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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

02/12/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Tokyo Godfathers directed by Kon Satoshi

02/12/2020

For our last Film Club of 2020 we want to finish with an unusual and cheerful Christmas tale, the anime film Tokyo Godfathers directed by Kon Satoshi in 2003.

01/12/2020ARCHIVED Sixth Form Japan Week 2020

01/12/2020

This year our annual Sixth Form Japan event goes online, offering a mix of live sessions and specially created "on-demand" content over four days.

26/11/2020ARCHIVED Business, Japan, and the World in Pink: a conversation with Lionel Barber

26/11/2020

For our next webinar, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, to take stock of 2020, reflect on changes in the media world and explore one of the latest and most prominent UK-Japan business combinations.

25/11/2020ARCHIVED 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

25/11/2020

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。

14/11/2020ARCHIVED ‘Singleness of Purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China, 1865-1885

14/11/2020

Sir Harry Parkes is a hate figure in China today and feelings are a little mixed about him in Japan, but nobody can deny the central role he played in the relations between east Asia and the West from the 1850s until the 1880s.

11/11/2020ARCHIVED Security and Geopolitical Consequences of the US Election, with Nobukatsu Kanehara and John Scarlett

11/11/2020

For our 11 November webinar, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two security experts, Nobukatsu Kanehara and Sir John Scarlett to take stock of geopolitics and security as an eventful 2020 draws to a close.

09/11/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Tale of Heike

09/11/2020

The Tale of the Heike is Japan’s great martial epic: a masterpiece of world literature and the progenitor of all samurai stories, first assembled from scattered oral poems in the early fourteenth century.

05/11/2020ARCHIVED The US Election: Implications for International Trade

05/11/2020

As we assess the outcome, whether confirmed or not, of the US presidential and congressional elections, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two experts on international business, Glen S Fukushima in Washington DC and Lord Jim O’Neill in the UK, and Professor Toshihiro Nakayama in Tokyo, to share their views on the election’s implications for both the UK and Japan.

04/11/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Departures directed by Yojiro Takita

04/11/2020

Departures (おくりびと, Okuribito, 2008) follows the story of a professional cello player who returns to his hometown and finds work as a nokanshi, a traditional Buddhist ritual mortician.

28/10/2020ARCHIVED 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

28/10/2020

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。