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

12/04/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

12/04/2021

The Aosawa Murders begins in the 1960s in a town on the coast of the Sea of Japan, when 17 people die of cyanide poisoning at a party given by the owners of a prominent clinic.

07/04/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Kikujiro directed by Takeshi Kitano

07/04/2021

For the Film Club in April we invite you to watch the hilarious and tender film Kikujiro directed by Takeshi Kitano in 1999.

08/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima

08/03/2021

Territory of Light is the story of a young woman, recently separated from her husband and living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter.

05/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (5 March)

05/03/2021

We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

03/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa

03/03/2021

For the Film Club in March we invite you to watch a sumptuous story of vengeance and retribution in the classic film An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa in 1963.

17/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (17 Feb)

17/02/2021

We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

08/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe

08/02/2021

Secret Rendezvous is a nightmarish satire of bureaucracy, medicine and modern life.

03/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Mourning Forest directed by Naomi Kawase

03/02/2021

The Mourning Forest (殯の森, Mogari no mori, 2007) is a beautiful and meditative portrait of grief, with an absorbing cinematography and a touching story.

11/01/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura

11/01/2021

In If Cats Disappeared from The World, Kawamura tells the story of a postman in his thirties who discovers that his days are numbered because of a brain tumour which will cause his imminent death.

06/01/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: High and Low directed by Akira Kurosawa

06/01/2021

High and Low is a superb crime thriller and a brilliant commentary on the contemporary Japanese society and its moral values.