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Welcome to the JCG

The JCG (Japanese Conversation Group) is a Japanese language group founded in 1997 affiliated with the Japan Society of London, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Shakespeare's Head pub, on Carnaby Street in Soho. We’re a group of non-Japanese, who either speak Japanese or are serious about learning Japanese, and Japanese native speakers, who come together to converse and participate in speaking activities, or watch demonstrations, wholly in Japanese. A light finger buffet is provided and drinks are purchased individually at the bar. Throughout the year we also hold dinner nights, karaoke, hanami, day trips, summer BBQ, and parties.

We welcome Japanese speakers of all ages and nationalities to our events, and it’s recommended that non-native speakers have an intermediate level ability. However, friends and family are welcome to our annual hanami event held every April.

You don't need to register in advance and we take a small fee at the door to cover the costs of the buffet. There's really no better way to improve your Japanese conversation skills! We hope to see you at our Japanese meetup in London.


Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 2nd July 2024 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The group will use another venue for this month's event. Please check the web site closer to the time.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 6th August 2024 7:00pm - 11:00pm

We will be holding our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month at the Shakespeare's Head, Carnaby Street, Soho, from 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 3rd September 2024 7:00pm - 11:00pm

We will be holding our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month at the Shakespeare's Head, Carnaby Street, Soho, from 7pm. We hope to see you there!




























FUTURE EVENTS

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 2nd July 2024 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The group will use another venue for this month's event. Please check the web site closer to the time.

PAST EVENTS

Anual Hanami in Kensington Gardens (Date fixed: Sat 13th Apr 2024)
Saturday, 13th April 2024 2:30pm - 6:30pm

We had a lovely Hanami cherry blossom viewing as usual. The day was joyful and the weather perfect.