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Early Summer Party, British Ambassador's Residence, May 25 (18:30 – 21:00)

By kind invitation of C&O President and British Ambassador to Japan, Mr David Warren, and Mrs Pamela Warren

Dress: Lounge suits
One guest per member welcome
Attendance fee: 5,000 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.)

Members wishing to attend this event should contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by May 16th. Please supply kanji for all Japanese names (both members and guests).

Acknowledgements will not be sent until May 17th or 18th.


Feb. 22 (Tue): Visit to Mori Art Museum (11:00 – 12:30), followed by lunch at The French Cellar, Roppongi Hills Club (12:40 -)

We are indebted to Mr Yoshio Karita (Christ Church Oxford) for again arranging free admission for members and their guests to Mori Art Museum, this time to view Phantom Limb, by Odani Motohiko. The museum visit will be followed by a seated lunch at The French Cellar in Roppongi Hills Club (charge: 3,000 yen, including one soft drink).

Mori Art Museum (www.mori.art.museum/jp/index.html) is on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, and Roppongi Hills Club (www.roppongihillsclub.com) is on the 51st floor of the same building. Details of the arrangements for the day will be sent to those who sign up.

If you wish to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Tuesday, 15th February.


December 14 (Tue), 18:00 – 21:00: Christmas Party, International House of Japan

Our Christmas Party will be held as usual in the Kabayama Room (樺山ルーム) at The International House of Japan:
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 (Tel. 03-3470-4611).

The closest subway station is Azabu Juban (5 minutes’ walk), but access is also easy from Roppongi (12 minutes’ walk). A map can be found at http://www.i-house.or.jp/jp/

Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

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 cancellations after the closing date.)

Dress code: none

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org by Friday, December 10.


Chilean Wine tasting in Tokyo 21c Club

A prior member of the C&O Society, Mr Miguel Poklepovic (Lincoln College, Oxford 1975) - the Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Chile in Tokyo, very kindly offered to help organize a wine tasting event. The C&O Society has held successful wine and whiskey tasting events in the past, and the committee decided to take up Mr Poklepovic's offer. Unfortunately (for us), Mr Poklepovic was assigned to a new role as first Consul-General at the Chilean Embassy in Guangdong before the event was held, and so was unable to attend. The C&O Society appreciates the Embassy's subsequent effort to follow through with the planning and running of the event. In particular, Mr Herman Beck, Director of Commercial Office, Embassy of Chile, and Ms Catalina Sànchezs, Assistant; Commercial Office; Embassy of Chile.

Chilean Wine Tasting 1Chilean Wine Tasting 1

The wine tasting was held at the Tokyo 21c Club in the Shin Marunouchi building on 22nd November. As expected, the attendance was high, over 50 people. A fine selection of Chilean wines was provided, thanks to several importers who were generous enough to provide samples of their products. Red and White Wines from Vintisquero, Leyda/San Antonio Valley, Limary Valley and Emiliana Natura were on offer. In fact there were so many excellent wines, it would be hard to name them all. Both Whites and Reds were provided with a wide range of different favours, something for everyone. There was also a Chilean olive oil called Santiago provided, with a very interesting and pleasant fruity taste. A buffet was provided, and finished off in double quick time by the hungry crowd. Many vineyard maps and brochures as well as Chilean gourmet books were displayed against a slide backdrop of the beautiful Andes.
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Buffet Dinner at Mitsubishi Club, Tuesday, 6th July, 2010 (18:00 - 21:00)

Buffet Dinner
Mitsubishi Club
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 (18:00 – 21:00)
(By kind arrangement of Mr Buhei Okumura)

Mitsubishi Club is located on the 21st floor of the Mitsubishi Shoji Building in Marunouchi. The closest stations are Tokyo and Nijubashimae. Detailed directions will be sent to those who sign up.

Charge: 8,000 yen per person inclusive
(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 would like to attend, please let Tim Minton know (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Friday, July 2.


Buffet Dinner, Ark Hills Club, June 14 (Mon)

Buffet Dinner
Continental Dining Room, Ark Hills Club
Monday, June 14, 2010 (18:30 – 21:00)
(By kind arrangement of Mr Takashi Uyeno)

Ark Hills Club is located on the 37th floor of the East Wing of the Ark Mori Building, which is 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 attending.

Charge: 8,000 yen per person inclusive
(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 would like to attend, please let Tim Minton know (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 10.


Outing to Mt Takao followed by dinner at Ukai Toriyama, 29th May 2010

May Outing (guests welcome):

Saturday, May 29th (12:00 – 19:00)

Meet at Takao-Sanguchi Station – about 50 minutes from Shinjuku on the Keio Line

Dinner: 5,200 yen (meal only; drinks to be ordered and paid for individually)

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: Board Ukai Toriyama's bus
- 19:00: Leave Ukai Toriyama for Takao-sanguchi Station

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.

Ukai Toriyama 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, http://www.ukai.co.jp/toriyama/, will give you an idea of the atmosphere). The main feature of the meal is chicken, which is barbecued at the table.

Please reply by Wednesday, 26th May to Tim Minton, Honorary Secretary, if you would like to take part (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org)


French buffet dinner at Nambu-tei, 16th April 2010, 18:30 - 21:00

Ever popular among C&O members, 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 (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Wednesday, 14th April.


2010 Spring Golf Outing to Hodogaya Golf Club

On Saturday March 27th, eighteen golfers gathered at the venerable Hodogaya CC for the C+O Spring Golf Meeting. We were greeted by a steady breeze and cool temperatures, but Hodogaya was in splendid condition as always.

As well as many of our regular stalwart members, it was good to see some new talent joining the C+O golf group in the form of Tony Jackson and Charles Postles. We were also very pleased to welcome three guest players.

C&O Golf 2010C&O Golf 2010 At lunch time, reports from the first half's play confirmed that the course was playing tough, with no one having managed to play to their handicap.

The afternoon proved no easier and after battling round 18 holes, the traditional "ofuro" enjoyed at the end of play was all the more soothing to some tired muscles and weary golfers.

When all the results were in, it proved that experience and local knowledge had won the day, with Hodogaya member Peter Itoh taking home the C+O Trophy for the first time, with a score of 78 and after a countback with Steven Thomas. New man Charles Postles was in third spot and previous Champion Yasuzo Takeno placed fourth.

In the Varsity match, Oxford extended their historical lead to 21-15 with a significant 11 stroke victory.

C&O Golf 2010 -3C&O Golf 2010 -3 A short party and prize giving brought an end to a most enjoyable day, with participants already marking their diaries for the Autumn meeting - planned for Saturday October 23rd. More details to come in due course.
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