January 24 (Thu): Wine Tasting at the offices of Berry Bros. & Rudd, Marunouchi
February 5 (Tue): Dinner at The Tokyo Club to Welcome Mr Tim Hitchens, New British Ambassador and C&O President, and Mrs Hitchens to Japan
March 15 (Fri, 19:00 - 21:00): Buffet Dinner at Tokyo American Club
March 23 (Sat, all day): Annual Golf Tournament, Hodogaya Country Club
April 5 (Fri): Dinner at Ark Hills Club to Welcome The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor of London Alderman Roger Gifford to Japan
May 29 (Wed): Early Summer Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence
June 20 (Thu): Buffet Dinner at Kohjunsha (Please note date change from June 19.)
July 5 (Fri): Summer Buffet at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club
All of the above events run from 18:30 to 21:00 unless otherwise indicated.
Second Tuesday Get-togethers, The Marriott Courtyard Tokyo Ginza Hotel (18:00 - 20:30): January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9
The Second Tuesday attendance fee is 3,700 yen for gentlemen and 3,200 yen for ladies, payable on arrival. Directions: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tyocy-courtyard-tokyo-ginza-hotel/
Our main July event is a Summer Buffet on Friday, 5th July at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club (www.tsunamachimitsuiclub.co.jp/), a private club for senior members of the Mitsui Group, which is housed in a spectacular 1913 mansion designed by British architect Josiah Conder (1852 – 1920). It was originally built as the Mitsui family’s guesthouse. This will be our second visit to the Club. The first was last September, when we held a farewell party there for Sir David and Lady Warren.
To give members a chance to view the extensive gardens before it goes dark, the reception desk will open at 18:00. Please note, however, that drinks will not be served until 18:30.
Attendance fees: 8,000 yen (members), 10,000 yen (guests)
Dress code: jacket and tie
If you would like to attend this event, please let Tim Minton know by Tuesday, 2nd July (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).
Our main June event will be held at Kojunsha, a private club founded in 1880 by Yukichi Fukuzawa, who also founded Keio University. This is a new venue for C&O, and we hope that many members will take the opportunity to experience the Club’s exclusive atmosphere and excellent food. Mr Yuhiko Yasunaga (Wolfson Cambridge 1990) has kindly booked the Chu-Shokudo for the event. Kojunsha is located in Ginza 6-chome; directions will be sent to those who sign up. Members are welcome to invite one guest each (more than one in the case of family members).
Attendance fee: 8,000 yen (payable in advance)
Dress code: jacket and tie
If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton by Tuesday, June 18th (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).