Upcoming Events - Japan Society of the UK

With our extensive programme of events, the Japan Society provides many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese to meet and share ideas and new experiences. Naturally, there is plenty on offer for those wanting to extend their understanding of contemporary and traditional Japan, its culture, language and people. However, with a membership that is approximately 50% Japanese, we also have events which focus on aspects of British life and provide opportunities to get to know the UK better. The format of events is as varied as the content: lectures and seminars sit alongside gallery visits, film screenings, pub nights and formal dinners.

Please select a category on the left to find upcoming events matching your interests.

(This page lists events organized solely or jointly by the Japan Society as well as events in receipt of a Japan Society Small Grant.  For other events, please see the ‘external events’ pages or the Japan UK Events Calendar.)

1 May:

May 1, 2014
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Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap

This seminar, coinciding with a visit to the UK by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will highlight and promote different regions of Japan by featuring local prefectural governors and mayors. There will be discussion around the changes to implementing inward investment promotion as well as the predominating factors of each region.

6 May:

May 6, 2014
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Japanese Conversation Group

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at The Old Explorer, a central London pub.

12 May:

May 12, 2014
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Japan Society Book Club – The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Kiyama

Considered by some to be the first graphic novel published in the United States, Kiyama's autobiographical story follows four young friends who hit U.S. shores in 1904 and work as houseboys and farmers.

14 May:

May 14, 2014
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Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

For their second joint lunch of 2014, the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK are delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

19 May:

May 19, 2014
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Competing Identities: Japan, the Koreas, and Missed Opportunities – John Swenson-Wright

Since 2011, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have all undergone important leadership transitions. This talk considers the current situation, drawing upon recent visits to Seoul, Tokyo and Pyongyang, and also from findings from the British archives.

22 May:

May 22, 2014
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Maritime Security for the Shipping Industry

Maritime security is a global issue, which affects all nations with merchant fleets; London, as the centre of the global insurance and maritime legal industries, has a particular relevance and expertise in this area.

3 June:

June 3, 2014
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Japanese Conversation Group

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese.