Click below to explore past projects from the Japan Society of Boston.

Past Events

  • Picture Book Hour Live! Japanese Storytime
    Oct 02, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Brookline, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith, the Japan Society of Boston present a special dual-language story time! We will be reading picture books in Japanese and English.
  • BUDŌ: PART 3 - Kyūdō
    Thu, Sep 29
    Sep 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join Byakko Kyudojo for an introduction to Kyudo, the centuries-old practice of Japanese archery. This is the third installment in our BUDŌ Series, featuring traditional Japanese martial arts.
  • Japan Society of Boston Book Club
    Sep 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Book Club
    Do you love Japanese literature? The JSB Book Club will be meeting to discuss Villain by Shuichi Yoshida. The purpose of the JSB Book Club is to strengthen the Boston community of Japan enthusiasts by coming together to discuss Japanese literature.
  • Chaos in D.C. versus Calm in Tokyo
    Sep 23, 12:00 PM
    Boston, One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Join us for a lunch discussion on the U.S. and Japan with Glen S. Fukushima, a JSB Board member and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
  • The World of Shakuhachi with Elizabeth Reian Bennett
    Sep 21, 6:00 PM
    Boston, 1 Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Join us for an insightful discussion about the history and features of the shakuhachi with Elizabeth Reian Bennett, the first woman to be certified a Grand Master of the Shakuhachi.
  • Between the Lines: A Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji
    Sep 20, 6:00 PM
    Tale of Genji
    Join us to discuss The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing chapters 31 - 35 at this session.
  • The JSB Language Room (Virtual Language Exchange)
    Fri, Sep 16
    Virtual Language Exchange
    Sep 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Language Exchange
    Stuck in the house and need a healthy way to socialize? JSB has you covered! Practice your Japanese (or your English) at our next online Japanese / English language exchange.
  • Kamogawa: The River at the Heart of Kyoto
    Sep 09, 7:00 PM
    Join the Kyoto Guide Club (KGC) for a virtual introduction to this one-of-a-kind communal locale in Japan’s most traditional city. Kyoto locals and KGC volunteers will explore why the Kamogawa is such a central spot for rest and recreation in Kyoto.
  • Samurai Summer
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Brookline, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Samurai Summer debuted in 2021, paying homage to the Coolidge's history of programming Japanese films in the 70s and 80s, with samurai stories being among the most popular. Our first season featured screenings of some of the most thrilling epics of the genre, including Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.
  • Celebrate Japan! at Long Hill
    May 21, 10:30 AM – May 22, 5:00 PM
    Beverly, 572 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA
    The Japan Society of Boston partnered with Long Hill: A Trustees of the Reservation Property, to provide a weekend full of Japanese Culture just in time for AAPI Heritage Month.
  • Godzilla Over the Years The Changing Landscape of Godzilla Movies
    Apr 28, 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join scholar and Godzilla Fanatic Bill Tsutsui, President and CEO of Ottawa University, in conversation with Japanese Film expert and Harvard Professor Alexander Zahlten as they explore the cross cultural histories of the Godzilla Franchise.
  • JSB Book Club
    Wed, Mar 24
    JSB Book Club
    Mar 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:05 PM EDT
    JSB Book Club
    Discussion of Quicksand by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
  • Japanese for Kids!
    Tue, Feb 23
    Japanese for Kids!
    Feb 23, 2021, 3:30 PM – 6:35 PM EST
    Japanese for Kids!
    Learn hiragana and more!
  • The JSB Lanuage Room
    Fri, Feb 19
    The JSB Language Room
    Feb 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:05 PM EST
    The JSB Language Room
    Virtual Language Exchange