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

10/11/2022ARCHIVED Sixth Form Japan Day 2022

10/11/2022

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 event. This event offers students the chance to experience hands on workshops with experts and listen to live speakers.

07/11/2022ARCHIVED All You Ever Wanted To Know About Japanese Rugby But Were Afraid To Ask

07/11/2022

In anticipation of the England versus Japan match on November 12, please join us for an evening of Japanese Rugby with our guest of honour, director of the Japanese Rugby National Team, Yuichiro Fujii.

04/11/2022ARCHIVED Tuning the Singing Bowl: Tradition and Innovation in Toyama Prefecture

04/11/2022

The Japan Society is pleased to welcome Yoshinori Shimatani, a fourth-generation master blacksmith from Takaoka, Japan’s centre of forged copperware since the 17th century for a special talk and demonstration, organised in conjunction with Toyama prefecture. Yoshinori will introduce the history and contemporary production practices and discuss how he re-invented the family business of making singing bowls (keisu) and now uses the ancient techniques in the creation of suzugami pewter ware. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the sound of singing bowls, watch a demonstration of contemporary pewter work and learn more about the culture of Toyama prefecture in which they are rooted.

02/11/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Hafu

02/11/2022

Join us on 2 November for our Film Club to discuss about Hafu directed by Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi.

01/11/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

01/11/2022

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.

29/10/2022ARCHIVED YOBITSUGI - Beyond Repair: Private View

29/10/2022

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a private view of the exhibition YOBITSUGI - Beyond Repair with co-curators Paul Carey-Kent and Yuki Miyake at White Conduit Projects.

26/10/2022ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

26/10/2022

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in public 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。

25/10/2022ARCHIVED The History of Medicine in Japan

25/10/2022

With its origins mainly from Chinese traditional medicine, Japan established its own traditions and systems of treatments in an array of different situations over the course of its several time periods. These were further influenced by the indigenous belief system of the Japanese called Shinto as well as the arrival of Europeans into Japan, particularly Rangaku or “Dutch Learning.”

19/10/2022ARCHIVED Talk and Exhibition Tour - Kimono: The Making of a Cultural Icon (19 October)

19/10/2022

Join us as David Wertheim guides us through the exhibition Kimono: The Making of a Cultural Icon, as it traces the changes in style and wear of the kimono as it responds to social, political, and cultural shifts throughout the centuries.

12/10/2022ARCHIVED Talk and Exhibition Tour - Kimono: The Making of a Cultural Icon (12 October)

12/10/2022

Join us as David Wertheim guides us through the exhibition Kimono: The Making of a Cultural Icon, as it traces the changes in style and wear of the kimono as it responds to social, political, and cultural shifts throughout the centuries.