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Buffet Dinner at Trader Vic's, Hotel New Otani, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (18:30 - 21:00)

The main event for March will be a casual buffet dinner at Trader Vic’s in Hotel New Otani (www.newotani.co.jp/en/tokyo/restaurant/vics/), where we have booked the Boathouse Bar for our exclusive use. Join us for an evening of plentiful international cuisine in a tropical atmosphere. One Trader Vic’s original cocktail on arrival (normal free flow of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks thereafter), and a special selection of three desserts from Hotel New Otani’s patisserie Satsuki included.

Members who would like to attend this event should contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Thursday, March 16th. Members may invite one guest each.

Attendance fee: 8,000 yen
Dress code: smart casual


Dinner to welcome our new President and his wife to Japan, Tokyo Club, Thursday, February 16 (18:30 - 21:00)

This event is now full, but members may still register their names for inclusion on the waiting list.

We are pleased to announce that the new British Ambassador to Japan, HE Paul Madden CMG (Gonville & Caius Cambridge 1977), has kindly accepted the Presidency of C&O. To welcome Paul and his wife, Sarah, to Japan, we are holding a seated 5-course dinner at The Tokyo Club on February 16th: reception and aperitifs from 18:30, dinner from 19:00, after-dinner drinks.

Members who would like to attend this important event should contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Feb. 12th. Members are welcome to invite one guest each. Directions to The Tokyo Club will be sent to those who sign up.

Attendance fee: 8,000 yen (payment required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend; no refunds for no-shows or those who cancel after Feb. 12th)
Dress code: lounge suits


Christmas Party, International House of Japan, December 20, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

Our Christmas Party will be held as usual in the Kabayama Room (樺山ルーム).

If you would like to attend this event, please apply to Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Friday, December 16th. Members are welcome to invite one guest each (no restriction in the case of immediate family members).

Dress code: as you like (within reason)
Attendance fee: 7,500 yen
Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend.


Rowing on Sagamiko, Hiking on Mount Takao, Dining at Ukai Toriyama, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 (all day)

The first main event of the second half (September to December) consists of three separate activities: rowing on Sagamiko, hiking on Mount Takao, and dining at Ukai Toriyama. Needless to say, it is not compulsory to participate in all three!

An outline of each activity can be found in the notice sent to members on September 15th. If you would like to take part, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) September 24th, making sure that you specify in your reply which of the three activities you and your guest(s) intend to participate in.


October 2017 Event TBD

October 2017 Event TBD


Party for New Oxbridge Students, Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge, July 7, 2016 (18:30 – 21:00)

The main purpose of this event is to give new students (both undergraduates and graduates) going up to Oxford or Cambridge for the 2016/2017 academic year an opportunity to meet members of The Cambridge & Oxford Society and, in the process, gain a few useful tips on how to prepare for the experience. C&O members and new students will be able to chat informally while enjoying drinks and excellent Italian cuisine from an extensive buffet selection.

The party will be held at the fashionable Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge in Ginza (Armani Ginza Tower 10F, 5-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061; http://www.armani-ristorante.jp/ristorante/shopinfo.html) and is open only to members of C&O and students starting at Oxford or Cambridge in the autumn of 2016, although members and new students alike are welcome to invite one guest each. Please note that we will check with the universities the bone fides of all non-C&O members who apply to attend.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Sunday, July 3.

All-inclusive attendance fees: C&O members and guests 7,000 yen, new students 5,000 yen (payable in advance by bank transfer; account details will be sent to those who sign up; full charge for no-shows and anyone who cancels after the deadline [July 3])

Dress code: smart casual


Buffet Dinner at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

Our main May event is a Summer Buffet Party on Tuesday, May 10th 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 fourth visit to the Club.

To give participants 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.

Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

Attendance fees (subsidised by the Society): 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 Thursday, May 5th (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).


Early Summer Party, British Ambassador's Residence, Thursday, June 2, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

Our annual Early Summer Party will be hosted by C&O President and British Ambassador to Japan Mr Tim Hitchens.

Dress code: Lounge suits
Attendance fees: 10,000 yen for members, 12,500 yen for guests
Payment is required in advance; the Society’s bank account details will be sent to those who apply; those who cancel after the deadline (20th May) will be charged the full attendance fee (13,000 yen) unless their places can be passed on.

If you wish to attend this key event in the Society’s calendar, please apply to Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Friday, 20th May. Please supply the following information:
Your full name in both romaji and kanji (if applicable)
Your university/college
The full name of your guest (in both romaji and kanji) if you intend to bring one; please also state the sex of your guest if it is not completely obvious from his/her name (this information is required for insurance purposes).
In principle only one guest per member is allowed, although this rule is waived in the case of family members.


Buffet Dinner at Kojunsha, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (19:00 - 21:00)

This will be our third visit to Kojunsha, a private club founded in 1880 by Yukichi Fukuzawa. Our event will be held in the Chu-Shokudo. 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).

This event will be attended by the President of the Cambridge Union, James Hutt (Pembroke), and the Debating Officerof the Cambridge Union, Muhammad Asadullah Khan (Trinity).

Attendance fee: 7,500 yen (payable in advance)
Dress code: jacket and tie

Please note that the event starts at 19:00 and not 18:30.

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton by Thursday, March 17th (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).


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