Articles

Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 15

24.07.20

Historians will tell us that four months is far too short a time for permanent social or behavioural changes to occur, even if the pandemic already feels as if...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 13: The Pandemic and its Impact on Gender Equality in Japan and the UK

22.07.20

  Japan Society: Webinar Series 13: The Pandemic and its Impact on Gender Equality in Japan and the UK with Yoriko Goto and Heather...

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Bolton’s Trump Tell-All Book

05.07.20 Publication:

After nearly three and a half years in office, we all know far more about how the Trump administration functions or doesn’t function than we knew about most...

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Time to Face China Together

05.07.20 Publication:

In June 1989 China used tanks and bullets to impose its will on young protestors in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing thousands. In July 2020...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 14

03.07.20

As a boy I was always more interested in subjects like history and geography than in science, but for some reason I have always remembered watching Professor...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 12: The View from the Korean Peninsula

02.07.20

The View from the Korean Peninsula with Chung Minlee and John...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 13

26.06.20

In a week when pleasure at the prospect of returning to something closer to normal life has been balanced by concern about crowded beaches and a stubborn...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 11: The Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post COVID-19 World

19.06.20

The Future of Travel and Tourism in a Post COVID-19 World with David Atkinson, Timothy Jenkins and Martin...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 12

19.06.20

The news, from this week’s webinar, that in the year when our speaker and Japan Society veteran Martin Barrow first visited Japan in 1964 the country...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 11

12.06.20

If recent events have taught us anything, it is that in these British Isles we are rather nicer to our famous past writers than we are to the historical...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 10: International Financial Centres: the Future for London and Tokyo

11.06.20

International Financial Centres: the Future for London and Tokyo with Michael Mainelli and Hiroshi...

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Work and Covid

10.06.20 Publication:

It is the question every business and every policy maker is asking themselves: among the many changes forced on us and on society by the covid-19 pandemic,...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 10

05.06.20

In cricket, that English national sport that arrived in Meiji Japan a good decade before baseball but sadly was superseded, there is a saying called “the...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 9: The Energy Outlook for the Post Pandemic World

04.06.20

The Energy Outlook for the Post Pandemic World with Jun Arima and Nick...

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Why Britons have Lost Trust in Boris

03.06.20 Publication:

To outsiders, it must look like a farce. While the British economy is slumping, the country is moving into huge debt, and it has lost more than 37,000 lives...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 9

29.05.20

There can be no doubt that the pandemic and associated lockdown has at times been a test for our imaginations, although the idea of taking a nearly 60-mile...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 8: Work, During and After the Pandemic

28.05.20

Work, During and After the Pandemic with Lynda...

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Public Trust in Political Leadership Key in Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic

24.05.20 Publication:

Last December, the government of my country, the UK, looked supremely powerful and confident. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party had just...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 8

22.05.20

Vladimir Lenin, the former exile in London whom your chairman has at times been accused of resembling, was a fine provider of useful quotations. One of the...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 7: The Effect of the Pandemic on Diplomatic and Commercial Relations with China

21.05.20

The Effect of the Pandemic on Diplomatic and Commercial Relations with China with Kerry Brown and Akio...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 7

15.05.20

One enjoyable memory from my time when posted to Tokyo is of a weekend visit in what I think must have been 1985 to Ito-shi, out on the Izu peninsula, for the...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 6: What We Know Now: Medical Science and the Response to COVID-19

12.05.20

What We Know Now: Medical Science and the Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Dr. Peter...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 6

08.05.20

Whenever I visit a city abroad, whether for work or for pleasure, I look out for smaller, less well-known museums and galleries to drop into. I think this...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 5: International Responsibilities and the Pandemic

07.05.20

International Responsibilities and the Pandemic with Mark Malloch-Brown and Mami...

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