MANGA in a global society: the origins and development of a genre – Special Lecture with Fusanosuke Natsume, Manga Critic and Columnist

Monday 19 August 2019

In this special guest lecture, we look forward to hearing Professor Natsume’s observations on the development of manga in Japan, from Tezuka Osamu to the present, and the place it occupies both at home and with audiences overseas.

The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ– private view of the British Museum exhibition with curators (Japanese or English)

Thursday 22 August 2019

The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ at the British Museum (23 May – 26 August 2019) has been the Japanese art sensation of the summer in London and beyond, with thousands of visitors and a full public programme of events.

An Analysis of the Abe Administration’s Policy on Russia – Evening Lecture with James D.J. Brown

Tuesday 27 August 2019

We are delighted to welcome James D.J. Brown to brief Japan Society members on Japan’s cooperation with Russia against the background of the growing threat from China and North Korea and amidst heightened concerns of the long-term reliability of the US.

Bilingual Public Speaking Club – Pilot session

Wednesday 28 August 2019

The club is open to all people who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

Rakugo Perfomances and Workshop with the Canary English Rakugo Company

Friday 30 & Saturday 31 August 2019

Join us for an evening of Japanese comedy with master storyteller, Kanariya Eiraku and members of the Canary English Rakugo Company. Rakugo comic monologues have a long history in Japan, and have grown in popularity in recent years.

Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 36th Annual Meeting

Thursday 5 September 2019

The 21st Century Group is a non-Governmental forum. It was set up in 1984 to help cement closer links between British and Japanese politicians, business and media figures, and academics.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 3 September 2019

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: Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro

Monday 9 September 2019

Go follows the story of Sugihara, who is a zainichi chosenjin (North Korean nationals in Japan), who falls in love with a Japanese girl. The story revolves around Korean/Chinese racism in Japan with Sugihara changing his Korean name and moving to a Japanese school.

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 September 2019

The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Janine, who has kindly offered these workshops to Japan Society members at a significantly discounted price. During this special three-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving.

The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table – with Yoshiko Goto

Monday 16 September 2019

In this lecture Professor Yoshiko Goto will offer insights into Japanese and British cooking styles in the mid-nineteenth century, studying the transformation of eating habits between then and now.


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