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:

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

07/04/2022ARCHIVED Easter Haiku Workshop for Children


Inspire children this Easter with a creative haiku workshop outdoors; come along to the Japan Society’s in-person session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

29/03/2022ARCHIVED Sixth Form Japan Taster


The Japan Society is pleased to welcome Sixth Form students back to an in-person Japan Taster event in March. This event offers students the chance to experience hands on workshops with experts and listen to live speakers in-person during a morning or afternoon session.

01/03/2022ARCHIVED Japan Society Activities with Express Yourself 2022


We are pleased to be taking part in Express Yourself 2022 - a celebration of languages and cultures in North East England and its connections with the world. Anyone is welcome to join in - register to get access to all the activity materials! 

26/02/2022ARCHIVED Online Japanese Taster Class: 2-session Language Class with Kae Harding


The Education Team is delighted to announce FREE online taster language sessions for secondary school and sixth-form students. Have you been thinking about trying Japanese for a while? Come and learn the basics in our friendly online classroom!

17/02/2022ARCHIVED Half-Term Haiku Workshop for Children


Inspire children this half term with a creative haiku workshop; come along to the Japan Society’s in-person session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

07/12/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally


This workshop will specifically focus on how to teach haiku to children and young people; join haiku poet Paul Conneally as he introduces this short-form of poetry and shares his advice and practical guidance for teaching haiku - both inside and outside the classroom.

04/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom


We are delighted to welcome Tomoko Hoult to give a special talk introducing the Soroban (Japanese abacus) and explaining how it can be used as a classroom tool to help children visualise numbers and understand the decimal system.

01/12/2020ARCHIVED Sixth Form Japan Week 2020


This year our annual Sixth Form Japan event goes online, offering a mix of live sessions and specially created "on-demand" content over four days.