The Japan Society
Events

Past Events

The Japan Society runs more than 80 events per year providing opportunities for members and others interested in Japan to meet, learn and exchange ideas and experiences. Our archive of Past Events below shows events we have offered in previous months starting from 2020.

A list of events from previous years can be downloaded in pdf:

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

29/09/2020ARCHIVED Reporting the World in Japan and the UK, with Aiko Doden and John Simpson

29/09/2020

In this webinar, we are delighted to welcome NHK’s Aiko Doden and John Simpson of the BBC, who join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to discuss how our countries’ media’s approaches to foreign news and foreign correspondents is evolving.

26/09/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Matsuri Presents

26/09/2020

Japan Matsuri Presents is a two day live streaming event bringing a huge array of Japanese culture to your home! Food demos, headline musical acts, dance, martial arts and talks will stream live and on demand over two days on the Japan Matsuri Presents website.

23/09/2020ARCHIVED The Politics of Governmental Reform in Japan and the UK, with Bronwen Maddox and Koji Tsuruoka

23/09/2020

In this webinar, to consider the course of governmental reform and the politics around it, Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, will be joined in the UK by Bronwen Maddox, director of the Institute for Government, and by our old friend Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka in Japan.

16/09/2020ARCHIVED The State of the Economy in Japan and the UK, with Noriko Hama and Gerard Lyons

16/09/2020

As we begin our autumn series of webinars, we are delighted to welcome two economists, Noriko Hama in Japan and Gerard Lyons in the UK, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to take stock of the economic positions of our two countries, and consider the future.

14/09/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Frolic of the Beast by Yukio Mishima

14/09/2020

Inspired from the classic Noh play ‘Motomezuka’, The Frolic of the Beast follows the university student Koji after having been discharged from prison. The plot gradually develops into a strange love story.

08/09/2020ARCHIVED Online Talk - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

08/09/2020

The Japan Society is pleased to announce a special online talk on Katagami with researcher Mamiko Markham, Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) Zoë Hendon, and practitioner Sarah Desmerais.

02/09/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Family Romance, LLC directed by Werner Herzog

02/09/2020

In partnership with Modern Films, the Film Club in September will discuss Family Romance, LLC, the latest film by Werner Herzog, which explores themes about loneliness and connection. Based on a real-life Japanese Company where family and friends can be made available to hire.

01/09/2020ARCHIVED Shinzo Abe and his Legacy: a discussion with Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka

01/09/2020

Following Prime Minister Abe's announcement of his resignation, Tobias Harris and Keiko Iizuka join Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott to discuss the legacy of Japan's longest serving prime minister, and his possible successors.

28/08/2020ARCHIVED Online Beginners’ Shibori (Stitch and bind) Workshop

28/08/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, the participants will learn basic shibori stitching and binding techniques. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

26/08/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED オンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

26/08/2020

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。