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Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap

Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap

The Japanese Government intends to double foreign direct investment by 2020. In order to meet this target, the Prime Minister and Cabinet members are enthusiastically promoting inward investment in cooperation with local government. This seminar will highlight and promote different regions of Japan by featuring local prefectural governors and mayors. There will be discussion around […]

Japan Society Book Club – Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Japan Society Book Club – Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Considered one of the landmarks of Japanese literature, Confessions of a Mask combines traditional aesthetics with sado-masochist, coprophilic and homo-erogenous fantasies. From the ashes of post-war defeat comes the true face of a tortured psyche trapped in a stiflingly conformist society. Mishima’s first breakthrough novel and a defining self-portrait. For an English edition please click […]

The Indispensable Nation: Can Japan save the world in the 21st century?

The Indispensable Nation: Can Japan save the world in the 21st century?

It is hard to find anyone in Japan, suggests Roger Pulvers, who is optimistic about the future of the country – other than members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The swelling national debt, the denial of the country’s past transgressions in Asia, the ominous moves to reverse the course of the country’s peaceful diplomacy […]

European Energy Policy – Philip Lowe

European Energy Policy – Philip Lowe

Philip Lowe, Director General, Energy at The European Commission, will give a talk on European Energy Policy. There can scarcely be a sector of interest which is more interrelated with others and on which coherence is more important. Some question whether there is a coherent policy or whether member states are continuing to maintain their […]

Joint Lunch with the JCCI: ‘More open for business’: Corporate governance and engagement in Japan – Takafumi Sato

Joint Lunch with the JCCI: ‘More open for business’: Corporate governance and engagement in Japan – Takafumi Sato

The Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK are delighted to welcome Dr Takafumi Sato, President of Tokyo Stock Exchange Regulation, as the guest of honour at their first joint lunch of 2014. In the wake of financial scandals affecting markets across the world, and as Tokyo strengthens its […]

Corporate governance in Japan and Europe: A Comparison

Corporate governance in Japan and Europe: A Comparison

The Japanese government is reforming its corporate governance rules by submitting a bill to the Diet, part of which asks institutional investors to fulfil their fiduciary responsibilities through increased transparency and accountability to stakeholders. Western European countries are taking similar steps, such as those put forward in the EU’s December 2012 Action Plan to enhance […]

Charity Recital for Tohoku Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Charity Recital for Tohoku Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan Victims

A recital by Kyoko Murai (Soprano) and Sachika Taniyama (Piano) including works by Britten, Debussy, Liszt, Schumann, Takemitsu and traditional Japanese songs in the presence of senior representatives from the Embassies of Japan and the Philippines. The evening will raise funds for the Japan Society’s Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund and Jesuit Missions’ Philippines Haiyan Typhoon […]

Japan Society Book Club – Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada

Japan Society Book Club – Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada

Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and everyday reality, this collection of stories blurs divisions between fact and fiction, prose and poetry. Set in places as disparate as Japan and Siberia, these are tales of a fragmented world. Yōko Tawada (多和田葉子 Tawada Yōko, born March 23, 1960) is […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club