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:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

15/01/2024ARCHIVED Switching Tracks from the Golden Route: Trends, Strategies & Challenges for Inbound Tourism in Japan


In this lecture, Christopher Hayes will explore some of the strategies that have been employed to diversify tourism in Japan in the recent years, with a particular focus on the country’s hosting of major international events, drawing on his research on the tourism impact of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

09/01/2024ARCHIVED 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. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

08/01/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi


In a small back alley in Tokyo, a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time!

06/01/2024ARCHIVED New Year’s Calligraphy Workshop


Suitable even for complete beginners, in this workshop you will learn how Japanese characters were developed, discover different styles of writing, and be guided in the techniques for writing Japanese with a brush.

03/01/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Our Little Sister directed by Hirokazu Koreeda


Welcome to the first Film Club of 2024! Please join us to discuss the intimate family drama Our Little Sister directed by celebrated filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda.