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

11/01/2022ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

11/01/2022

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.

10/01/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki

10/01/2022

This is the diary of a middle-aged man who is deeply in love with his younger wife, Ikuko. In spite of that love, the pair have grown physically apart.

05/01/2022ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Drive My Car directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

05/01/2022

For our first Film Club of 2022 we invite you to watch a contemporary classic, the touching film 'Drive My Car' directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi in 2021.

13/12/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

13/12/2021

Told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.

07/12/2021ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

07/12/2021

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.

01/12/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki

01/12/2021

Join us on 1 December for our Film Club dedicated to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the animation classic Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 2001.

08/11/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

08/11/2021

Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

06/11/2021ARCHIVED Film Gathering: Love Letter by Kinuyo Tanaka + post-screening discussion

06/11/2021

Taking the opportunity given by the return of BFI Japan 2021, a two-part season celebrating the illustrious history of Japanese cinema at BFI Southbank, we are pleased to invite a small group of members and friends to gather to watch the film Love Letter directed by Kinuyo Tanaka in 1953 on Saturday 6 November at 12.30pm.

04/11/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Tampopo directed by Juzo Itami

04/11/2021

Join us on 4 November for our Film Club dedicated to explore the culinary comedy "Tampopo", directed by Juzo Itami in 1985. You will never eat ramen in the same way ever again!

02/11/2021ARCHIVED Japanese Conversation Group

02/11/2021

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.