The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

23/06/2021Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021


We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions on Golf and other outdoor sports, The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will go ahead as planned this year. The Tournament will be held at Essendon Country Club.

24/06/2021Authority, Confidence and Gender in the Post-Pandemic World with Ian Robertson and Mary Ann Sieghart


Following a series of webinars over the past year on the post-pandemic workplace and gender equality in Japan and the UK (*), Bill Emmott is joined by two well-known and distinguished guests to examine the psychological background notably for gender inequality but also for other management challenges: a scientist, Ian Robertson, and commentator, Mary Ann Sieghart.

30/06/2021ONLINE 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.


30/06/2021Is the West Back?: The G7 Summit and beyond, with Hiroyuki Akita and Gideon Rachman


In an article for the FT on 13 June, its chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman suggested that the underlying message of the recent G7 summit might be ‘the west is back’. To examine this idea and what it might mean in the short and medium term for both the UK and Japan, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Gideon Rachman and Hiroyuki Akita, foreign affairs and security commentator for the Nikkei.

07/07/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata


For the Film Club in July we invite you to watch one of the finest examples of J-horror, the emotional and atmospheric Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata in 2002.

12/07/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda


Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of traditional ghost stories by one of Japan’s most exciting writers.

14/07/2021ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric reparing) Workshop


Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. In this online workshop participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

19/07/2021How British experience in Japan influenced Parkes’ approach to extraterritoriality in Korea


In this lecture Chris Roberts will discuss his latest researches into British extraterritoriality in Japan and how Britain’s experiences in Japan went on to guide its approach to the subject in Korea.

04/08/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Grave of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata


Join us on 4 August for a Film Club dedicated to a masterpiece of Japanese animation and anti-war cinema, Graves of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata in 1988.

09/08/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


Published in 2017, Pachinko, the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee, is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually immigrates to Japan.