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Dinner at New Sanno Hotel to welcome members of The Oxford & Cambridge Society of India to Japan, October 26th, 2009

The New Sanno Hotel, 4-12-20 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (03-3440-7871)
Please note that this event begins at 18:00 rather than the usual 18:30. The closing time is the usual 21:00.

Dress: Lounge suits

Attendance fee: 6,500 yen per person (payment required in advance; the Society’s bank account details will be sent to those who apply; no-shows will not be refunded.)

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Thursday, 22nd October.


French Buffet Dinner at Nambu-tei (南部亭), September 28th, 2009, 18:30 – 21:00

Nambu-tei is near Hibiya Kokai-do (日比谷公会堂), just inside the south-west entrance to Hibiya Park, opposite the Fukoku Seimei Building. The closest subway access is from Uchisaiwaicho Station on the Mita Line (exit A7). Hibiya Station (exit A14) and Kasumigaseki Station (exits B2 and C1) are also close.

Address: 1-2 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0012
Tel: 03-3591-1023;
Website: http://www.nambu-tei.com/

Attendance fee: 7,000 yen inclusive (payment required in advance; account details will be sent to those who sign up)
No refunds for no-shows or cancellations after the closing date.

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (minton.cando[at]gmail[dot]com) by Thursday, 24th September.


September Event TBD

September Event TBD


Buffet Dinner at Mitsubishi Club, Friday July 3, 2009, 18:00 - 21:00

Mr Buhei Okumura has again kindly arranged for members and their guests to be treated to a buffet dinner at Mitsubishi Club. The event will take place on Friday, 3rd July, starting at 18:00 rather than the usual 18:30. Mitsubishi Club is on the 21st floor of the Mitsubishi Shoji Building in Marunouchi. Detailed directions will be sent to those who sign up.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Tuesday, June 30.

Attendance fee: 8,000 yen inclusive
(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.)

Dress code: jacket and tie


Black-tie dinner to celebrate Cambridge University’s 800th anniversary, Saturday June 13, 2009, Hotel Okura

We are no longer accepting applications to attend this event.

Reception from 17:30 (Main Lobby, Honkan 5F)
Aperitifs in the Okura Shukokan Museum, 18:30 - 19:30
Seated Full-course Dinner, Akebono-no-ma, 19:45 - 21:45
Cheese, Wine and Brandy, Baron Okura, 22:00 - midnight

Attendance fees:
Aperitifs and Dinner only: 10,000 yen
Aperitifs, Dinner and After-Dinner Drinks: 15,000 yen

If you would like to attend this special event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by June 6th. Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

Full payment is required in advance; the Society’s bank account details will be sent to those who apply. There will be no refunds for late cancellers or no-shows, who will in addition be charged for the Society's subsidy paid on their behalf (around 50%).


Outing to Mt Takao and Dinner at Ukai Toriyama, Saturday, May 23

Join us for our annual outing to Mt Takao followed by dinner at Ukai Toriyama. Replies to Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).


Oxbridge vs. Waseda University Boxing Match followed by a Reception at the Rihga Royal Hotel, Saturday, April 4

An Oxbridge vs. Waseda Varsity Boxing Match will be held at Waseda University from 11:30 to 15:30 (doors open at 11:00). This will be followed by a reception at the Rihga Royal Hotel (17:30 – 19:30).

Both events are free of charge; please note that only the first 25 applications to attend the reception can be accepted. Members are welcome to bring guests to the match, but the reception is open only to members.

If you would like to attend, please contact Mr Daisuke Asaga (da1suke[at]hello[dot]odn[dot]ne[dot]jp) by Thursday, 2nd April. Directions will be sent to those who sign up.


2009 Spring Golf Outing to Hodogaya Golf Club

At one of the golfing establishments with the longest and most distinguished histories in Japan, it was with a real sense of anticipation that the serried ranks of the C&O Golfing Society gathered at the kind invitation of member Peter Sato (Oxford, St Catherine's) in the early morning mist at Hodogaya CC (established 1921), on Saturday 28th of March, 2009. There was history in the event, too, as 2009 also marked the 20th year since we have extant records for the C&O Varsity golf match, which itself was first held at Hodogaya CC.

The Spring outing each year, for many, marks the first time in the season that the Guttie Percha ball is given its first chance of flight, and equal opportunity to raise (and then sometimes dash) the members' perennial hopes and aspirations for the golf of the summer to come. This year was no exception, with the course's Official Starter seeing off the assembled three flights of four off at 8.06am. A full and varied repertoire of tee shots was on display, aptly illustrating the group's immunity to the cold, as each addressed a tricky par four fairway that steeply fell away then disappeared around on a dog-leg left to an elevated green.

We were fortunate to be treated kindly by the weather, with an overcast day never threatening anything more ominous. With the course set up as a tough challenge, it was with the usual animated discussion regarding the lucky bounces, or just-short approaches, the regretful "it-almost-carried-the-water" and "if-only-I'd-not-duffed-that second-approach" -commentary that characterise any meeting of the Society, that a heartening lunch was taken in the wood-panelled Dining Room in the late morning, which set up the eight members from Oxford, and three from Cambridge, and one guest (Mari Ohsaki, James Lawden's (Oxford, New) guest) for the afternoon's action. With the greens running surprisingly fast for the time of year, and the fairways in superb condition, each four-ball returned with tales of fickle fortune, and a unifying satisfaction of being out for another Good Walk Spoiled.

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Reception for combined Oxford & Cambridge Rugby Team, March 23, 2009 (18:30 - 21:00)/Rugby Matches on March 22 and 28

Information about this event has been sent to members. If you would like to attend, please reply by Wednesday, March 18 to Tim Minton: tdminton[at]gmail[dot]com rather than the usual Camford e-mail address. Please note that we can accept only 35 applications to attend this event.

The team will be playing matches against All Kanto Gakuin (14:00, Sunday, March 22nd) All Keio (14:00, Saturday, March 28th) at Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama
(www.wldcup.com/Asia/stadia/mitsuzawa.html). We have reserved blocks of seats for both matches. If you would like to join us, please contact Tim Minton by 20th for the match against Kanto Gakuin, and by 26th for the match against Keio.

Tickets for each match are 2,000 yen (payable on the day); details will be sent to those who sign up.


Guided tour of the Mori Art Museum's exhibition Chalo! India, drinks in the Mado Lounge and dinner at Bali Café Putri

Monday, 16th February 2009
Exhibition and drinks: 18:00 – 20:00
Dinner: 20:30 – 22:30

The Mori Art Museum is located on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, and the Mado Lounge is one floor below. Bali Café Putri is in Roppongi Hills Hillside (B1), which is adjacent to the Mori Tower.

Charges
Museum entry: 1,000 yen (normal admission fee: 1,500 yen); this includes access to the Sky Deck on the roof of the Mori Tower
Mado Lounge: cash bar
Dinner: 5,000 yen
(Late cancellers and no-shows will be charged for any expenses incurred on their behalf by the Society.)

If you wish to take part in one or both parts of this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford.org) by Thursday, February 12.


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