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05/12/2023Japanese 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.

06/12/2023ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Love Life directed by Koji Fukada


Join us for our final Film Club event of the year and take part in a discussion about Love Life directed by Koji Fukada. This film is being currently screening in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

07/12/2023The Japan Society Christmas Party 2023


This year’s Christmas Party will once again be held in the Ballroom of the Japanese Embassy, by courtesy of the Japanese Ambassador. We hope that many members will join us for this festive occasion and to catch up with friends.

11/12/2023IN-PERSON EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Idol, Burning by Rin Usami


High-school student Akari has only one passion in her life: her oshi, her idol. His name is Masaki Ueno, best known as one-fifth of Japanese pop group Maza Maza. Akari’s dedication to her oshi consumes her days completely. When Masaki is rumoured to have assaulted a female fan, facing waves of social media backlash, Akari’s world falls apart.

13/12/2023Daido Moriyama – Special Private View with Curator Clare Grafik


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a special private view of Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective with Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery.

25/01/2024The Japan Society Annual Dinner


Please make a date to join us in the Grand Hall at One Great George Street for The Japan Society Annual Dinner. We are pleased to be able to get together once more and look forward to catching up with members and their guests.

30/11/2023ARCHIVED Hiroshi Sugimoto Exhibition – Guided Tour


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members to a guided tour of Hiroshi Sugimoto at Hayward Gallery, the largest survey to date of the internationally renowned artist.

23/11/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Japanese Photography since 1945, with Dr Lena Fritsch


Based on her book Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945, Dr Lena Fritsch surveys modern Japanese photography, looking at the work of Moriyama, Sugimoto, and other major figures.

23/11/2023ARCHIVED Talk and Exhibition Tour - Entering the Halls of the Chiyoda Palace


With access to antique books as well as original Ukiyoe prints on the theme of Chiyoda Palace Inner Quarters, a small group of Japan Society members are guided by curators, David Wertheim and Wojtek Doria, to the exhibition that is articulated around a set of magnificent triptychs by Chikanobu Toyohara (1838-1912) depicting life in the ancient women's quarters of the shogunal castle.

20/11/2023ARCHIVED Paragons in Print: Exemplary Women in Edo Japan


While prints of the Edo period (c. 1615–1868) are known for their depictions of floating world beauties, this does not capture the full diversity of women depicted in Japan’s graphic arts. Prompted by a puzzling set of luxury prints by artist Yashima Gakutei (1786–1868), this talk takes up the subject of retsujo, exemplary women.