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We welcomed Ambassador Hitchens and his wife, Sara, to their last JBS dinner before they leave Japan in December.
This year's guest speaker was Dr Naoki Tanaka who is an economist and the President of the Center for International Public Policy Studies.
The JBS Awards were presented at the dinner.

Date: Monday, 21st November 2016
Time: 1930-2145 (doors open at 1900)
Place: Royal Park Hotel (Suitengumae)
Dress: Formal (Black Tie/Dark Suit)
Price: Members JPY23,000、Guests JPY28,000、1 table for 10 people JPY230,000

UPDATED 2016-9-28 11:21:46

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Yamatane Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of works by the renowned artist Hayami Gyoshu.

Date: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
Time: 1730-1900 (doors open at 1715)
Place: Yamatane Museum of Art
Price: Members JPY1,800 Guests JPY2,300 (incl. special Japanese sweets)

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The Society’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held again at Hodogaya C.C. The Princess Chichibu Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the golfer with the best net score.
Please inform the Secretariat of your handicap when you sign up.

Time and Date: 0936 on Friday, 21st October
Place: Hodogaya Country Club (Asahi-ku, Yokohama)
Price: Play fee JPY25,000  Party fee JPY3,500

UPDATED 2016-8-29 15:23:24

A wine tasting event was arranged for members at the Japan Office of Berry Bros. & Rudd. Six wines, including sparkling, red, white and port, were available for tasting, and participants will be given tasting tips in English.

Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Time: 1900-2100 (doors open at 1845)
Place: Berry Bros. & Rudd Japan Office (14F METLIFE Kanda Nishikicho Bldg. 3-23 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku) 
Price: Members JPY6,000 Guests JPY7,000

UPDATED 2016-7-25 15:00:02

The Pembroke Players came to Japan in September and October to perform Romeo & Juliet.
The Junior Group has organised a special theatre event.

Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016
Time: 1400-1530 (doors open at 1330)
Place: Hibiya Library and Museum B1F Hall
Price: Junior Members / Students JPY2,000  Members / Guests JPY2,500

UPDATED 2016-7-25 14:59:35

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 held a BBQ party to welcome the Daiwa Scholars arrived in September. 90 members and their guests enjoyed the BBQ party.

Date: Friday, 23rd September 2016
Time: 1900-2100 (reception opens at 1845)
Price: Junior JPY3,500  Members JPY4,000  Guests JPY5,000 *Please pay at the venue.

UPDATED 2016-7-25 14:58:41

As announced in the General Meeting report, Mr Takashi Tsukamoto has taken over as Chairman of the Society from Mr Yoshiji Nogami, who served in the post from March 2009 to June this year.

Many members attended the reception to thank Mr Nogami for his long and dedicated service, and to welcome Mr Tsukamoto as our new Chairman.

Date: Thursday, 8th September 2016
Time: 1900-2100 (reception opens at 1830)
Place: The Bankers Club (1-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: Members JPY8,000 Guests JPY10,000
Dress: Cool Biz

UPDATED 2016-7-25 14:58:14

Mr Hisaki Shintaku, Editor-in-chief of the “RSVP” magazine ( talked about the popular UK tours he arranges.
Participants also were treated to tea and cakes at a cosy cafe in Nihonbashi.

Date: Friday, 26th August 2016
Time: 1400-1600 (reception opens at 1345)
Place: Tiny Tria Tearoom (2-20-2 Nihonbashi Ningyocho)
Price: Members JPY2,500 Guests JPY3,000

UPDATED 2016-6-21 10:25:07

The Society held another summer cocktail party jointly with the BCCJ and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce. This year the venue is at Hilton Tokyo Bay hotel.

Date: Thursday, 21st July 2016
Time: 1830-2030 hours *Door opens at 1800
Place: Hilton Tokyo Bay
1F lounge
Dress: British (red, white, blue) /summer party/ strictly cool biz
Fee: Members JPY6,500 Guests JPY8,500

UPDATED 2016-6-21 10:23:28

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum opened in 2010 after the recreation of the historic building of Mitsubishi Ichigokan, which was designed by Josiah Conder and completed by Mitsubishi in 1894.
There has been a photo exhibition on Julia Margaret Cameron, who was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century.
The Society arranged a visit to this exhibition and had tea at the museum cafe 1894.

Date: Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Time: 1530-1730 hours
Place: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Price: Members JPY2,000 Guests JPY3,000 incl. Museum ticket, tea/coffee and cake
*Beer and snack option available.

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