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The Japan Youth Collective – January Japan Lab with Fumio Obata

The Japan Youth Collective – January Japan Lab with Fumio Obata

For their first Japan Lab after the New Year, the Japan Youth Collective met with graphic novelist Fumio Obata who shared insights about manga and the manga industry.

The Japan Youth Collective – New Year Catch-Up and Wagashi Workshop

The Japan Youth Collective – New Year Catch-Up and Wagashi Workshop

For their first Catch-Up session after the winter break, The Japan Youth Collective learned about Japanese New Year customs and traditions and designed their very own ema board with wishes for the new year.

The Japan Youth Collective – November Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective – November Round-Up and Photos

Throughout November the Japan Youth Collective took a Deeper Dive into their interests. The group not only started to think more about their particular interests in Japan, but also worked on the skills that would help them find out more. 

Sixth Form Japan Day 2023 - Photos

Sixth Form Japan Day 2023 - Photos

On Tuesday 7 November 2023, we welcomed over 120 Sixth Form Students from London, the South and beyond to our annual Sixth Form Japan Day at SOAS, University of London, in association with Ritsumeikan (UK).

The Japan Youth Collective – Autumn Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective – Autumn Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective have been busy in September and October – here we share what they’ve been up to! 

18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024

18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024

The Japan Society is pleased to announce that the 18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024 is now open for entries, focusing on the theme of “Family”.

Registration Now Open! Sixth Form Japan Day 2023

Registration Now Open! Sixth Form Japan Day 2023

We are pleased to invite sixth form students to attend the annual Sixth Form Japan Day, in association with Ritsumeikan (UK) and SOAS, University of London.

The Japan Youth Collective Orientation  - Photos

The Japan Youth Collective Orientation - Photos

On Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August 2023, the members of the Japan Youth Collective (all aged 16-19) gathered at Japan House London for their first meetings, and we’re pleased to share that it was a huge success!

NEW online course for UK Teachers - Japanese Abacus (Soroban)

NEW online course for UK Teachers - Japanese Abacus (Soroban)

The Japan Society is pleased to announce a free short online course for teachers at UK schools to learn all about the soroban, or Japanese abacus, led by Tomoko Hoult a soroban teacher and advocate. 

New kamishibai stories for loan!

New kamishibai stories for loan!

The Japan Society’s collection of kamishibai, including both traditional folk tales and stories related to Japanese festivals, has expanded to include four new original titles!