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

06/06/2024ARCHIVED Exploring Japan: A Diplomatic Journey with Ambassador Paul Madden


We are delighted to welcome Paul Madden CMG FRGS, former Ambassador to Japan, to discuss his favourite experiences in Japan.

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


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

30/01/2024ARCHIVED Daido Moriyama – Special Private View with Curator Clare Grafik


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a special private view of Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective with Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery.

15/01/2024ARCHIVED Switching Tracks from the Golden Route: Trends, Strategies & Challenges for Inbound Tourism in Japan


In this lecture, Christopher Hayes will explore some of the strategies that have been employed to diversify tourism in Japan in the recent years, with a particular focus on the country’s hosting of major international events, drawing on his research on the tourism impact of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.