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

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • CIC Boston, 5th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
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    Japanese Language soirée 

    at the Japan Society of Boston

    Monday, August 28, 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 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Anchor Room, 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109
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    PAPER LANTERNS

    Special film screening at the Japan Society of Boston with director Barry Frechette and producer Peter Grilli

    Thursday, September 7, 2017
    6:30 - 8:30PM

    Anchor Room
    50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109


    Admission:
    Free for JSB Members and children ages 0-12
        $10 for Non-JSB Members

    Additional Showing September 8th

    On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war, held since July 28 at the Hiroshima Military Police Headquarters after being shot down during a bombing raid. For decades, the families of these 12 Americans were never informed about the fates of their loved ones. 

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Shigeaki Mori, himself a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), the names of the 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth. Paper Lanterns documents Mr. Mori’s story and his dream of reaching out to the families of these lost airmen.

    Photo : U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Mr. Mori during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May, 2016. Read more

    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.

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Anchor Room, 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109
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    PAPER LANTERNS

    Special film screening at the Japan Society of Boston with director Barry Frechette and producer Peter Grilli

    Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30PM

    Anchor Room
    50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109


    Admission:
    Free for JSB Members and children ages 0-12
        $10 for Non-JSB Members

    Additional Showing on September 7

    On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war, held since July 28 at the Hiroshima Military Police Headquarters after being shot down during a bombing raid. For decades, the families of these 12 Americans were never informed about the fates of their loved ones. 

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Shigeaki Mori, himself a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), the names of the 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth. Paper Lanterns documents Mr. Mori’s story and his dream of reaching out to the families of these lost airmen.

    Photo : U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Mr. Mori during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May, 2016. Read more

    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.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
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    Ideas for Supporting the Japanese Community in Boston

    With Speaker Satoko "Lisa" Watanabe

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

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 12 - 1PM

    In 2010, experienced social worker Lisa Watanabe established a help-line for Japanese-speaking people around Boston. In the succeeding years, Lisa (MSW, LICSW) has learned volumes about the wide range of challenges faced by our Japanese friends and neighbors. The NPO Lisa founded (JB Line) has grown to more than 15 professionals and 100 volunteers who support the physical and mental well-being of the Japanese community. Join us to discuss ideas with Lisa about supporting your Japanese friends around Boston.

    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
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
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    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
    • 10


    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.

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