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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09/05/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

09/05/2023

The story is set in 1955, when Jumpei Niki, a teacher from Tokyo, visits a fishing village to collect insects. After missing the last bus home, he is offered shelter in the village. However, he is prevented from leaving and his held captive by the villagers. Tasked with shovelling back the sand dunes threatening the village, his only company is a young woman.