ARCHIVED HYBRID EVENT - Lecture by Julia Longbottom CMG, British Ambassador to Japan
Monday 27 March 2023
6.00 for 6.30pm
(reception afterwards until 8.30pm)
Nomura International plc
One Angel Lane
London EC4R 3AB
Booking essential - Free
Members of the Japan Society and their guests only
Please note this is a hybrid event with the option to attend online or in-person. For in-person attendance, click the red button below to book your place(s); to book a place to attend online, please click here.
We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, Julia Longbottom CMG, to address the Japan Society after two years in post. The global importance of collaboration between the UK and Japan in defence and security was highlighted in the recent meeting between Prime Ministers Sunak and Kishida on 11 January, at which they signed the Reciprocal Access Agreement. The two leaders will meet again at the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May where the focus will be on the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on global food and economic security, while also covering other key issues including regional affairs, climate change, global health, and development. In this lecture, Julia Longbottom will share her views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan from her unique perspective as the UK’s representative in Tokyo.
The Society’s annual lecture by the current British Ambassador is always relevant, thought-provoking and useful to people from across its membership, as well as being extremely well attended. The Ambassador will speak for 30-40 minutes, after which there will be time for off-the-record discussion and questions.
There will be a reception immediately after the lecture. The Japan Society is extremely grateful to leading Corporate Member, Nomura International plc, for hosting this event.
Julia Longbottom was appointed British Ambassador to Japan in March 2021. She has spent over half her career as a diplomat working on North-East Asian affairs. This includes two previous postings to the British Embassy in Tokyo, first as Second Secretary Political in 1990 to 1993, then Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in 2012 to 2016. In the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, she led on Hong Kong Nationality and Immigration issues in 1994 to 1997, and headed the Far Eastern, then China, Department in 2009 to 2012. She is a Japanese speaker, and the first woman to hold the post of British Ambassador to Japan. Prior to this, she was the FCO’s Director for Consular Services globally (2016 to 2020), and set up and ran the Coronavirus Task Force for 6 months in 2020. She has held a range of other roles including Director of Strategy and Human Resources in UK Trade & Investment (2006 to 2009), Consul General in Warsaw (2003-2006), and Head of Political/EU affairs in the British Embassy in The Hague (1998-2002).
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