The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

08/06/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki

08/06/2020

Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She’s lost everything: her home, status, and respectability. Yet the only thing she longs for is Lily, their cat.

11/06/2020International Financial Centres: the Future for London & Tokyo

11/06/2020

In this webinar, we will look to the futures of our two national and financial capitals, London and Tokyo, with Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman Z/Yen, and Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman FinCity Tokyo, joining Japan Society chairman, Bill Emmott, in conversation.

23/06/2020Online Hitomezashi Sashiko (one stitch) Workshop

23/06/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will be introduced to a variety of Sashiko patterns, and will focus on Hitomezashi Sashiko (one-stitch sashiko) where the pattern emerges from the alignment of single stitches made on a grid.

24/06/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

24/06/2020

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

30/06/2020Online Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

30/06/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will learn a brief history and origins of Boro, and they will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage, how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work; practice using visible repair to enhance and strengthen textiles; applique and reverse applique techniques will be shown.

13/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima

13/07/2020

The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at.

20/07/2020ONLINE 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.

29/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Club

29/07/2020

The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.

04/08/2020Japanese Conversation Group

04/08/2020

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.

10/08/2020Japan Society Book Club: No-no Boy by John Okada

10/08/2020

Placed in the post-World War 2 setting of a Japanese-American student, Ichiro Yamada. Returning home from University he faces social unacceptance and marginalisation for his non-participation in the war.