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Talk Video - No Laughing Matter: The Role of the Comedian in Japan – with Till Weingärtner

Talk Video - No Laughing Matter: The Role of the Comedian in Japan – with Till Weingärtner

Watch the video recording of our lecture about the aesthetics of comedy and the role of the comedian in Japanese media and society.

Webinar Video - The Future for Higher Education in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - The Future for Higher Education in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Thursday 10 December when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott discussed the role of universities and their strategies to meet future challenges with Professor David Richardson, vice chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Professor Yuko Takahashi, president of Tsuda University.

Webinar Video - The Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement -what does it mean?

Webinar Video - The Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement -what does it mean?

Watch the video of our webinar on Tuesday 8 December when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was 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.

Talk Video - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

Talk Video - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

The recording of a special talk with photographer Yukari Chikura is now available to watch on our YouTube channel, with behind the scenes insights into the stories captured in her photographs and an exclusive look at images not featured in her recently published book, Zaido.

Webinar Video - Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

Webinar Video - Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

Watch the video of our webinar on Thursday 26 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times.

Talk Video - ‘Singleness of Purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China

Talk Video - ‘Singleness of Purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China

Watch the video recording of our lecture about Sir Harry Parkes, a controversial figure who played a central role in the relations between east Asia and the West from the 1850s until the 1880s.

Webinar Video - Security and geopolitical consequences of the US election

Webinar Video - Security and geopolitical consequences of the US election

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 11 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was 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.

Webinar Video - The US Election: Implications for International Trade

Webinar Video - The US Election: Implications for International Trade

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 5 November when Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two experts on international business, Glen S Fukushima and Lord Jim O’Neill, and Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, to share their views on the election’s implications for both the UK and Japan.

Webinar Video - The Future of Democracy in the USA

Webinar Video - The Future of Democracy in the USA

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 22 October when we were 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.

Webinar Video - Japan’s Far More Female Future

Webinar Video - Japan’s Far More Female Future

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 14 October when we were joined by Kathy Matsui in a two-header discussion with Bill Emmott on the important issues of gender equality.