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08/11/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka


Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

13/12/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami


Told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.

20/01/2021ARCHIVED The Path to Net Carbon Zero in the UK and Japan, with Naoko Ishii and Adair Turner


For the first Japan Society webinar of 2021, chairman Bill Emmott will be joined to discuss strategies to achieve net carbon zero by two energy and climate change experts, Professor Naoko Ishii, director of the Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, and Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission.

18/01/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - British Engagement with Japan, 1854-1922 - with Antony Best


This talk is designed to provide an overview of the trajectory of Britain’s relations with Japan since their modern opening in 1854 until the end of the alliance in 1922.

11/01/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura


In If Cats Disappeared from The World, Kawamura tells the story of a postman in his thirties who discovers that his days are numbered because of a brain tumour which will cause his imminent death.

06/01/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: High and Low directed by Akira Kurosawa


High and Low is a superb crime thriller and a brilliant commentary on the contemporary Japanese society and its moral values.

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


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.

15/12/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT – Moyozashi Sashiko (stab stitch) Workshop


In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will be introduced to variety of Sashiko patterns, focusing on Moyozashi Sashiko (pattern sashiko) where the patterns change direction to make a larger one.

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


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.

10/12/2020ARCHIVED ‘A Dinner with a Twist’ - Japan Society’s First Virtual Annual Dinner


In a change to our planned celebrations for the Annual Dinner and Christmas party, two of the most important events in our calendar, the Japan Society team has been working hard to put together our first virtual celebration.