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28/06/2022Japan Society Golf Tournament 2022ジャパンソサエティ年次ゴルフトーナメント


We are delighted to announce that The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will once again be held at Essendon Country Club. The format will be Stableford.


28/06/2022Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill


We are delighted to inaugurate a new regular quarterly webinar in our series on business and current affairs, Japan Macro Salon with Jesper and Bill. Each quarter, our chairman Bill Emmott will team up with Jesper Koll, longtime Tokyo resident and one of the most keenly watched economists and investment strategists in that town, to discuss what's new in the Japanese economy, business, financial markets and more.

29/06/2022NEW Bilingual Public Speaking Club新バイリンガル・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 public in Japanese or English and to learn techniques and tricks to expand their communication and presentation abilities.


04/07/2022HYBRID EVENT - Painting Modern Japan, with artist Carl Randall


Join us for this talk, when Carl Randall will take us back to his time spent in Japan, sharing with us his experiences and what inspired him to take this journey, and the portraits that were created as a result. He will also give us a glimpse of some of the newer pieces he has painted since returning to the UK, inspired by his memories of Japan.

05/07/2022Japanese Conversation Group


The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

06/07/2022ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Ikiru directed by Akira Kurosawa


For our Film Club in July, we invite you to watch one of the most touching films directed by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru (1952), with the great actor Takashi Shimura.

09/07/2022ONLINE LECTURE - Physical Disability and the Politics of Inclusion in Contemporary Japan


In this presentation, Mark Bookman will provide a regional history of physical disability policy and social movements in contemporary Japan explaining why interested parties have emphasized the needs of certain demographics over others when developing built environments, education, employment, entertainment, and medical systems.

11/07/2022ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami


First Person Singular is a collection of eight short stories by Haruki Murakami, all narrated in the first person. Some stories focus on the nostalgic memories of youth, while other take place in adulthood.

12/07/2022Japan Society Annual Dinner 2022


Please make a date to join us in the beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden for this year's Annual Dinner. It's been a long time since the Japan Society family has been able to get together in this way and we look forward to catching up with members and their guests.

20/07/2022Minoru Nomata – Private Guided Tour with Curator at De La Warr Pavilion


This summer, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea presents a series of work by painter Minoru Nomata in his first exhibition outside Asia. We are pleased to invite a small group of Japan Society members and guests to join us for a private tour of the exhibition guided by curator, Joseph Constable, followed by a tour of the venue, an iconic modernist building on England’s south coast!