About Us

Japan Society North West

Japan Society North West provides a forum for everyone interested in any aspect of Japanese life and culture.  

Through our meetings and other activities we provide opportunities for all those living in the northwest of England, and in north Wales, to understand and appreciate the people, culture and language of Japan.

Membership of the JSNW is for both British and Japanese residents of the northwest, and is open to everyone sympathetic to our aims. We particularly welcome Japanese nationals living or working here.

Regular meetings are held for members to share the widest possible experience of Japan and Japanese culture. In addition, our resources and contacts will facilitate anyone seeking information on the many aspects of Japan that have become an integral part of our daily lives: interior design and decoration, fine art, gardens, flower arranging, motor cars, martial arts, calligraphy, cuisine, technology, cosplay, karaoke … the list is endless.  


The Japan Society North West was founded in May 2004. It is the successor to the UK Japan Society of the North West, which was founded in 1996 to provide a focus for local companies with business interests in Japan. Whilst this commercial need has declined, there is a growing general interest in Japan and its people. Many of the former corporate members continue to participate in the JSNW, which now focuses on the interests of individuals in the area.  


The committee for 2022-23 comprises: Sam Rosen (Chairman, Angela Davies (Vice Chair), Nigel Cordon (treasurer & events communication), Jen Lynch (Newsletter Editor), Joan Horley (Secretary), Leigh Walmsley (Social Media), Alix Roper (Technical management), Gail Cordon (Membership Secretary), and Zulay Sayalero. The committee is nominated annually at our Annual General Meeting.

Corporate Members

To be updated and confirmed