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Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

For a James bond locale, exotic Japan fits the bill nicely with sliding doors and ninjas, high-tech gadgetry and interesting options for expendable henchmen. Yet for Ian Fleming Japan offered more than literary background colour. Tokyo was a city bristling with explosive espionage secrets – from the Soviet spy ring that turned the course of […]

The Man who Knew about Furnaces: Thomas Walton (1833-1897), a British glassmaker in early Meiji Japan – with Sally Haden

The Man who Knew about Furnaces: Thomas Walton (1833-1897), a British glassmaker in early Meiji Japan – with Sally Haden

In the spring of 1873 the foundations for a revolutionary new glass factory were laid in Shinagawa, Tokyo, the like of which had never been seen in Japan before. Employing British experts and, within ten years, making all kinds of common and industrial goods, it completely transformed the Japanese approach to glass, and set the […]

Bridges in Japan

Bridges in Japan

An evening technical meeting on the subject of ‘Bridges in Japan’. There are many natural environmental constraints and challenges to be overcome for infrastructure projects in Japan, such as special limitations, geological and topological constraints, typhoons and earthquakes. These severe constraints together with cultural and economic factors have led to unique technological developments in the […]

Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’ – with Christopher W. Hughes

Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’ – with Christopher W. Hughes

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s foreign and security policy —highly charged with ideological revisionism— contains the potential to shift Japan onto a new international trajectory. Its degree of articulation and energy makes for a doctrine capable of displacing the ‘Yoshida Doctrine’ that has been Japan’s dominant grand strategy in the post-war period. Many have argued that […]

A Japanese View on World Energy Future: Outlook for Global Energy-Environmental Challenges Up to 2050

A Japanese View on World Energy Future: Outlook for Global Energy-Environmental Challenges Up to 2050

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) London, the Japan Society and JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation) London would like to invite you to a seminar on a Japanese view on world energy outlook with special focus given to analyzing the impacts of “peak oil demand scenario”, as well as the issues related to […]

Talk: Joso’s Japan: Nature, Blood and Dust

Talk: Joso’s Japan: Nature, Blood and Dust

Novelist Jayne Joso will discuss Japan’s deep affinity with nature, how this permeates traditional everyday life and culture, and how it pulses through the country’s art and literature. She will talk us through the insights she gained into Japan’s relationship with nature as one of a cycle of transmigration, as one that places the human […]

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 […]

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