Public Seminar: 50 Years of the Shinkansen

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The Japan Foundation is delighted to present this special public seminar marking the 50th anniversary of the Tokaido Shinkansen. Joining us will be Yoshinori Hatta, General Manager of JR Tokai London Office, who will chart the history of the Tokaido Shinkansen, highlighting its strengths and achievements, while also looking to the future and the development of the new Chuō Shinkansen. Also joining us will be Dr Christopher Hood, Reader in Japanese Studies, Cardiff University, who will examine the regional differences in design and usage of the Shinkansen and how this in turn reflects the diversity of Japanese cultures.

Date: 31 October 2014 from 6.30pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London

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