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

10/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina

10/05/2021

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams is a unique autobiography written by an anonymous writer known only as Lady Sarashina, born in AD 1008.

05/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura

05/05/2021

For the Film Club in May we invite you to watch the confronting and haunting film The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura in 1983.

29/04/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Onigirazu Cook Along

29/04/2021

Onigirazu is a modern take on Japanese rice balls or onigiri. Shaped into a flat rectangle and wrapped in nori seaweed, onigirazu is easy to make and is perfect for picnics in the spring and summer seasons.

28/04/2021ARCHIVED 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

28/04/2021

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。

24/04/2021ARCHIVED Japanese Disaster Narratives: Conservatism and Revisionism - with Christopher Hood

24/04/2021

Japan has a long history of disaster movies. This lecture will explain some of the key similarities and differences between Hollywood disaster narratives and Japanese ones, including definitions of what a ‘disaster’ and ‘disaster narratives’ are.

20/04/2021ARCHIVED The Current State of US – Japan Relations, with Kunihiko Miyake and James P Zumwalt

20/04/2021

Immediately following Biden-Suga summit at the White House, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two distinguished diplomats Kuni Miyake and James P Zumwalt to discuss the state of US-Japan relations and their implications.

15/04/2021ARCHIVED The Independence Debate: What are the Future Prospects for Scotland?

15/04/2021

To discuss the question of Scottish independence and the issues facing voters in May’s elections to the Scottish Parliament, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by three experts who have been closely involved in the debate, Sir John Curtice, Iain Martin and Andrew Wilson.

12/04/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

12/04/2021

The Aosawa Murders begins in the 1960s in a town on the coast of the Sea of Japan, when 17 people die of cyanide poisoning at a party given by the owners of a prominent clinic.

07/04/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Kikujiro directed by Takeshi Kitano

07/04/2021

For the Film Club in April we invite you to watch the hilarious and tender film Kikujiro directed by Takeshi Kitano in 1999.

01/04/2021ARCHIVED US – China Relations and the Implications for Japan, with Yuka Koshino and Clyde Prestowitz

01/04/2021

To examine likely trends in relations between the world’s two superpowers, the US and China, and what these might mean for Japan, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Clyde Prestowitz, founder of the think-tank Economic Strategy Institute and veteran observer of Asian trade and politics, and Yuka Koshino, research fellow for Japanese Security and Defence Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).