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Recent Developments in the Global Market with Hiroshi Watanabe

Recent Developments in the Global Market with Hiroshi Watanabe

We are delighted to welcome Mr Hiroshi Watanabe, President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA) to brief Japan Society members on Recent Developments in the Global Market. Mr Watanabe’s wide ranging experience in the public and private sector, has given him a broad overview of the international financial scene. At a time of […]

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

The 1930s are sometimes referred to as the ‘golden age’ of Japanese photography. Following the touring of Film und Foto exhibition around the country in 1931 modernist approaches to the medium flourished on an unprecedented scale, among such prominent photographers as Kiyoshi Koishi, Iwata Nakayama and Nakaji Yasui. However, as a significant proportion of negatives […]

The Meiji Restoration from the British Perspective

The Meiji Restoration from the British Perspective

For its second event marking the sesquicentennial of the Meiji Restoration, the Japan Society is delighted to welcome three scholars and researchers who will focus in this session on contemporary British connections with Japan. In their talks, Lesley Downer, Ian Ruxton and David Warren, will consider the period leading up to and immediately following the […]

Tiny Objects can tell the Truth. British Influence on the Birth of Japanese Archaeology

Tiny Objects can tell the Truth. British Influence on the Birth of Japanese Archaeology

It was about one hundred years ago when the first department of archaeology was founded in Japan, at Kyoto Imperial University (1916). Kosaku Hamada, the first professor of archaeology, had studied the subject under Professor Flinders Petrie, the ‘Father of Egyptian Archaeology’, from 1913 to 1916 at University College of London. At that time both […]

Thinking for Oneself. Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker

Thinking for Oneself. Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker

For this year’s Carmen Blacker Lecture we are delighted to welcome Peter Nosco, Professor of Japanese History and Culture at the University of British Columbia. The Carmen Blacker Lecture Series honours the memory and scholarship of Carmen Blacker (1924-2009) and is organised jointly by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures […]

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Following two successful exhibitions at the Poetry Society (2015) and the Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University (2016), Travels in a Paper Coat is the third Matsuo Basho inspired collaboration between sculptor Isao Miura and poet, Chris Beckett. For this new multi media exhibition, they are joined also by filmmaker Nikolai Azariah. Japan Society members […]

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald White was a very modest man, both professionally and privately, who never bragged about his great achievements or his intimate knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. As a direct result of this, he is less well known than many of his predecessors in the Japan service, but he is nevertheless a significant figure […]

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s second joint lunch of 2018, will be Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Mr Graham Stuart MP. We are delighted to welcome Mr Graham Stuart, appointed in January 2018 to the position of […]

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