Cancellation of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February and March Conversation Evenings

With regret, we must announce the cancellation of the April to March gatherings. We will continue to assess the situation and update this page accordingly.

We hope all members are getting by in these unusual times.

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 Brewmaster pub, at Leicester Square tube stop. 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.



Saturday, 14th December 2019 2:00pm - 11:59pm

Our annual Christmas Bounenkai will begin with a lunch at EAT Tokyo, Old Compton Street, Soho, from 1:45pm. Then, we will move to karaoke at Karaoke Epoc, Brewer Street, from 4:45pm to 7pm, and later, we will go to the Royal George pub in Goslett Yard, off Charing Cross Road.

Spaces are limited so you must register to attend, either by email or at our December conversation evening.

The meal will be the price of whatever you order, and the karaoke will be about £12. You can bring your own drinks into the karaoke.

You do not need to register if you only wish to go to the pub.