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04/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom


We are delighted to welcome Tomoko Hoult to give a special talk introducing the Soroban (Japanese abacus) and explaining how it can be used as a classroom tool to help children visualise numbers and understand the decimal system.

04/03/2021ARCHIVED 3/11 and Fukushima Dai-ichi 10 years on with Yoichi Funabashi and David Warren


Ten years after the terrible tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, what has changed in Fukushima and what remains to be done? To consider these questions, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by Yoichi Funabashi and Sir David Warren, former chair of the Japan Society.

03/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa


For the Film Club in March we invite you to watch a sumptuous story of vengeance and retribution in the classic film An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa in 1963.

24/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking ClubARCHIVED 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


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.


20/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop


In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

18/02/2021ARCHIVED The Business of Pop Culture in Japan, with Matt Alt


For the next Japan Society webinar, we’re delighted to welcome Matt Alt, author of Pure Invention, who will join Japan Society Chairman Bill Emmott for a conversation about pop culture in Japan

17/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (17 Feb)


We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

08/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe


Secret Rendezvous is a nightmarish satire of bureaucracy, medicine and modern life.

04/02/2021ARCHIVED The Brexit Agreement, One Month On, with David Henig and Pernille Rudlin


As 1 January 2021 saw the end of the withdrawal transition period and the implementation of the post Brexit UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott will be joined by David Henig, director of the UK Trade Policy Project, EPICE, and Pernille Rudlin, EMEA representative of Japan Intercultural Consulting, to review the first month under the new arrangements.

03/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Mourning Forest directed by Naomi Kawase


The Mourning Forest (殯の森, Mogari no mori, 2007) is a beautiful and meditative portrait of grief, with an absorbing cinematography and a touching story.