Japan Society Annual Dinner

Friday 28 June 2019

The Japan Society invites members and guests to join us for a special Annual Dinner in Rugby World Cup year at the home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 2 July 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: Beasts Head for Home by Kobo Abe

Monday 8 July 2019

Beasts Head for Home is an acute novel of identity, belonging, and the vagaries of human behaviour from an exceptional modern Japanese author. It is an excellent entry point into Abe’s writing, with much of his signature tone and style.

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2019: Dragon Bones, Sacred Pillars and Holy Tombs: Some Archaeological Observations on Traditional Japanese Religion – with Professor Simon Kaner

Monday 22 July 2019

For the 2019 Carmen Blacker Lecture we are delighted to welcome Simon Kaner, Executive Director and Head of Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute and Professor of Japanese Archaeology at the University of East Anglia. In this lecture, Professor Kaner will consider the relationship between myth and archaeology in Japan through two case studies: a thrilling festival in Nagano and a Museum in Shimane.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 6 August 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: In the Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma

Monday 12 August 2019

In the Woods of Memory is a powerful, thought-provoking novel that focuses on two incidents during the Battle of Okinawa, 1945: the sexual assault on Sayoko, 17, by four US soldiers and her friend Seiji’s attempt at revenge.

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.

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

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.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 1 October 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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    Japan Society Annual Dinner

    28 June — 6:00 pm
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