Japanese Conversation Group

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Tuesday 1 August 2017

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.

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

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Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 August 2017

Join us at Kew Gardens for a day of activities celebrating the Tanabata Festival of the stars.

Japanese Whisky Tasting at Anzu Restaurant

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Monday 7 August 2017

Experience the distinctive, wonderful tastes of Japanese whiskies and an exclusive five course Japanese tasting menu.

Japan Society Book Club: Hiroshima by John Hersey

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Monday 14 August 2017

John Hersey’s 1946 piece exploring how six survivors experienced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and its aftermath.

The Art of Nishiki Weaving in Japan. Preservation and Restoration of Yarn Dyed Textiles – with Amane Tatsumura

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Monday 21 August 2017

In this lecture, Amane Tatsumura will speak about the revival and preservation of the traditional skills used in yarn-dyed weaving in Japan.

Japan Society Book Club: The Moon over the Mountain by Atsushi Nakajima

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Monday 11 September 2017

Ancient China is illustriously brought to life in these folk tales, legends, and stories of historical figures, which sparked a promising career for author Atsushi Nakajima.

History and Reception of Horoscope Astrology in Japan – from esoteric tradition to the boom in fortune telling, with Ryuji Kagami

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Tuesday 12 September 2017

Ryuji Kagami will trace the history of horoscope astrology in Japan from its roots in esoteric Buddhism to the contemporary boom in fortune telling.

Japan Society Book Club: The Eternal Zero by Naoki Hyakuta

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Monday 9 October 2017

Kentaro and Keiko, adult grandchildren of a kamikaze pilot, decide to investigate their grandfather’s death, leading to a series of interviews with former soldiers and pilots who worked with him during the war.

Japan Society Book Club: Thief by Fuminori Nakamura

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Monday 13 November 2017

Nishimura is a seasoned pickpocket, weaving through Tokyo’s crowded streets, in search of potential targets. He has no family, no friends, no connections… But he does have a past

Japan Society Book Club: Something Strange Across the River by Kafu Nagai

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Monday 11 December 2017

Something Strange Across the River shows a changing city, it’s slums, backstreets, temples and shrines, a city filled with erudite establishments and brothels.

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