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Webinar Video - Is the West Back?: The G7 Summit and beyond

Webinar Video - Is the West Back?: The G7 Summit and beyond

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times and Hiroyuki Akita of the Nikkei, to examine the idea that 'the west is back' and what it might mean for both the UK and Japan.

Webinar Video - Authority, Confidence and Gender in the Post-Pandemic World

Webinar Video - Authority, Confidence and Gender in the Post-Pandemic World

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two well-known and distinguished guests to examine the psychological background notably for gender inequality but also for other management challenges: a scientist, Ian Robertson, and commentator, Mary Ann Sieghart.

Webinar Video -The ‘Revolving Doors’ of Government in the UK and Japan

Webinar Video -The ‘Revolving Doors’ of Government in the UK and Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Koichi Nakano and Alex Thomas to discuss controversies surrounding the relation between the public and private sectors and the specific issues and challenges this presents for the UK and Japan.

Talk Video - The Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library

Talk Video - The Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library

Watch the recording of the lecture by Dr Sonia Favi where she illustrated the contents of the Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library as well as the digitisation process, the creation of the metadata, and how the digitised materials are being used by the library to foster research and public engagement.

Webinar Video - The Prospects for Green Finance in the UK and Japan

Webinar Video - The Prospects for Green Finance in the UK and Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined to discuss the important issue of green and sustainable finance by two experts in the field: Roger Gifford and Mari Yoshitaka.

Talk Video - Japanese Disaster Narratives: Conservatism and Revisionism

Talk Video - Japanese Disaster Narratives: Conservatism and Revisionism

Watch the recording of this lecture by Dr Christopher Hood where he explored the long history of disaster movies in Japan. Based on an extensive study of disaster movies both in Japan and Hollywood, this lecture considers the degree to which Japanese disaster movies present both conservative and revisionist approaches.

Webinar Video - UK Japan Collaboration in Medical Research: Regenerative Medicine

Webinar Video - UK Japan Collaboration in Medical Research: Regenerative Medicine

Watch the recording of our webinar when Bill Emmott was joined by Prof Paul Riley and Georg Holländer from the new Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Oxford and Prof Shin’ichi Takeda of the Translational Medical Center in Tokyo to discuss regenerative medicine and its potential impact on global health.

Webinar Video - The Current State of US-Japan Relations

Webinar Video - The Current State of US-Japan Relations

Watch the recording of our webinar when Bill Emmott was joined by two distinguished diplomats: Kuni Miyake, president of the think-tank Foreign Policy Institute and James P Zumwalt, Chairman of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC to discuss the state of US-Japan relations and their implications.

Webinar Video - US – China Relations and the Implications for Japan

Webinar Video - US – China Relations and the Implications for Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Bill Emmott was joined by Clyde Prestowitz and Yuka Koshino to examine likely trends in relations between the world's two superpowers, the US and China, and what these might mean for Japan and the UK.

Talk Video - How did Elizabeth Anderson learn Japanese in 1943? Wartime language courses

Talk Video - How did Elizabeth Anderson learn Japanese in 1943? Wartime language courses

Watch the recording of this lecture by Prof Peter Kornicki where he explored the history and stories behind the interrogators and codebreakers during World War 2 and how they were trained in Japanese language at Bedford, Bletchley Park and the Mauritius.