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Japan Society Chairman's Blog (37)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (37)

One of the most surreal aspects of this long pandemic has been the sight on television of professional sports being played in vast stadiums with no spectators. At least for rugby fans this did not make the now almost-concluded Six Nations tournament any less exciting, but I did find myself occasionally wondering how it must feel for the players.

Lecture Video - Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Lecture Video - Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Watch the recording of British Ambassador Paul Madden's annual update for the Japan Society, when he looked back over his four years in Japan, as well as reflecting on the past eventful year in particular.

New Wellbeing Teaching Resources!

New Wellbeing Teaching Resources!

Now more than ever it’s important to look after our mental and physical health and we are delighted to announce the release of new teaching resources which can be used to promote positive wellbeing.

Webinar Video - 3/11 and Fukushima Dai-ichi 10 years on

Webinar Video - 3/11 and Fukushima Dai-ichi 10 years on

Watch the recording of our webinar when Bill Emmott was joined by Yoichi Funabashi and Sir David Warren to consider what remains to be done ten years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (36)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (36)

“You are old, Father William, the young man said, and your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” Way back in 1865 Lewis Carroll captured admirably our societies’ blend of veneration and astonishment at the achievements of great old age in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (35)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (35)

It was one of those events for which I suspect all of us can remember what we were doing or where we were when we heard the news – or, for those in Japan, when you felt the tremors. I had a small reminder of it over Christmas when, while clearing out some old files, an envelope fell out containing potassium iodide pills.

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.