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The Japan Society of Boston hosts a variety of events to help connect Japan and Boston. JSB Members can get discounts, or even free admission, to these events!

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Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
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    Japanese End of Year Traditions
    WITH SPEAKER YASUHIRO YAMAUCHI

    Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F,
    Boston, MA 02109

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 12 - 1PM

    Part of the Brown Bag Luncheon Series

    As we approach the end of the year, join us for our culminating Brown Bag Luncheon. Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Consul Cultural/General Affairs at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston, will discuss how the Japanese send off one year and welcome the next.

    In Japan, this is a season for reflection and hopeful envisioning of the year to come. It is a symbolic bridge. At the moment of crossing into the new year, temple bells in Japan are rung 108 times representing the 107 worldly desires plus once to symbolize forgetting about the previous year's worries. 

    Many end of year customs in Japan have deep roots in Buddhism and Shintoism. Take this chance to learn about the cultural - and also spiritual - significance of end of year traditions for Japanese.


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    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • CIC Boston, Meridian Room, 50 Milk Street 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
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    Japanese English Language Exchange

    Japanese/English 

    Language Exchange

    at the Japan Society of Boston

    The Second Tuesday of Each Month from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    CIC Boston, Meridian Room, 5th Floor
    50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Free for JSB members | $5 for public

    Registration accepted online or at-the-door

    Join us for a Japanese/English language exchange with native Japanese speakers! This monthly event begins with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English, and alternate until we hit 7 PM. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese and English language skills. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn!

    Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

    As part of registering, we may ask for your email address. You may register for an event without providing your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details (e.g., location), announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 01 Jul 2019

    manjiro trip to Hyogo with the Japan society of boston

    June 25 to July 1, 2019

    Next Summer, the Japan Society Boston will be traveling to Hyogo Prefecture! We are leading a group from Boston to participate in the storied Manjiro/Whitfield Exchange. The group will travel to historic castles and local hot-spots, as well as spend three nights living with a Japanese host family.

    We will update this event when registration opens up. Please contact us for questions.

Past events

15 Nov 2018 Japan/Boston Business Forum Presents: Lunch and Panel Discussion with Eisai Corporation CFO Ryohei Yanagi
13 Nov 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
13 Nov 2018 Brown Bag / Victor Lee: Bringing Anime to New England
30 Oct 2018 Japan Society of Boston Book Club
26 Oct 2018 A Conversation with Former Japanese Ambassador Akio Kawato: How Does Japan Navigate Dynamic Business and Security Conditions in the Trump Era?
22 Oct 2018 Close Up with Data-Driven Marketing Experts
18 Oct 2018 Info Session: Travel to Japan with JSB in June 2019
09 Oct 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
09 Oct 2018 Brown Bag / Nakaya Fog Sculptures at Emerald Necklace (Back Bay Fens)
29 Sep 2018 Kodo 香道ーIncense Appreciation 4:00pm Seating
29 Sep 2018 Kodo 香道ーIncense Appreciation 2:00pm Seating
15 Sep 2018 Shamisen Workshop and Performance
12 Sep 2018 Japan/Boston Business Forum: Lunch With Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi, Building the Bridge Between Japan and Boston
11 Sep 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
11 Sep 2018 Brown Bag / Nakaya Fog Sculptures at Emerald Necklace (Back Bay Fens)
08 Sep 2018 Feel the Forest by Making Chopsticks Workshop / Session 2
08 Sep 2018 Feel the Forest by Making Chopsticks Workshop
04 Sep 2018 Info Session: Travel to Japan with JSB in June 2019
14 Aug 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
14 Aug 2018 Brown Bag / Tadoku and Japanese Language Learning
10 Jul 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
10 Jul 2018 Brown Bag / Loving Japan in High School
06 Jul 2018 Tanabata Evening
28 Jun 2018 Japan Society of Boston Book Club
12 Jun 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
12 Jun 2018 Brown Bag / Anime: A Gateway to Japan
07 Jun 2018 Japan Life Sciences Innovation Night
30 May 2018 Paper Lanterns Screening with Shigeaki Mori
30 May 2018 Book Talk: Welcoming the West
29 May 2018 Yosakoi at JSB
15 May 2018 Japan/Boston Business Forum: Lunch With Ken Hokugo, Pension Fund Association of Japan
08 May 2018 Japanese/English Language Exchange
08 May 2018 Brown Bag / Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative
17 Apr 2018 2018 Annual Gala Dinner
10 Apr 2018 Japanese Language Soirée
10 Apr 2018 Brown Bag / Japan Festival Boston
07 Apr 2018 TAMAGAWA TAIKO & DANCE 2018
20 Mar 2018 Brown Bag / The Japanese Tea Ceremony
13 Feb 2018 Japanese Language Soirée
13 Feb 2018 Brown Bag / Yoko Takemura
01 Feb 2018 Japan/Boston Business Forum: Lunch With Wendy Cutler, Asia Society Policy Institute
30 Jan 2018 Volunteer Night at the Japan Society of Boston
09 Jan 2018 Japanese Language Soirée
09 Jan 2018 Brown Bag / Kanoko Kamata
12 Dec 2017 Japanese Language Soirée New Years Celebration
12 Dec 2017 Brown Bag / Yasuhiro Yamauchi
07 Dec 2017 Guided Tour of the MFA
06 Dec 2017 Japan/Boston Business Forum: Lunch With Masahiro Mori, Head of GPIF America
28 Nov 2017 Up-Close with Imperial Robes: Experience the Juunihitoe Kimono in Boston
14 Nov 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
14 Nov 2017 Brown Bag / Gerry Rooney
07 Nov 2017 Japan’s Trade Strategy in an Age of Rising Protectionism
03 Nov 2017 Is Japan's Energy Policy Aligned with a 2C Future?
10 Oct 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
10 Oct 2017 Brown Bag / Motoko Day
06 Oct 2017 Business Insight and Networking with Kosuke Motani
30 Sep 2017 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 3:00pm Seating
30 Sep 2017 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 1:00pm Seating
23 Sep 2017 Teaching Japan in the Classroom: Haiku and More
12 Sep 2017 Brown Bag / Satoko "Lisa" Watanabe
08 Sep 2017 Paper Lanterns: Special Screening with Director Barry Frechette and Producer Peter Grilli
07 Sep 2017 Paper Lanterns: Special Screening with Director Barry Frechette and Producer Peter Grilli
28 Aug 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
08 Aug 2017 Brown Bag / Keiko Thayer
11 Jul 2017 Brown Bag / Miwa Suzuki: Being Japanese, Working in America - Hear and Share Stories
26 Jun 2017 Manjiro Trip to Nara with JSB
13 Jun 2017 Brown Bag / Mikio Yoshimura: Japan and the Red Sox: A View from Inside
22 May 2017 Business Luncheon: U.S./Japan Business Relations in the Trump/Abe Era, With Glen Fukushima
19 May 2017 Business Breakfast: Corporate Governance in Japan: Winds of Change?
17 May 2017 The Tohoku Cuisine of Japan with Elizabeth Andoh
09 May 2017 Brown Bag / Ray Matsumiya: Talking About Mid-East Peace in Japan: What I Learned in Hiroshima
29 Apr 2017 ISAC Hackathon
11 Apr 2017 Brown Bag / Roy Rondoe: Save a Life, Send a Robot
02 Apr 2017 Tamagawa Taiko
21 Feb 2017 Research and Reflections on Fukushima Today: Recovery Progress Since the Triple Disaster of 03.11.11
14 Feb 2017 Brown Bag / Peter Grilli: The Story of the "Paper Lanterns" Film
06 Feb 2017 Travel to Japan with JSB, Open House with Hiroko Todoroki
01 Dec 2016 Travel to Japan with JSB, Information Session
30 Nov 2016 Travel to Japan with JSB, Information Sessions
19 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns with director Barry Frechette
18 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Dinner - Individual Registration
18 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Dinner
01 Oct 2016 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 3:00p.m. Seating
01 Oct 2016 Kodo 香道 ー Incense Appreciation
19 Sep 2016 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
09 Apr 2016 Tamagawa Taiko and Dance
03 Apr 2016 福島青年管弦楽団コンサート(無料チケットのご案内|ボランティア募集)
03 Apr 2016 The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
25 Feb 2016 Paper Lanterns - A New Film by Barry Frechette
04 Feb 2016 The Soul of Anime, and How Japanese Manga and Music Defy Zombie Capitalism
01 Feb 2016 Fred Korematsu Day
18 Sep 2015 New Voices from Japan: Confronting Climate Change, Aging Society, and Fiscal Deficits
14 Sep 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
24 Jul 2015 JSB Members Event : The Reischauer Memorial House Visit
29 Jun 2015 Meet Masanori Murakami -Japan’s First Major Leaguer, and Book Signing
26 May 2015 2015 Annual Dinner - Individual Registration
26 May 2015 2015 Annual Dinner
26 May 2015 2015 Annual Dinner - Non-Attending Donations
04 May 2015 The Outsider: Book talk with author Patricia Gercik
01 May 2015 Conference: Examining Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decades: Economics, Security and Society
26 Apr 2015 Japan Festival Boston
05 Apr 2015 Tamagawa Daigaku, TAIKO & DANCE Group
31 Mar 2015 Updates from Tohoku & A Night of Remembrance
24 Feb 2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION in JAPAN and BOSTON
16 Feb 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Spring Semester
16 Jan 2015 Lunch Talk by Yukio Okamoto, “Prospects for Japan and its Economic Competitiveness” - JSB Members Free Event!
02 Dec 2014 SAVE THE DATE!- "Historic Preservation in Japan & Boston"
08 Nov 2014 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 1:00 Seating-Sold out!
08 Nov 2014 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 10:30 Seating - Sold Out !
08 Nov 2014 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation
30 Oct 2014 Save the Date! ボストン着物ショー!
30 Oct 2014 The Japanese Kimono-Now and Then : Registration is closed
01 Oct 2014 Learning to Lead: Lessons from Japan
30 Aug 2014 OPENING RECEPTION! In Praise of Garden Shadows: Photos of Japan
08 Aug 2014 Reception and Lunch for Beyond Tomorrow
07 Aug 2014 映画ナイト!
07 Aug 2014 Movie Night at Showa Boston!
06 Aug 2014 マサチューセッツ州会議事堂ツアー&ランチ!
06 Aug 2014 Lunch and Behind the Scenes Tour of the State House!
31 Jul 2014 プールで泳ごう!
31 Jul 2014 Swimming at Showa Boston!
24 Jul 2014 昭和ボストンで七夕まつり!
24 Jul 2014 Tanabata at Showa Boston!
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! JSB Members Enter to win a pair of tickets
29 May 2014 Win a copy of "Dream Window", "The Inland Sea"
27 May 2014 Win Yukata from Kyoto!! Giveaway for this week!!!
19 May 2014 Win Books and Gifts from Japan!
14 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win Sake and Gifts from Gionbayashi Musicians from Kyoto!
08 May 2014 2014 Annual Dinner
05 May 2014 Win Gifts from Japan!
02 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win A Pair of Red Sox Tickets
01 May 2014 Win a Round Trip Ticket to Anywhere*
30 Apr 2014 Rad Smith Lecture: Cutie and the Boxer - JSB Member Discount
30 Apr 2014 Rad Smith Lecture: Cutie and the Boxer
24 Apr 2014 Complimentary Tickets to Handel's Samson
24 Apr 2014 Complimentary Tickets to Handel's Samson
15 Apr 2014 Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada
09 Apr 2014 The Most Impressive Dragon in the MFA - JSB Member Discount
21 Mar 2014 Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
21 Mar 2014 Anime Boston 2014
18 Mar 2014 “Fukushima-Strategies and Lessons in Anticipating and Managing a Global Health and Environmental Crisis”
09 Mar 2014 "Cranes on the Square"
11 Feb 2014 2014 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
05 Feb 2014 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Address by the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. The Honorable Kenichiro Sasae
29 Jan 2014 Japan Business Forum: JAPAN UPDATE
23 Jan 2014 Saving 10,000: film screening and discussion
22 Nov 2013 Happy Hour and Networking Event
22 Nov 2013 Happy Hour and Networking Event - JET ALUMNI REGISTRATION
09 Oct 2013 "Can Abenomics Save Japan?" Japan Business Forum with
02 Oct 2013 Win a pair of tickets to - Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble with Tiger Okoshi
10 Sep 2013 Locally Brewed Sake Tasting - Member Networking Event
06 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Dinner
23 May 2013 Message for Joi Ito
16 May 2013 Win a Pair of Red Sox Tickets
02 May 2013 Win a Business Class Ticket to Japan on the direct JAL Flight
01 May 2013 Message for Yoshihiro Takishita
29 Apr 2013 Tribute Book for Peter Grilli
11 Mar 2013 Japanese Disaster Relief Fund Boston Final Report on Tohoku and Screening of "Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story"
10 Mar 2013 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art presents: Ikenobo Ikebana - 550th Year Celebration
26 Feb 2013 2012 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
31 Jan 2013 Japan Business Forum with Izumi Kobayashi
13 Jan 2013 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
06 Dec 2012 Japan Business Forum with Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita
05 Nov 2012 Welcome Reception for Consul General Akira Muto
05 Nov 2012 Welcome Reception for Consul General Akira Muto
15 Aug 2012 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
15 Jan 2012 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
16 Nov 2011 "Deng Xiaoping: China and Japan" - A booktalk by Ezra Vogel
16 Nov 2011 JSB MEMBER Registration for "Deng Xiaoping: China and Japan" - A booktalk by Ezra Vogel
16 Nov 2011 Non-Member Registration for "Deng Xiaoping: China and Japan" - A booktalk by Ezra Vogel
16 Nov 2011 Deng Xiaoping, China, and Japan - A booktalk by Ezra Vogel
14 Nov 2011 kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation - Second Seating
14 Nov 2011 kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation
14 Nov 2011 kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation - First Seating
12 Sep 2011 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
27 Mar 2011 "One Heart For Japan"
13 Mar 2011 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art - "A Day About Japanese Tea"
16 Jan 2011 2011-Year of the Rabbit New Year's Celebration and Dinner

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