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Shochu Masterclass - Photos

Shochu Masterclass - Photos

Many thanks to everyone attending our Japan Society Shochu Masterclass on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 February 2022 and special thanks to our host ROKA Shochu Lounge and our partners Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association for making possible a wonderful evening with delicious food and shochu.

Japan Society x Express Yourself 2022

Japan Society x Express Yourself 2022

This March the Japan Society is taking part in Express Yourself 2022 - an online festival celebrating languages and cultures in North East England and its connections with the world!

Webinar Video + Report - Prospects for Japan and Asia in 2022 and Beyond

Webinar Video + Report - Prospects for Japan and Asia in 2022 and Beyond

Watch the recording and read the report of our first webinar in 2022, in which Bill Emmott was joined by two expert analysts, Jesper Koll in Japan and Jim McCafferty in Hong Kong, to discuss whether we can expect it to bring ‘strength, vitality and growth’ to the Japan and East Asian in this Year of the Tiger.

Sixth Form Japan Taster this Spring

Sixth Form Japan Taster this Spring

We are pleased to announce an in-person ‘Japan Taster’ event in London for Sixth Form students this March. After a hiatus, we are once again able to offer UK sixth form students the opportunity to come together to learn about Japan and Japanese culture through cultural workshops and live speeches on Tuesday 29 March. 

Japan Society New Year Celebration Lunch - Photos

Japan Society New Year Celebration Lunch - Photos

Our thanks to everyone who came to the Japan Society New Year Celebration Lunch on Saturday 5 February 2022 and special thanks to our host Pantechnicon and Guest Chef Tim Anderson for a wonderful meal and service.

Fumiaki Miura with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Members Discount

Fumiaki Miura with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Members Discount

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to welcome Fumiaki Miura for his first performance as our Artist in Residence for 2022. On Thursday 9 February Mr Miura will be performing Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto with the Orchestra.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Half-Term Haiku for Children

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Half-Term Haiku for Children

We are excited to announce a FREE haiku workshop for children and their parents/carers this February half-term. Come along and be inspired in this fun and creative session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Japanese Language Taster for Young People

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Japanese Language Taster for Young People

We are delighted to announce FREE online taster language sessions for secondary school and sixth-form students. Designed for beginners, our friendly online classroom is perfect for those who are new to Japanese and want to give the language a try.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 - Members Discount

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 - Members Discount

Japan Society members can receive a discount on tickets for film screenings at the ICA London (4 -13 February 2022).

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (48)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (48)

So what metaphor or simile should we use to describe the situation we find ourselves in as we approach Christmas festivities and Bonenkai, in the second year of the pandemic? A roller-coaster? Round and round the mulberry bush? Groundhog Day? Or might we, in a more positive frame of mind, express gratitude for the many good things that have happened this year?