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Reception in honour of Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, British Ambassador’s Residence

Monday, November 19, 18:00 - 20:00

This event is now full.

By kind invitation of C&O President and British Ambassador to Japan Sir Graham Fry, and Lady Toyoko Fry

Dress code: lounge suits
There is no charge for this event.

If you wish to attend, please contact Tim Minton by e-mail (t[dot]minton[at]camford[dot]org) or fax (044-945-5716) by Monday, 12th November. Please give your name in kanji (if applicable), together with a contact phone/fax number; please also indicate which college/university you attended. We regret that members may not invite guests on this occasion and that we will have to reject applications once our allotted number of places is reached.

Dinner at The Tokyo Club, Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 (Please note the date change.)

Reception from 18:00; aperitifs from 18:15; seated dinner from 19:15
Address: 9-14 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku;
Tel. (03)-5114-0555
(Subway access from Roppongi 1-chome, Kamiyacho, Tameike Sanno stations; detailed directions will be sent to those attending.)

Cost: 8,000 yen (7,500 yen for Tokyo Club members)

(Payment required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend.)

Dress Code: Jacket and tie

If you wish to attend this event, please reply by Sunday, 28th October to Tim Minton, Honorary Secretary, by e-mail (t.minton[at] or fax (044-945-5716).

Those who cancel after the closing date will not be refunded.

‘Odaiba Day’ Saturday, September 8th (14:00 – 19:00)

Visit to Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Followed by a Barbecue in Odaiba Kaihin Park

A visit to Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari formed part of the programme for the Centenary celebrations in 2005. The structure houses a selection of different pools with various mineral compositions, as well as an outdoor pool. There are separate areas for ladies and gentlemen, and an amusing Edo-style theme restaurant area inside the complex adds to the fun. The Onsen visit will be followed by a catered barbecue in Kaihin Park, which overlooks Rainbow Bridge. This part of the programme will begin at around 4.30 p.m., but details will be sent to those who apply to attend.

Guests are welcome, and you may attend either or both of the events; please indicate in your reply.

Charges (payable in advance):
Oedo Onsen Monogatari ¥2,700
Barbecue ¥3,800 (covers both food and drinks)

If you wish to take part, please reply to Tim Minton by e-mail (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org)or fax (044-945-4716) by Monday, 3rd September.

Buffet Dinner, Continental Dining Room, Arks Hills Club

Monday, June 25th, 2007 (18:30 – 21:00)
By kind arrangement of Mr Takashi Uyeno

The venue for our main June event is the exclusive Ark Hills Club in Akasaka, which will be fondly remembered by those who attended the first of our centenary celebration events in March 2005; we also held an event there in July of the same year.

Ark Hills Club is located on the 37th floor of the East Wing of the Ark Mori Building next to the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Akasaka. The closest subway station is Tameike Sanno on the Ginza and Namboku Lines. Detailed directions will be sent to those who sign up.

Charge: 8,000 yen per person
(Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend. Usual charges will be applied for no-shows and late cancellations.)

Dress: Jacket and tie

If you wish to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org] by 3 p.m. on 22nd June. You are welcome to invite guests.

Climbing Mt Takao and Dinner at Ukai Toriyama, Saturday, 26th May

Details of the day’s programme will be sent to those who wish to come on the outing.

The following is an outline:

- 12.00: Meet at Takao-sanguchi Station (at the end of the Keio Line)
- 12:15: Climb Mt. Takao (599 m above sea level). Refreshments available at the top.
- 16:40: Take Ukai Toriyama’s private bus from Takao-sanguchi station
- 17:00: Dinner at Ukai Toriyama
(It is, of course, possible to take part in either the hike or the dinner alone.)

Takao-san is one of the closest places to central Tokyo where you can feel that you are finally out of the city. It is not a hard climb, and you certainly do not have to be a seasoned hiker to make it to the top. There are good views of Tokyo and the surrounding mountains on the way up, and a wonderful view of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting) from the top.

The restaurant complex is located in its own gardens in a steep valley about 10 minutes’ drive from Takao-sanguchi Station. It consists of a series of small, traditional Japanese buildings and is the sort of place that Tokyo residents like to take their overseas visitors for a taste of ‘the real Japan’ (the photos on the restaurant’s Japanese-language website,, will give you an idea of the atmosphere). The main feature of the meal is chicken, which is barbecued at the table. There are other choices for anyone who is allergic to chicken.

If you would like to take part in this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by 21st May, specifying whether you wish to take part in both the hike and the dinner or just one of them. Please also provide a phone number so that you can be contacted if the weather forces a last-minute cancellation.

Film Preview: "Playing at Politics"

Joint event with The Japan-British Society:

Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan

20th Floor, Yurakucho Denki Building (North Building), 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tel. 03-3211-3161, Website:

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 (18:30 – 21:00)

Film showing: free
Drinks: consumption basis
Buffet: 2,000 yen
(Payment on the door. No-shows will be billed.)

The book Playing at Politics is about the heated race for the presidency of the prestigious Oxford Union. The author of this book, Dr Fiona Graham, has now made a documentary including behind-the-scenes footage gathered during the original filming. The Oxford Union is a training ground for British politicians and has produced some of the greatest names in British politics. Playing at Politics is currently being shown at film festivals around the world. Dr Graham will be attending the showing on 26th, and a Q&A session is scheduled after the preview.

A buffet dinner will be served between 18:30 and 19:50, and the film screening will begin at 20:00. Tickets for drinks may be purchased at FCCJ’s front desk (please state that you are a member of C&O). Places for the buffet and screening must be reserved in advance, but it is possible to register for just one (presumably the preview!), rather than both. Please call FCCJ’s front desk (and not C&O) on 03-3211-3161 to make reservations. You will be liable for the full buffet charge if you cancel a reservation less than 24 hours in advance.
Information is also attached about a preview of Fiona Graham’s film about the Oxford Union, Playing at Politics, which is to be screened at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on 26th April. Applications to attend this event should be addressed directly to FCCJ.

Buffet Dinner at Nambu-tei (南部亭)

Monday, 23rd April, 2007 (18:30 – 21:00)

1-2 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0012
Tel: 03-3591-1023; website:

Nambu-tei has proved consistently popular with members. If you have not yet experienced its charms, do take this opportunity to do so.

If you would like to join us, please let Tim Minton know (t.minton[at] by 19th April. Members are, of course, welcome to invite guests to this event.

Cost: 7,000 yen inclusive. Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who sign up, as will directions to the restaurant.
No refunds for no-shows or cancellations after the closing date.

Early Summer Party, The Ambassador’s Residence, British Embassy

Friday, May 11th, 2007 (18:30 – 21:00)
By kind invitation of C&O President and British Ambassador to Japan, Sir Graham Fry, and Lady Toyoko Fry

Footage of the 2007 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race will be shown at 20:30.

Dress: Lounge suits
Charge: 3,000 yen for one person/5,000 yen per couple (to be paid in advance—account details will be sent to those who register; no-shows will not be refunded.)

As numbers are limited for this event, members are allowed to invite only one guest each; applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t[dot]minton[at]Camford[dot]org) by 25th April. Please supply the following information: your name and that of your guest if you wish to bring one; your university/college; your daytime telephone number.

Whisky Tasting, New Hall, British Embassy

Whisky Tasting Sponsored by Diageo Moet-Hennessy KK
Mar. 22, 2007
18:30 - 21:00

New Hall, British Embassy

An evening of malt whisky tasting at the British Embassy on Thursday 22nd, kindly sponsored by Diageo Moet-Hennessy KK. Other drinks will also be available, and there will be food in the form of a cold buffet (menu below).

The deadline for submitting applications to attend this event is Monday, 19th March. It should not be an issue, but there is a limit (fairly generous) to the number of applications that can be accepted.


Potato Salad
Waldorf salad topped with smoked duck
Coleslaw topped with smoked chicken
Meat platter - slices of smoked ham, pork
Smoked salmon platter with lemon, capers and onion
Chicken liver paté
Blue cheese paté
Cheese plate including smoked cheeses, crackers
Crudités with honey, mustard and smoky bacon dip
Assorted bread basket

Christmas Party, International House of Japan - Friday 15 Dec 2006

Christmas Party, International House of Japan
December 15, Fri (18:00 - 21:00)

Reception Room No. 1, The International House of Japan (国際文化会館), 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032. Tel: 03-3470-4611

Cost: 7,000 yen
(Payment required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations after the closing date.)

The International House of Japan has been recently renovated. The House did a very good job of creating a festive atmosphere for us two years ago, just before it closed for repairs, and we are hoping for more of the same this year. We have been assigned the same room overlooking the House’s renowned garden as last time.

If you wish to attend, please reply by Tuesday, 12th December to Mr Tim Minton, Honorary Secretary, by E-mail: minton[at] or fax: 044-945-5716.

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