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27/10/2020ONLINE EVENT – Kogin Embroidery Workshop

27/10/2020

Kogin embroidery is a type of Sashiko, originating in Aomori prefecture and is a type of counted thread work. It is stitched on an even weave fabric from side to side typically using an uneven number of threads (one, three or five in length) to make up geometric, symmetrical patterns.

28/10/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Clubオンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

28/10/2020

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.

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。

04/11/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Departures directed by Yojiro Takita

04/11/2020

Departures (おくりびと, Okuribito, 2008) follows the story of a professional cello player who returns to his hometown and finds work as a nokanshi, a traditional Buddhist ritual mortician.

05/11/2020The US Election: Implications for International Trade

05/11/2020

As we assess the outcome, whether confirmed or not, of the US presidential and congressional elections, Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two experts on international business, Glen S Fukushima in Washington DC and Lord Jim O’Neill in the UK, and Professor Toshihiro Nakayama in Tokyo, to share their views on the election’s implications for both the UK and Japan.

09/11/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Tale of Heike

09/11/2020

The Tale of the Heike is Japan’s great martial epic: a masterpiece of world literature and the progenitor of all samurai stories, first assembled from scattered oral poems in the early fourteenth century.

14/11/2020‘Singleness of purpose’: Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, Korea and China, 1865-1885

14/11/2020

Sir Harry Parkes is a hate figure in China today and feelings are a little mixed about him in Japan, but nobody can deny the central role he played in the relations between east Asia and the West from the 1850s until the 1880s.

25/11/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Clubオンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ

25/11/2020

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.

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。

14/12/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Breasts & Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

14/12/2020

Breasts and Eggs follows the story of Midoriko, an adolescent girl who refuses to communicate with her mother except through writing, and her mother Makiko, who moves to Tokyo to receive breast implant surgery.

15/12/2020ONLINE LECTURE - No Laughing Matter. The Role of the Comedian in Japan – with Till Weingärtner

15/12/2020

For several years, Japanese stand-up comedians have also found success on the domestic book market. Benefiting from their popularity and constant presence in the media, publications by comedians-authors often turn into media sensations.

22/10/2020ARCHIVED The Future of Democracy in the USA with David Runciman and Hitoshi Tanaka

22/10/2020

As the US presidential campaigns enter their final phase, we are delighted to welcome two expert observers and analysts David Runciman and Hitoshi Tanaka to join Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott to discuss the future of democracy in the USA and what this means for its allies, in particular the UK and Japan.