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UPDATED 2018-3-20 12:32:54

An exhibition “Turner and the Poetics of Landscape” will be held at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (4/24-7/1); members of the Society are 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.)
If you wish to attend, please register your full name and phone number with the Secretariat by e-mail or by telephone no later than 10th May.
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. is kindly providing space for the lecture.

Date: Saturday, 19th May
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 will again be held at THE FooTNik, a British pub in Ebisu. Please join us for a casual night out.
To book, please register your full name and contact phone number with the Secretariat by telephone or e-mail no later than 9th April and remit the fee to the bank account shown below.

Date: Monday, 16th April
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 will hold a Yozakura party. To attend, please register your full name, company or school name and telephone number with the JBS Secretariat by e-mail or telephone by 22nd March.
Please note that the number of guests is limited to 1 per member.
If you apply by e-mail and don’t receive confirmation from the Secretariat, please contact by phone.

Date: Wednesday, 4th April *rain or shine
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, will give this year’s Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture. Her title will be “What’s the Matter with Japan and the UK: in search of lost identities”, and the lecture will be in English.

NORIKO HAMA is an economist and is currently a professor at the Doshisha University Graduate School of Business. Having spent four years of her childhood in the UK, she studied international economics at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. She was attached to the Mitsubishi Research Institute from 1975 to 2002, serving as the company’s chief representative in London from 1990 to 1998. Noriko writes regularly on current issues in newspapers and economic journals. She works frequently as a commentator for current affairs media.

To book, please contact the JBS Secretariat by e-mail or telephone by 15th March. Please note that space is limited to 90 people, so bookings will be closed once this number is reached. Mitsubishi Corp. (a corporate member) is kindly providing space for this event. Attendance is free of charge.

Date: Thursday, 29th March
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)

UPDATED 2017-9-27 11:28:30

Ms Tamao Sako is a well-known cooking instructor specialising in British puddings.
She held a Christmas Pudding Seminar for JBS members.
Participants enjoyed Christmas pudding, Victoria sponge cake, mulled wine, spiced tea after the lesson.

Date: Thursday, 9th November 2017
Time: 1130-1400
Place: Patia Kitchen Studio in Toranomon
Price: Members JPY7,500 Guests JPY8,000

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