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

17/02/2020ARCHIVED The Siberian Captivity of Japanese Soldiers and the Transnational History of War and Empire


In this talk Sherzod Muminov will analyse the Siberian Internment as a transnational event, and a unique lens to reconsider the making of postwar Japan.

11/02/2020ARCHIVED UK-Japan Cybersecurity Collaboration – Shinichi Yokohama, CISO, NTT


Shinichi Yokohama will highlight UK-Japan collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity space by addressing the “Myths & Realities” about cybersecurity of Japanese industry.

10/02/2020ARCHIVED Japan Society Book Club: The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada


In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs but life in the factory has its own logic.

06/02/2020ARCHIVED Buddhism and Japan – Private View


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a private view of the 'Buddhism' exhibition at the British Library with Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections .

04/02/2020ARCHIVED 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.

04/02/2020ARCHIVED Global Sanctions – Meeting the Challenge


This timely seminar brings together an expert panel, who will discuss the proliferation of global sanctions regimes and strategies for minimising risk.

29/01/2020ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking Club


The Japan Society and the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) are delighted to invite you to another session of the first bilingual Japanese-English public speaking club in the UK.

26/01/2020ARCHIVED Tsunagu/Connect Launch EventARCHIVED 『つなぐ/Connect』立ち上げイベント


Join us at our launch event for Tsunagu/Connect, a new oral history project recording the lives of Japanese women in the UK since 1945!


24/01/2020ARCHIVED The University as a Platform for Social Change – Makoto Gonokami, President, U. of Tokyo


President Gonokami will set out his vision for universities in the 21st century as a platform for social change, involving all generations and collaborating with all sectors to create new socio-economic systems.

22/01/2020ARCHIVED Wagashi Workshop with an-an


In this workshop, Noriko Jazayeri from Wa cafe an-an will give a short introduction to wagashi, and participants will learn to make wagashi drawing inspiration from the season of spring.