“Losing Your Cool: How ‘Cool Japan’ gets lost in translation and how to make sure it doesn’t.”

Harvard Club of Japan is pleased to invite members of your clubs to another upcoming event on Wednesday September 24th from 6:30-9:00pm titled

“Losing Your Cool: How ‘Cool Japan’ gets lost in translation and how to make sure it doesn’t.” Entertainment translator Alexander O. Smith will draw on over fifteen years experience localizing games, manga, and novels into English to show how translation is holding back some of the “coolest” properties Japan has to offer, and how a different attitude toward translation could be the key to breaking out of the Japanophile niche into wider markets.

Event details:

Date: September 24, 2014

Time: Doors open at 18:30, talk from 19:00. Event ends at 21:00.

Location: Roppongi Hills Club

Admission fee of 5,000 yen (payable in cash at the door) includes event plus buffet dinner, with cash bar available for all beverages.

Please register by September 21 using the online registration form on the upper right of the event website HERE: http://www.harvardclubjapan.org/article.html?aid=252

To register multiple members of your party, please input the name of each person separately into the reservation system. For “organization”, you may indicate their relationship to you, their company, or other affiliation, as most appropriate.

For any problems with registration please e-mail HCJ Events Director Jonathan Harlow at: jonathan@jonathanharlow.com

Please note that no-shows and cancellations after September 21 will be invoiced. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.

East Coast / West Coast Alumni Mixer

Dear Brown alumni, fellow university alumni, and friends,

The Harvard Club has invited Brown alumni to their next event in a series of East Coast / West Coast mixer events organized exclusively for the alumni of Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Yale, Brown and Princeton (some universities TBD).

Date: Sept 17th (Wed), 2014

Time: 19:00 – 23:00

Venue: Le Baron de Paris in Omotesando:

3-8-40 Minami-Aoyama, Aoyama Center Building B1F 


Price: 1,000 yen

Registration: Please register online via the URL below (registration is only available online):  


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

** For any additional enquiries, please contact HCJ Events Director Jonathan Harlow at:jonathan@jonathanharlow.com


“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, by Alison Klayman ’06, Friday, October 10, 2014

Dear Brown alumni, fellow university alumni, and friends,

We have an exciting event on Friday, October 10th, 2014. It is a film screening of “Never Sorry”, a documentary about Ai Weiwei, directed and produced by Alison Klayman ’06. Ai Weiwei is one of China’s leading artists, and since the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he has gained recognition as an outspoken activist and critic. While his comments and actions are closely followed by the international press and the Chinese government, his artwork has been exhibited around the world including in a major solo show at the Mori Art Museum in 2009. “Never Sorry” won a Special Jury Prize when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award in 2013. The film is currently nominated in two categories for the 2014 News & Documentary Emmys.

The event will be held at Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown in the resident lounge. The event will start at 7:00pm with a screening of the film (90 minutes) followed by a Q&A with Alison and time for socializing. Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown has been generous in providing the lounge space as well as light food and drinks. An entrance fee of 1,000 Yen will be charged to help offset some of these costs.

Seating is limited to 50 people, so please reserve at the following address if you plan to attend: neversorry@bucj.org.

Time: 7:00pm
Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014
Venue: Oakwood 
Oakwood Midtown (in the Tokyo Midtown complex), resident lounge 
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku 

Thank you,

Alison Klayman ’06 / Eric Golden ‘99


We hope you are staying cool in this heat wave..! Please join us for a summer happy hour from 7pm on Thursday, August 21 at TY Harbor Brewery to meet new people and hang out with old friends. We hope many of you can join us. The event is open to Brown alumni, family and friends.

Date:  Thursday, August 21, 7-9pm

Venue: TY Harbor Brewery bar area (5 min taxi from Shinagawa)

There will be free food and your first drink is on us.  Just tell your waiter/waitress to put your first drink on the “Brown Club.”

Please RSVP by August 14 or email any questions to Happyhour@bucj.org.

Eric Golden & Aiko Austin