The Japan Society

Members' Corner


We want to hear what sparked your connection to Japan! The Japan Society MembersCorner is a space for members to share their favourite memories of Japan and their involvement with the country’s cultural traditions, cuisine and people. 

By collecting together members' memories and favourite moments, we will document and strengthen our unique community of passionate individuals, companies and organisations. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank both our individual and corporate members/donors for their continuous support and look forward to receiving your contributions! 

How to Contribute

  • Every two/three months we will present a theme around which we invite contributions from current Japan Society members. All contributions on the theme are welcome, it can be a short essay (English or Japanese), or simply brief recollections accompanied by photos or videos.  

  • Members can submit their contributions to (please indicate the theme in the email subject). Deadline for submissions will be the last day of the final month for that theme, but please contact us if you are a new member and/or you want to submit to past themes. 

  • Members' contributions might be edited by The Japan Society and will be published in our website and social media with the name or alias of the author. By sending their contributions, members agree to its publication on our website and social media.  

  • Members' contributions must be original and belong to their authors as copyright holders. The Japan Society will not accept any responsibility for the content published.  

  • The Japan Society will not use any text or audiovisual material received for commercial purposes and will follow the Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions regarding the use of data and the website content.

  • Members' Corner is open to contributions by current Japan Society members only, including staff from our corporate member companies. Please note that subscribing to our mailing list is not the same as being a member of the Japan Society. To find out about the benefits of The Japan Society membership and how to become a member please click here.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for October to December is… My Favourite Photos
Submission deadline: Sunday 31 December 2023

Our final theme for 2023 is simple – your favourite photo(s) from time spent in Japan or the UK.

Maybe it’s a famous landmark that took your breath away or a hidden gem you can't wait to share; a tranquil garden where you relaxed all afternoon or a trip to the seaside where you ate ice cream and took a dip in the sea. It could be a simple snapshot of a delicious meal that you'll never forget, an interesting shop window or something strange that caught your eye. You might have a collection of photos of new friends met during your travels, or images from a time long ago that always bring back warm memories of your favourite place.

Photos must be your own and can be accompanied with a simple description or a few paragraphs. Either way, we want to hear from you! All submissions are welcome.

Members who are interested in contributing should submit these to with the subject header ‘Members' Corner – My Favourite Photos’.

My Idol - Hibari Misora

My Favourite Photos (Oct-Dec)

My Idol - Hibari Misora

L. J. English shares photos from a recent trip to Japan with his wife, Sarah.

A Photo Album of Japan

My Favourite Photos (Oct-Dec)

A Photo Album of Japan

Trevor Skingle shares some beautiful photographs collected across many visits to Japan!

Happy Memories

My Favourite Photos (Oct-Dec)

Happy Memories

Larry Stone shares some happy memories from a recent trip to Japan