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Financial Technology – The Present and the Future of Virtual Currencies. Do they herald a new era?

Financial Technology – The Present and the Future of Virtual Currencies. Do they herald a new era?

We increasingly hear references to ‘FinTech’ in our everyday. No longer solely a topic of interest to the financial or computing media, it is frequently the subject of lifestyle and news stories. Through a series of linked seminars, the Japan Society is celebrating this new phase in the UK-Japan relationship, which sees many Japanese individuals […]

The Present and Future of Financial Technology: Security for Open Banking Financial APIs – with Authlete

The Present and Future of Financial Technology: Security for Open Banking Financial APIs – with Authlete

The third seminar in our series dealing with FinTech related topics, features Ali Adnan, co-founder and Director at Authlete. Soon banks will have to give third parties access to their data and, as a big a threat as this could be, this will breed more innovation in the financial services industry and disrupt new ways […]

Is Japanese Food Healthy? Taste, Sense and Sensation – A Talk by Prof Ole G Mouritsen

Is Japanese Food Healthy? Taste, Sense and Sensation – A Talk by Prof Ole G Mouritsen

Japanese food has been looked upon by the world with great interest, not only for its variety but also its health benefits, promoting a balance diet. Because of its popularity, many Japanese ingredients are now available to buy in shops and supermarkets across the UK and are sometimes transformed into fascinating cuisines. Traditionally, Japanese food […]

Japanese Castles and the Making of Regional, National and World Heritage – with Oleg Benesch

Japanese Castles and the Making of Regional, National and World Heritage – with Oleg Benesch

Castles are among Japan’s most iconic structures, and are recognized worldwide. They are powerful symbols of local, regional, and national identity. This exalted status of Japan’s castles obscures their troubled modern history, however, when the vast majority of premodern structures were abandoned, dismantled, or destroyed immediately following the Meiji Restoration of 1868. By the turn […]

The World’s a Stage: Yukio Ninagawa’s Work, Career and His Legacy

The World’s a Stage: Yukio Ninagawa’s Work, Career and His Legacy

Yukio Ninagawa was Japan’s best-known stage director, whose work was marked by its astonishing interpretation and visual imagination. Continually drawn to staging works of literary greats, Ninagawa often harmonised theatre traditions of the east and west through productions of Greek tragedies, Shakespearean plays and much more. Creating worlds of wonder and beauty, Ninagawa’s work transcended […]

Legacies and innovation in the production of chochin – with craft-maker Kenichi Fushitani

Legacies and innovation in the production of chochin – with craft-maker Kenichi Fushitani

The craft of making chochin, the Japanese paper lantern, is said to date back to the Muromachi period (c. 1333 – 1573) when it was introduced to Japan from China. At that time it took the form of kago chochin, a basket lantern made of a rigid frame of bamboo and covered with paper. By […]

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

In April 2016, Kumamoto Prefecture was hit by two massive earthquakes in two successive nights. A vast area was devastated, including the iconic Kumamoto Castle. Reconstruction work is currently under way, described by local governments in the area as “Creative Reconstruction”. The reconstruction of the castle is particularly fascinating to watch, and is attracting large […]

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – AI in financial services, a case study with Equity X

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – AI in financial services, a case study with Equity X

We increasingly hear references to ‘FinTech’ in our everyday. No longer solely a topic of interest to the financial or computing media, it is frequently the subject of lifestyle and news stories. But how many of us understand what we mean by the term? What exactly does financial technology encompass? Through a series of linked […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club