Art & Design

Joint Lunch with JCCI: ‘Shifting economic power – a view from Tokyo’, Mr David Cairns

14 September 2010, London

David Cairns has just completed a four year appointment as Head of Investment at the British Embassy and his talk will be of great interest to members of both nationalities.


David has been Director of UK Trade & Investment in Japan since 2006 and studied Japanese art and language at Oxford University.  David  entered the Foreign Office in 1993, after an early career in banking (Nomura and Barclays, Tokyo). He has held appointments in Tokyo (‘95-‘98), Geneva (‘02-‘06) and London and has been The Director of Trade and Investment in Tokyo since 2006. As such he is responsible for the promotion of Japanese investment into the UK and for British business interest in Japan. He heads a team of 60.


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:

14 September 2010, 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.

The Japan Foundation