Ambassadors' Circle with the British AmbassadorVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo
Asia Society Japan is honored to welcome Her Excellency Ms. Julia Longbottom CMG to the Ambassadors’ Circle on November 12. No stranger to Japan, this is Her Excellency’s third tour to Japan, most recently from 2012-2016 as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy. Her career has taken her to Asia focused roles as Head of China/ Far Eastern Department as well as to Poland or The Hague, and just before coming to Tokyo as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Director of the Coronavirus Task Force.
The presentation is titled, “What does the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt mean for Japan and the region?”. Britain and Japan have had a long and historic relationship. To further the partnership looking post COVID, there are agendas for both countries that requires focus bilaterally as well as global leaders on trade, security, climate and other agendas.
Asia Society Japan’s “Ambassadors’ Circle”, is an initiative launched in 2020 to forge deeper links and stimulate exchange between the Founding Members and Tokyo-based Ambassadors. In these turbulent times, a first-hand understanding of how different countries and their leaders interpret the evolving challenges in Asia in general is more important than ever. The “Ambassadors’ Circle” aims to involve you in this mission.
This event will be conducted in-person and online.
Participation is for members and guests only. Registration is required.
Julia Longbottom CMG
British Ambassador to Japan
March 2021 Tokyo, Ambassador
2020 FCO, Director, Coronavirus Task Force
2016 to 2020 FCO, Director for Consular Services, Consular Directorate
2012 to 2016 Tokyo, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2009 to 2012 FCO, Head, Far Eastern (later China) Department
2006 to 2009 UK Trade & Investment, Director, Strategy and Human Resources
2003 to 2006 Warsaw, Director of Trade & Investment and Consul General
1998 to 2002 The Hague, Head of Political and EU Section
1994 to 1997 FCO, Section Head, Nationality and Immigration, Hong Kong Department
1990 to 1993 Tokyo, Second Secretary - Political
1988 European Commission Brussels, Stagiaire in Office of Lord Cockfield
1987 New York, UK Permanent Mission to the UN, Second Secretary – UNGA Team
1986 Joined FCO
Married to Richard Sciver, with three adult children (two daughters, one son)
Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
(In-person / online: members & guests only)
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/ambassadors-circle-british-ambassador Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan (In-person / online: members & guests only)