Why does Japan still use ‘orphanages’ rather than family-based foster care and adoption? – with Michael Rivera King

Monday 18 November 2019

In contemporary Japan, approximately 85 per cent of children in alternative care are placed in large institutions. This contrasts with global discourse, encapsulated in the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and with practice in most OECD countries, which use family-based foster care more extensively.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 3 December 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.

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops – December 2019

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019

Following the successful sessions in September and October, the Japan Society is delighted to present the third Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Erna Janine. During this special three-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving.

Japan Society Book Club: Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

Monday 9 December 2019

Sweet Bean Paste is a moving novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Its protagonist Sentaro spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki. But everything changes when he meets Tokue.

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Monday 16 December 2019

In this lecture, Colin Houston will explore the fascinating history of his ancestor Colin Alexander McVean in the context of Anglo-Scottish-Japanese relations in Meiji Japan. He will examine personal and archival documents and photos by Colin Alexander McVean revealing a little-known aspect of Japanese modernisation in the late 19th century.

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