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Japan Society Chairman's Blog (29)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (29)

The British novelist Martin Amis once published a book of his essays entitled The War Against Cliche, arguing that all great novels are battles against clichés not just of writing but also of the mind and the heart.

Talk Video - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

Talk Video - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

The recording of a special talk with photographer Yukari Chikura is now available to watch on our YouTube channel, with behind the scenes insights into the stories captured in her photographs and an exclusive look at images not featured in her recently published book, Zaido.

UK-Japan Free Trade Virtual Summit - Members Discount

UK-Japan Free Trade Virtual Summit - Members Discount

On 11 September, the UK secured a free trade agreement with Japan, which is the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent trading nation and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion. Against this background City & Financial Global in partnership with The City UK are delighted to announce that The UK-Japan Free Trade Summit will take place on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Webinar Video - Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

Webinar Video - Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

Watch the video of our webinar on Thursday 26 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (28)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (28)

There is much in common between Britain and Japan, but one thing that certainly differentiates us is our relationship to Mother Nature. We British are fortunate to have weather that even at its wildest is none too extreme, a stable geology and fauna that presents few dangers to life, limb or even livestock.

Talk Video - ‘Singleness of Purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China

Talk Video - ‘Singleness of Purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China

Watch the video recording of our lecture about Sir Harry Parkes, a controversial figure who played a central role in the relations between east Asia and the West from the 1850s until the 1880s.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (27)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (27)

Until somebody pointed it out to me – perhaps wanting to send me a message? – I had no idea that Friday 13 November was World Kindness Day, or at least that that is how some countries have labelled it since 1998

Webinar Video - Security and geopolitical consequences of the US election

Webinar Video - Security and geopolitical consequences of the US election

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 11 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two security experts, Nobukatsu Kanehara and Sir John Scarlett to take stock of geopolitics and security as an eventful 2020 draws to a close.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (26)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (26)

So how was it for you? No prizes for guessing to what I am referring. Obviously, it was pretty good in the end for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, less so for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, though better than expected for the Republican Party as a whole.

Webinar Video - The US Election: Implications for International Trade

Webinar Video - The US Election: Implications for International Trade

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 5 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two experts on international business, Glen S Fukushima and Lord Jim O’Neill, and Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, to share their views on the election’s implications for both the UK and Japan.