Private View: Jake Tilson, Finding Tsukiji

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Finding Tsukiji showcases a large display of ten photo books – a visual encyclopaedia of the market, which the artist produced after travelling to Japan regularly over the past 10 years.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 2 April 2019

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

Wednesday 3 April 2019

From mediaeval materials to modern calligraphic works, from books and manuscripts in the Okinawan and Ainu languages to the latest Japan-related publications, the Japanese collection at the British Library is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and anyone interested in Japan.

Japan Society Book Club: No Longer Human / A Shameful Life by Osamu Dazai

Monday 8 April 2019

No Longer Human is considered Dazai’s masterpiece and ranks as the second-best selling novel in Japan, behind Natsume Sōseki’s Kokoro. It is told in the form of notebooks left by Oba Yozo, a troubled man incapable of revealing his true self to others.

“Like Bombs”: Narrative, Memory, and Linguistic Terrorism in Contemporary Okinawan Fiction – with Vicky Young

Monday 15 April 2019

In this lecture, Vicky Young will discuss Okinawan writer Sakiyama Tami’s most provocative essays, entitled “Shimakotoba de kachāshī” (“Inciting with Island Words”), written in 2002, one year after 9.11.

Japan Society Book Club: The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue

Monday 13 May 2019

The Hunting Gun is a poised, unsentimental novella and a powerful tale with universal resonance. Written from different points of view, the story revolves around four characters, and explores the impact of a forbidden passion.

Japan Room Lecture: A Glimpse into East-West Relations in the Antiquarian Book Trade

Tuesday 28 May 2019

The lecture will discuss the history of East-West book relations with a guest speaker from antiquarian bookshop Sokol Books.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 4 June 2019

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

Japan Society Book Club: Floating Clouds by Fumiko Hayashi

Monday 10 June 2019

Considered one of Hayashi’s masterpieces, Floating Clouds adopts a nihilistic perspective in its scrutiny of the essential nature of human beings. A young typist and a technical officer fall in love with each other in Japanese-occupied Indochina during the war.

Japan Society Golf Tournament 2019

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will take place this year at Burnham Beeches Golf Club, which like the Japan Society dates back to 1891. The format will be Stableford.

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