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On the kind introduction of the Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute, the Society organised a guided tour of the Meiji Shrine.
After watching a video about the Shrine, participants visited the special prayer compound for the performance of an exclusive and beautiful Shinto ceremony.

Date: Wednesday, 7th October 2015
Time: 1300-1600 hrs
Place: Meiji Jingu Shrine
Price: Members JPY1,000 Guests JPY1,500

UPDATED 2015-7-21 10:54:10

The Junior Group visited British Hills in Fukushima. We had a guided tour in English, and participated in a cooking seminar, and enjoyed a full course dinner.

Dates: Saturday, 10th through Sunday, 11th October 2015
Place: British Hills (Fukushima)
Price: JPY21,000 (twin dormitory)  JPY24,000 (single dormitory)
      Non-members +JPY3,000. Dinner and breakfast included.
      Excluded train fare.

UPDATED 2015-7-21 10:52:44

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique programme which offers young and talented UK citizens the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to gain expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. The programme is funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (DAJF) for the purpose of promoting exchanges and better understanding between the UK and Japan.

The Junior Group again held a BBQ party to welcome the Daiwa Scholars. The Cambridge University Pembroke players attended the event as well.

Date: Friday, 18th September 2015
Time: 1900-2100 hrs: *Doors open at 1845hrs
Price: Junior JPY3,000 、Members JPY4,000、 Junior Guests and Guests JPY4,500 

UPDATED 2015-7-21 10:51:56

Mr. Koichi Obi (the founder of “Cotsworld Ltd.” and a JBS Member) gave a talk in Japanese on British houses and architectures using many pictures, including those of Highclere Castle (the location of the “Downton Abbey” drama series). Auberge de l’ill Tokyo, an elegant restaurant in a Georgian townhouse, served a set lunch to participants.

Date: Friday, 11th September 2015
Time: 1200-1430 hrs
Place: Auberge de l’ill Tokyo (1-6-4 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku)
Price: Members JPY8,000 Guests JPY10,000 (including a set lunch with a glass of wine)

UPDATED 2015-7-21 10:51:15

A wine tasting was held in cooperation with the Japan Office of Berry Bros. & Rudd. Participants received an English explanation about 4 English sparkling wines, and red and white wines.

Date: Tuesday, 8th September 2015
Time: 1900-2100 hrs
Place: Berry Bros. & Rudd Japan Office(New Location: 3-23 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: Members JPY6,500 (Members only)

UPDATED 2015-7-21 10:50:47

Supported by Aston Martin Japan Ltd., the Society hosted a special lecture given by Dr. Vish Krishnan (Professor, University of California San Diego), whose research focuses on science and technology-driven innovation, sustainable growth, new product design and development. He talked in English on “Innovation and Graceful Growth: Aston Martin and the Global Industrial Economy”.

Date: Wednesday, 5th August 2015
Time: 1900-2100 hrs (Doors open at 1830)
Place: Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower
Price: Free of charge (Members only)

UPDATED 2015-6-22 15:11:50

Mt. Mitake, a 929m high mountain in Oume city, in the suburbs of Tokyo, has a popular hiking course for beginners. Participants visited Mt. Mitake shrine, and enjoyed hiking.

Date: Saturday, 11th July 2015
Assemble at 10:30 at JR Mitake Station (Oume-line)

UPDATED 2015-6-22 15:11:30

The Society held a summer cocktail party jointly with the BCCJ and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce at Andaz Tokyo.
We enjoyed amazing views of Tokyo from the rooftop terrace on a warm summer evening.

Date: Thursday, 23rd July 2015
Time: 1900-2100 hours
Place: Andaz Tokyo Rooftop 52F  
Fee: Members JPY6,500 Guests JPY10,000

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