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Past Events

The Japan Society runs more than 80 events per year providing opportunities for members and others interested in Japan to meet, learn and exchange ideas and experiences. Our archive of Past Events below shows events we have offered in previous months starting from 2020.

A list of events from previous years can be downloaded in pdf:

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

20/01/2021ARCHIVED The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner

20/01/2021

For the first Japan Society webinar of 2021, chairman Bill Emmott will be joined to discuss strategies to achieve net carbon zero by two energy and climate change experts, Professor Naoko Ishii, director of the Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, and Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission.

10/12/2020ARCHIVED The Future for Higher Education in Japan and the UK with David Richardson and Yuko Takahashi

10/12/2020

Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott’s guests to discuss the role of universities and their strategies to meet future challenges are Professor David Richardson, vice chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Professor Yuko Takahashi, president of Tsuda University.

08/12/2020ARCHIVED The Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement -what does it mean? with Hiroshi Matsuura and Minako Morita-Jaeger

08/12/2020

The UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal with a major economy is the Japan-UK Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on which an agreement in principle was reached in September, and is expected to take effect from 1 January 2021. To discuss what the deal will mean in practice, we are joined by two experts: Hiroshi Matsuura, the Chief Negotiator for Japan, and Minako Morita-Jaeger, international trade policy consultant and fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex.

26/11/2020ARCHIVED Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

26/11/2020

For our next webinar, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, to take stock of 2020, reflect on changes in the media world and explore one of the latest and most prominent UK-Japan business combinations.

25/11/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

25/11/2020

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

11/11/2020ARCHIVED Security and Geopolitical Consequences of the US Election, with Nobukatsu Kanehara and John Scarlett

11/11/2020

For our 11 November webinar, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is 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.

05/11/2020ARCHIVED The US Election: Implications for International Trade

05/11/2020

As we assess the outcome, whether confirmed or not, of the US presidential and congressional elections, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two experts on international business, Glen S Fukushima in Washington DC and Lord Jim O’Neill in the UK, and Professor Toshihiro Nakayama in Tokyo, to share their views on the election’s implications for both the UK and Japan.

28/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

28/10/2020

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

22/10/2020ARCHIVED The Future of Democracy in the USA with David Runciman and Hitoshi Tanaka

22/10/2020

As the US presidential campaigns enter their final phase, we are delighted to welcome two expert observers and analysts David Runciman and Hitoshi Tanaka to join Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott to discuss the future of democracy in the USA and what this means for its allies, in particular the UK and Japan.

14/10/2020ARCHIVED Japan’s Far More Female Future, with Kathy Matsui and Bill Emmott

14/10/2020

Following on from the discussion of gender equality in our July webinar, we are delighted to welcome Kathy Matsui, whose influential reports on ‘womenomics’ have shaped much Japanese government policy in recent years. Coinciding with the publication of the English language edition of his latest book, Japan’s Far More Female Future we have persuaded Bill Emmott to join Kathy in a two-hander discussion on these important issues.