The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era – with William Horsley

Thursday 23 May 2019

At this moment of transition to a new imperial era, William Horsley considers the evolution of the ‘emperor system’ from its early origins to today.

Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ Manga – with Professor Yukari Fujimoto

Saturday 25 May 2019

This event will provide you with an insight into an obscure yet currently relevant terrain of manga, one of Japan’s most renowned cultural imports. Professor Yukari Fujimoto will discuss how manga has played a vital role in empowering female creativities as well as the readership body.

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.

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Monday 17 June 2019

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century, have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery or textiles. In this lecture, we will explore the socio-cultural processes that shape and allow the maintenance of the high social status of shinise family firm in Kyoto.

The Japan Society Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday 19 June 2019

The Japan Society Annual General Meeting 2019 will be held on Wednesday 19 June at 6.00pm at the Embassy of Japan, London.

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.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 2 July 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: Beasts Head for Home by Kobo Abe

Monday 8 July 2019

Beasts Head for Home is an acute novel of identity, belonging, and the vagaries of human behaviour from an exceptional modern Japanese author. It is an excellent entry point into Abe’s writing, with much of his signature tone and style.

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