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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.

Webinar Video - Developing Professional Women’s Football in Japan & the UK

Webinar Video - Developing Professional Women’s Football in Japan & the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Thursday 8 October with two pioneers of women’s football, Kikko Okajima Murray and Kelly Simmons, who join Japan Society board member Yuuichiro Nakajima, to discuss the professionalization of the game, the impacts of the pandemic and the role of football as a force for social change.

Webinar Video - Reporting the world in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - Reporting the world in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Tuesday 29 September with 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.

Webinar Video - The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 23 when Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, was joined in the UK by Bronwen Maddox, director of the Institute for Government, and by our old friend Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka in Japan to consider the course of governmental reform and the politics around it.

Talk Video - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

Talk Video - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

Watch the video of the special online talk on Katagami with researcher Mamiko Markham, Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) Zoë Hendon, and practitioner Sarah Desmerais.

Webinar Video -  The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

Webinar Video - The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 16 September with economists, Noriko Hama in Japan and Gerard Lyons in the UK, who joined Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to take stock of the economic positions of our two countries, and consider the future.

Webinar Video -  Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

Webinar Video - Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

Watch the video of our webinar on Wednesday 2 September 2020 in which, following Prime Minister Abe's announcement of his resignation, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Tobias Harris, author of 'The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan', and Keiko Iizuka, senior political writer at the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Event Video - Japan Literatures of Remembering

Event Video - Japan Literatures of Remembering

Watch the video of our online discussion to launch of the special issue of Wasafiri: Japan Literatures of Remembering, in which we reflected on the transformations of Japanese identity in literature and explored themes of time, memory and diversity.

Webinar Video - The Pandemic and Its Impact on Gender Equality in Japan and the UK

Webinar Video - The Pandemic and Its Impact on Gender Equality in Japan and the UK

Watch the video of our latest webinar on Wednesday 22 July 2020 in which Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, in discussion with Yoriko Goto and Heather McGregor considered gender equality in Japan and the UK.