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UPDATED 2015-12-2 11:26:51

The Junior Group held its annual Omochitsuki Party at Le Keyaki.
This year, Paddington helped us pounding rice cakes!

Date: Saturday, 16th January 2016
Time: 1400-1600 hours (Door opens at 1345)
Place: Le Keyaki *8 min walk from Yotsuya Sanchome station.
Price: Junior Members/ Students JPY2,500、Members JPY3,000 Guests JPY JPY4,000、Free for Elementary school students and under.
*Please pay at the venue.

UPDATED 2015-11-10 12:02:52

Thanks to the kind introduction of the Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute, the Society organised a guided tour of the Meiji Shrine.
Participants visited the special prayer compound for a performance of an exclusive and beautiful Shinto ceremony.
This was a repeat event for those who could not join the first tour on 7th October.

Date: Friday, 20th November 2015
Time: 1300-1600 hrs
Place: Meiji Jingu Shrine
Price: Members JPY1,000 Guests JPY1,500

UPDATED 2015-11-10 12:01:44

The Junior Group held its annual Christmas party at a British pub in Ebisu.
There was an acoustic live performance by “Abbey Road”, the Beatles Kenkyukai of the University of Tokyo.
Also Paddington bear joined the party as a special guest!

Date & Time: Saturday, 12th December 2015 1800-2000hrs
Place: FooTNiK Ebisu (1-11-2 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku) *1min from East exit of JR Ebisu station
Price: Junior Members/Students JPY3,000、Ordinary JPY3,500、Guests JPY4,500
     (incl. Buffet food and 1 drink)

UPDATED 2015-10-28 13:37:37

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a hand embroidery school in the United Kingdom, founded in 1872 and based at Hampton Court Palace since 1987.
Ms Emi Nimura (JBS member) is the only RSN Tutor teaching in Japan. She held a special workshop for JBS members.
Participants learnt traditional “goldwork” stitch technique and made a Christmas tree ornament with gold embroidery thread.

Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Time: 1400-1600hrs
Place: JBS Secretariat office meeting room
Price: Members JPY3,500、Guests JPY4,500

UPDATED 2015-10-22 15:50:55

The annual dinner of the Society was held on 25th November.
This year we were pleased to welcome Mr Peter Tasker as the guest speaker. The JBS Awards was presented at the dinner.

Peter Tasker
is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on Japanese finance, economics and culture. Ranked as the No. 1 equity strategist by Japanese institutional investors for five years running, Mr. Tasker was Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s market strategist in Tokyo from 1983 to 1998. A British national, Mr. Tasker first came to Japan in 1977. He has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the Japanese economy based on his long experience with the country. He has also been a columnist for Newsweek Japan for ten years and is a well-known TV commentator. Mr. Tasker won an open scholarship to Balliol College (Oxford University) where he read English Literature and subsequently Law.

Date: Wednesday, 25th November 2015
Time: 1930-2145 hrs (Doors open at 1900 hrs and drinks will be served. Full course dinner, speech and JBS Awards Ceremony)
Place: Imperial Hotel Tokyo /Peacock Room East
Dress: Formal (Black Tie/Dark Suits)
Price: Members JPY24,500、Guests JPY29,500、Junior Members JPY22,500、1 table for 10 people JPY240,000

UPDATED 2015-9-25 16:09:29

In 1975, the Society held a luncheon at the Imperial Hotel to welcome HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Japan.

To mark the 40th anniversary of this event, the Society held an afternoon tea party at the same hotel. Some photos of the royal visit was on display.

Date: Friday, 27th November 2015
Time: 1400 hrs
Place: Imperial Hotel Tokyo / Imperial Lounge Aqua
Price: Members JPY4,000、Guests JPY5,000

UPDATED 2015-9-25 16:09:01

The Society arranged a 90 minute cruise on the River Kanda from Nihombashi through Ryogoku, Ochanomizu and Hitotsubashi. It was raining during the tour, but participants enjoyed a different view of downtown Tokyo from the river.

Date: Saturday, 14th November 2015
Time: 1400 hrs
Place: Nihombashi pier
Price: Members JPY3,000、Guests JPY3,500、Students under 16 year old JPY2,000

UPDATED 2015-9-25 16:08:23

A Sherry Tasting Seminar was held at “Sherry Museum”, a unique sherry bar in Gotanda. Participants tasted 3 kinds of sherry accompanied by a plate of appetizers.

Date: Friday, 6th November 2015
Time: 1900-2100 hrs: Doors open at 1845 hrs
Place: Sherry Museum (1-4-8 Nishi-Gotanda, Minato-ku)
Price: Members JPY4,800、Guests JPY5,200

UPDATED 2015-8-25 16:58:24

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma students in Britain, the Society, in cooperation with the Kagoshima JBS, held a special lecture jointly with Toyo Bunko Museum, Prof. Izumi Haraguchi talked on the Satsuma Students and Godai Tomoatsu, one of the 19 students, who became a leading entrepreneur in the Meiji era. Participants also enjoyed the exhibition “Bakumatsu Ten” being held at the Toyo Bunko Museum.

Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Time: 17:00 Doors open  19:00 Lecture
Place: Toyo Bunko Museum
Price: JPY900 (incl. admission to the exhibition)

UPDATED 2015-8-25 16:57:46

The Society’s Annual Golf Tournament was held again at the Hodogaya C.C.

Time & Date: 0918 hrs on Tuesday, 20th October 2015
Place: Hodogaya Country Club (Asahi-ku, Yokohama)
Price: Play fee JPY25,000 Party fee JPY3,000 *Please pay at the venue.

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