day, considering the art in terms of gender, literature, performance, and society.

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Watch the recording of our online lecture when Christine Guth discussed Japanese crafts during the Momoyama and Tokugawa periods, drawing critical attention to the dynamic, multidirectional network of forces that undergird Japan’s extraordinarily rich, diverse, and aesthetically sophisticated artifactual culture.

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

Join us on Tuesday 7 December for a special online workshop, focusing on how to teach haiku with haiku poet Paul Conneally. Paul will introduce this short-form of poetry and give practical guidance for teaching haiku - both inside and outside the classroom.

Webinar Video + Report - The AUKUS Security Pact and its Implications for the UK and Japan

Webinar Video + Report - The AUKUS Security Pact and its Implications for the UK and Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two international relations and security experts: Professor Kiichi Fujiwara at the University of Tokyo and Professor Alessio Patalano at King’s College London to discuss AUKUS and its implications for Japan and the UK.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (47)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (47)

What news item struck you most over the past week or two? There has certainly been plenty going on both in Japan and the UK, what with the COP26 United Nations climate negotiations in Glasgow, a Lower House election in Japan which the opposition flunked and from which Prime Minister Kishida came out well and a dramatic U-turn by the British government over the enforcement of Parliamentary standards.

Webinar Video - Delivering on Climate Targets in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - Delivering on Climate Targets in Japan and the UK

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by activist Kimiko Hirata and energy and climate consultant Christopher Huhne to examine the ambitions and actions of the Japanese and UK governments in advance of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference on 31 October 2021.

Enter the 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest

Enter the 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest

We are excited to announce the launch of the JAL Foundation 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest on the theme of Towns. The contest is a chance for those aged 15 and under to flex their creative muscles and we invite all young people to send us their original haiku and artwork before Monday 28 February 2022.