The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

17/06/2024A Comparison on Gender Representation in Higher Education and Economics in Japan and the UK


In this lecture Dr Liliana Harding will focus on women’s under-representation in social sciences and economics and why such under-representation matters.

15/07/2024Karuwaza, a Risky Business: Japanese Acrobats in Victorian Britain


In this lecture, Pernille Rudlin will discuss the life and experiences of the first Japanese acrobats who arrived and settle in Britain in the late 1860s.

19/08/2024The Importance of Being an Anesan: Women in the Yakuza


This lecture will explore the often-overlooked contributions of women within the yakuza, from supportive roles played by wives (anesan) and partners to the rare but significant involvement of women in leadership.