Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 6 August 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: In the Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma

Monday 12 August 2019

In the Woods of Memory is a powerful, thought-provoking novel that focuses on two incidents during the Battle of Okinawa, 1945: the sexual assault on Sayoko, 17, by four US soldiers and her friend Seiji’s attempt at revenge.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 3 September 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: Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro

Monday 9 September 2019

Go follows the story of Sugihara, who is a zainichi chosenjin (North Korean nationals in Japan), who falls in love with a Japanese girl. The story revolves around Korean/Chinese racism in Japan with Sugihara changing his Korean name and moving to a Japanese school.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 1 October 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: The Girl I Left Behind by Shusaku Endo

Monday 14 October 2019

An early novel written some 50 years ago, The Girl I Left Behind tells of the choices made by young adults who are learning who they are and what they want in life, prefiguring themes of Endo’s later works.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 November 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: The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

Monday 11 November 2019

The Nakano Thrift Shop tells a funny, heart-warming story about love, life, and human relationships that features a delightfully offbeat cast of characters. The protagonist is Hitomi, an inexperienced shop assistant who works the register at Mr. Nakano’s thrift shop.

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.

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.

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