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UPDATED 2018-4-27 17:51:42

On 19th May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged wedding vows in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Society held a Royal Wedding-Viewing Party jointly with BCCJ and other UK-related organisations.
Thanks to the BBC, we enjoyed live coverage of the big event on screens all around the venue.

Date & Time: Saturday, 19th May 2018, 1900-2130
Place: The Conrad Tokyo 28F Bar & Lounge Twenty Eight
Price: Members JPY10,500 Guests JPY10,500 (includes drinks and British food)

UPDATED 2018-3-20 12:32:54

An exhibition “Turner and the Poetics of Landscape” has been held at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (4/24-7/1).

Members of the Society were invited to a special lecture by Mr Shinichi Tomioka, Curator of Koriyama City Museum of Art and supervisor of this exhibition, followed by an individual gallery visit. (The lecture is in Japanese.)
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. is kindly providing space for the lecture.

Date: Saturday, 19th May 2018
Time: Lecture 1330-1500 (doors open at 1315) Gallery visit 1500-
Place: Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Price: Members JPY2,000  Guests JPY2,500  Students JPY1,500 (student ID required under 25) 
incl. lecture and admission fee to the museum

UPDATED 2018-2-27 11:18:10

This year’s welcome party for new members was held at THE FooTNik, a British pub in Ebisu.

Date: Monday, 16th April 2018
Time: 1900-2100 (doors open at 1845)
Place: THE FooTNik Ebisu 
Price: Members JPY3,300
New Members (joining between April 2017 and March 2018) JPY2,800 Price includes nibbles and one drink

UPDATED 2018-2-27 11:16:53

The Junior Group held a Yozakura party on 4th April.

Date: Wednesday, 4th April 2018
Time: 1900-2100hrs *Door opens at 1845
Price: Junior Members & Students JPY3,500、Members JPY4,000、Guests JPY5,000

UPDATED 2018-1-29 12:14:38

Ms Noriko Hama, a well-known economic commentator and columnist, gave this year’s Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture. Her title was “What’s the Matter with Japan and the UK: in search of lost identities”.

Date: Thursday, 29th March 2018
Time: 1500-1630 (doors open at 1445)
Place: Mitsubishi Corp. Marunouchi Park Bldg. (2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku)

UPDATED 2018-1-29 12:13:56

A Japanese Calligraphy Workshop was held under Ms Ayako Someya (a JBS Member and Japanese Calligrapher). Participants had the opportunity to try their hand at writing characters with an ink brush on Japanese paper.

Date: Saturday, 10th March 2018
Time: 1400-1530 (doors open at 1345)
Place: JBS Office
Price: Members JPY3,000 Guests JPY3,500 (Materials are included in the attendance fee.)

UPDATED 2017-12-21 16:49:38

Members visited the Sumida Hokusai Museum. In addition to viewing the general exhibits, participants were given a lecture on world-renowned ukiyoe artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Date: Thursday, 8th February 2018
Time: 1330-1500 (doors open at 1315)
Place: Sumida Hokusai Museum
Price: Members JPY1,000 Guests JPY1,500 (incl. lecture and admission fee to the museum)

UPDATED 2017-11-22 14:21:11

The Society’s annual New Year Party was held at Hitotsubashi Club.

Date: Monday, 22nd January 2018
Time: 1830-2030 (doors open at 1815)
Place: Hitotsubashi Club (14F Josui Kaikan 2-1-1 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: JPY 4,300 (members only) includes buffet and all you can drink

UPDATED 2017-11-22 14:19:38

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Paddington’s first published appearance, and aficionados will be delighted to know that Paddington 2 will be showing in Japanese cinemas in January.
Paddington also was putting in an appearance at the Junior Group’s Christmas party, as he did at the Omochitsuki Party in January last year!

Date: Sunday, 17th December 2017
Time: 1400-1600 (doors open at 1345)
Place: La Keyaki *Rain or shine
Dress: Christmas or Paddington
Price: Junior Members/Students JPY2,500、Ordinary Members JPY3,000、Guests JPY4,000、Elementary School Children JPY1,000
  (incl. tea and cakes) *Please pay at the venue.

UPDATED 2017-10-24 13:45:25

Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum opened in September this year.
The Society has arranged a tour, together with a lecture by Ms Yuko Nagashima (lecturer at Waseda Univ.).

Yuko Nagashima: Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University; publications: Natsume Soseki no Tegami (Taishu Publishing), Soseki no Aishita Ehagaki (Iwanami Shoten)

Date: Friday, 15th December 2017
Time: 1430-1600 *Door opens at 1400
Place: Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum
Price: Members JPY2,000 Guests JPY2,500 (incl. lecture and admission fee to the museum)

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