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Informal dinner at Sanbancho Café, February 21, 2014 (18:30 - 21:00)

Join us for an informal dinner in the casual atmosphere of Sanbancho Café (http://sanbanchocafe.jp) on Friday, 21st February.

Attendance fee: 5,000 yen
Payment is required in advance; account details and directions to the venue will be sent to those who apply to attend. No refunds for no-shows or those who cancel after the closing date (Feb. 19).

One guest per member welcome

No particular dress code

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by February 19th.


Christmas Party at The International House of Japan, Tuesday December 17th, 2013 (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 13th. Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

Dress code: as you like (within reason)
Attendance fee: 8,000 yen
Payment is required in advance; account details and directions to IHJ will be sent to those who apply to attend.


Wine Tasting at the offices of Berry Bros. & Rudd, Marunouchi, November 25 (Mon, 19:00 - 21:00)

This event is now full.

Berry Bros. & Rudd will kindly host another wine-tasting event for us at their offices in Marunouchi.

Space is limited, so this event is open to C&O members only. If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by November 21st.

Attendance fee: 3,500 yen
Dress code: none

Payment is required in advance. Account details and directions to the venue will be sent to those who sign up.


Seated Dinner at The Tokyo Club, Thursday, October 31 (18:30 - 21:00)

Aperitifs from 18:30, seated five-course dinner from 19:00, after-dinner drinks

The Tokyo Club: 9-14 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tel. (03)-5114-0555

This event will be attended by the Headmaster of the Leys School Cambridge, Mark Slater (St Edmund Hall Oxford), who has kindly agreed to give us an after-dinner talk on the role the school played in educating the Meiji Japanese who founded the Cambridge Society in Tokyo, which later became C&O.

Members are welcome to invite one guest each.
Attendance fees: Members: 6,000 yen, guests: 8,000 yen
Payment is required in advance; account details and directions to The Tokyo Club will be sent to those who apply to attend. No refunds for no-shows or those who cancel after the closing date (Oct. 27).
Dress Code: Lounge Suits

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by October 27.


Sept 25 2013 Dinner at Mitsubishi Club in Marunouchi

On Wednesday 25th September we were very kindly invited to the exclusive Mitsubishi Club in Marunouchi.

The Mitsubishi Club was founded by the 28 members of the Friday Club – the 28 core members of the Mitsubishi Group – in April 1973 to commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the Mitsubishi Group. These 28 Friday Club companies are all famous Japanese industrial companies, including Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Banking Group, Nikon and Asahi Glass, to name but a few.

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The Mitsubishi Club can only be used by the Board Members of these 28 core Mitsubishi Group Companies for celebrations and other occasions, and by no-one else (almost), except the Cambridge Oxford Society by very kind invitation and gracious arrangements of C&O member Buhei Okumura (Trinity Cambridge).

The Mitsubishi Club is at the top of Mitsubishi Corporation’s headquarters and commands fantastic views over Marunouchi and the Imperial Palace Gardens.

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Feeling honored by this exquisite location, we had good turnout, and we welcomed several new members: Gregory Hadley (Kellogg Oxford), Dong Gyoon (Hans) Hyun (St John’s Cambridge), James Nepaulsingh (Keble Oxford) and returnee Yasui Hayashi (Christ Church Oxford).
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Summer Buffet at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club, July 5, 2013 (18:30 - 21:00)

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).


Buffet Dinner at Kojunsha (交詢社), Thursday, June 20 (18:30 - 21:00)

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).


Early Summer Party at the British Ambassador's Residence, May 29, 2013 (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 fee: 8,000 yen per person
Payment is required in advance; the Society’s bank account details will be sent to those who apply; those who cancel after the deadline [17th May] will be charged the full attendance fee.

If you wish to attend this key event in the Society’s calendar, please apply to Tim Minton (t.minton@camford.org) by Friday, 17th 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 in Honour of The Lord Mayor of London, Ark Hills Club, Friday, April 5 (18:30 - 21:00)

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

Our main April event is a Buffet Dinner in the Continental Dining Room, Ark Hills Club in honour of former C&O member The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London Alderman Roger Gifford (Trinity, Oxford).

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by April 1st. Members may invite one guest each (up to two in the case of family members). Detailed directions to the Club will be sent to those who apply to attend.

Dress code: Black tie (optional)/Business attire
Attendance fee: 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.)


Cambridge & Oxford 2013 Spring Golf Meeting

A beautiful calm early Spring day at the venerable Hodogaya Country Club greeted the sixteen C&O players on Saturday March 23rd. This time we were graced with a guest – David Jones from the London wine merchant Berry Brothers, as well as the welcome participation of one of our lady members, Carolyn Macdonald.

Everyone was delighted to welcome back to active golfing duties Terry Nakamura, who acquitted himself extremely well on the day.

Four fourballs, two ‘In’, two ‘Out’, eight Oxonians, seven Cantabrians; the stage was set for another close battle for not only the prized individual trophy (defending champion: Yoshi Kawamura) but for the ‘varsity’ match based on the top four scores from either University.

Our guest David Jones, a smooth swinging 3 handicapper from The Berkshire, actually posted the best score on the day, with a fine 75 gross. But the individual honours went to Simon Dalby whose 76 was enough to win the day.

The Varsity match was finally won by Cambridge thus halting a run of Oxford success.

A very enjoyable day was had and we all look forward to the Autumn meeting. Many thanks to Steven Thomas for organizing the day.

Oxford players: Peter Sato, Terry Nakamura, Charles Postles, Yoshi Shimizu, Tomo Imai, Steven Thomas, Yasuzo Takeno, Alex Miller.

Cambridge players: Simon Dalby, Peter Itoh, Jim Weeks, Alastair & Carolyn Macdonald, Yoshi Kawamura, John Sunley.

Guest: David Jones.


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