Past eventResearch Event

Anglo-Japanese Cooperation in an Era of Growing Nationalism and Weakening Globalization

18 September 2017 - 9:45am to 19 September 2017 - 2:45pm

Chatham House, London


Speakers include:
Rt. Hon. Mark Field, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design; Ambassador of Singapore to the United States (1996-2012)
Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, BT Group



This event was the last in a series of five annual conferences on the UK-Japan relationship and opportunities for closer bilateral cooperation.

This year, the conference explored UK and Japanese approaches on the risks and opportunities – political and economic – facing Asia and Europe.

Topics included Britain and Japan’s respective bilateral relations with the US under President Trump, economic opportunities for Anglo-Japanese cooperation as we enter a potential period of deglobalization, China’s future as a geoeconomic actor and the impact of populism, including potential limits to regionalism, in both Asia and the West.

The UK-Japan Global Seminar Series is funded by The Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.