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Webinar Video + Report - Issues at Home and Abroad – Japan’s Agenda for 2022

Webinar Video + Report - Issues at Home and Abroad – Japan’s Agenda for 2022

Watch the recording and read the report of our conversation with Noriyuki Shikata, Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, considering what might be in store for Japan in 2022.

Webinar Video + Report - Prospects for Japan and Asia in 2022 and Beyond

Webinar Video + Report - Prospects for Japan and Asia in 2022 and Beyond

Watch the recording and read the report of our first webinar in 2022, in which Bill Emmott was joined by two expert analysts, Jesper Koll in Japan and Jim McCafferty in Hong Kong, to discuss whether we can expect it to bring ‘strength, vitality and growth’ to the Japan and East Asian in this Year of the Tiger.

Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Watch the recording and read the report of our latest webinar, in which Bill Emmott was joined by Mihoko Matsubara and Marcus Willett to discuss cybersecurity.

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Hayashi Hajime, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, to discuss topics such as the Covid-19 pandemic, relations between Japan and the United Kingdom, and Japan’s defence policy.

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Watch the recording of our online lecture when M.W. Shores offered a history of Kamigata (Osaka) rakugo tradition from the seventeenth century to the present day, considering the art in terms of gender, literature, performance, and society.

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Watch the recording of our online lecture when Christine Guth discussed Japanese crafts during the Momoyama and Tokugawa periods, drawing critical attention to the dynamic, multidirectional network of forces that undergird Japan’s extraordinarily rich, diverse, and aesthetically sophisticated artifactual culture.

Webinar Video + Report - The AUKUS Security Pact and its Implications for the UK and Japan

Webinar Video + Report - The AUKUS Security Pact and its Implications for the UK and Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by two international relations and security experts: Professor Kiichi Fujiwara at the University of Tokyo and Professor Alessio Patalano at King’s College London to discuss AUKUS and its implications for Japan and the UK.

Webinar Video - Delivering on Climate Targets in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - Delivering on Climate Targets in Japan and the UK

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by activist Kimiko Hirata and energy and climate consultant Christopher Huhne to examine the ambitions and actions of the Japanese and UK governments in advance of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference on 31 October 2021.

Talk Video - One Step at a Time: Exploring the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Talk Video - One Step at a Time: Exploring the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Watch the recording of our online talk with author and photographer John Lander as he takes us on a journey along the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Webinar Video - After Tokyo 2020: Discussing Post-Games Japan

Webinar Video - After Tokyo 2020: Discussing Post-Games Japan

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined in conversation by Robert Whiting, author of the recent book Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys... and Baseball.