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IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Half-Term Haiku for Children

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Half-Term Haiku for Children

We are excited to announce a FREE haiku workshop for children and their parents/carers this February half-term. Come along and be inspired in this fun and creative session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Japanese Language Taster for Young People

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Japanese Language Taster for Young People

We are delighted to announce FREE online taster language sessions for secondary school and sixth-form students. Designed for beginners, our friendly online classroom is perfect for those who are new to Japanese and want to give the language a try.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 - Members Discount

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 - Members Discount

Japan Society members can receive a discount on tickets for film screenings at the ICA London (4 -13 February 2022).

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (48)

Japan Society Chairman's Blog (48)

So what metaphor or simile should we use to describe the situation we find ourselves in as we approach Christmas festivities and Bonenkai, in the second year of the pandemic? A roller-coaster? Round and round the mulberry bush? Groundhog Day? Or might we, in a more positive frame of mind, express gratitude for the many good things that have happened this year?

Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Webinar Video + Report - Keeping Ourselves Safe in Cyberspace with Mihoko Matsubara & Marcus Willett

Watch the recording and read the report of our latest webinar, in which Bill Emmott was joined by Mihoko Matsubara and Marcus Willett to discuss cybersecurity.

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo at Leicester Square Theatre - Members Discount

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo at Leicester Square Theatre - Members Discount

Japan Society members and friends can receive a discount on tickets for Katsura Sunshine's upcoming show at Leicester Square Theatre.

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Webinar Video + Report - The UK-Japan Relationship: a Conversation with Ambassador Hayashi

Watch the recording of our webinar when Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott was joined by Hayashi Hajime, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, to discuss topics such as the Covid-19 pandemic, relations between Japan and the United Kingdom, and Japan’s defence policy.

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Talk Video - The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

Watch the recording of our online lecture when M.W. Shores offered a history of Kamigata (Osaka) rakugo tradition from the seventeenth century to the present day, considering the art in terms of gender, literature, performance, and society.

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Talk Video - Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, Mastery

Watch the recording of our online lecture when Christine Guth discussed Japanese crafts during the Momoyama and Tokugawa periods, drawing critical attention to the dynamic, multidirectional network of forces that undergird Japan’s extraordinarily rich, diverse, and aesthetically sophisticated artifactual culture.

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

Join us on Tuesday 7 December for a special online workshop, focusing on how to teach haiku with haiku poet Paul Conneally. Paul will introduce this short-form of poetry and give practical guidance for teaching haiku - both inside and outside the classroom.