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.

Japan Society Book Club: No Longer Human / A Shameful Life by Osamu Dazai

Monday 8 April 2019

No Longer Human is considered Dazai’s masterpiece and ranks as the second-best selling novel in Japan, behind Natsume Sōseki’s Kokoro. It is told in the form of notebooks left by Oba Yozo, a troubled man incapable of revealing his true self to others.

Japan Society Book Club: The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue

Monday 13 May 2019

The Hunting Gun is a poised, unsentimental novella and a powerful tale with universal resonance. Written from different points of view, the story revolves around four characters, and explores the impact of a forbidden passion.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 4 June 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: Floating Clouds by Fumiko Hayashi

Monday 10 June 2019

Considered one of Hayashi’s masterpieces, Floating Clouds adopts a nihilistic perspective in its scrutiny of the essential nature of human beings. A young typist and a technical officer fall in love with each other in Japanese-occupied Indochina during the war.

Japan Society Golf Tournament 2019

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will take place this year at Burnham Beeches Golf Club, which like the Japan Society dates back to 1891. The format will be Stableford.

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.

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.

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