The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

25/09/2021ONLINE 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.

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

26/09/2021

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

29/09/2021

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.

日本語もしくは英語でのパブリックスピーキングのスキルを伸ばしたい方であればどなたでも対象となり、コミュニケーションやプレゼンスキルを改善するための方法やコツを学ぶことができるイベントです。

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

29/09/2021

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.

ジャパンソサエティ年次総会は、理事が会員の皆様と交わることができる機会であり、当協会や会員の皆様にとって重要なイベントです。例年は会場に集まっていただいていますが、今回に関しましては特例として、通常のようにお集まりいただいての開催ができないことをご承知おきください。昨年初めて実施したオンライン年次総会の成功を受け、本年もZoomにてヴァーチャルでの総会を開催いたします。

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

30/09/2021

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

06/10/2021

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

09/10/2021

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

11/10/2021

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

16/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

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.