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Japan Society Book Club – The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

Japan Society Book Club – The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next […]

Book Launch: Biographical Portraits Vol. IX

Book Launch: Biographical Portraits Vol. IX

To mark the publication of Biographical Portraits Vol. IX, the Japan Society is holding a special book launch, with accompanying talks by the editor and key contributors. This presentation will last for approximately fifty minutes, giving attendees a flavour of some of the personalities and institutions featured in this volume, and will be followed by […]

Japanese Beer Tasting at Tsuru

Japanese Beer Tasting at Tsuru

Following the success of our wine and whisky tasting events at Tsuru restaurant, we are offering our members another opportunity to get an insight into the world of contemporary Japanese beverages. This is a chance for Japan Society members and their guests to enjoy an exclusive tutored Japanese beer tasting led by ‘sommALEier’ and international […]

Mumeishi 3’s International Kendo Clubs Championship

Mumeishi 3’s International Kendo Clubs Championship

The Mumeiush 3’s International Kendo Clubs Chapmpionship For Ladies/ Juniors/ and Team events, is now in its 42 yea Over all these years kendoka from around the world have come to take part in this very large a freidly event and we look forward to seeing many again this year Spectators are free Date: 15 […]

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market

Bringing together diverse exhibitors, sellers, performers and fans, HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market will show off the best of both traditional and contemporary Japan in the heart of London. Visitors will be able to experience diverse elements of Japan’s culture in a single venue, and HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market particularly focuses on gift ideas and exclusive goods with a Japanese […]

Book launch: Yukio Mishima

Book launch: Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was the most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century: prodigiously talented, dazzlingly prolific and a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. Yet in 1970 Mishima shocked the world with a bizarre attempt at a coup d’état, which ended in his suicide by ritual disembowelment. In his radically new analysis of an […]

Workshop: Let’s Catch the Lion – Dobutsu Shogi (Animal Shogi) instructed by Madoka Kitao

Workshop: Let’s Catch the Lion –  Dobutsu Shogi (Animal Shogi) instructed by Madoka Kitao

Shogi is a traditional Japanese board game, similar to Western Chess. Played by two players, the different ways in which the pieces can move arguably makes Shogi strategically more interesting and exciting to play through to the end. However, the downside of Shogi is that it takes some time to master… In order to encourage […]

Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

We invite you to join us for the launch of The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972: analysis and assessments from John Pilcher and the British Embassy, Tokyo, compiled and edited by Sir Hugh Cortazzi. The publishers, Renaissance Books in association with the Japan Society, would like to thank the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Julia Bonas […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club