LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION OK Japan's Soft Power: How Can Japan Wield it Effectively?

A Talk by Mr. Seiichi Kondo, Former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs

The Harvard Club of Japan is pleased to present a talk by Mr. Seiichi Kondo, former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and Ambassador to UNESCO and Denmark, who will present his thoughts on how Japan can make its “soft power” felt most effectively around the world.

Prefacing his remarks, Mr. Kondo comments, “What are the sources of Japan's soft power? They are, among others, a unique view of nature and an ability to see the intangible.  These sources of power can be most effectively transmitted by cultural properties and performing arts. The best way to help non-Japanese audiences to appreciate them is to invite them to Japan to spend several months freely, thereby giving them opportunities to be exposed to the beauty of nature, traditional Japanese esthetics and philosophy.”


DATE and TIME: Wednesday, November 4th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30.)

PLACE: Roppongi Hills Club, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 51st Floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku 

ADMISSION: 6,000 yen, including buffet dinner with cash bar for all beverages.

REGISTRATION: Please use the form at the upper right side of this page. After you have registered, A CONFIRMATION WILL APPEAR ON-SCREEN, but NO CONFIRMATION EMAILS WILL BE SENT.

Please register by October 30th. All cancellations after that date and no-shows will be invoiced WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS. Your understanding is appreciated.


Profile of Mr. Seiichi Kondo: 

Seiichi Kondo Graduated from the University of Tokyo (Liberal Arts), and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972. He served as Ambassador to UNESCO from 2006-2008, to the Kingdom of Denmark from 2008-2010, and was appointed Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, serving from 2010-2013. He is currently an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, teaching at the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law), and Doshisha University (Faculty of Economics).