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

05/07/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa

05/07/2023

Join us on 5 July to explore one of the masterpieces of silent cinema, A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa in 1926.

05/07/2023ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

05/07/2023

Join us for our next Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill, our quarterly webinar 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.

04/07/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/07/2023

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.

29/06/2023ARCHIVED Addressing the Challenges for the Japanese Economy: Hiromi Yamaji in conversation with Bill Emmott

29/06/2023

We are delighted to welcome Mr Hiromi Yamaji, Group CEO of Japan Exchange Group, to share with members of the Japan Society his assessment of the state of the Japanese economy and the challenges it faces.

28/06/2023ARCHIVED BPSC: The Role of Sports in SocietyARCHIVED BPSC: 社会におけるスポーツの役割

28/06/2023

Join us on Wednesday 28 June (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 the June session is “The Role of Sports in Society”. Like other forms of entertainment, sports are linked to social and political issues – can we really separate them, and if so, how?

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。6月のトピックは「社会におけるスポーツの役割」です。他のエンターテイメントのように、スポーツも社会や政治的問題と切り離すことは困難です。スポーツと政治は切り離して成立するのでしょうか、もしそうであれば、どのように実現可能になるでしょうか?

21/06/2023ARCHIVED Japan Society Golf Tournament 2023ARCHIVED ジャパンソサエティ年次ゴルフトーナメント2023

21/06/2023

This year, the Japan Society Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will be held at Maidenhead Golf Course. The format will be Stableford.

12/06/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu

12/06/2023

After dropping anchor for the night near a small island to the south of Japan, a crew of fishermen awaken to find that the island has vanished without a trace. Winner of the Mystery Writers of Japan Award and the Seiun Award, this prescient 1973 science-fiction novel foreshadowed the consequences of the 1995 Osaka-Kobe earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. 

07/06/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Sweet Bean directed by Naomi Kawase

07/06/2023

Join us on 7 June when we will discuss Naomi Kawase's heartwarming drama Sweet Bean.

06/06/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

06/06/2023

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.

31/05/2023ARCHIVED BPSC: Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?ARCHIVED BPSC: 文化の尊重、それとも盗用?

31/05/2023

Join us on Wednesday 31 May (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 “Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?”. 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。5月のトピックは、「文化の尊重、それとも盗用?」です。他の文化圏の文化の要素を流用することは、その文化との架け橋や理解を促すことにつながるでしょうか?