The Japan Society
Events

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:

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

08/11/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

08/11/2021

Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

06/11/2021ARCHIVED Film Gathering: Love Letter by Kinuyo Tanaka + post-screening discussion

06/11/2021

Taking the opportunity given by the return of BFI Japan 2021, a two-part season celebrating the illustrious history of Japanese cinema at BFI Southbank, we are pleased to invite a small group of members and friends to gather to watch the film Love Letter directed by Kinuyo Tanaka in 1953 on Saturday 6 November at 12.30pm.

04/11/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Tampopo directed by Juzo Itami

04/11/2021

Join us on 4 November for our Film Club dedicated to explore the culinary comedy "Tampopo", directed by Juzo Itami in 1985. You will never eat ramen in the same way ever again!

02/11/2021ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/11/2021

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.

16/10/2021ARCHIVED Collar Cup Golf Match 2021

16/10/2021

The annual golf match between the Japan Society and the JCCI is being held this year on Saturday 16 October at the Hendon Golf Club. Twelve players from each organisation will compete for the Collar Cup, which was won in 2019 by the Japan Society.

11/10/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Essays in Idleness and Hojoki by Kenko and Chomei

11/10/2021

Written by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, these two works on life's fleeting pleasures each show a different world-view.

09/10/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Making Senbei Since 1909: The Story of Domoto Seika

09/10/2021

The Japan Society is pleased to welcome Masaya Domoto, vice president of Domoto Seika, a 112-year-old senbei (rice cracker) company based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. In this special online event, Masaya will introduce his fifth-generation family business, while attendees will have the opportunity to sample Domoto Seika’s rice crackers, as well as the chance to try freshly baked senbei at home.

06/10/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Battle Royale directed by Kinji Fukasaku

06/10/2021

Join us on 6 October for our Film Club dedicated to explore the influential and bloody film Battle Royale, directed by Kinji Fukasaku in 2000.

05/10/2021ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

05/10/2021

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.

25/09/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - One Step at a Time: Exploring the Shikoku Pilgrimage with John Lander

25/09/2021

In this special talk, author and photographer John Lander will take us on a journey along the Shikoku Pilgrimage guiding us through the evocative images and stories he has been documenting for his latest publication The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Japan’s Sacred Trail. He will share fascinating details on the origin of the trail and what the pilgrimage means to the thousands who undertake it every year.