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:

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

18/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - 70 years in Japan’s Postwar History: Individual Memories, Collective Experiences

18/10/2020

Often explored from a socio-political, economic perspective, postwar history in Japan is also made up of the personal experiences of individuals who have lived through those historical events. This lecture will discuss the last 70 years in Japan from the point of view of a person who has witnessed first-hand the historical developments of the country.

20/07/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Performing Memory: Artistic Production & Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

20/07/2020

This online talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo at Kofukuji temple.

18/05/2020ARCHIVED Being a Young Migrant in Japan: Anthropological Perspectives - with Jamie Coates

18/05/2020

We are taking our monthly Japan Society lecture online in May, and are delighted to welcome Dr Jamie Coates to discuss his film Tokyo Pengyou and his research into a migrant community in Tokyo.

20/04/2020ARCHIVED POSTPONED - Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

20/04/2020

This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo at Kofukuji temple.

16/03/2020ARCHIVED POSTPONED - No Laughing Matter. The Role of the Comedian in Japan – with Till Weingärtner

16/03/2020

For several years, Japanese stand-up comedians have also found success on the domestic book market. Benefiting from their popularity and constant presence in the media, publications by comedians-authors often turn into media sensations.

05/03/2020ARCHIVED Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

05/03/2020

In this lecture, British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan at the end of his third year in post.

17/02/2020ARCHIVED The Siberian Captivity of Japanese Soldiers and the Transnational History of War and Empire

17/02/2020

In this talk Sherzod Muminov will analyse the Siberian Internment as a transnational event, and a unique lens to reconsider the making of postwar Japan.

24/01/2020ARCHIVED The University as a Platform for Social Change – Makoto Gonokami, President, U. of Tokyo

24/01/2020

President Gonokami will set out his vision for universities in the 21st century as a platform for social change, involving all generations and collaborating with all sectors to create new socio-economic systems.

20/01/2020ARCHIVED Burakumin and Human Rights – with Ian Neary

20/01/2020

The presentation will trace the development of Buraku communities and policies towards them from the mid-nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, following the formal abolition of senmin status in 1871.