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17th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022 – Winners

17th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022 – Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 17th World Children's Haiku Contest 2022. 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.

Shrines and Temples - New Resources!

Shrines and Temples - New Resources!

We’re delighted to announce the release of our latest education resources, which can be used to teach about religion in Japan. Our brand new video Let’s Visit a Shrine and a Temple allows students to take a tour of both a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple, without leaving their classroom! 

Primary School Soroban Workshops - Photos

Primary School Soroban Workshops - Photos

On Monday 23 May, the Japan Society visited Stanley Primary School in Teddington for a special day of soroban workshops and filming with soroban teacher Tomoko Hoult. 

Easter Haiku Workshop - Photos

Easter Haiku Workshop - Photos

On Thursday 7 April, the Japan Society hosted two family haiku workshops at Calthorpe Community Gardens in London.

Sixth Form Japan Taster - Video & Photos

Sixth Form Japan Taster - Video & Photos

On March 29 2022, we invited sixth form students to join us in London for a special ‘Japan Taster’, offering students with an interest in Japan a chance to participate in cultural activities during a one-off three hour session.

NEW DATE: Family Event - Easter Haiku Workshop

NEW DATE: Family Event - Easter Haiku Workshop

We are pleased to announce a new date for our rescheduled haiku workshop for families. Now taking place this Easter half-term, due to popular demand we have also added an additional session! Come along and be inspired in this fun and creative session led by internationally acclaimed poet, Paul Conneally!

Japan Society x Express Yourself 2022

Japan Society x Express Yourself 2022

This March the Japan Society is taking part in Express Yourself 2022 - an online festival celebrating languages and cultures in North East England and its connections with the world!

Sixth Form Japan Taster this Spring

Sixth Form Japan Taster this Spring

We are pleased to announce an in-person ‘Japan Taster’ event in London for Sixth Form students this March. After a hiatus, we are once again able to offer UK sixth form students the opportunity to come together to learn about Japan and Japanese culture through cultural workshops and live speeches on Tuesday 29 March. 

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.