Japan Society 125th Anniversary Dinner Photos
On 2 November 2016 the Japan Society marked its 125th anniversary with a dinner attended by guest of honour former Prime Minister The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH. The dinner took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects at 66 Portland Place, and also marked the formal presentation by the Japanese Ambassador of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation to the Society in recognition of its promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United Kingdom.
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate this special occasion.
The Japan Society was founded on 9 September 1891 at a London meeting of the Japanese Section of the International Congress of Orientalists. It was conceived ‘for the encouragement of Japanese studies and for the purpose of bringing together all those (…) interested in Japanese matters’. The first meeting of the organising council was subsequently held on 8 December of the same year, with the inaugural meeting of the Society held on 29 April 1892.