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

12/09/2022ARCHIVED Taiwan tensions – implications for China, the US, Japan and Europe

12/09/2022

As tensions increase around the island of Taiwan, Japan Society chair Bill Emmott is joined by two experts who have long watched the ebb and flow of politics and diplomatic relations in the region: Yasuhiro Matsuda, professor at the University of Tokyo’s  Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and Meia Nouwens, Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

07/09/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Still Walking by Hirokazu Koreeda

07/09/2022

Join us on 7 September for our Film Club to discuss about Still Walking written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

06/09/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

06/09/2022

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.

15/08/2022ARCHIVED Lord Sempill and Japan: Traitor or Spy-Myth?

15/08/2022

In this lecture, Alex Hardie will explore the life of Lord Sempill (1893-1965), a distinguished aviator and a lifelong friend of Japan who was labelled “the traitor of Pearl Harbor.” He will argue that the archival evidence does not support the prevailing view of Sempill as a spy who betrayed British and American interests.

08/08/2022ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

08/08/2022

A cult classic mystery novel about students from a university mystery club who visit Tsunojima Island: the site of a series of violent murders. After the students start getting picked off one by one, they must utilize all their murder mystery knowledge to escape the Island with their lives.

07/08/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Garden Community Day

07/08/2022

Bring your family and friends and join us for a summer afternoon of family fun and entertainment in the peaceful surroundings of Hammersmith Park’s Japanese garden.

03/08/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Belle by Mamoru Hosoda

03/08/2022

Join us on 3 August to discuss animation Belle, the eagerly-anticipated new film from Studio Chizu and Mamoru Hosoda, the Academy Award nominated director of Wolf Children and Mirai.

02/08/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/08/2022

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.

27/07/2022ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

27/07/2022

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。

20/07/2022ARCHIVED Minoru Nomata – Private Guided Tour with Curator at De La Warr Pavilion

20/07/2022

This summer, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea presents a series of work by painter Minoru Nomata in his first exhibition outside Asia. We are pleased to invite a small group of Japan Society members and guests to join us for a private tour of the exhibition guided by curator, Joseph Constable, followed by a tour of the venue, an iconic modernist building on England’s south coast!