AGM 2019


The 29th Annual General Meeting for the Ireland Japan Association will take place on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 at 3.30pm. Venue: TBD.

Details coming soon!

IJA Annual Dinner 2019


The largest and most enjoyable event of the year – 2019 IJA ANNUAL DINNER will take place on Friday, 15th February 2019 at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin.

More details coming soon!

‘Bounenkai’ – End Of The Year Party 2018

*Save the Date*

As every year,  we will be organizing a ‘Bounenkai’ End Of The Year Party which is one of our most anticipated and exciting cultural events of the year!

‘Bounenkai’ is the way Japanese companies, families and friends celebrate the end of year together, in a casual setting.

Date: Thursday, 6th December 2018
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and beyond
Venue: Yamamori Sushi, 38/39 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

More details coming soon!

Family Christmas Event: Day Trip to Santa’s Grotto | Causey Farm

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be organizing Family Christmas Event and we hope you will join our magical day trip to Santa’s Grotto in Causey Farm, Co. Meath together with your family and friends.

Photo: Causey Farm

Date: Sunday, 2nd December 2018
Venue: Causey Farm, Co. Meath

Ticket will include:
* Comfortable return bus trip from/to Dublin
* Entrance fees to Santa’s Grotto at Causey Farm
* Delicious lunch at The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan
* Visit to famous Hill of Tara

More information & details coming soon!

IJA Annual Golf Outing 2018

Ireland Japan Association would like to invite you to Annual Golf Outing that will be held on Thursday, 11th October at 11 a.m. at Hermitage Golf Club, Co. Dublin.

Get your teams ready and clean your clubs for an amazing day of golf, networking, Rugby World Cup travel talk, and great food & atmosphere at the stunning Hermitage Golf Course on the banks of the river Liffey.

Date: Thursday, 11th October 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
Venue: Hermitage Golf Club, Ballydowd, Lucan, Co. Dublin

* Price per team of 4 (including dinner): €500 members | €560 non-members
* Individual price (including dinner): €130 members | €150 non-members
* Dinner only: €50

Plan of the day:
* Arrival from 10 a.m. when light refreshments will be served to all participants.
* Tee-off times from 11 a.m. with 10 min intervals thereafter (Teams of 4 ball).
* ‘Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 – 1 Year To Go’ – Travel Talk by Darina Slattery, Unique Japan Tours, at 5.15 p.m. (optional).
* Dinner & Prize Giving from 6.15 p.m.

To book tickets, please RSVP by Wednesday, 3rd October by email: or call: 01-6787008.

Getting To Noh – From Page To Stage (Phase 1)

You are invited to attend an Illustrative Talk & Reading of the new noh drama ‘Between The Stones’ on 23rd September 2018.

This is phase one of a three-phase project. It will provide an opportunity for an up-close understanding of Noh from ‘page to stage’ and will be of interest to those engaged in, or fascinated by, Japanese arts and culture. The whole project will also build new relationships and share ideas and learning through cultural and educational engagement both inside and outside the world of Noh.

Date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018
Time: 2.30 – 4.30 PM
Venue: RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2


What is noh? And how is a new noh in traditional style conceived – from ‘page to stage’?

‘Noh’ is classical Japanese theatre which combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetic text into a highly aesthetic form of art that has been performed continuously for 650 years. In contrast to its minimalist stage, noh uses elaborate costumes and exquisitely carved wooden masks.

This Illustrated talk and reading is designed to introduce audiences to the key elements of noh and to have a close up and interactive experience of how a new noh is developed from page to stage.

The new noh ‘Between the Stones’ brings together three iconic Japanese cultural forms (noh, karesansui gardens and furin wind chimes). It was written following the deaths of family members and a mentor and friend close to the author. The piece explores how the burden of grief turns into an understanding and celebration of life, death, friendship, beauty and love; as well as the transformative power of gardens to nurture and heal the soul…

The author of this two-act English language noh drama, Jannette Cheong, will share her experience of noh and how a new noh is developed from the poetic text in preparation for a stage production.

This is the third noh performing arts collaboration between Jannette Cheong and Richard Emmert following the acclaimed success of Pagoda (European Tour – London, Dublin, Oxford, Paris 2009, Asia Tour – Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Hong Kong 2011) and Opposites-InVerse (London 2017) .

To book your place, please RSVP by Thursday, 20th September by email: or call: 01-6787008.

More information about the noh ‘Between the Stones’ and the brochure can be found here!