The Japan Society
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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

26/05/2020ARCHIVED Yuriko Kotani with Till Weingärtner - The Making of a Japanese Stand-Up in the UK

26/05/2020

The Japan Society are pleased to welcome comedian Yuriko Kotani in conversation with Till Weingärtner as they discuss Yuriko’s experiences as a Japanese comedian in the UK comedy scene.

19/05/2020ARCHIVED Online Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

19/05/2020

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. In this online workshop participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

11/05/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

11/05/2020

Considered a dystopian novel, The Memory Police focuses on an unknown, surreal setting of an unnamed island. With Orwellian themes such as rule by terror and state control.

28/04/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

28/04/2020

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching.

06/04/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Deep River by Shusaku Endo

06/04/2020

The river is the Ganges, where a group of Japanese tourists converge, each wrestling with their own demons. In this novel, the renowned Japanese writer Shusaku Endo reaches his ultimate religious vision.

09/03/2020ARCHIVED Japan Society Book Club: Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yu

09/03/2020

The story follows Kazu – the main protagonist as he reflects on his tough life involving numerous tragic incidents. Consequently Kazu is driven into poverty and homelessness, residing in a tent within Ueno Park.

03/03/2020ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

03/03/2020

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.

10/02/2020ARCHIVED Japan Society Book Club: The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada

10/02/2020

In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs but life in the factory has its own logic.

04/02/2020ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/02/2020

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.

26/01/2020ARCHIVED Tsunagu/Connect Launch EventARCHIVED 『つなぐ/Connect』立ち上げイベント

26/01/2020

Join us at our launch event for Tsunagu/Connect, a new oral history project recording the lives of Japanese women in the UK since 1945!

このプロジェクトでは、世代を超えたインタビューの蓄積を通じて彼女たちの生の声を共有するとともに、2021年には最後の締めくくりとして、そこから触発されたパフォーマンスの上演を行います。