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Friday 26 March 2021

Lecture Video - Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Lecture Video - Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

British Ambassador to Japan since 2017, Paul Madden, completed his tour of duty at the end of February 2021. On Wednesday 24 March 2021, in his annual update for the Japan Society, Mr Madden looked back over his four years in Japan, as well as reflecting on the past eventful year in particular. This talk came at an important time during the COVID-19 global pandemic and in the wake of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the recent US Presidential election. 

In his lecture, Mr Madden also mentioned his recently published book of poems Fried Octopus instead of Sticks of Rock about places he has explored in Japan over the last thirty years. Published by The Kawauso Press, it is available on Amazon Kindle at http://bit.ly/friedoctopus.

The video of this lecture is now available on the Japan Society YouTube channel.