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UPDATED 2017-8-30 15:15:11

As a follow-up to the special gallery tour last year, members of the Society were invited to an exhibition of the works of Uemura Shoen, a great master of Japanese-style painting who is especially well known for his depictions of Japanese women in kimonos.
Participants were given a guided tour by Ms Taeko Yamazaki, Director of Yamatane Museum of Art.

Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Time: 1730-1900 (doors open at 1715)
Place: Yamatane Museum of Art
Price: Members JPY1,800 Guests JPY2,300 (incl. admission and special Japanese sweets)



UPDATED 2017-8-30 15:14:16

Members of the Society enjoyed a tour of the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, where heads of the state and other visiting dignitaries stay, and where various diplomatic events are held.
Participants visited the main building and garden.

Time & Date: 1230-1330, Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Place: State Guest House, Akasaka Palace



UPDATED 2017-7-28 15:50:51

The Society’s Annual Golf Tournament was held again at Hodogaya C.C. The Princess Chichibu Memorial Trophy was awarded to Mr Nagata.

Time & Date: 0906 on Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Place: Hodogaya Country Club (Asahi-ku, Yokohama)
Price: Party fee JPY4,000 *Please make a bank transfer in advance.
Play fee: JPY26,000-27,000 (to be paid individually at the club.)



UPDATED 2017-7-28 15:48:07

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique programme offering young and talented UK citizens the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to gain expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.
The Junior Group again held a BBQ party to welcome the Daiwa Scholars arriving this September.

This event is organized in cooperation with The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

Date: Friday, 15th September 2017
Time: 1900-2100 (reception opens at 1845)
Price*: Junior JPY3,500、Members JPY4,000、(Guests JPY5,000) *Please pay at the venue.



UPDATED 2017-7-13 14:51:05

The Tokyo Metro (underground) started operations in 1927 and marks its 90th anniversary this year. JBS members were exclusively invited to the Tokyo Metro Training Centre in Shinkiba to see the model station used for training.

Date: Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Place: Tokyo Metro Training Centre (in Shinkiba)



UPDATED 2017-6-23 12:03:00

Bus Tour to Nikko:
Former British Embassy Villa, Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum and Nikko Toshogu Shrine

The Society arranged a day trip to Nikko.
Participants visited the former British Embassy villa by Lake Chuzenji and the Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum, where Isabella Bird stayed in 1878; she later wrote about her stay in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.
We also had a guided tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage Site, where we saw the renovated Yomeimon Gate (a National Treasure) and participated in a prayer session in the special Shogun’s Room.

Date: Friday, 1st September 2017
Place: Nikko
Price: Members JPY13,500, Guests JPY14,500
(incl. Tokyo-Nikko return by coach, lunch, admission fees to the former British Embassy Villa, Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and a souvenir)



UPDATED 2017-5-29 15:05:12

JBS member Ms Sakura Aoyama, a jewellery adviser, gave a lecture on early 20th-century fashion and jewellery, as seen in the popular TV drama series Downton Abbey.
Before the lecture, participants enjoyed lunch at the Ogasawara Hakushakutei Restaurant, which used to be the residence of Count Nagayoshi Ogasawara, a JBS members in the early 20th century.

Date: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Time: 1200-1500 (doors open at 1145)
Place: Ogasawara Hakushakutei Restaurant
Price: Members JPY12,500, Guests JPY15,500 (includes course lunch and lecture)



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:24:56

Pursuant to Article 14 (Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting) and 15 (Convocation) of the Constitution, the Society held a General Meeting on Monday, 26th June at Conference Square M+ in Marunouchi.

Date & Time: Monday, 26th June, 1900
Place: Conference Square M+



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:24:14

Members had another opportunity to attend the Epsom Cup Race held annually to commemorate the partnership between Epsom Race Course in the UK and Tokyo Race Course.
Participants watched the horseracing from a VIP guest room.

Date & Time: Sunday, 11th June 2017, 1100-1600
Place: Tokyo Horse Race Track VIP Room
Dress: smart casual/gentlemen should wear jackets
Price: Members JPY8,000 (includes lunch, wine, coffee/tea and cake)



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:23:45

The Junior Group held a Bonsai Workshop on 27th May.
After the brief lecture on Bonsai basics, we made our own Bonsai!

Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017
Time: 1400-1600 (doors open at 1345)
Place: JBS Office meeting room
Price: Junior Members JPY2,500、Members JPY3,000、Guests JPY3,500



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