The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

Monday 30 April 2018

Toru Machida is the first Japanese to become Head Concierge at London’s five-star Savoy. In this lecture, Mr Machida will discuss the art of looking after hotel guests with anecdotes from his experience, detailing his techniques for anticipating needs and managing the expectations of hospitality.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 1 May 2018

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.

Japanese Robata Grill Inspired Supper Club – With Jenius Social – Hosted by Silla Bjerrum

Thursday 10 May 2018

We are delighted to announce an informal Japan Society supper club again, organised in partnership with Jenius Social and renowned chef and food consultant, Silla Bjerrum. This is another opportunity to relax with other members of the Japan Society. Bring your friends, or simply come and meet new people.

Japan Society Book Club: Dendera by Yuya Sato

Monday 14 May 2018

Sato’s novel explores the Japanese legend of ubasute – the custom of abandoning elderly relatives to die in a desolate place

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 June 2018

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: The Hunter by Asa Nonami

Monday 11 June 2018

The Hunter is the first English translation of bestselling Japanese writer Asa Nonami in which she presents the character of dectective Takako Otomichi.

Japan Society Golf Tournament 2018

Wednesday 27 June 2018

The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, is due to take place at Berkhamsted Golf Club on Wednesday 27 June, with a two tee start at 9.30am. The format will be Stableford.

Japan Society Book Club: Shiokari Pass by Ayako Miura

Monday 9 July 2018

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy.

Japan Society Book Club: Tei, A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace by Tei Fujiwara

Monday 13 August 2018

More than sixty years ago, Tei Fujiwara wrote a memoir Nagareru Hoshi wa Ikite iru about her harrowing journey home with her three young children.

Japan Society Book Club: The Scarlett Gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata

Monday 10 September 2018

The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district in Tokyo.

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