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20/04/2021The Current State of US – Japan Relations, with Kunihiko Miyake and James P Zumwalt


Immediately following Biden-Suga summit at the White House, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by two distinguished diplomats Kuni Miyake and James P Zumwalt to discuss the state of US-Japan relations and their implications.

24/04/2021Japanese Disaster Narratives: Conservatism and Revisionism - with Christopher Hood


Japan has a long history of disaster movies. This lecture will explain some of the key similarities and differences between Hollywood disaster narratives and Japanese ones, including definitions of what a ‘disaster’ and ‘disaster narratives’ are.

28/04/2021ONLINE EVENT - Bilingual Public Speaking Clubオンライン版 バイリンガル・パブリックスピーキングクラブ


The club is open to anyone who would like to improve their skills at speaking in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.


29/04/2021ONLINE EVENT - Onigirazu Cook Along


Onigirazu is a modern take on Japanese rice balls or onigiri. Shaped into a flat rectangle and wrapped in nori seaweed, onigirazu is easy to make and is perfect for picnics in the spring and summer seasons.

05/05/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura


For the Film Club in May we invite you to watch the confronting and haunting film The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura in 1983.

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


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.

11/05/2021UK Japan Collaboration in Medical Research: Regenerative Medicine


For this webinar, Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott is joined by Professors Paul Riley and Georg Holländer and Professor Shin’ichi Takeda to discuss regenerative medicine and its potential impact on global health.

11/05/2021ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric reparing) Workshop


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.

13/05/2021Cooking with Seaweed - the mineral-rich sea vegetable with Atsuko Ikeda and Clearspring


Japan Society is delighted to partner with Clearspring and London-based chef Atsuko Ikeda to offer members a special online workshop on how to cook with seaweed.

17/05/2021The Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library: Digitalising a Mapped Society


This lecture will illustrate the contents of the Japanese Maps Collection of the University of Manchester Library: the digitisation process, the creation of the metadata, and how the digitised materials are being used by the library to foster research and public engagement.