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.

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

06/06/2024

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

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.

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.

25/04/2024ARCHIVED Un/Masked: Gallery Talk with Naoto Yoshida

25/04/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a gallery talk by documentary photographer and journalist Naoto Yoshida, whose first UK exhibition, Un/Masked is currently on show at the Aperture Gallery.

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.

05/03/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

05/03/2024

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.

19/02/2024ARCHIVED First Contact: The Earliest Scots in Japan (1613-1623)

19/02/2024

In this lecture, Professor Ian Gow will discuss first contacts by Scots with Tokugawa Japan during the English East India Company period in Hirado (1613-23).

06/02/2024ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

06/02/2024

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.