Upcoming TELL Events for 2016

The Brown University Club of Japan would like to inform everyone of two exciting upcoming events organized by TELL.

On February 23, TELL and Grape Off will host a 6-course wine pairing dinner at Roti Roppongi. Grape Off’s experts will pour six wines (three white and three red), conduct a blind tasting, discuss the wines, then pour your favorites in accompaniment to the meal.

Info here: http://telljp.com/event/tell-wine-club-wine-pairing-dinner/


On March 26th TELL will organize its first Mountain Challenge in Tsugaike, Hakuba.

Info here: http://tellmountainchallenge.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


Tadateru Konoe head of Japan Red Cross Thursday January 28th

The Harvard Club of Japan is most honored to host a talk by Tadateru Konoe, 14th President of the Japanese Red Cross Society, on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at the Tokyo American Club, Azabudai 2-1-2, Minato-ku


Admission is 5,000 yen payable in cash at the door. No-shows and cancellations made after January 24 will be invoiced. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

Doors will open at 18:00 and the talk begins at 18:30. A buffet dinner will follow the talk. All beverages available by cash bar. Event will end at 21:00.

Please reserve no later than January 24 using the form at http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=314. For any problems in registering please e-mail carl@tokyoway.jp

Tadateru Konoe

* 14th President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
* President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies since 2009 (IFRC)

Born in Tokyo on 8th May, 1939, which happens to be World Red Cross Red Crescent Day. After graduating from Gakushuin University, he studied at the London School of Economics for two years. On his way back to Japan from London, he decided to stop and travel around several conflict areas in the Middle East and Asia. On returning to Japan, his experiences prompted him to join the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and in the decades since then, he has dedicated his working life to the Red Cross.

In JRCS, he gained experience in various departments, such as Domestic Disaster Response, the Blood Programme, Social Welfare Service, the Junior Red Cross and International Activities.

While working on the Blood Programme, he provided activities and services not only within Japan but also created the “Asian Blood Programme Symposium” in partnership with the Thai Red Cross to build stronger relationships within the international community between the Red Cross Red Crescent and other actors.

From 1919 to 2005, he served as a chairman of the board of directors in JRCS Academy and made a significant contribution in the field of education by establishing 6 JRCS nursing colleges as well as a master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Outside of JRCS Activities, he has been involved in numerous humanitarian organizations including the Central Disaster Prevention Council and has maintained his longstanding commitment to raising awareness of humanitarian issues.

In April 2005, he became President of JRCS, and in November the same year, he became Vice President of IFRC. In November 2009, he was elected to his current position as President of IFRC.



BUCJ 2015 Bonenkai Next Thursday!

We are just a few days away from the 2015 BUCJ Bonenkai and looking forward to celebrating with everyone.  The entrance fee includes a buffet-style dinner w/drinks for everyone to enjoy!

If you haven’t signed up there is still time.  Please RSVP by Monday December 7th, 5pm.  Here is a link to the RSVP form:


Also, take a look at the photo album from last year’s Bonenknai!:


See you on Thursday December 10th!

The Brown University Club of Japan

Reminder – BUCJ Bonenkai 2015

Please remember to RSVP for the upcoming BUCJ Bonenkai using the following link:


Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Va-tout
Address: Axis Bldg 1F, 5-17-1 Roppongi, Tokyo

Also, take a look at the photo album from last year’s Boneknai!:


We’re looking forward to celebrating 2015 with you all!

The Brown University Club of Japan