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
The Harvard University Club of Japan has invited us to the following event.
On Tuesday October 29 Kanetoshi Oda,Founder and President of innovative Osaka Company Nippon Poly-Glu, will give a talk and demonstration on the topic: Bringing Clean Water and Entrepreneurship to Developing Countries (using Natto!) Oda has been featured frequently in the media including Nikkei Business magazine and the TV show Gaia No Yoake. This event will be held at Roppongi Hills Club and is co-sponsored by the Harvard Business School Club of Japan.
“Once the children have put clean water in their mouths a few times, they never touch dirty water again.” As a resident of Kobe who experienced water shortages after the great earthquake there in 1995, Oda realized directly how dependent humans are on water. In 2002 he founded Nippon Poly-Glu in with the mission of applying technology to assure low-cost availability of clean drinking water for all people, even in the world’s poorest countries, where the water available is often barely fit for human consumption and causes many health problems. He hopes to show that a small humble Osaka company, using technology derived from natto, a humble Japanese food, can have global impact, creating jobs not just in Japan but in developing countries which so far include Bangladesh, Mexico and Somalia.
But most of all, Oda wants to change life for children in many countries. He says, “when children of the world who only know dirty water see clear water for the first time, they says it’s strange or weird that it has no smell or taste. But once they have put clean water in their mouths a few times, they never touch dirty water again.” Mr. Oda serves as an advisor to non-profit environmental organizations in several countries. He is a considered a hero in many small villages throughout the world, where he always drinks the first glass of clean water produced by his company’s system. He will demonstrate this technology for us on October 29th. Please join us there!
The event will run from 6:30-9:30pm and costs 5,000 yen per person for the lecture and dinner, with beverages available by cash bar. Full information including registration can be seen at the web page http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=179