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

01/11/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Perfect Blue directed by Satoshi Kon

01/11/2023

For our Film Club in November we invite you to watch and engage in a discussion about the intrincate anime film Perfect Blue directed by Satoshi Kon.

09/10/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Lion Cross Point by Masatsugu Ono

09/10/2023

How does a shy, traumatised boy overcome the shame, anger, and sadness that silence him? In Lion Cross Point, celebrated Japanese author Masatsugu Ono turns his gentle pen to the mind of ten-year-old Takeru, who arrives at his family's home village amid a scorching summer, carrying memories of unspeakable acts against his mother and brother.

08/10/2023ARCHIVED Collar Cup Golf Match 2023

08/10/2023

The annual golf match between The Japan Society and the JCCI is being held this year on Sunday 8 October at Brocket Hall. Twelve players from each organisation will compete for the Collar Cup, which was won in 2022 by The Japan Society.

04/10/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Woman of the Dunes directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

04/10/2023

Join our Film Club in October to discuss about thought-provoking classic Woman of the Dunes directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara in 1964.

03/10/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

03/10/2023

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.

11/09/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

11/09/2023

The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki, author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace.

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.

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.

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.