The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

Monday 30 April 2018

Toru Machida is the first Japanese to become Head Concierge at London’s five-star Savoy. In this lecture, Mr Machida will discuss the art of looking after hotel guests with anecdotes from his experience, detailing his techniques for anticipating needs and managing the expectations of hospitality.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 1 May 2018

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.

Japanese Robata Grill Inspired Supper Club – With Jenius Social – Hosted by Silla Bjerrum

Thursday 10 May 2018

We are delighted to announce an informal Japan Society supper club again, organised in partnership with Jenius Social and renowned chef and food consultant, Silla Bjerrum. This is another opportunity to relax with other members of the Japan Society. Bring your friends, or simply come and meet new people.

Japan Society Book Club: Dendera by Yuya Sato

Monday 14 May 2018

Sato’s novel explores the Japanese legend of ubasute – the custom of abandoning elderly relatives to die in a desolate place

Positive Energies: social inclusion of children with disabilities. A talk with parents, teachers and photographers

Thursday 17 May 2018

Japan Society is pleased to hold this discussion to celebrate and focus more closely on issues raised by the exhibition ´Positive Energies’. Speakers from a range of backgrounds will explore attitudes and perspectives on Down’s and other children with disability, in Japan and the UK.

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Monday 21 May 2018

Dr Ruselle Meade is Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University. Her primary area of research is modern Japanese history, particularly the relationship between science and national identity in Japan since the mid-nineteenth century.

Japan Room Lecture: Trading Cryptocurrencies

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Due to exciting progress being made in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, which has links to Japan from Homma’s Japanese candlestick charting to Satoshi Nakamoto and beyond.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 June 2018

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.

Japan Society Book Club: The Hunter by Asa Nonami

Monday 11 June 2018

The Hunter is the first English translation of bestselling Japanese writer Asa Nonami in which she presents the character of dectective Takako Otomichi.

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Monday 18 June 2018

Hugo Read is the great-grandson of Oswald White, who spend 38 years in the Japan Consular Service (1903-1941). Hugo Read is also the author of a portrait of Oswald White published in Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. X (Renaissance Books, 2016).

  • Upcoming Events

    « April 2018 » loading...
    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
  • Contact

    Email Us

    Tel: 020 7935 0475

    The Japan Society
    13/14 Cornwall Terrace
    London NW1 4QP