JAPAN-UK 150 History Seminar Series – 1902 – 1945: Diplomacy


Date: Wednesday, 18th February 2009 6.30pm
Venue: Embassy of Japan, 101 – 104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT
Fee: Free (booking required)PLEASE BRING PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU AS THOSE WITHOUT MAY BE DENIED ENTRANCE.

The Embassy of Japan and the Japan Society are delighted to host the JAPAN-UK 150 History Seminar Series, a series of three lectures focusing on the key events in the interaction between our two countries over the past 150 years. This second seminar in the JAPAN-UK 150 History Seminar Series will look at the period from 1902 to 1945. The theme of the seminar is ‘diplomacy’ and the process from the signing of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance to the deterioration of bilateral relations.
The seminar will be led by Professor Yuichi Hosoya and Professor Ian Nish and will be followed by a drinks reception. Yuichi Hosoya is Associate Professor of International Politics, Faculty of Law at Keio University and currently a Visiting Fellow (Fulbright Scholar) at the Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies (PIIRS), Princeton University. Ian Nish is Professor Emeritus of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, specializing in Japan. Writings include Japanese Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period (Praeger, 2002) and Japanese Envoys in Britain, 1862-1964 (Editor, Global Oriental, 2007). Professor Nish was President of the European Association of Japanese Studies from 1985 to 1988.
Registration is essential. RSVP to the Embassy of Japan by Monday, 16 February 2009 by emailing historyseminar@jpembassy.org.uk with your name, email address & telephone number. Please bring this invitation and a form of photographic identification (passport, driving licence etc) with you. Without these, entrance may be denied.

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