The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

08/07/2024ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ito Ogawa


Shocked to find her flat emptied, Rinko's life takes a dramatic turn. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she returns to her estranged village and mother, reigniting past connections.

12/08/2024IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: The Rainbow by Yasunari Kawabata


In the aftermath of World War II's shadows, two sisters, born of the same father but different mothers, navigate a turbulent post-war Japan.

10/09/2024ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Solo Dance by Li Kotomi


In Tokyo, twenty-seven-year-old Cho Norieconceals her unconventional life amid corporate routines. While colleagues fret over the economy, marriage, and family, she guards her sexuality and a past violent upheaval.

14/10/2024IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Places by Jakucho Setouchi


In this captivating blend of autobiography and fiction, writer, translator, feminist, peace activist and Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi vividly reminisces on her past, reliving scenes with near-photographic precision.

11/11/2024ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Tokyo Express by Seicho Matsumoto


In a rocky cove in the bay of Hakata, the bodies of a young couple surface, seemingly victims of a lover's cyanide pact. To the police, it's an open-and-shut case, but...

09/12/2024IN-PERSON EVENT - The Japan Society Book Club: Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura


In her mid-fifties, Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese French-language instructor, faces a harrowing reality in Tokyo. Her husband's affair and caring for her demanding mother challenge her deeply.