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My Shanghai, 1942-1946: A Novel, with author Keiko Itoh

My Shanghai, 1942-1946: A Novel, with author Keiko Itoh

It is 1942. Shanghai after Pearl Harbor. Newly-arrived Eiko Kishimoto, a 20-year-old, London-educated Japanese housewife, settles into a privileged existence in the French Concession. Initially, her days are filled with high society lunches and dinners, race course and night club visits and open-air summer concerts, amidst the ebullient and remarkably cosmopolitan society that makes up […]

Japanese Conversation Group

Japanese Conversation Group

Standard Admission £5.50 (£1 Discount for: Japan Society members/ Students/ Regulars) 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. They begin at 6.30pm with a pay-as-you-go bar, and finish around 11.00pm. […]

Japan Society Book Club – The Life of an Amorous Woman

Japan Society Book Club – The Life of an Amorous Woman

After a number of Book Clubs focusing on contemporary Japanese literature, we will be turning our attention to one of the early classics, Saikaku Ihara’s The Life of an Amorous Woman. Saikaku Ihara (1642-1693) dedicated the first 26 years of his career to poetry, at one point setting the record for the most haikus composed […]

Investing in Africa: challenges and opportunities faced by Japan and the UK

Investing in Africa: challenges and opportunities faced by Japan and the UK

In his tour of Eastern Africa earlier this year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe pledged over £8.7 billion in aid and trade deals. A large portion of this amount would be channelled towards infrastructure development, which will give strength to the East African export market. While the UK’s presence in Africa has existed for longer, […]

The nightmare – troubled sleep in tsunami evacuation shelters in Yamada, 2011 – Brigitte Steger

The nightmare – troubled sleep in tsunami evacuation shelters in Yamada, 2011 – Brigitte Steger

‘Ato wa neru dake’ – ‘And then all that’s left to do is to sleep.’ This is how two middle-aged women ended their summary of life in a small tsunami evacuation shelter in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture. Talking in mid-July, four months after the large tsunami and fires of March 2011 had completely destroyed their houses, […]

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

The Japan Society, in association with Plymouth University is pleased to invite teachers to Discover Japan a FREE-one day CPD course for teachers. Are you interested in using Japan in your teaching? In this course, we will look at where it fits in the curriculum and where to find useful teaching materials and supplementary resources. […]

Japan Society Book Club – Inside and Other Short Fiction

Japan Society Book Club – Inside and Other Short Fiction

Inside and other short fiction showcases the very best of recent writing by Japanese women writers today – including prize-winning novelists and authors never before published in English – as they explore the issue of female identity in a rapidly changing society. The savvy, modern protagonists in this volume are enmeshed in the recognizable dramas […]

Japan Society Book Club – Granta 127: Japan

Japan Society Book Club – Granta 127: Japan

Hello Kitty, earthquakes, manga, samurai, robots and sushi. These are some of the things we think about when we think about Japan. This small island nation looms large in the popular imagination, in often contradictory ways: as the epitome of refinement and tradition, and as an embodiment of a shiny, soulless future. What is Japan […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club