Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 4 February 2020

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 Factory by Hiroko Oyamada

Monday 10 February 2020

In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs but life in the factory has its own logic and momentum, and as the factory slowly expands it begins to take over everything.

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Naoko Nobutomo

Saturday 15 February 2020

The Japan Society is pleased to offer a small group of members the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea and a chat with director Naoko Nobutomo, before the Japan Foundation screening and Q&A of her documentary I Go Gaga, My Dear (2018). Join us for this special opportunity to talk about crucial topics in contemporary Japan such as aging and Alzheimer with a Japanese female director.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 3 March 2020

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: Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yu

Monday 9 March 2020

Tokyo Ueno Station follows Kazu – the main protagonist as he reflects on his tough, hardscrabble life involving numerous tragic incidents. Consequently Kazu is driven into poverty and homelessness, specifically residing in a tent within Ueno Park as a ghostly, haunting figure.

Japan Society Book Club: Deep River by Shusaku Endo

Monday 6 April 2020

The river is the Ganges, where a group of Japanese tourists converge, each wrestling with their own demons. In this novel, the renowned Japanese writer Shusaku Endo reaches his ultimate religious vision.

Japan Society Book Club: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Monday 11 May 2020

Considered a dystopian novel, The Memory Police focuses on an unknown, surreal setting of an unnamed island. With Orwellian themes such as rule by terror and state control, Ogawa depicts the mysterious situation of objects disappearing from the island.

Japan Society Book Club: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki

Monday 8 June 2020

Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She’s lost everything: her home, status, and respectability. Yet the only thing she longs for is Lily, the elegant tortoiseshell cat she shared with her husband.

Japan Society Book Club: The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima

Monday 13 July 2020

The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at.

Japan Society Book Club: No-no Boy by John Okada

Monday 10 August 2020

Placed in the post-World War 2 setting of a Japanese-American student, Ichiro Yamada. Returning home from University he faces social unacceptance and marginalisation for his non-participation in the war for America against Japan from both his family and community.

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