The Japan Society

Latest News

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso is a 3 minute exercise routine that has been practised for nearly 100 years in Japan.

Celebrate Japanese Sports Day!

Celebrate Japanese Sports Day!

The Japan Society invites children and families to celebrate Sports Day, a Japanese national holiday, by playing typical Japanese sports day games at home or in the park.

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Winners

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 16th World Children's Haiku Contest 2020. The Japan Society would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s contest and for their patience in waiting for the results.

Tanzaku: Write your Wish for Tanabata Star Festival

Tanzaku: Write your Wish for Tanabata Star Festival

We invite everyone to make a tanzaku decoration and share their tanabata wish with us. We have created a gallery to display our tanabata wishes this year and would love to see your wishes too.

Taking part in Sport Relief? Warm-up with Radio Taiso!

Taking part in Sport Relief? Warm-up with Radio Taiso!

Radio Taiso is a simple set of Japanese exercises, used as a whole-school warm up in Japan. However you’re fundraising, we want you to get everyone together and warm up with Radio Taiso!

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Applications closed

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Applications closed

With the Japan Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics, 2019-2020 is an important period for Japan and SPORTS. This year we are looking for haiku that express themes and feelings connected to SPORTS.

Video: How to Haiku: Beyond 5 7 5

Video: How to Haiku: Beyond 5 7 5

Paul Conneally, haiku poet, introduces the key elements of haiku in this video, illuminating some of the common pitfalls and misunderstandings of what haiku is about.