The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

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


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.

26/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - Tokyo Rose: Bringing the Life of Iva Toguri to a Theatre near You


In 1949, Iva Toguri is charged with treason in one of the most controversial trials in American history, accused of being the notorious 'Tokyo Rose', a Japanese wartime disc jockey who broadcast Axis propaganda. ​The Burnt Lemon Theatre is bringing Iva Toguri’s story to the stage in a new musical on tour across the UK. In this special event, our chairman Bill Emmott is joined by the musical’s producer Tanya Agarwal and co-writer Maryhee Yoon to discuss the inspiration behind this production.

29/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Clubオンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ


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.


29/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Annual General Meeting 2021オンラインイベント ジャパンソサエティ年次総会 2021


The Board values the opportunity to engage with members at the AGM, which is a key event for the Society and its members. Please note, however, that arrangements for this year's AGM differ from the usual in-person format. This year's AGM will be a virtual meeting only, held on Zoom.


30/09/2021WEBINAR - And Now What? The Countdown to Japan’s General Election


The day after the new LDP leader is elected, the Japan Society is pleased to be partnering with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan for an online session to explore what the outcome of this election could mean for Japan going forward.

06/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Battle Royale directed by Kinji Fukasaku


Join us on 6 October for our Film Club dedicated to explore the influential and bloody film Battle Royale, directed by Kinji Fukasaku in 2000.

09/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Making Senbei Since 1909: The Story of Domoto Seika


The Japan Society is pleased to welcome Masaya Domoto, vice president of Domoto Seika, a 112-year-old senbei (rice cracker) company based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. In this special online event, Masaya will introduce his fifth-generation family business, while attendees will have the opportunity to sample Domoto Seika’s rice crackers, as well as the chance to try freshly baked senbei at home.

11/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Essays in Idleness and Hojoki by Kenko and Chomei


Written by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, these two works on life's fleeting pleasures each show a different world-view.

16/10/2021Collar Cup Golf Match 2021


The annual golf match between the Japan Society and the JCCI is being held this year on Saturday 16 October at the Hendon Golf Club. Twelve players from each organisation will compete for the Collar Cup, which was won in 2019 by the Japan Society.

18/10/2021ONLINE LECTURE - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery with Christine Guth


In this lecture Christine Guth will discuss Japanese crafts during the Momoyama and Tokugawa periods drawing critical attention to the dynamic, multidirectional network of forces that undergird Japan’s extraordinarily rich, diverse and aesthetically sophisticated artifactual culture.