Connecting Boston & Japan for Good

The Japan Society of Boston works across New England to foster friendships between Japanese and American citizens. Find out how you can get involved today.

JSB is Hiring:  Bi-lingual Program and Marketing Associate, Part-time

The Japan Society of Boston is hiring, and looking for a part-time Bi-lingual Program and Marketing Associate to join our staff. If you would like to join our team and help us expand our network of Boston/Japan connections, friendships, and projects, please introduce yourself to us! 

Full details here.

Submit your resume and cover letter, describing your background and what you think you can contribute to our JSB community, by email to:

The application deadline is August 30, 2019. The position is expected to begin by September 30 2019 or earlier.

The Japan Society of Boston is an equal opportunity employer.

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is Hiring:  Political Assistant

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant.  This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs.

Click here for details.

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: by August30, 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kogei-Kyoto x SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, September 10 - Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Japan Society of Boston is co-presenting, "Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts" with the Society of Arts in Crafts Seaport gallery from Sept. 10 to Nov. 10, 2019. 

To support this project, please visit our crowdfunding page.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The September meeting of the JSB Book Club will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 50 Milk Street. For our September meeting we will discuss The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai.

Allure of the Shamisen

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Join us for a special shamisen lecture and demo performance with Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me. Janet will discuss the history and features of this enigmatic instrument. She will also share stories from her own journey to learning to play the shamisen under her eccentric sensei in Japan.

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Kodo 香道 - Incense Appreciation

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Mr. Hata will instruct participants in the art of incense appreciation. 

To get 2:30pm Seating  /  To get 4:30pm Seating

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