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

Past Events

  • MY JAPAN JOURNEY: 2023 PODCAST LAUNCH PARTY with Kasia Lynch
    Jan 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    JSB is proud to announce the new season of our My Japan Journey podcast! To celebrate, we will be joined on January 26th by Season 1 podcast guest Kasia Lynch.
  • Japan Society of Boston Book Club
    Jan 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online
    Do you love Japanese literature? The JSB Book Club will be meeting to discuss Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada. The purpose of the JSB Book Club is to strengthen the Boston community of Japan enthusiasts by coming together to discuss Japanese literature.
  • The JSB Language Room (Virtual Language Exchange)
    Jan 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online
    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.
  • Between the Lines: A Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji
    Jan 17, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online
    Join us to discuss the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing Chapter 47 - 54 at this session.
  • おうちごはん! (Ouchigohan) Okonomiyaki & Wakame Soup
    Jan 14, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online Event
  • Year-End Holidays in Japan: Online Experience with Arigato Travel
    Dec 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    Have you heard about “Oshogatsu”? Meet us for this online interactive experience to celebrate the winter season and learn about Japan's holidays!
  • BUDO: PART 4 - KENDO
    Wed, Dec 14
    Online Event
    Dec 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join the Japan Society of Boston, Boston Shufukai Kendo, and Boston Kendo Kyokai for an introduction to Kendo, the way of the sword. This is the fourth installment in our BUDŌ Series, featuring traditional Japanese martial arts.
  • おうちごはん!(Ouchigohan)   Salmon Teriyaki Bowl
    Dec 03, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online Event
  • The JSB Language Room (Virtual Language Exchange)
    Nov 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    Online Event
    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.
  • Between the Lines: A Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji
    Nov 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join us to discuss the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing Chapter 42 - 46 at this session. This event will be held on the third Tuesday every month. You are welcome to read any versions you may have. Please note that Arthur Waley and Suematsu Kencho editions are incomplete.
  • Between the Lines: a Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji
    Oct 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Join us to discuss The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing Chapters 36 - 41 at this session.
  • Shaking the Foundations of Meaning: The logic and illogic of Zen chant and thought
    Oct 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Boston, 240 Newbury St 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    Join Professor Steven Nuss of Colby College on a journey through the musical and meditative practices of Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
  • POSTPONED - Poetry Club (句会) - Autumn Past & Present: Poetry of the Seasons
    Oct 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Poetry Club
    As the heat of summer dissipates and the cooler temperatures of autumn set in, we’ll enjoy an evening of classical Japanese poems to mark this seasonal shift.
  • The JSB Language Room (Virtual Language Exchange)
    Oct 07, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Language Room
    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.
  • Picture Book Hour Live! Japanese Storytime
    Oct 02, 2022, 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
    Culture
    Sep 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Culture
    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, 2022, 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, 2022, 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.
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