Sixth Form Japan Day 2022 - Photos
On 10 November 2022 we invited sixth form students back to Sixth Form Japan Day for the first full-day in-person event since 2019, which was a resounding success!
Books and Manuscripts from the Japan Society Library
Members and friends will be interested in the forthcoming auction at Sotheby’s London of Books and Manuscripts from the Japan Society Library. As you know, the board took the decision several years ago to dispose of this historic and valuable collection, which the Society was unable to use or maintain properly and which was gradually deteriorating.
Webinar Video + Report - Taiwan Tensions – Implications for China, the US, Japan and Europe
Watch the recording and read the report of our conversation with Yasuhiro Matsuda, professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and Meia Nouwens, Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Japanese Garden Community Day 2022 - Photos
We were so pleased to see so many people enjoying the activities on what was a beautiful sunny day in Hammersmith Park’s Japanese Garden this Sunday 7 August.
Professor Ian Nish CBE (3 June 1926 – 31 July 2022)
Ian Nish had been involved with the Japan Society for over 70 years, since studying for his PhD at SOAS, and was known to many members. He was the last of the wartime Japanologists, and spent the majority of his career in the International History Department at LSE. After retiring, he continued to research and publish on the subject of international relations and diplomacy.
Annual Dinner 2022 - Photos
On Tuesday 12 July 2022, we were delighted to welcome members and guests to the first in-person Annual Dinner event since 2019, held in the surroundings of the historic Chelsea Physic Garden.
Japan Society Golf Tournament 2022 - Winners and Pictures
Congratulations to Nick Packer for his victory in the annual Japan Society Golf Tournament for the Asprey and Garrard Plate. This year's tournament was held on 28 June at Essendon Country Club.
Japan Society Chairman's Blog (52)
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida really spoke for all of us when he said he was "at a loss for words" about the assassination today of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. I imagine all of us felt just like that when we woke up to read the news of the shooting at the campaign event in beautiful Nara and then a short while later learned that he had died.
17th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022 – Winners
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 17th World Children's Haiku Contest 2022. The Japan Society would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s contest and for their patience in waiting for the results.