Category: Japan Society

Review : The Iconoclast – Shinzo Abe & the New Japan

29.08.20

With Abe Shinzo’s sudden resignation as prime minister, again on health grounds as after his first short period in office in 2007, it is right to ask what...

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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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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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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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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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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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Japan Society: Webinar Series 4: The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic

05.05.20

The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic with Tsutomu Ishiai and John...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 5

01.05.20

This week took my thoughts back five centuries but also just five months. Last November I participated in a conference about “Japan’s future and role in...

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Japan Society: Webinar Series 3: The Political Economy of the Pandemic

28.04.20

The Political Economy of the Pandemic with Robert Feldman and Robert...

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Japan Society Chairman’s Blog – 4

24.04.20

In most years, given the way England is, we pay remarkably little attention to St George’s Day, despite knowing him as our patron saint and using his flag...

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