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08/07/2020What the UK and Japan Mean to Each Other with Jeremy Hunt MP and Tomohiko Taniguchi

08/07/2020

On Wednesday 8 July we are delighted to welcome Jeremy Hunt and Tomohiko Taniguchi, both well-known to members of the Japan Society, to discuss the relationship between our two countries with Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott.

13/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima

13/07/2020

The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at.

14/07/2020Online Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

14/07/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will learn a brief history and origins of Boro, and they will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage, how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work; practice using visible repair to enhance and strengthen textiles; applique and reverse applique techniques will be shown.

14/07/2020The Future for the Arts and their Institutions with Mami Kataoka and Rebecca Salter

14/07/2020

In Japan, museums and galleries have gradually been re-opening since 25 May when the state of emergency was lifted and, in the UK, many of us are eagerly anticipating being able to start to visit in person again once restrictions have eased on 4 July. But as these institutions prepare themselves to welcome visitors once more, how have national governments in Japan and the UK responded to pleas for financial investment to build a new sustainable model?

20/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Performing Memory: Artistic Production & Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

20/07/2020

This online talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo at Kofukuji temple.

29/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

29/07/2020

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

04/08/2020Japanese Conversation Group

04/08/2020

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.

05/08/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Kwaidan directed by Masaki Kobayashi

05/08/2020

Do you love Japanese cinema? Do you miss Japan and want to see it at least on screen? Join us for the Japan Society Film Club. For this summer session, we invite you to watch in advance 'Kwaidan' (Masaki Kobayashi,1964) and then join us to chat online about the film and Japan in an informal atmosphere.

10/08/2020Japan Society Book Club: No-no Boy by John Okada

10/08/2020

Placed in the post-World War 2 setting of a Japanese-American student, Ichiro Yamada. Returning home from University he faces social unacceptance and marginalisation for his non-participation in the war.

26/08/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

26/08/2020

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