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Schools are invited to join the Inaugural UK Ekiden!

Schools are invited to join the Inaugural UK Ekiden!

The Inaugural UK Ekiden is looking for schools in the UK to be a part of the special race by holding their own mini-ekiden on the same day. Ekiden is a long-distance multi-stage relay race in Japan. Inspired by this running tradition in Japan, and particularly the 100-year anniversary of Japan’s most famous ekiden, the Hakone Ekiden, the UK now has its very own race!

Soroban Workshop at University of Reading

Soroban Workshop at University of Reading

Last month, The Japan Society visited the University of Reading with Tomoko Hoult to deliver two soroban workshops.

The Japan Youth Collective's Discover Japan Day

The Japan Youth Collective's Discover Japan Day

On Saturday 6 April, The Japan Youth Collective hosted an event at Japan House London to mark the end of the of their time on the programme. The event, Discover Japan Day, was designed and organised by the Collective themselves with the aim of promoting Japan and giving other young people a chance to experience Japanese culture first-hand. 

The Japan Society Spring MiniFest - Photos

The Japan Society Spring MiniFest - Photos

On Saturday 2 March 2024, we are pleased to have hosted The Japan Society Spring MiniFest in West Kensington with the aim of introducing young people of various ages to Japanese culture and its various art forms.

The Japan Youth Collective – January Japan Lab with Fumio Obata

The Japan Youth Collective – January Japan Lab with Fumio Obata

For their first Japan Lab after the New Year, the Japan Youth Collective met with graphic novelist Fumio Obata who shared insights about manga and the manga industry.

The Japan Youth Collective – New Year Catch-Up and Wagashi Workshop

The Japan Youth Collective – New Year Catch-Up and Wagashi Workshop

For their first Catch-Up session after the winter break, The Japan Youth Collective learned about Japanese New Year customs and traditions and designed their very own ema board with wishes for the new year.

The Japan Youth Collective – November Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective – November Round-Up and Photos

Throughout November the Japan Youth Collective took a Deeper Dive into their interests. The group not only started to think more about their particular interests in Japan, but also worked on the skills that would help them find out more. 

Sixth Form Japan Day 2023 - Photos

Sixth Form Japan Day 2023 - Photos

On Tuesday 7 November 2023, we welcomed over 120 Sixth Form Students from London, the South and beyond to our annual Sixth Form Japan Day at SOAS, University of London, in association with Ritsumeikan (UK).

The Japan Youth Collective – Autumn Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective – Autumn Round-Up and Photos

The Japan Youth Collective have been busy in September and October – here we share what they’ve been up to! 

18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024

18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024

The Japan Society is pleased to announce that the 18th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2023-2024 is now open for entries, focusing on the theme of “Family”.