Reminder – BUCJ 2016 Student-Alumni Mixer

***Please RSVP by Thursday June 16th as space is limited!***

The BUCJ would like to invite Brown alumni to a casual gathering this month.   Let’s catch up with alumni while getting to know current students visiting Japan.

This event will be held at T.Y. Harbor in Tennoz Isle on Sunday, June 19th from 6:30pm.  Please click the following link for further details and to RSVP.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AWN8XlEdRtyOuPbwlawP8ZpMCjjnRn8y-oz–8Cm3Dc/viewform

The Brown University Club of Japan

“A Safe & Sustainable Future: Making a Case for Nuclear Energy in Japan

Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, will present his thoughts on the energy landscape and his case for the future role of nuclear energy in Japan. Details follow below and at:

http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=329

This event will be held at the Roppongi Hills Club and includes a buffet dinner  for 5,000 yen. Beverages available at cash bar.

 

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A Safe & Sustainable Future: Making a Case for Nuclear Energy in Japan

A presentation and discussion of the merits of nuclear power, by Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

The Harvard Club of Japan is pleased to present a talk by Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, who will present his thoughts on the energy landscape and his case for the future role of nuclear energy in Japan.

Mr. Tanaka’s thesis is that the risks of oil in terms of dependency on the Middle East and the impact on climate change suggest that nuclear power needs to be considered as a viable option for Japan.

He will present his views on the state of the nuclear industry and the energy needs of Japan, and follow his talk with a Q&A session.

We hope you will join us for this unique occasion to discuss this provocative and important topic with an expert in the field.

 

TIME and DATE: Monday, June 13th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30.)

PLACE:  Roppongi Hills Club

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 51st Floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Map: http://www.roppongihillsclub.com/visitor/dfw/rhc/jp/common/pdf/map.pdf

ADMISSION: 5,000 JPY for buffet dinner. Cash bar available.

REGISTRATION: http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=329

Please register by June 9. Cancellations after 17:00 on June 9 will be charged full price, with no exceptions.

Note that after your registration a confirmation will appear on-screen, but NO ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION EMAILS WILL BE SENT.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Shigetaka Seki at: Shigetaka_Seki@alumni.harvard.edu

 

BIOGRAPHY of SPEAKER:

Nobuo Tanaka is President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation as of April 1st, 2015.  As Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to 2011, he oversaw a seminal period in the Agency’s work and direction.  Under his leadership, the IEA initiated a collective release of oil stocks in June 2011.  He also played a crucial and personal role in the strengthening of ties with major IEA non-Member energy players, including China, India, Russia and South Africa.  He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo, and has served in a number of high-ranking positions in METI, including Director-General of the Multilateral Trade System Department and Director for International Nuclear Energy Policy of the Natural Resources and Energy Agency.  He was deeply engaged in a range of trade and economic issues with the US as Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC from 1998 to 2000. He has also served as Director for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the Paris-based international organization, OECD before his appointment to the IEA.

TELL Charity Runathon

The Brown University Club of Japan would like to inform everyone of an upcoming event organized by TELL.

The 17th edition of the TELL Charity Runathon will take place at the Tama River (Tamagawa) running course on Saturday May 28th.  All proceeds from the event will support TELL, an accredited not-for-profit organization (NPO) with a 40+ year history in Japan providing confidential mental health support and counseling to the international and Japanese community.

Info here: http://tellrunathon.com/

Since its establishment in Japan in 1973, TELL has been dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan’s international community and helping to address the country’s growing mental health care needs. Currently led by Brown alumnus Roberto De Vido, TELL’s vision is to be a leader in services and education by practicing state-of-the-art standards of care in the mental health field.

Info here:  http://telljp.com/

Best regards,

The Brown University Club of Japan

 

Inter-Club Young Alumni Mixer (Friday April 20th, 2016)

Due to popular demand and in the spirit of encouraging more participation among YOUNG members of fellow alumni organizations in Japan,

We are holding yet another mixer to welcome Spring and Hanami Season and likewise send a warm welcome to all 新入社員・New Graduates working in Japan.

Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, UPenn, and Yale & Friends*  will be gathering together this year at Ruby Jack’s in Roppongi to socialize.

To mark another step in this mixer series, the name change from “Ivy League Mixer & Friends” to Young Alumni Mixer series.
Members from the USA: MIT & Berkeley | England: Cambridge, Oxford, Sheffield, UCL & SOAS | France:  INALCO | Canada: McGill Community are welcomed to join.

Featured Director: We are pleased to feature award winning film director / comedian and Harvard / MIT graduate Atsushi Ogata, who will screen a few clips of his new online sketch comedy series Yukata Cowboy, discuss content and motivations and answer questions – all with plenty of wit and humor. The series has taken top awards at international web festivals, ranking #12 in the 2015 Web Series World Cup and has been praised by the French paper Liberation. Original T-shirts, bilingual book “The Unofficial Guide to Yukata Cowboy” and cinema tickets will be available for purchase.  There will also be opportunities to speak with Atsushi individually and take pictures during the mixer.  (http://yukatacowboy.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/c/yukatacowboy ).

Details:

Price: No Cover Charge

Perks: Drinks – Special Menu for | Food – Pay-as-you-go

Date: April 20th, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time: From 7:00PM to Midnight

Venue:http://rubyjacks.jp/en/access/

〒106-0032 2F Ark Hills South Tower 1-4-5, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

TEL:03-5544-8222

RSVP: Please click the link below, fill-out and submit the form.

***https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xNRrpSQZfcViT_zbiRlJuOt-UTMurP56U-cvILOobgc/viewform

*This event is only open to alumni of the universities mentioned, along with their close friends.
Please do not forward this invitation to other mailing lists.

**For any additional inquiries, please contact Stéphane E. Fouché of the Harvard Club of Japan