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Talk Japan: An online exploration of Japan

Walk Japan is pleased to introduce its Talk Japan series of online events providing in-depth and fascinating insights into a plethora of aspects of Japan, its history, culture and society drawn on the personal experience and expertise of Walk Japan's Tour Leaders and some of our friends, who also have deep knowledge about the nation. These talks, which are based on a series we have been running for our staff since the early days of the pandemic, provide an opportunity to enjoyably explore and connect with Japan from the comfort of your home. Whether you are looking forward to travelling with us in the future, or are simply interested in the Japan, all are welcome to join us.

Walk Japan talks and seminars are delivered on a not-for-profit basis. The cost of attendance is JPY1,500, helping us to pay presenters and sustain our Community Project during the pandemic period. Additionally, all funds received are redeemable against currently booked or future Walk Japan tours. 


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Power and magic in the planning of Edo. 

19th May, 7pm Japan Standard Time 

Tim Screech, Professor of the History of Art at SOAS at the University of London, leads us on a fascinating journey into the origins of Tokyo’s cityscape, the epitome of the modern megalopolis, from its time as Edo, the samurai shogun’s stronghold. Tim colourfully details the intimate connection of the shogunate’s need to secure their power over Japan and also attend to the demands of fengshui geomancy with the seemingly unplanned, sometimes confusing nature of Tokyo as we find it today.

 

To join this event please click the register button, found below, and complete the form.


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Approaching World War II

3rd June, Time to be decided

Dr. Thomas Stanley 

Registration for this talk will be opened shortly.