Connecting Boston & Japan for Good

The Japan Society of Boston works across New England to foster friendships between Japanese and American citizens. Find out how you can get involved today.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Special film screening at the Japan Society of Boston with producer Peter Grilli and director Barry Frechette. To learn more, please visit the event webpage.

Allure of the Shamisen

Postponed until Fall 2019

Join us for a special shamisen lecture and demo performance with Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me. Janet will discuss the history and features of this enigmatic instrument. She will also share stories from her own journey to learning to play the shamisen under her eccentric sensei in Japan.

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The Japan Society of Boston organizes information about Japan-related events across Boston for everyone who loves Japan. We also organize events tailored to the interests of our members. Check back often to plan for activities that interest you. 


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