Greetings from the Brown University Club of Japan,
All Ivy+ alumni and friends are invited to join us for our annual Hanami Party on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Komaba Koen. Each year we get an interesting crowd from a range of schools making it a great chance to meet new people and relax with old friends.
About our magnificent location:
Komaba Koen is the site of the former Toshinari Maeda mansion, built in 1929. The lawn in front of this gorgeous Tudor style mansion is surrounded by about 150 cherry trees. During hanami, you can expect a smaller, less raucous crowd than the more famous hanami spots around town.
Komaba Koen is an 8 minute walk from Komaba Todai Mae Station on the Inokashira line (3 min. from Shibuya).
Place: Komaba Koen, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. See here for detailed directions.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Cost: Free. BYOB (bring your own bento!, and a plastic sheet to sit on would also be helpful). But please remember to carry your own garbage home.
RSVP’s are appreciated, but not necessary. Participation is unlimited.
Contact: Kevin Sholes
Day of event contact:
This event will be canceled in the case of rain.
Brown University Club of Japan
Hello Brunonians & Friends!!
I hope that all of you are enjoying this winter season. To warm us up in our bodies and souls, we are having a Winter Brunch on Saturday, February 22nd. Here are the details:
What’s the draw?
The delicious buffet-style brunch & champagne will be served, free of charge. We have also included a large number of recent graduates and those that recenly moved into Japan to our mailing list, so you can look forward to meeting new Brunonians, friends, and reconnecting with old friends!
Saturday, February 22, @ 11:00 a.m.
We have reserved 148 Azabu Jyuban to ourselves. Here are the directions.
148 Azabu Juban
Azabu Juban 2-8-10,
Patio Azabu Juban 6F
Tel: (03) 5765 2148
To make sure that we have enough food, please let us know whether you plan to attend by sending your RSVP to WinterBrunch@bucj.org by Friday, February 21, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you all!
The Brown University Club of Japan
p.s. We’re sending this reminder notice for the first time to the list of current students we’ve received from Brown. If you prefer not to receive further announcements from Brown Club of Japan, please follow the link unsubscribe. Thank you!
Harvard Club of Japan is pleased to invite members of your clubs on Thursday evening February 6 when Tina Burrett, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Temple University, Japan Campus (from April 2014 she will join the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University) will discuss the different types of leadership as Prime Minister practiced by Japanese and British Prime Ministers as illustrated by Shinzo Abe and David Cameron. In Britain, since the 1980s, prime ministers have become ‘presidential’, reaching beyond their parties to form a direct relationship with the electorate. In Japan over the same period, few prime ministers have achieved a similar form of direct leadership. Professor Burrett will examine why direct leadership is less common in Japan than in Britain. As part of her analysis, Professor Burrett addresses the causes of the short tenure of the Japanese prime minister in comparison to his British counterpart. She argues that contributing factors include differences in the electoral system, party politics, media culture, and the bureaucracy between Britain and Japan.
The event will take place on Thursday Feb 6th from 7pm to 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) and costs 5,000 yen per person for the lecture and a delicious stand-up buffet dinner at Roppongi Hills Club, with beverages available by cash bar. Full information including registration can be seen at the web page http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=214 . If you think some of your members might be interested, please feel free to share this information with them.
Please direct questions about this event to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please also remind your members that cancellations after noon February 3rd and no-shows will be charged the full rate, as we are committing to the caterer on a per-person basis based on the registration count. Your members’ understanding of this policy is greatly appreciated!
Dear fellow Brown alumni and friends:
Wow, how fast a year flies – it’s that time of the year again to blow off steam with your fellow Brunonians!
Please join us in a private room at the French brasserie Va Tout in Roppongi for the BUCJ Bonenkai dinner party. Every year we have a great turnout, making this one of our most enjoyable events. Don’t miss this chance to raise a glass in cheer with your fellow Brunonians!
The cost per person is as follows:
- 3,000 yen for students and 2013 Brown graduates
- 6,000 yen for everyone else
Please RSVP by November 30 to email@example.com
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
Aiko Wakao ’04
Eric Golden ’99
Brown University Club of Japan