Sixth Form Japan Day

Thursday 9 November 2017                                                     10.20am to 4.00pm
(Registration from 10.00am)

SOAS University of London
Russell Square Campus
London WC1H 0XG

Nearest underground station: Russell Square
For directions to the venue and a PDF campus map please click here

Free of charge to schools

Booking deadline: Monday 23 October 2017 

The Japan Society’s Sixth Form Japan Day will be returning to SOAS this year on Thursday 9 November.

The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan University (UK) and SOAS, is pleased once again to invite sixth form students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community.

The day is designed to give insights into aspects of Japan, traditional and modern, through lectures and practical workshops. It is aimed at students who are studying Japanese, but will also be of interest to those who have not had the opportunity to do so formally at school, but who are considering Japanese studies at university in the UK or applying to do other subjects at university in Japan. Students will also have the chance to speak one on one with representatives from a range of universities offering Japanese studies.

The course will feature lectures by Mr Ian Cheung, UK Sales Manager of Clearsping Ltd., Professor Monte Cassim of Ritsumeikan University and a talk by final year Japanese studies students from SOAS. Elective practical workshops in small groups will allow students to take part in a range of activities, including: calligraphy, cookery (sushi), Oekakinden -Smart Wearable Sports Technology, manga, origami, sumi-e and yosakoi soran. Students can indicate their preference for workshops on the booking form. We will endeavour to accommodate everyone’s preferences however we cannot guarantee students will get their top choices.


10.00 – 10.20 Arrival and registration
10.20 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction to the day
10.40 – 11.20 Workshop 1
11.30 – 12.10 Workshop 2
12.20 – 12.50 Lecture 1 by Mr Ian Cheung, UK Sales Manager for Clearspring Ltd.
12.50 – 13.50 University Exhibition and lunch
13.50 – 14.20 Lecture 2 by Professor Monte Cassim of Ritsumeikan University
14.30 – 15.10 Workshop 3
15.20 – 15.50 Lecture 3 Current students’ experiences and advice
for studying Japanese and living in Japan
15.50 – 16.00 Closing remarks & Evaluation


Booking information

Reserve your place today! Places will be issued on a first-come-first served basis. Students may attend on their own or accompanied by a member of staff.  To book, please fill in this booking form and send to Please also read and acknowledge on the booking form that you have read our terms and conditions.

During the day students will have the opportunity to join three out of seven possible workshop sessions. Please use the booking form to specify workshop preferred options. We will try, where possible, to give students their chosen workshops, but please note that this may not be possible in all cases. To help us match interests, please rank the workshop options 1-9, where 1 is the top preference.

Please note, in the past we have held this event at Vernon Square Campus which had coach parking. This year it will be held at Russell Square Campus which has no parking spaces available and alternatives will need to be found. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Feedback from previous Sixth Form Japan Days:


“Thank you again for this lively and insightful Japanese learning experience. All my students enjoyed it very much and would like to come again!”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2015)

“Thank you for arranging this day for our students. It really was an extremely valuable experience for them.”
Dartford Grammar School (2015)

“AWESOME!! learned so much about manga. I would do it again if I could.”
Luton Sixth Form College (2015)

“The calligraphy, manga and sumie sessions I attended were excellent.”
Dartford Grammar School (2015)

“Very informative and inspirational.”
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (2015)

“Very interesting and useful, good to have an insight from someone with first-hand knowledge. Inspiring.”
Ribston Hall High School (2015)

“Informative and engaging.”
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (2015)

“It was helpful to have a current student talk to us.”
Aylesbury Grammar School (2015)


“Thank you for organising such a great event, with so much care and enthusiasm for our students!”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2014)

“Entertaining, fun and very informative… I wish we could do more workshops.”
Dartford Grammar School (2014)

“(It was) interesting to hear from an ex student who had studied in Japan.”
Farnborough Sixth Form College (2014)

“Fantastic! (A) very engaging talk and the highlight of the day.”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2014)

“A great lecture and truly interesting – would have loved to hear more.”
Barr Beacon School (2014)

“Lunch time was useful – I really enjoyed hearing from university professors about (Japanese) courses on offer. There was a lot packed in.”
Dartford Grammar School  (2014)

“Calligraphy was very interesting, very hands on and the instructors were kind and helpful.”
Roedean School (2014)


“(An) enjoyable day which has caused a buzz amongst our students.”
Itchen Sixth Form College (2013)

“The lectures were informative and interesting. They gave me as a teacher a lot of ideas for cultural lessons”
South Wolds Academy (2013)

“Very interesting – it was great to get a first-hand insight into studying in Japan”
Wolverhampton Girls’ High School (2013)

For further information, contact Kelly Spargo on tel: 020 3075 1995 or

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