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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

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.

08/10/2020ARCHIVED Developing Professional Women’s Football in Japan & the UK with Kikko Okajima Murray & Kelly Simmons

08/10/2020

In this webinar, Japan Society board member Yuuichiro Nakajima is joined by two pioneers of women’s football, Kikko Okajima Murray and Kelly Simmons, to discuss the professionalization of the game, the impacts of the pandemic and the role of football as a force for social change.

30/09/2020ARCHIVED 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

30/09/2020

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。

29/09/2020ARCHIVED Reporting the World in Japan and the UK, with Aiko Doden and John Simpson

29/09/2020

In this webinar, we are delighted to welcome NHK’s Aiko Doden and John Simpson of the BBC, who join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to discuss how our countries’ media’s approaches to foreign news and foreign correspondents is evolving.

23/09/2020ARCHIVED The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK, with Bronwen Maddox and Koji Tsuruoka

23/09/2020

In this webinar, to consider the course of governmental reform and the politics around it, Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, will be joined in the UK by Bronwen Maddox, director of the Institute for Government, and by our old friend Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka in Japan.

16/09/2020ARCHIVED The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

16/09/2020

As we begin our autumn series of webinars, we are delighted to welcome two economists, Noriko Hama in Japan and Gerard Lyons in the UK, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to take stock of the economic positions of our two countries, and consider the future.

01/09/2020ARCHIVED Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

01/09/2020

Following Prime Minister Abe's announcement of his resignation, Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka join Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott to discuss the legacy of Japan's longest serving prime minister, and his possible successors.

26/08/2020ARCHIVED 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

26/08/2020

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。

29/07/2020ARCHIVED 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

29/07/2020

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。