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Japan Society Chairman's Blog (22)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (22)

A key text from my long-ago student days was Walter Bagehot’s “The English Constitution” from 1867, in which this great Victorian writer and editor laid down, unofficially but ultimately influentially, some of the fundamental principles by which this country’s unwritten constitution functions.

Webinar Video - Developing Professional Women’s Football in Japan & the UK

Webinar Video - Developing Professional Women’s Football in Japan & the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Thursday 8 October with two pioneers of women’s football, Kikko Okajima Murray and Kelly Simmons, who join Japan Society board member Yuuichiro Nakajima, to discuss the professionalization of the game, the impacts of the pandemic and the role of football as a force for social change.

Webinar Video - Reporting the world in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - Reporting the world in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Tuesday 29 September with NHK’s Aiko Doden and John Simpson of the BBC, who join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to discuss how our countries’ media’s approaches to foreign news and foreign correspondents is evolving.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (21)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (21)

Every generation, as they get older, sees things happening among younger people that allows them to conclude that society must have gone mad. For me, in recent years one of those signs has been the growing popularity of tattoos.

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.