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Japan Society Chairman's Blog (8)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (8)

China’s rising role in the world and America’s decline is one of those seemingly accelerated forces. Another is the changing nature of work, towards remote working and management-by-video-conference.

Webinar Video - What We Know Now: Medical Science and the Response to COVID-19

Webinar Video - What We Know Now: Medical Science and the Response to COVID-19

Watch the video of the sixth in our Webinar Series in which Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (7)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (7)

One enjoyable memory from my time when posted to Tokyo is of a weekend visit in what I think must have been 1985 to Ito-shi, out on the Izu peninsula, for the Anjin Festival.

Event Video - Japan through a Photographer’s Lens: in Conversation with Frederic Aranda

Event Video - Japan through a Photographer’s Lens: in Conversation with Frederic Aranda

Watch the video of our online conversation with multi award-winning fashion and portrait photographer, Frederic Aranda, who introduced us to some of the people he has got to know on visits to Japan.

Webinar Video - International Responsibilities and the Pandemic

Webinar Video - International Responsibilities and the Pandemic

Watch the video of the fifth in our Webinar Series in which Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Lord Malloch-Brown, former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, and Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (6)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (6)

Whenever I visit a city abroad, whether for work or for pleasure, I look out for smaller, less well-known museums and galleries to drop into. I think this habit began 40 years ago.

Webinar Video - The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic with Tsutomu Ishiai and John Peet

Webinar Video - The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic with Tsutomu Ishiai and John Peet

Watch the video of the fourth in our Webinar Series in which Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Tsutomu Ishiai, Deputy Managing Editor, Asahi Shimbun and John Peet, Political and Brexit Editor, The Economist.

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (5)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (5)

This week took my thoughts back five centuries but also just five months. Last November I participated in a conference about “Japan’s future and role in the world” at Ditchley Park, in Oxfordshire.

Webinar Video - COVID-19: The Political Economy of the Pandemic with Robert Feldman and Robert Ward

Webinar Video - COVID-19: The Political Economy of the Pandemic with Robert Feldman and Robert Ward

Watch the video of the third event in our Webinar Series in which Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Robert Alan Feldman(Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities) and Robert Ward (IISS) .

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (4)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (4)

On this April 23rd, no doubt because of staying at home and staring at Twitter, St George’s Day seemed to loom a little larger. Sir Patrick Stewart even devoted his reading of Sonnet 37 to St George's Day.