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UPDATED 2017-3-24 10:50:57

This year’s welcome party for new members again was held at THE FooTNik, a British pub in Ebisu.

Date: Monday, 24th April 2017
Time: 1900-2100 (Doors open at 1845)
Place: THE FooTNik Ebisu
Price: Members JPY3,300, New Members (joining between April 2016-March 2017) JPY 2,800
Price includes nibbles and one drink

UPDATED 2017-2-27 10:41:34

The Society held a whisky tasting event with the kind co-operation of Helmsdale, a pub in Hiroo. Participants tasted 6 Scotch whiskies and hear a presentation (in English) by Mr Robert Stockwell of Diageo Moet Hennessy.
Participants enjoyed Scottish smoked salmon, Scotch eggs, haggis, kippers, fish & chips, etc after the lecture.
Featured whiskies: Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Talisker, Ardbeg

Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Time: 1600-1850 (door opens at 1545)
Place: Helmsdale Tokyo (7-13-12 2F Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku)
Price: Members JPY6,000, guests JPY7,000 (incl. 6 whiskies, buffet dinner, dinner drinks and a small present)

UPDATED 2017-2-27 10:40:57

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a UK hand embroidery school that was founded in 1872. JBS member Ms Emi Nimura is the only RSN tutor teaching in Japan.
Here needlework four-leaf clover was used as an important motif in the NHK morning drama series “Beppin-san”, and she demonstrated how it is made in the E-Television programme “Suteki-ni handmade”.
Participants in our workshop learned traditional stitch techniques and make a four-leaf clover pattern on a handkerchief.

Date: Monday, 27th March 2017
Time: 1300-1500 (doors open at 1245)
Place: JBS Secretariat office meeting room
Price: Members JPY5,000

UPDATED 2017-1-23 12:44:39

Members attended “Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku” a special guided tour of the stage after the performance.

Date: Saturday, 18th March 2017
Time: Kabuki: 1200-1630, stage tour: 1645-1715
Place: National Theatre (4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: Members JPY6,000, Guests JPY6,500 (incl. B seat ticket and stage tour )

UPDATED 2017-1-23 12:43:27

An orientation by a director of Pilgrims Ltd. was held for members interested in registering their children for a Pilgrims summer course.
These courses are for children aged from 12 to 18.

Date: Saturday, 11th March 2017
Time: 1030-1130
Place: Hibiya Library and Museum, 4F meeting room
Course costs (including tuition, accommodation and meals):
21 July - 3 August Harrow School £2,900
28 July - 17 August Harrow School £4,300

UPDATED 2017-1-23 12:42:27

The Society held a welcome reception for the new British Ambassador, His Excellency Paul Madden CMG, on March 16.

Date: Thursday, 16th March 2017
Time: 1830-2030 (doors open at 1815)
Place: Tsunamachi Mitsui Club (2-3-7 Mita, Minato-ku)
Dress: Lounge Suits
Price: Members JPY10,000, Guests JPY12,000

UPDATED 2017-1-23 12:41:42

The Society held a lecture (in English) by UK journalist Bill Emmott:
“Brexit, Trump and threats to the liberal international order: what Japan and the UK can do”.
Mitsubishi Corporation was kindly providing both the venue and a reception after the lecture.

Bill Emmott Biography

Date: Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Time: 1830-2030 (doors open at 1815)
Place: Mitsubishi Corp. Marunouchi Park Bldg. (6-1, Marunouchi 2-Chome, Chiyoda-ku)
Price: Members JPY 3,000、Guests JPY4,000

UPDATED 2016-11-29 11:03:52

The Junior Group held its annual Omochitsuki Party at Douou-ji Temple.

Date: Saturday, 28th January 2017, rain or shine
Time: 1400-1600 (doors open at 1345)
Place: Douou-ji Temple (2-16-13 Takanawa, Minato-ku) 1-min walk from Sengakuji, exit A3
Price: Junior Members/Students JPY2,000、Members JPY3,000、Guests JPY JPY4,000、JPY1,000 for elementary school pupils

UPDATED 2016-11-29 11:02:55

Annual New Year Party at Gakushi Kaikan provided members with a good opportunity to meet informally to celebrate the arrival of 2017.

Date: Monday, 23rd January 2017
Time: 1830-2030 (doors open at 1800)
Place: Gakushi Kaikan
Price: JPY 3,000 (members only) *includes buffet and all you can drink

UPDATED 2016-11-29 11:02:12

Ms Tamao Sako is a well-known cooking instructor specialising in British puddings.
In 2014, she advised NHK on the production of Scottish cuisine/puddings for its popular TV drama Massan.
Ms Sako held a British Pudding Seminar for JBS members.
Participants enjoyed Scones, Bakewell pudding and Sticky Toffy Pudding at the end of the seminar.

Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Time: 1230-1430 (doors open at 1215)
Place: Cleanup Kitchen Studio (Shinjuku)
Price: Members JPY5,800 Guests JPY JPY6,500

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