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

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
    • 28

    Brown Bag Luncheon


    Keiko Thayer


    The Fascinating History of Japan in Boston: Stories and Experiences


    Keiko Thayer has been at the center of Japanese cultural exchange in Boston for more than thirty years, and knows many stories from the Japan Society’s founding and early years. Keiko has served on the board of JSB since 1987, and the Society gives an annual award for cultural exchange named for her late husband, John E. Thayer III.

    Come meet Keiko for lunch and to discuss our Society’s fascinating history!


    Please note that the we take pictures at our events for use in Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event is tantamount to giving us permission to use your likeness in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Anchor Room at Cambridge Innovation Center, 50 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109
    • 20

    Japan Culture Series: Karuta

    Anchor Room at Cambridge Innovation Center
    50 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109

    Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Come learn about and experience karuta with the Japan Society of Boston and instructor Kyoko Hiromoto. Karuta is the Japanese card matching game in which the beginning of a poem is read, and players need to be the first to grab the card with the rest of the poem written on it.

    Join us for an intro to this classic game, still popular today, and try your hand! Whoever grabs the most correct cards wins. Light snacks will be provided.


    Space is limited, so we recommend you register in advance:
    $5 for Japan Society of Boston members
    $15 for non members
    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Anchor Room, 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109
    • 60


    PAPER LANTERNS

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

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

    Anchor Room
    50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109

    (Enter through Render Coffee)

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

    Light snacks will be provided

    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 take pictures at our events for use in Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event is tantamount to giving us permission to use your likeness 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
    • 60


    PAPER LANTERNS

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

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

    Anchor Room
    50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109

    (Enter through Render Coffee)

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

    Light snacks will be provided

    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 take pictures at our events for use in Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event is tantamount to giving us permission to use your likeness in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

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