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:
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07/02/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/02/2023

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.

01/02/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: No Regrets for Our Youth directed by Akira Kurosawa

01/02/2023

Join us on 1 February when we will discuss No Regrets for Our Youth, Kurosawa's first post-war film starring Setsuko Hara as the privileged daughter of a professor who takes up arms against the Japanese military.

10/01/2023ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

10/01/2023

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.

09/01/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi

09/01/2023

When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job in Tokyo, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces that she can't clear away her colleagues' dirty cups, because she's pregnant and the smell nauseates her. The only thing is... Ms. Shibata is not pregnant.

04/01/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Funeral directed by Juzo Itami

04/01/2023

Join us on 4 January for the first Film Club of the year to discuss Juzo Itami's award winning comedy, The Funeral.

12/12/2022ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Beautiful Star by Yukio Mishima

12/12/2022

Translated into English for the first time, Beautiful Star is a 1962 tale of family, love, nuclear war and UFOs, and was the novel Mishima considered to be his masterpiece.

11/12/2022ARCHIVED Make Your Own Japanese New Year Card

11/12/2022

In this workshop, artist Aya Burbanks will show participants a selection of her original designs, featuring typical motifs used in Nengajo. She will then teach you the techniques of boku-ga (ink wash painting) before you create your own new year card to mark the start of 2023, the year of the rabbit.

07/12/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: One Cut of the Dead

07/12/2022

Join us on 7 December for our Film Club to discuss about One Cut of the Dead directed by Shinichiro Ueda.

06/12/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

06/12/2022

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.

14/11/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada

14/11/2022

Yoshiro celebrated his hundredth birthday many years ago, but every morning before work he still goes running in the park with his rent-a-dog. He is one of the many aged-elderly in Japan and he might, he thinks, live forever.