The Japan Society
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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:

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

20/06/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Touching the Unreachable: Writing and Skinship in Modern Japanese Literature

20/06/2022

What is the role of touching in modern Japanese literature? How have Japanese writers expressed the act of touching mediated through skin, objects, and memories? In this talk, Fusako Innami will explore the work of Japanese writers to analyse the desire for touch in modern Japanese fiction.

13/06/2022ARCHIVED IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Colorful. A Novel by Eto Mori

13/06/2022

A soul is given a second chance at life when it is passed on to the body of Makoto Kobayashi, a fourteen-year-old who had just committed suicide.

07/06/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/06/2022

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.

01/06/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: 37 Seconds directed by Hikari

01/06/2022

Join us for our Film Club in June where we will discuss the refreshing and entertaining film '37 Seconds' directed by Hikari in 2019.

29/05/2022ARCHIVED Private Day Trip to Dojima Sake Brewery

29/05/2022

The Japan Society is delighted to invite guests to a special day at Dojima Sake Brewery in the stunning setting of Fordham Abbey estate. Guests will learn about the process of sake making whilst enjoying the historic atmosphere of Fordham Abbey and its beautiful Japanese garden.

16/05/2022ARCHIVED Fukushima Narratives. Textile and Papermaking Practice, Past, Present and Future

16/05/2022

In this lecture, visual artist and researcher Eleanor Burkett will pay tribute to this area’s traditional craft practice offering a rare glimpse into a textile collection, archive photographs and handmade paper from Fukushima.

11/05/2022ARCHIVED Courts & Culture: The British Royal Family and the Japan Society, 1902–1923 - with Rachel Peat

11/05/2022

This lecture will explore the interactions of British Royal Family with Japanese art during the early twentieth century, placing them within the long history of the British Royal Family’s courtly and diplomatic engagement with Japan.

09/05/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: How do you live? by Genzaburo Yoshino

09/05/2022

How do you live? was first published in 1937. It follows the story of Copper, a fifteen-year-old boy struggling to deal with the inevitable change that came with his father’s death, and his uncle, who writes to him sharing knowledge and offering advice.

04/05/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Giants and Toys directed by Yasuzo Masumura

04/05/2022

For our Film Club in May, we invite you to watch the post-war satire 'Giants and Toys' directed by Yasuzo Masumura in 1958.

03/05/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

03/05/2022

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.