On 29 and 30 July, a two-day workshop on the history of consumption in Japan was held at the LSE. The workshop, entitled “The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000,” was organised by Janet Hunter and Penny Francks. Discussions included: the definition of consumption; differences between a traditional vs modern products; consumption history as bottom up history (?); and pathways of consumption. The contributions are to be published in an edited volume by Palgrave Macmillan.