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

12/02/2024ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Early Light by Osamu Dazai

12/02/2024

Early Light is a collection of three stories published in 1946 that exemplify a semi-autobiographical I-novel genre and reflect post-war Japan's turmoil.

06/02/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

06/02/2024

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.

09/01/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

09/01/2024

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.

08/01/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

08/01/2024

In a small back alley in Tokyo, a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time!

03/01/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Our Little Sister directed by Hirokazu Koreeda

03/01/2024

Welcome to the first Film Club of 2024! Please join us to discuss the intimate family drama Our Little Sister directed by celebrated filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda.

11/12/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Idol, Burning by Rin Usami

11/12/2023

High-school student Akari has only one passion in her life: her oshi, her idol. His name is Masaki Ueno, best known as one-fifth of Japanese pop group Maza Maza. Akari’s dedication to her oshi consumes her days completely. When Masaki is rumoured to have assaulted a female fan, facing waves of social media backlash, Akari’s world falls apart.

06/12/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Love Life directed by Koji Fukada

06/12/2023

Join us for our final Film Club event of the year and take part in a discussion about Love Life directed by Koji Fukada. This film is being currently screening in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

05/12/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

05/12/2023

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.

13/11/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Life for Sale by Yukio Mishima

13/11/2023

Life for Sale opens with the protagonist, Hanio Yamada, putting his life up for sale in a Tokyo newspaper with a bleak, irresolute attitude after having failed to go through with suicide. Through doing so, he exposes himself to the corrupt, hidden underbelly of Tokyo.

07/11/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/11/2023

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.