The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

23/06/2021Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

23/06/2021

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.

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

07/07/2021

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

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.

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

14/07/2021

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.

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

04/08/2021

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

09/08/2021

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.

13/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Man by Keiichiro Hirano

13/09/2021

Keiichiro Hirano’s A Man has all the trappings of a gripping detective story: a bereaved wife, a dead man whose name belongs to someone else, mysterious coded letters, a lawyer intent on uncovering the truth.

11/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Essays in Idleness and Hojoki by Kenko and Chomei

11/10/2021

Written by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, these two works on life's fleeting pleasures each show a different world-view.

08/11/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

08/11/2021

Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

13/12/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

13/12/2021

Told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.