The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

29/05/2022Private Day Trip to Dojima Sake Brewery

29/05/2022

The Japan Society is delighted to invite guests to a special day at Dojima Sake Brewery in the stunning setting of Fordham Abbey estate. Guests will learn about the process of sake making whilst enjoying the historic atmosphere of Fordham Abbey and its beautiful Japanese garden.

01/06/2022ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: 37 Seconds directed by Hikari

01/06/2022

Join us for our Film Club in June where we will discuss the refreshing and entertaining film '37 Seconds' directed by Hikari in 2019.

07/06/2022Japanese Conversation Group

07/06/2022

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.

13/06/2022IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Colorful. A Novel by Eto Mori

13/06/2022

A soul is given a second chance at life when it is passed on to the body of Makoto Kobayashi, a fourteen-year-old who had just committed suicide.

20/06/2022Touching the Unreachable: Writing and Skinship in Modern Japanese Literature

20/06/2022

What is the role of touching in modern Japanese literature? How have Japanese writers expressed the act of touching mediated through skin, objects, and memories? In this talk, Fusako Innami will explore the work of Japanese writers to analyse the desire for touch in modern Japanese fiction.

28/06/2022Japan Society Golf Tournament 2022

28/06/2022

We are delighted to announce that The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will once again be held at Essendon Country Club. The format will be Stableford.

04/07/2022HYBRID EVENT - Painting Modern Japan, with artist Carl Randall

04/07/2022

Join us for this talk, when Carl Randall will take us back to his time spent in Japan, sharing with us his experiences and what inspired him to take this journey, and the portraits that were created as a result. He will also give us a glimpse of some of the newer pieces he has painted since returning to the UK, inspired by his memories of Japan.

05/07/2022Japanese Conversation Group

05/07/2022

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.

11/07/2022ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

11/07/2022

First Person Singular is a collection of eight short stories by Haruki Murakami, all narrated in the first person. Some stories focus on the nostalgic memories of youth, while other take place in adulthood.

20/07/2022Minoru Nomata – Private Guided Tour with Curator at De La Warr Pavilion

20/07/2022

This summer, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea presents a series of work by painter Minoru Nomata in his first exhibition outside Asia. We are pleased to invite a small group of Japan Society members and guests to join us for a private tour of the exhibition guided by curator, Joseph Constable, followed by a tour of the venue, an iconic modernist building on England’s south coast!