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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, 5th March 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, 2nd April 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, 7th May 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, 5th March 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!

PAST EVENTS

Bounenkai
Saturday, 16th December 2023 7:00pm - 11:59pm

We had a lovely time at our annual Christmas Bounenkai, starting with karaoke then an early evening lunch followed by a pub gathering. Much merriment was had by all.