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.

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

record-of-a-night-too-brief

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.

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

rai_ainu_bear_ceremony_1

Tuesday 21 March 2017

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

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.

Japanese Conversation Group

Brewmaster pub

Tuesday 2 May 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: Horses, Horses, In the End the Light Remains Pure by Hideo Furukawa

Horses horses cover

Monday 8 May 2017

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure is a multifaceted literary response to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that devastated northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.

Japan Society Book Club: The Samurai by Shusaku Endo

the-samurai

Monday 12 June 2017

Set in the period preceding the Christian persecutions in Japan, The Samurai traces the steps of some of the first Japanese to set foot on European soil.

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