Details

Due to unforeseen circumstances, James Long can no longer participate in this event. Rosie Goldsmith will now chair the event.

From ritual disembowelment to kamikaze fighter pilots, voluntary death in Japan has been romanticised as a tragic, yet honourable act. Historian Stephen Turnbull (Samurai: Legendary Warriors of Japan) and Oleg Benesch (Inventing the way of the Samurai) explore whether modern-day Japan’s high suicide rates are reflective of the samurai tradition of Seppuku and to what extent bushido, a code of ethics for samurai, exists in modern day Japan. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

Venue

The Sunday Times Garden Theatre

The Sunday Times Garden Theatre is situated in Montpellier Gardens, the main site of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW.

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