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

06/09/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Of Love and Law directed by Hikaru Toda

06/09/2023

In our Film Club this month, we will explore the acclaimed Japanese documentary Of Love and Law directed by Hikaru Toda in 2017.

05/09/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

05/09/2023

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.

26/08/2023ARCHIVED Contemporary Ainu Life and Music: Pre-performance Talk with OKI

26/08/2023

In this special event, Japan Society members and friends are invited to join the explorative folk musician, OKI with wife, Rekpo and son, Manaw in conversation with Dr Eiko Soga before their performance at St Marys Music Hall, London.

14/08/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Cake Tree in the Ruins by Akiyuki Nosaka

14/08/2023

In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable stories of The Cake Tree in the Ruins are based on his own experiences as a child in Japan during the Second World War.

12/08/2023ARCHIVED Private Tour - Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan

12/08/2023

Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan is an exhibition celebrating the rich culture of prehistoric Japan. Through a number of exquisite objects, some seen for the first time outside of Japan, the exhibition tells the story of Japanese settlements and stone circles of the middle and late Jomon periods, roughly the same time that Stonehenge was built and used.

06/08/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Garden Community Day

06/08/2023

Bring your family and friends and join us for a summer afternoon of family fun and entertainment in the peaceful surroundings of Hammersmith Park’s Japanese garden.

02/08/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Twenty-Four Eyes directed by Keisuke Kinoshita

02/08/2023

For our Film Club in August, we invite you to watch the emblematic anti-war film Twenty-Four Eyes directed by Keisuke Kinoshita in 1954.

01/08/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

01/08/2023

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.

22/07/2023ARCHIVED Calligraphy Workshop: Summer Greetings

22/07/2023

Following our popular kakizome workshop in January, Japan Society is pleased to host a shochu mimai (summer greeting cards) workshop with calligrapher Yoko Takenami.

10/07/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Woman Running in the Mountains by Yuko Tsushima

10/07/2023

Set in 1970s Japan, this tender and poetic novel about a young, single mother struggling to find her place in the world is an early triumph by a modern Japanese master. First published in Japan in 1980, Woman Running in the Mountains is as urgent and necessary account today of the experience of the female body and of a woman's right to self-determination.