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Joint Lunch with the JCCI: Japan’s concerns with China, the UK’s concerns with Europe: Do we understand each other? – Robin Niblett

10 December 2015, London

For their final joint lunch of 2015, the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK are delighted to welcome Dr Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House.


A reportedly positive meeting between the Korean, Chinese and Japanese premiers was held in Seoul at the beginning of November. However, at the same time, Chinese and Japanese officials have clashed over the ongoing militarisation of the South China Sea and concerns regarding the presence of American warships. Meanwhile, the UK’s laborious process of negotiating EU reform continues against a backdrop of domestic political manoeuvring.


The internal dynamics of both Europe and East Asia are of great interest to British and Japanese alike. But to what extent do we understand the complexities of each other’s relationships? Robin Niblett, with his extensive experience of geopolitical issues, will look behind the easy political shorthand to analyse Britain and Japan’s relationships with their nearest neighbours.


£50 per head for members of the Japan Society and JCCI

Booking deadline –Tuesday 8 December


Payment must be made in advance, by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque made payable to the Japan Society.


To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email or submit the online booking form.

10 December 2015, 12.30pm

The In & Out Club, 4 St James’s Square, London SW1 4JU

Tel:020 3075 1996

The Japan Society, JCCI