The Japan Society

Past Events

The Japan Society runs more than 80 events per year providing opportunities for members and others interested in Japan to meet, learn and exchange ideas and experiences. Our archive of Past Events below shows events we have offered in previous months starting from 2020.

A list of events from previous years can be downloaded in pdf:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

08/07/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ito Ogawa

08/07/2024

Shocked to find her flat emptied, Rinko's life takes a dramatic turn. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she returns to her estranged village and mother, reigniting past connections.

08/07/2024ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

08/07/2024

Join us for the latest in our regular quarterly webinar on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill. ciety Japan. In this Salon, they will be joined by Mitsunobu Koshiba, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Security, Science & Technology, Keizai Doyukai

03/07/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Kamikaze Girls directed by Tetsuya Nakashima

03/07/2024

For our film club in July, we invite you to join our discussion on Kamikaze Girls, a quirky teenage comedy crafted by the imaginative Tetsuya Nakashima.

11/06/2024ARCHIVED The Contest for Japan's Economic Future: Richard Katz in Conversation with Bill Emmott

11/06/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to welcome the economist and journalist Richard Katz in an online conversation with Bill Emmott.

05/06/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice by Yasujiro Ozu

05/06/2024

Join us for our film club in June where we will discuss another classical masterpiece by Ozu Yasujiro, The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice.

13/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa

13/05/2024

When Takako's boyfriend announces his impending marriage with someone else, she reluctantly moves into her uncle Satoru's quaint space just above his enchanting Morisaki bookshop in Jimbocho, Tokyo.

08/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Craft in Crisis: Wajima Lacquerware and the Impact of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake

08/05/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to partner with Circle of Japanese Art London to host a zoom lecture by Masami Yamada, Curator in the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

01/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Evil Does Not Exist directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

01/05/2024

Join us online to discuss Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s enigmatic ecological drama Evil Does Not Exist (2023).

15/04/2024ARCHIVED Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill

15/04/2024

Join us for the latest in our regular quarterly webinar on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill. ciety Japan. In this Salon, they will be joined by Yoko Iwama, Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and director of Security and Strategy Program (SSP) at GRIPS.

08/04/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Honeybees and Distant Thunder by Riku Onda

08/04/2024

In a small coastal town close to Tokyo, a prestigious piano competition is underway. Over the course of two weeks, three friends will experience some of the most joyous - and painful - moments of their lives.