The Japan Society

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:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

11/06/2024ARCHIVED The Contest for Japan's Economic Future: Richard Katz in Conversation with Bill Emmott

11/06/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to welcome the economist and journalist Richard Katz in an online conversation with Bill Emmott.

10/06/2024ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: What You are Looking for is in the Library

10/06/2024

Sayuri Komachi is no ordinary librarian. Sensing exactly what someone is searching for in life, she provides just the book recommendation to help them find it.

06/06/2024ARCHIVED Exploring Japan: A Diplomatic Journey with Ambassador Paul Madden

06/06/2024

We are delighted to welcome Paul Madden CMG FRGS, former Ambassador to Japan, to discuss his favourite experiences in Japan.

05/06/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice by Yasujiro Ozu

05/06/2024

Join us for our film club in June where we will discuss another classical masterpiece by Ozu Yasujiro, The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice.

04/06/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/06/2024

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.

03/06/2024ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (3 June)

03/06/2024

The Japan Society is pleased to present a Japanese woodblock printing workshop led by London-based artist, Hiroko Imada.

01/06/2024ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (1 June)

01/06/2024

The Japan Society is pleased to present a Japanese woodblock printing workshop led by London-based artist, Hiroko Imada.

20/05/2024ARCHIVED Nostalgia, Soft Power, Intersectionality and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

20/05/2024

In this lecture, Dr Sharleen Estampador will demonstrate how the JET Programme has been beneficial in changing attitudes towards Japan through grassroots diplomacy.

13/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa

13/05/2024

When Takako's boyfriend announces his impending marriage with someone else, she reluctantly moves into her uncle Satoru's quaint space just above his enchanting Morisaki bookshop in Jimbocho, Tokyo.

09/05/2024ARCHIVED OKASHI – Special Private View with Michael Hoppen

09/05/2024

The exhibition illustrates an eclectic understanding of Japan’s visual identity by including photographs, vintage textiles, rich colourful avantgarde theatre posters, woodblock shunga prints and unusual objects, such as Netsuke and Harigata, contextualising the gallery’s interest in Japanese culture.