Translating Yukio Mishima’s The Frolic of the Beasts – with Andrew Clare

Monday 18 February 2019

In this lecture, British translator Andrew Clare will discuss the challenges of translating The Frolic of the Beasts, a gripping short novel from the acclaimed Japanese author Yukio Mishima, exploring Mishima’s writing style and particular issues involving the Japanese language.

Japan Society Choral Workshop

Sunday 24 February 2019

Following a popular and successful event in 2015, the Japan Society is delighted to present the second Japan Society Choral Workshop led by Jonathan Gregory, Director of the UK-Japan Choir and Orchestra and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Tuesday 26 February 2019

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his second year in post to share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan from his unique perspective as the UK’s representative in Tokyo.

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto – with Matthew McKelway

Thursday 28 February 2019

In this lecture, Matthew McKelway will explore Nagasawa Rosetsu’s reasons for producing his remarkable image of five hundred disciples of the Buddha painted onto a piece of paper approximately one-inch square within the context of competition and collaboration in late 18th century Kyoto.

Japan Securities Summit

Monday 4 March 2019

A distinguished array of speakers from the Japanese market, government and central bank will discuss the latest developments in the Japanese securities market.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 March 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.

Joint Lunch with the JCCI – Sir Simon Fraser

Wednesday 6 March 2019

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s first joint lunch of 2019, will be Founder and Managing Partner of Flint and the Former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser.

Japan Society Book Club: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Rampo

Monday 11 March 2019

The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro presents four stories by Edogawa Rampo’s recurring character, the great detective Akechi Kogoro.

Can a ‘Religion’ Be Translated through ‘Culture’? Tenrikyō’s Cultural Approach in France – with Masato Kato

Monday 18 March 2019

In this lecture, Masato Kato, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS University of London, will discuss a Japanese religion known as Tenrikyō as it operates in France to explore the question of translating a religion into ‘culture’.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 2 April 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.

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