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16/03/2020ARCHIVED POSTPONED - 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.

09/03/2020ARCHIVED Japan Society Book Club: Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yu


The story follows Kazu – the main protagonist as he reflects on his tough life involving numerous tragic incidents. Consequently Kazu is driven into poverty and homelessness, residing in a tent within Ueno Park.

05/03/2020ARCHIVED Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan


In this lecture, British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan at the end of his third year in post.

03/03/2020ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group


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.

01/03/2020ARCHIVED Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops


During this special workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving, developed in Japan during the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018).

26/02/2020ARCHIVED Bilingual Public Speaking Club


The Japan Society and the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) are delighted to invite you to another session of the first bilingual Japanese-English public speaking club in the UK.

24/02/2020ARCHIVED FinTech and Beyond – How to Use Financial Technologies in Global Business


Join the Japan Society for this special seminar to explore the ways in which Technology brings Finance beyond the finance industry.

17/02/2020ARCHIVED The Siberian Captivity of Japanese Soldiers and the Transnational History of War and Empire


In this talk Sherzod Muminov will analyse the Siberian Internment as a transnational event, and a unique lens to reconsider the making of postwar Japan.

11/02/2020ARCHIVED UK-Japan Cybersecurity Collaboration – Shinichi Yokohama, CISO, NTT


Shinichi Yokohama will highlight UK-Japan collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity space by addressing the “Myths & Realities” about cybersecurity of Japanese industry.

10/02/2020ARCHIVED Japan Society Book Club: The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada


In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs but life in the factory has its own logic.