Art & Design

Sixth Form Japan Day

9 November 2017, London

The Japan Society’s Sixth Form Japan Day will be returning to SOAS this year on Thursday 9 November.


The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan University (UK) and SOAS, is pleased once again to invite sixth form students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community.


The day is designed to give insights into aspects of Japan, traditional and modern, through lectures and practical workshops. It is aimed at students who are studying Japanese, but will also be of interest to those who have not had the opportunity to do so formally at school, but who are considering Japanese studies at university in the UK or applying to do other subjects at university in Japan. Students will also have the chance to speak one on one with representatives from a range of universities offering Japanese studies.


The course will feature lectures by Mr Ian Cheung, UK Sales Manager of Clearsping Ltd., Professor Monte Cassim of Ritsumeikan University and a talk by final year Japanese studies students from SOAS. Elective practical workshops in small groups will allow students to take part in a range of activities, including: calligraphy, cookery (sushi), Oekakinden -Smart Wearable Sports Technology, manga, origami, sumi-e and yosakoi soran. Students can indicate their preference for workshops on the booking form. We will endeavour to accommodate everyone’s preferences however we cannot guarantee students will get their top choices.




10.00 – 10.20 Arrival and registration
10.20 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction to the day
10.40 – 11.20 Workshop 1
11.30 – 12.10 Workshop 2
12.20 – 12.50 Lecture 1 by Mr Ian Cheung, UK Sales Manager for Clearspring Ltd.
12.50 – 13.50 University Exhibition and lunch
13.50 – 14.20 Lecture 2 by Professor Monte Cassim of Ritsumeikan University
14.30 – 15.10 Workshop 3
15.20 – 15.50 Lecture 3 Current students’ experiences and advice
for studying Japanese and living in Japan
15.50 – 16.00 Closing remarks & Evaluation


Booking information


Reserve your place today! Places will be issued on a first-come-first served basis. Students may attend on their own or accompanied by a member of staff. To book, please fill in this booking form and send to Please also read and acknowledge on the booking form that you have read our terms and conditions.


During the day students will have the opportunity to join three out of seven possible workshop sessions. Please use the booking form to specify workshop preferred options. We will try, where possible, to give students their chosen workshops, but please note that this may not be possible in all cases. To help us match interests, please rank the workshop options 1-9, where 1 is the top preference.


Please note, in the past we have held this event at Vernon Square Campus which had coach parking. This year it will be held at Russell Square Campus which has no parking spaces available and alternatives will need to be found. We apologise for any inconvenience.



Free of charge for schools


Booking deadline –Monday 23 October 2017

9 November 2017, 10.20 am – 4.00 pm (Registration from 10.00 am)

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square Campus, London WC1H 0XG
Tel: 020 3075 1995

The Japan Society