The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

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

08/07/2024

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

12/08/2024

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

10/09/2024

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

14/10/2024

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

11/11/2024

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

09/12/2024

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.