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

24/02/2021ARCHIVED 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

24/02/2021

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。

20/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop

20/02/2021

In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

18/02/2021ARCHIVED The Business of Pop Culture in Japan, with Matt Alt

18/02/2021

For the next Japan Society webinar, we’re delighted to welcome Matt Alt, author of Pure Invention, who will join Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott for a conversation about pop culture in Japan

17/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (17 Feb)

17/02/2021

We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

08/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe

08/02/2021

Secret Rendezvous is a nightmarish satire of bureaucracy, medicine and modern life.

04/02/2021ARCHIVED The Brexit Agreement, One Month On, with David Henig and Pernille Rudlin

04/02/2021

As 1 January 2021 saw the end of the withdrawal transition period and the implementation of the post Brexit UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by David Henig, director of the UK Trade Policy Project, EPICE, and Pernille Rudlin, EMEA representative of Japan Intercultural Consulting, to review the first month under the new arrangements.

03/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Mourning Forest directed by Naomi Kawase

03/02/2021

The Mourning Forest (殯の森, Mogari no mori, 2007) is a beautiful and meditative portrait of grief, with an absorbing cinematography and a touching story.

30/01/2021ARCHIVED The Japan Affair: 40 Years of Engagement in UK - Japan Relations, in Conversation with David Howell

30/01/2021

In this special event, we are delighted to welcome David Howell to join Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott in a conversation spanning themes and observations from his over 40 year involvement in UK Japan relations.

27/01/2021ARCHIVED 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

27/01/2021

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。

20/01/2021ARCHIVED The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner

20/01/2021

For the first Japan Society webinar of 2021, chairman Bill Emmott will be joined to discuss strategies to achieve net carbon zero by two energy and climate change experts, Professor Naoko Ishii, director of the Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, and Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission.