The Japan Society
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Why Become a Member

In joining The Japan Society you will be part of a community of like-minded individual and corporate members. Your membership supports the Society in its mission to promote understanding and friendship between Japan and the UK through a rich programme of activity in business, arts & culture, lifestyle and education. The Society relies on its members to help us continue providing events and activities that educate and inform audiences of all ages.

Membership is open to all irrespective of age, nationality and background.

Learn more about our membership levels and the benefits of membership below, and participate in our stimulating programme of year-round events oriented towards members’ wide-ranging interests.


Membership Levels


All membership packages include:

  • Access to over 80 business, academic and cultural events, many with free or discounted entry for members, and priority booking options. Please see Events.

  • ‘Members-only’ exhibition/film previews, the Japan Society Annual Dinner and the Annual Address by the British Ambassador to Japan.

  • Participation in our Monthly Book Club, Film Club, Bilingual Public Speaking Club and Japanese Conversation Group.

  • Ability to network with individual and corporate members with an active interest in UK-Japan relations.

  • Discounts on the Japan Society’s own publications, and exclusive access to our E-Library, including the acclaimed Biographical Portraits series.

  • Subscription to our magazine The Japan Society Review (6 per year) and a copy of our annual publication Proceedings.

  • Support of our educational outreach activities across schools in the UK, promoting an understanding of Japanese language and culture  amongst the next generation.

  • Support of our small grants programme for grass-root projects aimed at raising awareness of Japanese society and culture throughout the UK.

  • The opportunity to influence the future direction of the Society by voting at our Annual General Meeting.

  • The chance to volunteer! at The Japan Society public-facing events such as the annual Japan Matsuri and Tanabata Festival.

  • Ability to benefit from our reciprocal membership agreement with The Japan-British Society.

If you have any questions please contact our Membership Officer

Upcoming Events


ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Love Life directed by Koji Fukada


Daido Moriyama – Special Private View with Curator Clare Grafik


Japanese Conversation Group