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

10/06/2024ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: What You are Looking for is in the Library

10/06/2024

Sayuri Komachi is no ordinary librarian. Sensing exactly what someone is searching for in life, she provides just the book recommendation to help them find it.

04/06/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

04/06/2024

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

20/05/2024ARCHIVED Nostalgia, Soft Power, Intersectionality and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

20/05/2024

In this lecture, Dr Sharleen Estampador will demonstrate how the JET Programme has been beneficial in changing attitudes towards Japan through grassroots diplomacy.

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.

07/05/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/05/2024

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

15/04/2024ARCHIVED Women's Liberation Movement, Disability Activism and Reproductive Justice in Japan (1970-1996)

15/04/2024

In this lecture, Dr Anna Vittinghoff will explore the impact of disability and women's liberation activists coming together in the 1960s and 1970s.

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.

03/04/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Forever a Woman directed by Kinuyo Tanaka

03/04/2024

For our film club in April we invite you to watch Forever a Woman, a touching woman's film directed by star Kinuyo Tanaka.

02/04/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/04/2024

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

13/03/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: The Premonition by Banana Yoshimoto

13/03/2024

Yayoi lives with her perfect, loving family, but while her parents tell happy stories of her childhood, she is increasingly haunted by the sense that she's forgotten something important about her past.