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Japan Society Chairman's Blog (1)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (1)

This is the first of what will be a regular “Chairman’s Blog” by Bill Emmott for Japan Society members and supporters.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update新型コロナウイルス感染症について

In line with the UK government guidance, and as part of our commitment to the safety of our members, audiences and staff, the Japan Society has postponed all face to face events until further notice.

英国政府のガイダンスに従い、会員の皆様、イベントへ参加される一般の方々、職員の安全を第一に考え、当協会では、予定していたすべてのイベントの開催を見送ることといたしました。

Taking part in Sport Relief? Warm-up with Radio Taiso!

Taking part in Sport Relief? Warm-up with Radio Taiso!

Radio Taiso is a simple set of Japanese exercises, used as a whole-school warm up in Japan. However you’re fundraising, we want you to get everyone together and warm up with Radio Taiso!

Reiko Fujisawa with the Carducci String Quartet – Members Discount

Reiko Fujisawa with the Carducci String Quartet – Members Discount

Pianist Reiko Fujisawa and the Carducci String Quartet join forces on piano quintets from Schumann and Shostakovich, each possessing their own exquisite power.

Japan Society Christmas Party 2019 Photos

Japan Society Christmas Party 2019 Photos

Our thanks to everyone who came to this year’s Japan Society Christmas Party 2019 on December 10 and special thanks to our hosts the Embassy of Japan.

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Applications closed

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Applications closed

With the Japan Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics, 2019-2020 is an important period for Japan and SPORTS. This year we are looking for haiku that express themes and feelings connected to SPORTS.

Captain Oswald Tuck and the Bedford Japanese School, 1942-1945 - Members Discount

Captain Oswald Tuck and the Bedford Japanese School, 1942-1945 - Members Discount

This book contains a biography of Captain Oswald Tuck RN (1876-1950), who had lived in Japan, had taught Japanese for the Navy and had high security clearance

New Publication: British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

New Publication: British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

This book studies the relations between the British and Japanese monarchies over the past 150 years. It marks the abdication of Emperor Akihito and the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito in April 2019.

New Edition: The Thames And I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford

New Edition: The Thames And I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford

Translated by the late Sir Hugh Cortazzi and first published in hardback in 2006, this reprint in softback is published to mark the ascendancy to the imperial throne of Japan of Crown Prince Naruhito in 2019.

Video: How to Haiku: Beyond 5 7 5

Video: How to Haiku: Beyond 5 7 5

Paul Conneally, haiku poet, introduces the key elements of haiku in this video, illuminating some of the common pitfalls and misunderstandings of what haiku is about.