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

09/05/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

09/05/2023

The story is set in 1955, when Jumpei Niki, a teacher from Tokyo, visits a fishing village to collect insects. After missing the last bus home, he is offered shelter in the village. However, he is prevented from leaving and his held captive by the villagers. Tasked with shovelling back the sand dunes threatening the village, his only company is a young woman.

03/05/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Late Spring directed by Yasujiro Ozu

03/05/2023

Join us on 3 May when we will discuss Late Spring, One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits.

02/05/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/05/2023

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.

24/04/2023ARCHIVED Japan – UK Symposium Celebrating the 150 years of Iwakura Mission

24/04/2023

If you are involved in international trade, or wish to be, this is a must attend event. The gathering will, among other things, consider business opportunities between the UK, Japan and how partnering can open up opportunities in third countries.

06/04/2023ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

06/04/2023

Join us for the fourth in our regular quarterly webinar on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill in which our chairman Bill Emmott teams up with Jesper Koll, longtime Tokyo resident and one of the most keenly watched economists and investment strategists in that town, to discuss what's new in the Japanese economy, business, financial markets and more.

05/04/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Your Name directed by Makoto Shinkai

05/04/2023

Join us on 5 April to discuss the critically acclaimed and award winning anime Your Name directed by Makoto Shinkai.

04/04/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/04/2023

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.

03/04/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Easy Life in Kamusari by Shion Miura

03/04/2023

‘A rapturous novel where the contemporary and the traditional meet amid the splendor of Japan's mountain way of life.’ Yuki Hirano is just out of high school when his parents enroll him, against his will, in a forestry training program in the remote mountain village of Kamusari. No phone, no internet, no shopping. Just a small, inviting community where the most common expression is "take it easy."

30/03/2023ARCHIVED Akatoki Supper Club

30/03/2023

We are delighted to be partnering with The Prince Akatori London, a Japanese-inspired hotel, to host a special Supper Club on Thursday 30th March. Guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive Omakase menu for an unmissable and authentic journey on.

29/03/2023ARCHIVED BPSC: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of HumanityARCHIVED BPSC: 人工知能と人類の未来

29/03/2023

Join us on Wednesday 29 March (held regularly on the last Wednesday of the month) for the next session in our long-running Bilingual Public Speaking Club (BPSC). The topic for March is “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity”. Technology, of course, has many innumerable benefits and we are increasingly dependent on it. Is AI a bright future or a menace to our society?

バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ(BPSC)は、最終水曜日に定期的に開催しているイベントです。次回は3月29日の開催です。お誘い合わせの上、ご参加ください。3月のトピックは「人工知能と人類の未来」。人工知能のような最先端技術は数えられないほどの恩恵をもたらしますが、それは急速に技術に依存していることも意味しています。人工知能は私たちに明るい未来をもたらすでしょうか、それとも悪い影響を与えるでしょうか?