Node Film Screening

Node Film

Thursday 23 February 2017

The film Node provides a contemporary insight into the issue of dwindling populations in Japan through the lens of a village community.

An evening with Alex Kerr

Courtesy of Japan Now

Monday 27 February 2017

On the occasion of his visit to the UK to participate in Japan Now, we are delighted to host an informal dinner event with the author of Lost Japan, Alex Kerr.

Flora Japonica exhibition – private view

Flora Japonica

Wednesday 1 March 2017

The Flora Japonica exhibition celebrates the richness of Japanese native flora and its artistic representation in botanical paintings.

Japanese Conversation Group

Brewmaster pub

Tuesday 7 March 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.

Japan Society Book Club: Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami

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Monday 13 March 2017

Filled with fantastically multicoloured images and unexplained collapses in time and place, these highly surreal, meticulously worked stories of longing and disappearance, love and loathing are the work of an enormously talented writer at the top of her game.

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

Ainu

Monday 20 March 2017

This talk will provide an overview of modern Ainu history and introduce the Ainu struggle for rights and identity as an indigenous people that has been underway since the 1960s and peaked with the enactment of the controversial and divisive Ainu Cultural Promotion Act in 1997.

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

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Tuesday 21 March 2017

We are delighted to present two documentaries considering the Ainu people in Japan in terms of ritual, memory and identity.

Sixth Form & GCSE Students’ Japan Day: a global perspective, a door to new opportunities​

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Friday 31 March 2017

The Japan Society, in association with the University of Manchester, is please to invite sixth form students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community.

Japanese Conversation Group

Brewmaster pub

Tuesday 4 April 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.

Japan Society Book Club: Tales of Ise

Tales of Ise Cover

Monday 10 April 2017

Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, The Tales of Ise is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the early Heian period, it contains many stories of amorous adventures, faithful friendship and travels in exile, framing the exquisite poems at the work’s heart.

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    Node Film Screening

    23 February — 6:30 pm
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    An evening with Alex Kerr

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