The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

08/08/2022IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

08/08/2022

A cult classic mystery novel about students from a university mystery club who visit Tsunojima Island: the site of a series of violent murders. After the students start getting picked off one by one, they must utilize all their murder mystery knowledge to escape the Island with their lives.

15/08/2022Lord Sempill and Japan: Traitor or Spy-Myth?

15/08/2022

In this lecture, Alex Hardie will explore the life of Lord Sempill (1893-1965), a distinguished aviator and a lifelong friend of Japan who was labelled “the traitor of Pearl Harbor.” He will argue that the archival evidence does not support the prevailing view of Sempill as a spy who betrayed British and American interests.

06/09/2022Japanese Conversation Group

06/09/2022

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.

12/09/2022ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: At the End of the Matinee by Keiichiro Hirano

12/09/2022

At the End of the Matinee tells the story of Satoshi Makino, a classical guitarist who has traveled the world and whose career is at its peak, and Yoko Komine, an intelligent and refined journalist. After meeting for the first time, they form a long-lasting and intense connection.

19/09/2022‘Abandon all hope, you who enter’ - Sir Rutherford Alcock and Japan (1859 – 1865)

19/09/2022

Very few scaled the heights to reach the level of Minister to Japan or especially Minister to China – the most important British official east of India. This means that Alcock’s story would inevitably have been out-of-the-ordinary, but there were things about him that made it more than that.

28/09/2022Bilingual Public Speaking Clubバイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

28/09/2022

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in public in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

04/10/2022Japanese Conversation Group

04/10/2022

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.

10/10/2022IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura

10/10/2022

An I-Novel is a semi-autobiographical book that was once deemed untranslatable. Upon its publishing in 1995, it broke the rules of conventional Japanese literature by incorporating the English language throughout the novel.

26/10/2022Bilingual Public Speaking Clubバイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

26/10/2022

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in public in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

08/11/2022Japanese Conversation Group

08/11/2022

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.