The Japan Society
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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

11/05/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

11/05/2020

Considered a dystopian novel, The Memory Police focuses on an unknown, surreal setting of an unnamed island. With Orwellian themes such as rule by terror and state control.

07/05/2020ARCHIVED WEBINAR - International Responsibilities and the Pandemic with Mark Malloch-Brown and Mami Mizutori

07/05/2020

Given that the pandemic is a truly global crisis, what has been notably missing so far has been concerted international co-operation to deal with its consequences whether for health or economies.

05/05/2020ARCHIVED CANCELLED - Japanese Conversation Group

05/05/2020

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.

30/04/2020ARCHIVED WEBINAR - COVID-19: The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic with Tsutomu Ishiai and John Peet

30/04/2020

At the end of April, four months since reports began to reach us of a new coronavirus emerging in Wuhan, and with ‘normal’ life beginning to feel like a distant memory, commentators are focussing increasingly on the differing responses by national governments in handling the crisis.

29/04/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

29/04/2020

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.

28/04/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

28/04/2020

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching.

23/04/2020ARCHIVED WEBINAR - COVID-19: The Political Economy of the Pandemic with Robert Feldman and Robert Ward

23/04/2020

As the UK seems set to enter an extension to the period of ‘lockdown’ and Japan has declared a state of emergency, we reflect on how the COVID-19 panic might lead to change in global economic systems and what recovery might look like.

20/04/2020ARCHIVED POSTPONED - Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

20/04/2020

This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo at Kofukuji temple.

16/04/2020ARCHIVED WEBINAR – COVID-19: Policy, Financial Markets and Business with Yuko Kawai and Leo Lewis

16/04/2020

Members are invited to join the second in our webinar series, when Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, will be joined in discussion by Yuko Kawai, General Manager for Europe for Bank of Japan and Leo Lewis, Tokyo Correspondent of the Financial Times.

08/04/2020ARCHIVED WEBINAR – Governments, COVID-19 and the Public Response in the UK and Japan

08/04/2020

Japan Society members are invited to join us for a special online event in which Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, is joined in discussion by two former Ambassadors to the UK and Japan, Koji Tsuruoka and David Warren.