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

08/03/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group


The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese.

08/03/2022ARCHIVED International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias


Marking International Women’s Day 2022 with this #BreakTheBias event, we join the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) to discuss the responses of organisations and communities against gender bias in Japan and beyond.

07/03/2022ARCHIVED Shochu Masterclass


Following our successful sake tasting events in 2021, we are delighted to be partnering with the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association and Sake Samurai on two special shochu tasting masterclasses. This is an ideal opportunity for members who would like to know a bit more about the production of shochu, the different styles of the drink, and how to enjoy it at home.

02/03/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Happiness of the Katakuris directed by Takashi Miike


For the Film Club in March we invite you to watch the eccentric film The Happiness of the Katakuris directed by Takashi Miike in 2001.

01/03/2022ARCHIVED Japan Society Activities with Express Yourself 2022


We are pleased to be taking part in Express Yourself 2022 - a celebration of languages and cultures in North East England and its connections with the world. Anyone is welcome to join in - register to get access to all the activity materials! 

26/02/2022ARCHIVED Online Japanese Taster Class: 2-session Language Class with Kae Harding


The Education Team is delighted to announce FREE online taster language sessions for secondary school and sixth-form students. Have you been thinking about trying Japanese for a while? Come and learn the basics in our friendly online classroom!

24/02/2022ARCHIVED The Japan Society Careers Networking Series - From Japan to the City


For the first in an exciting new series of careers events planned in collaboration with the London Business School, we invite guests to join us for an in-person panel discussion, followed by an audience Q&A and networking session/drinks reception.

24/02/2022ARCHIVED Looking Ahead: Japan and the World in 2022


With 2022 now up and running, we join the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) and International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) to cast our eyes over what the Year of the Tiger might have in store...

23/02/2022ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ


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.


19/02/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Gender and Voting Preferences in Japan and Britain, with Gill Steel


In this lecture, Gill Steel will examine the importance of gender in understanding and explaining voting behaviour in Japan and Britain. Analysing decades of voting preferences, values, and policy preferences, she will explore the differences in women's and men's voting preferences.