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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.

Menu:

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


Second Tuesday Get-together - Mar 13

Date:Mar 13, 18:00 - 21:00

Venue:The Rose & Crown, Yurakucho Denki Building 1F, 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3214-7920

Cost:4,000 yen (Payment on the door. No-shows will be billed.)

Please note the change of venue. The basement of the Ginza Tobu Hotel is being refurbished, and the room we normally use for 2nd Tuesday meetings is still unavailable in March. From April, the 2nd Tuesday meetings will be held as usual at the Ginza Tobu.

Drinks will be available at the Rose & Crown on a 'nomihodai' (all-you-can-drink) basis, and a selection of English pub food will be served. Please note that because of space restrictions we can accept only twelve applications to attend this event. Also because of space restrictions, we have to break with our usual 2nd Tuesday system of inviting members to show up without giving notice of their intention to do so. If you wish to attend, therefore, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org). The deadline for replies is 11th March, but it is unlikely that any places will be left by that date.


Second Tuesday Get-together - Feb 13 (members only)

Date: Feb 13, 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: The Rose & Crown, Yurakucho Denki Building 1F, 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3214-7920
Cost: 4,000 yen (Payment on the door. No-shows will be billed.)

THE LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.
Please note the change of venue. The basement of the Ginza Tobu Hotel is being refurbished, so the room we normally use for 2nd Tuesday meetings is unavailable in February. From March, the 2nd Tuesday meetings will be held as usual at the Ginza Tobu.

Drinks will be available at the Rose & Crown on a 'nomihodai' (all-you-can-drink) basis, and a selection of English pub food will be served. Please note that because of space restrictions we can accept only twelve applications to attend this event. Also because of space restrictions, we have to break with our usual 2nd Tuesday system of inviting members to show up without giving notice of their intention to do so. If you wish to attend, therefore, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org). The deadline for replies is 11th February, but it is unlikely that any places will be left by that date.

Please notify the Honorary Secretaries (t.nakamura[at]camford[dot]org) if you change your email address, fax number or postal address. Every time a notice is circulated, we receive quite a few “delivery failure” notices. Failure to inform us of changes in your contact details may result in your removal from the mailing list and loss of membership.


Seated Dinner at The Tokyo Club, Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, 18:15 – 21:00

Reception from 18:00
Aperitifs from 18:15
Dinner from 19:00
Cost: 7,500 yen (7,000 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
No-shows and cancellations after the closing date will not be refunded.

The closest subway station to The Tokyo Club is Roppongi Icchome (Namboku Line), but Kamiyacho and Tameike Sanno are also within easy walking distance. Detailed directions will be sent to those who sign up.

If you wish to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Saturday, February 17th. You are welcome to invite guests.


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
Directions: http://www.i-house.or.jp/jp/

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]camford.org or fax: 044-945-5716.


Buffet Dinner at the Korean Ambassador's Residence, Nov. 21, 2006

Buffet Dinner at the Korean Ambassador's Residence
Nov. 21, 2006
18:30 - 21:00

Embassy of The Republic of Korea, Minami-Azabu, Tokyo

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT THOSE WISHING TO BE WAITLISTED MAY STILL APPLY

Ambassador Ra Jong Yil (Trinity Cambridge, 1972) and his wife have already hosted two extremely enjoyable parties for the Society at their residence, and we are very grateful to them for inviting us again this year. We are also grateful to the Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation for their generous sponsorship of this year’s party.

Those wishing to attend what is certain to be a very popular event are requested to reply to minton[at]camford.org as early as possibly but by Tuesday, 14th November at the latest. There is a strict limit on numbers, and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications will be acknowledged by e-mail or fax; directions to the Residence will be sent at the same time.

Cost: 3,000 yen per person

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.


2006 C&O Autumn Golf Outing to Izu Peninsula

Following a proposal that the autumn match should take the form of an overnight outing, Mr Peter Itoh kindly investigated possibilities at the Nasu Country Club. Subsequently, however, a package tour to Izu including onsen (i.e. hot spring) and golf was favoured over the initial idea of an onsen and golf package in Nasu, which is located in the north of Tochigi Prefecture: the Izu Peninsula can be relied upon to be much warmer in the late autumn! Consequently, Mr Kaneyoshi Kawamoto (King’s, Cambridge, 1968), who owns two Japanese inns in Yugashima Onsen (in the central area of the Izu Peninsula), was persuaded to offer us accommodations at his inn, Ryokan Renaissance Ochiai. He also kindly arranged for us to play a round at Izu Ohito Country Club, which is located in the northeast of the peninsula, about 25 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Thus, on Friday, 28th October, ten people (seven members and three guests) gathered at the hotel before the night completely obscured the autumnal colours of the surrounding mountains. The hotel stands on a fast-running river that flows down the narrow valley of Yugashima Onsen, delighting guests with its constant babble. The main dish at dinner was the local speciality, Shishi-nabe (wild boar sukiyaki), along with tasty Japanese sake. Everyone enjoyed the hot spa after the dinner and retired rather early to bed (or actually futon) in their Japanese rooms. I made the mistake of spending too much time in the bath and, when I returned, one of my roommates was already snoring loudly. I knew I should have booked a single room! After a couple of hours’ sleep, I decided to get up early in the morning and have a splash in the hot onsen.

Later that morning (29th), nine of us departed at 7:15 am for Izu Ohito Country Club (one of the original ten had to go back to Tokyo in the morning). We were split into three groups of 3 players each. Arrangements had been made for commemorative photos to be taken by the golf club’s staff of all 9 players standing together on the No. 1 Hole teeing ground of the Hakone (out) Course, but in the end we did not make it: one participant had left his expensive German camera in his hotel room, and someone had to bring it all the way to the golf club! Another member found his hotel room key in his pocket, and the hotel insisted it had to be returned. It took us a while to change the arrangements before the first group’s tee-off at 8:25 am. The weather was not wet, but it was so foggy that you stood little chance of finding your ball if your first drive was not straight. Also, the first drive had to be good enough to get your ball across a deep valley hidden in the fog in front of the teeing ground. The caddie warned us of this, but I still lost a new ball. It was a bad omen, and the tribulations of the morning and lack of sleep did not help me to feel better. Luckily, however, the morning fog quickly cleared up and the afternoon turned out to be a warm and sunny one. Everyone had finished their round by 3 pm, and we all gathered for post-golf drinks in the dining hall. The sun sliding down behind the Izu mountains, viewed from the balcony of the club house’s dining hall, was very impressive.

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Dinner at The Tokyo Club Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Dinner at The Tokyo Club
Thursday, October 19th, 2006, 18:30 – 21:00
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.)

Aperitifs from 18:30 to around 19:00; dinner from 19:15

A full-course seated dinner for a maximum of forty-eight people

Cost: 6,500 yen (6,000 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 Monday, 16th October to Tim Minton, Honorary Secretary, by e-mail minton[at]camford.org or fax (044-945-5783)

No-shows and cancellations after the closing date will not be refunded.


Joint Party with The Harvard Club

Joint Party with The Harvard Club at the Shinsei Bank building in Hibiya. Facilities kindly provided by Mr Thierry Porter, the Head of Shinsei Bank and the Harvard Club.

July 2006


Concert by the Choir of St Catharine’s College Cambridge

Thu Concert by the Choir of St Catharine’s College Cambridge, followed by a Reception.

July 13
New Hall, British Embassy


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