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Joint Lunch with JCCI: “The Fate of the Euro” by Bill Emmott International Author and Adviser

24 March 2011, London

The Guest Speaker at the first joint lunch, with The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK, in 2011 will be Mr Bill Emmott, a strong supporter of the Japan Society and greatly respected authority on financial and european affairs.


The title “The Fate of the Euro” speaks for itself.  Current speculation about the future of the European currency is likely to continue for some time and may well reach a crescendo in 2011.


The topic is highly relevant to all of us, Japanese and European, and it is difficult to think of a more authoritative assessment than that of Mr Emmott.


Bill Emmott, an independent writer and consultant on international affairs, writes regular columns for The Times in Britain and La Stampa in Italy, and is Chairman of the London Library and of a new social-media ranking firm, PeerIndex. From 1993 until 2006 he was The Editor of The Economist, the world’s leading weekly on international current affairs and he headed The Economist’s bureau in Japan 1983 – 86.  He has published twelve books, the latest being Forza,Italia: Come ripartire dopo Berlusconi, (Courage, Italy: How to start again after Berlusconi) which appeared in Italian translation only in October 2010.  In 2008, Bill Emmott published Rivals, a much praised book on how the competition between Japan, China and India will shape the next decade, and among his publications focussing on Japan have been The Sun also Sets’ (1989), Japan’s Global Reach (1992) and The Sun also Rises (2006).


Drinks will be served from 12.30pm to 1.00pm in the library (known as the Smoking Room), which is on the first floor; the lunch will be at tables of 10 in The Lloyd George Room.


£50 per head


To reserve your place, please contact the Japan Society office on tel: 020 7828 6330 or email:

24 March 2011, 12:30pm for 1:00pm

The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

The event is free but booking is essential. To reserve a seat, please contact giving your name and those of any guests.

Tel: 020 7828 6330.

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