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The Japan Society of Boston works across New England to foster friendships between Japanese and American citizens. We connect business to business, culture to culture, country to country, and organization to organization, through cultural, business, educational, and community focused programing. 

Get involved: Visit our Membership Page to become a member,

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JSB 2020 Fall Speaker Series

My Japan Journey:  Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein of Jordan

Please join us to hear Princess Raiyah share her inspiring story in this special online event.  To register, click here.

October 30 @ 9:00 am EDT

The Race to End COVID-19:  Japan's Response and the Importance of Japan/US Collaboration in the Fight Against COVID-19

A conversation between Dr. Shinya Yamanaka,  Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi.  Register here.

November 16 @ 7:00 pm EST

calendar & Events

The Japan Society of Boston organizes events tailored to the interests of our members and circulates information about Japan-related events across Boston for everyone who loves Japan through our Bi-Weekly newsletter.

Visit our Events pages to see what JSB might have in store for you, and let us know if there is something you would like to see more of!


ANNUAL GALA is postponed until April 20, 2021!

Become A Member

We are sustained by annual donations from Japan enthusiasts across New England, as well as corporate partners who share our vision. Member support allows us to work every day to connect Japan and Boston for good: good projects, good people, and a better world. Membership even carries some perks, such as event, restaurant, and retail discounts. Become a member today!

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NHK-WORLD Easy Japanese Conversation Lessons

Free Online resources to keep you connected

Free Japanese language learning tools

Tae Kim's Guide to Learning JapaneseExcellent free grammar resource with built in workbooks

Aozora BunkoFree Japanese Library Database! Copyright free classics my Natsume Soseki and more...

Learn Japanese with ErinFree resource from the Japan Foundation. Watch high school student Erin navigate Japan and the Japanese language at your own pace, read along, and take the quizzes. 

NHK-World Japan Easy Japanese Grammar LessonsDialogues presented with animation. Romaji and translation provided. 

NHK-World Japan Easy Japanese Conversation Lessons : Useful phrases for travel and more! 

Japanese cooking

Just one CookbookPretty popular resource for Japanese cuisine in English

Wa-ShokuikuJapanese Inspired online food education curriculum

Arts and Museums

Origami-InstructionsInstructions of how to hold origami

MIT Visualizing CulturesCollection of images with scholarly comments

MFA Boston Japanese arts lectures

Bad Monks, Temple Warriors: The Spectrum of Japanese Religious History

Japanese Art: Tattoos, Prints, and Design

Art of Japan: The Many Worlds of Ukiyo-e Prints

Gilded-Age Bostonians and Old Japan: An Ironic Love Affair

Cultural History of Late Tokugawa Japan

Hokusai: The End of an Era

Naoya Hatakeyama: Personal Landscapes

Bostonians in 19th-Century Japan: The Formation of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Collection

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