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ARCHIVED Sixth Form Japan Day 2022

Thursday 10 November 2022 / 11:30am
Sixth Form Japan Day 2022

The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan (UK), is pleased to once again welcome sixth form students back to an in-person Sixth Form Japan Day.

10 Thursday November 2022 

11.30am to 4.25pm
*Please note the delayed start time, to allow extra time to travel to the venue in light of the TFL strike announcement. Exact times may be subject to slight changes on the day.

Please note the venue is at Birkbeck University of London, next to our previous venue at SOAS
Birkbeck, University of London
Torrington Square
London WC1E 7JLNearest underground station: Russell Square.
For directions to the venue and a PDF campus map please click here 

Booking Details
Open to all sixth form students in the UK – free entry.
Booking deadline: 4 November 2022

Register your place below

This event offers students the chance to experience hands on workshops with experts and listen to live speakers. It is aimed at students who are studying Japanese, but will also be of interest to those who have not had the opportunity to do so formally at school, but are considering taking Japanese studies (or Japanese alongside other subjects) at university. 

The day will feature a lecture by Professor Noma from Ritsumeikan University and a panel discussion by university students about their experience with Japan and Japanese Studies. A keynote address will be delivered by Ryan Keeble, News Producer at Fujisankei Communications International Ltd and current chairman of the JET Alumni Assocation in the UK (JETAA UK). >> Find out more

Cultural Workshops 

Students will have the choice of participating in 3 out of 6 workshops during the session to learn about various aspects of Japanese culture. Elective workshops include: Shodo (Calligraphy), Manga (Drawing), Shogi (Chess), Origami (Paperfolding), Language, and Technology. >> Find out more

  • Manga
  • Calligraphy
  • Shogi
  • Origami
  • Japan Foundation
  • Ritsumeikan

We will endeavour to accommodate everyone’s preferences however we cannot guarantee everyone will get their top choices.


11.10 - 11.30 
Arrival and registration
11.30 - 11.40
Welcome and introduction to the day
11.40 - 12.10
12.20 - 13.05
Workshop 1
13.05 -  14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.35
Student Panel 
14.45 - 15.30
Workshop 2
15.40 - 16.10
Keynote Speech
16.10 - 16.25
Closing remarks and Evaluation

*Please note exact times may be subject to slight changes on the day.

Booking information 

Registration for this event is now closed.

Important notes: 
  • To confirm your booking, you must read and accept our terms and conditions. Please check the box on the booking form to acknowledge you have read and accept these. 

  • Places will be issued on a first-come-first served basis. Students may attend on their own or be accompanied by a member of staff. 

  • During the session students will have the opportunity to join 3 workshops. Please use the booking form to specify your preferred workshop. We will try, where possible, to give students their chosen workshops, but please note that this may not be possible in all cases.  

  • This event will be held at Birkbeck, University of London which has no parking spaces available and alternatives will need to be found. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

  • Food will not be provided at the event, so we advise teachers and students to bring or buy their own in advance.

Bookings for this event are conditional on completion of the full programme. Failure to attend without cancelling before 4 November 2022 will be subject to a fee of £5 per student, which will be invoiced to your school.

Feedback from past Sixth Form Japan Day 
  • Nice to know what Japanese can do for your career and to find out the different ways we can engage with Japan outside of Japanese studies Student, Torquay Boys Grammar School
  • I got to know about what to expect in Japan and what to do there.Student, William Morris Sixth Form College
  • “Very eye-opening and taught us how important it is to make our own decisions.” Student, Ashbourne Independent College
  • “I enjoyed it very much and it has increased my interest in the Japanese culture.Student, ACS International School Cobham