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

03/05/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Late Spring directed by Yasujiro Ozu

03/05/2023

Join us on 3 May when we will discuss Late Spring, One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits.

02/05/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/05/2023

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.

05/04/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Your Name directed by Makoto Shinkai

05/04/2023

Join us on 5 April to discuss the critically acclaimed and award winning anime Your Name directed by Makoto Shinkai.

04/04/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/04/2023

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.

03/04/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Easy Life in Kamusari by Shion Miura

03/04/2023

‘A rapturous novel where the contemporary and the traditional meet amid the splendor of Japan's mountain way of life.’ Yuki Hirano is just out of high school when his parents enroll him, against his will, in a forestry training program in the remote mountain village of Kamusari. No phone, no internet, no shopping. Just a small, inviting community where the most common expression is "take it easy."

30/03/2023ARCHIVED Akatoki Supper Club

30/03/2023

We are delighted to be partnering with The Prince Akatori London, a Japanese-inspired hotel, to host a special Supper Club on Thursday 30th March. Guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive Omakase menu for an unmissable and authentic journey on.

13/03/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda

13/03/2023

Set in Tokyo over the course of one night, Aki and Hiro have decided to be together one last time in their shared flat before parting. Their relationship has broken down after a mountain trek during which their guide died inexplicably. Now each believes the other to be a murderer and is determined to extract a confession before the night is over. Who is the murderer and what really happened on the mountain?

07/03/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/03/2023

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.

01/03/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Tony Takitani directed by Jun Ichikawa

01/03/2023

Join us on 1 March when we will discuss Tony Takitani, a film about solitude and obsession directed by Jun Ichikawa.

13/02/2023ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Ten Nights’ Dreams by Soseki Natsume

13/02/2023

Ten Nights' Dreams is a series of short pieces by Sōseki Natsume. It was serialized in the Asahi Shimbun from July 25 to August 5, 1908. Sōseki writes of ten dreams set in various time periods, including his own time (the Meiji period) and as far back as the "age of the gods," and the Kamakura period.