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Welcome to the Japan-British Society
Founded in 1908 to promote cordial relations between the United Kingdom and Japan, the Society today is a thriving body with approximately 1,700 members and is supported by some 80 Japanese and British companies. It provides an important and attractive forum within which members can meet on an informal and friendly basis.
Sakura Cherry Tree Project
This project marks 150 years of Japan-UK friendship and the continued cooperation between our two nations. It was launched in the joint communique issued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and then Prime Minister Theresa May when the two met in Japan in Autumn 2017; it is a joint project of the Japan-British Society and the Japan Matsuri Company. Over five thousand cherry trees will be planted throughout the UK during 2019 and 2020 as part of the Japan-UK Seasons of Culture.