Japan Society Chairman's Blog (14)
As a boy I was always more interested in subjects like history and geography than in science, but for some reason I have always remembered watching Professor Eric Laithwaite of Imperial College giving a lecture about magnetic levitation, a topic which seemed to the youthful me to be akin watching magic.
16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 16th World Children's Haiku Contest 2020. The Japan Society would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s contest and for their patience in waiting for the results.
Japan Society Chairman's Blog (13)
In a week when pleasure at the prospect of returning to something closer to normal life has been balanced by concern about crowded beaches and a stubborn British resistance to learning from Japan by wearing masks, I have found myself thinking about comedians, political talk shows and men with moustaches.
Tanzaku: Write your Wish for Tanabata Star Festival
We invite everyone to make a tanzaku decoration and share their tanabata wish with us. We have created a gallery to display our tanabata wishes this year and would love to see your wishes too.
Webinar Video - The Future of Travel and Tourism in a Post COVID-19 World
Watch the video of the eleventh in our Webinar Series in which our chairman, Bill Emmott, discussed the future of international travel with David Atkinson, Timothy Jenkins and Martin Barrow.
Japan Society Chairman's Blog (12)
The news, from this week’s webinar, that in 1964 the country received only 353,000 visitors was striking enough, especially given that that was the year when the Olympic Games were last held in Tokyo.
Webinar Video - International Financial Centres: the Future for London & Tokyo
Watch the video of the tenth in our Webinar Series in which our chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman Z/Yen, and Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman FinCity Tokyo, as we to the futures of our two national and financial capitals.
Japan Society Chairman's Blog (11)
If recent events have taught us anything, it is that in these British Isles we are rather nicer to our famous past writers than we are to the historical figures whose statues have been ending up toppled or vandalised.
Webinar Video - The Energy Outlook in the Post-Pandemic World
Watch the video of the ninth in our Webinar Series in which our chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in discussion by Jun Arima and Nick Butler, as we focused on energy and the possible long-term consequences of the pandemic.
Japan Society Chairman's Blog (10)
In cricket, that English national sport which arrived in Meiji Japan a good decade before baseball but sadly was superseded, there is a saying called “the commentator’s curse”.