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

13/07/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima


The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at.

08/07/2020ARCHIVED What the UK and Japan Mean to Each Other with Jeremy Hunt MP and Tomohiko Taniguchi


On Wednesday 8 July we are delighted to welcome Jeremy Hunt and Tomohiko Taniguchi, both well-known to members of the Japan Society, to discuss the relationship between our two countries with Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott.

02/07/2020ARCHIVED The View from the Korean Peninsula with Chung Min Lee and John Nilsson-Wright


For our 2 July webinar, we turn our eyes to the Korean peninsula, when we welcome Chung Min Lee, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and John Nilsson-Wright, senior lecturer at Cambridge University, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott in conversation.

01/07/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: After Life directed by Hirokazu Koreeda


Do you love Japanese cinema? Do you miss Japan and want to see it at least on screen? Join us for the Japan Society Film Club. For this session, we invite you to watch in advance 'After Life' (Hirokazu Koreeda,1998) and then join us to chat online about the film and Japan in an informal atmosphere.

25/06/2020ARCHIVED Japan, UK and the US: Our Relationship with our Closest Allies with Kim Darroch and Kenichiro Sasae


We are delighted to welcome Kim Darroch and Kenichiro Sasae, two noted diplomats who were recent contemporaries serving as Ambassadors in Washington DC, to join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott in conversation about the United States.

24/06/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club


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.

23/06/2020ARCHIVED Online Hitomezashi Sashiko (one stitch) Workshop


In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will be introduced to a variety of Sashiko patterns, and will focus on Hitomezashi Sashiko (one-stitch sashiko) where the pattern emerges from the alignment of single stitches made on a grid.

19/06/2020ARCHIVED The Future of Travel and Tourism in a Post COVID-19 World


As lockdown gradually eases around the world, join Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, to discuss the future of international travel with David Atkinson, Timothy Jenkins and Martin Barrow.

11/06/2020ARCHIVED International Financial Centres: the Future for London & Tokyo


In this webinar, we will look to the futures of our two national and financial capitals, London and Tokyo, with Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman Z/Yen, and Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman FinCity Tokyo, joining Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, in conversation.

08/06/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki


Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She’s lost everything: her home, status, and respectability. Yet the only thing she longs for is Lily, their cat.