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.

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.

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.

14/11/2022ONLINE 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.

06/12/2022Japanese 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.

12/12/2022IN-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.