The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

03/02/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Mourning Forest directed by Naomi Kawase

03/02/2021

The Mourning Forest (殯の森, Mogari no mori, 2007) is a beautiful and meditative portrait of grief, with an absorbing cinematography and a touching story.

08/02/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe

08/02/2021

Secret Rendezvous is a nightmarish satire of bureaucracy, medicine and modern life.

17/02/2021ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (17 Feb)

17/02/2021

We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

03/03/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa

03/03/2021

For the Film Club in March we invite you to watch a sumptuous story of vengeance and retribution in the classic film An Actor's Revenge directed by Kon Ichikawa in 1963.

05/03/2021ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (5 March)

05/03/2021

We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

08/03/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima

08/03/2021

Territory of Light is the story of a young woman, recently separated from her husband and living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter.

12/04/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

12/04/2021

The Aosawa Murders begins in the 1960s in a town on the coast of the Sea of Japan, when 17 people die of cyanide poisoning at a party given by the owners of a prominent clinic.

10/05/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina

10/05/2021

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams is a unique autobiography written by an anonymous writer known only as Lady Sarashina, born in AD 1008.

14/06/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

14/06/2021

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn is a collection of 28 stories inspired by Japanese folk tales. The stories span a wide range of genres, from fantastical ghost stories to love stories with a twist.

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

12/07/2021

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.