japan society of boston events

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!

Upcoming events

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • JSB Office at 50 Milk St., 18th Floor, Boston, MA
    • 21


    Teaching Japan in the Classroom: Haiku and More

    Saturday, September 23 , 2017
    from
    9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Japan Society of Boston Office
    50 Milk St.,
    18th Floor, Boston, MA

    Information About Japan-Centered Activities, Including a Hands-on Haiku Workshop

    Attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the six-hour event

    Hosted by the Japan Society of Boston, with the Japanese Consulate in Boston and Japan Airlines



    9:00am - Registration, Coffee, Meet and Greet
    9:30am
    - Project Descriptions: 

    • Washoku-iku: Japanese Food in the Classroom, Corky White, Boston University
    • Keizai Koho Teacher Fellowships, Jacqueline Katz, Wellesley High School
    • Paper Lanterns Film, Japan Society of Boston
    • Japan Bowl, Japan Society of Boston

    11:00am - How to Teach Haiku workshop (hands-on) with Emiko Miyashita, including detailed information about holding the Japan Airlines Haiku contest in your classroom and school
    12:15pm
    - Lunch Served / Workshop Ongoing 

    3:00pm
    - Wrap-up

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
    • 2


    Kōdō :  Incense Appreciation
    香道

    Mr. Masataka Hata

    President of the Shoyeido Incense of Kyoto


    Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 - 2:15 PM

    Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th floor,
    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142


    Registration required.

    Seating is limited to 12 people per session.

    JSB Members $15 per person |$30 for non-members

    Mr. Hata will instruct participants in the art of incense appreciation.  The Shoyeido Incense Company began in Kyoto in 1705, becoming the world's premiere incense-making company and the preferred supplier of incense to most temples in Japan.


    In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating methods he learned while working at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. He applied the court's secret traditions of blending incense, previously enjoyed only by royalty, to commercial production.  Twelve generations later, Masataka Hata continues this legacy, and today Shoyeido offers customers a wide variety of unique high quality incense.

    Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

    Second Seating 3:00 - 4:15 PM


    Please note that the we often take pictures 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.
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
    • 9


    Kōdō :  Incense Appreciation
    香道

    Mr. Masataka Hata

    President of the Shoyeido Incense of Kyoto


    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    , 3 - 4:15PM

    Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th floor,
    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142


    Registration required.

    Seating is limited to 12 people per session.

    JSB Members $15 per person |$30 for non-members

    Mr. Hata will instruct participants in the art of incense appreciation.  The Shoyeido Incense Company began in Kyoto in 1705, becoming the world's premiere incense-making company and the preferred supplier of incense to most temples in Japan.


    In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating methods he learned while working at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. He applied the court's secret traditions of blending incense, previously enjoyed only by royalty, to commercial production.  Twelve generations later, Masataka Hata continues this legacy, and today Shoyeido offers customers a wide variety of unique high quality incense.

    Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

    First Seating 1:00 - 2:15 PM


    Please note that the we often take pictures 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.

    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
    • 30

    Young Japanese Explorers Today: Trends in Study Abroad and Other Adventures

    With Speaker Motoko Day

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

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12 - 1PM

    You know about Japanese explorers from the history books but who are the young Japanese people out exploring today? How have study and work abroad patterns changed in the past decades? Are there cultural differences between Japanese and American young explorers? Motoko Day has been helping young Japanese and other foreign students arrange a variety of experiences abroad, especially in America, since 1997. Ms. Day will share stories and trends with us about young Japanese explorers who may be in the history books in another decade or two.

    Please note that the we often take pictures 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.

    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • CIC Boston, 5th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
    • 40

    Japanese Language soirée 

    at the Japan Society of Boston

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

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

    Free for JSB members | $5 for non-members

    Registration accepted online or at-the-door


    Many of you have told us that you would enjoy more opportunities to practice speaking Japanese. Let’s get together! We have a great downtown venue to host Japanese-learners of all levels and interests, now open for you. 

    We will have nametags, soft drinks, and a simple game to get conversation flowing. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese language skill. We are grateful to the Meetup.com community: Boston Japanese & English Language Club, for sharing this event with their 2,000+ members. 

    The primary language at this event will be Japanese but we welcome beginners and native speakers of Japanese alike. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn.


    Please note that we often take pictures 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. 
    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Japan's Trade Strategy in an Age of Rising Protectionism

    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm


    Ambassador Yoichi Suzuki, who served as the Consulate General of Japan in Boston from 2005-2008, will be the guest speaker at this seminar. This is a part of the US-Japan Relationships Program series on the Future of East Asia.

    Speaker: Yoichi Suzuki
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Ambassador to Kansai, and Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Government of Japan

    Discussant: Christina Davis
    Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

    Moderator: Susan Pharr
    Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University


    Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies and the Japan Society of Boston

Past events

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?
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
28 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns, followed by Q&A with director Barry Frechette
19 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns with director Barry Frechette
18 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Dinner
19 Sep 2016 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
09 Apr 2016 Tamagawa Taiko and Dance
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
25 Oct 2015 Nobuyuki Tsujii Concert in Boston with Longwood Symphony
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
05 Apr 2015 Tamagawa Daigaku, TAIKO & DANCE Group
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!
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
07 Aug 2014 Movie Night at Showa Boston!
06 Aug 2014 Lunch and Behind the Scenes Tour of the State House!
31 Jul 2014 Swimming at Showa Boston!
24 Jul 2014 Tanabata at Showa Boston!
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! JSB Members Enter to win a pair of tickets
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! $5 discount for JSB Members
29 May 2014 Win a copy of "Dream Window", "The Inland Sea"
27 May 2014 Win Yukata from Kyoto!! Giveaway for this week!!!
14 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win Sake and Gifts from Gionbayashi Musicians from Kyoto!
08 May 2014 2014 Annual Dinner
15 Apr 2014 Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada
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
09 Oct 2013 "Can Abenomics Save Japan?" Japan Business Forum with
10 Sep 2013 Locally Brewed Sake Tasting - Member Networking Event
06 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Dinner
19 May 2013 Japan Festival 2013
17 May 2013 Sake Tasting - SOLD OUT
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
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
13 Mar 2011 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art - "A Day About Japanese Tea"

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