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:

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

25/09/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - One Step at a Time: Exploring the Shikoku Pilgrimage with John Lander

25/09/2021

In this special talk, author and photographer John Lander will take us on a journey along the Shikoku Pilgrimage guiding us through the evocative images and stories he has been documenting for his latest publication The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Japan’s Sacred Trail. He will share fascinating details on the origin of the trail and what the pilgrimage means to the thousands who undertake it every year.

13/09/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Man by Keiichiro Hirano

13/09/2021

Keiichiro Hirano’s A Man has all the trappings of a gripping detective story: a bereaved wife, a dead man whose name belongs to someone else, mysterious coded letters, a lawyer intent on uncovering the truth.

01/09/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Ran directed by Akira Kurosawa

01/09/2021

For our Film Club in September, we invite you to watch one of the most stunning adaptations of Shakespeare's King Lear, the monumental period drama Ran directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1985.

09/08/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

09/08/2021

Published in 2017, Pachinko, the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee, is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually immigrates to Japan.

04/08/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Grave of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata

04/08/2021

Join us on 4 August for a Film Club dedicated to a masterpiece of Japanese animation and anti-war cinema, Graves of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata in 1988.

14/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

14/07/2021

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. In this online workshop participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

12/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda

12/07/2021

Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of traditional ghost stories by one of Japan’s most exciting writers.

07/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata

07/07/2021

For the Film Club in July we invite you to watch one of the finest examples of J-horror, the emotional and atmospheric Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata in 2002.

23/06/2021ARCHIVED Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

23/06/2021

We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions on Golf and other outdoor sports, The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will go ahead as planned this year. The Tournament will be held at Essendon Country Club.

14/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

14/06/2021

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn is a collection of 28 stories inspired by Japanese folk tales. The stories span a wide range of genres, from fantastical ghost stories to love stories with a twist.