Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

2017 End-of-the-Year Party / Bonenkai

Please join us for the 2017 End of the Year Party / Bonenkai on Friday, December 8, 7-9 p.m.

Location: Takanawa Hills

Nearest Station: Sengakuji or Shinagawa

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XXrzrNtWhCu

Cost:  4,000 yen for Class of 2012 and earlier, 2,000 yen for classes 2012-2017.

Dress: Semi-formal or your favorite Black & Orange

Please RSVP to Kana Someya at Kanako.someya@rogersia.com
 

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Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Osawa Reception

The Princeton Club of Japan will be holding the annual Osawa Fellowship Reception this August.

Please see here to learn more about this historic fellowship.

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Venue: Takanawa Hills

The cost for the event will be

2,500 yen per person for alumni and students of class of 2012 or younger.
3,500 yen per person for all other attendees

To RSVP, please click here

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Inter-Ivy Event Hosted by the Cornell Club

The Cornell Club will be holding an Inter-Ivy Networking event on May 24 from 6 p.m. Alumni from Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale have also been invited.

Venue:  Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown (1st floor lounge)

Address:  Akasaka 9-7-4, Minato-ku, Tokyo

How to Enter: Look for the entrance on the side road of Gaien Higashi between Midtown and the park. The lounge is near the entrance.

Date:  May 24, 2017

Time:  From 6pm

The cost will be 1000 yen at the door and includes a buffet of light snacks/finger food.  The cash bar will also be open.

Non-Ivy friends are also welcome.

See here for more details.

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Apr
1
11:30 AM11:30

2017 Joint Hanami

Like last year, we will be co-hosting a hanami party with several other schools.

Enjoy the (hopefully blooming) cherry blossoms in the company of your fellow Princetonians and members of five other local alumni clubs!

Time/Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017; 11:30 AM – 4 PM

Please come and go as you are able.

Location: Komaba Park

4 Chome-3-55 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0041

(9 minute walk from Komaba Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line)

Map with walking directions

Food & Drinks: There will be some light refreshments provided by the organizing clubs, but we encourage you to bring food/drinks. (Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park.)

Activities: Please feel free to bring along any balls/games/other outdoor activities!

Families/Friends: Friends and family of Princetonians are welcome! This will be a family-friendly event.

RSVP: Please let us know if you can make it via the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/YFnkCPukguNUoLip2

Contact: If you have questions about the event or need help finding us on the day of, please contact Hidekazu Oki at hide.oki@gmail.com or 080-5040-3322.

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Feb
19
10:30 AM10:30

Walking Tour of Shinjuku + Lunch

We are pleased to announce our first PCJ
event of the year: a walking tour of Shinjuku followed by lunch.

Date: Sunday, February 19
Meeting Time:  10:30am
Meeting Location: Higashi-shinjuku station A3 exit (Ooedo line and Fukutoshin line) 
Dress Code: Please wear something comfortable to walk in.
Princeton sweatshirts, hats etc. though not required, are always welcome!

Plan:
We will visit major sights in Shinjuku on foot and have a lunch in the restaurant area of Takashimaya in Shinjuku starting around 11:30am or 12 noon.
We will hold the event even in case of rain. In case of severe weather, we will notify you of cancellation via email.

Budget:
Admission to some sights may require small fees.
Approximately 1,500 to 2,500 yen per person for lunch, depending on menu item.
(Restaurant TBD depending on number of participants)

Guests:  
You’re welcome to bring close friends, 
significant others, family, etc.

RSVP: Please indicate your plan to attend using the following google form:
https://goo.gl/forms/0hW922R3jVCj8fTu2

In case of questions, please write to Hidekazu Oki at hide.oki@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Princeton x Stanford Meet-up

The Princeton Club of Japan will be holding a meet-up event together with the Japan Stanford Association on July 14th at Slainte in Ebisu. The event will require a small entrance fee (in exchange for which there will be finger food and unlimited drinks for the first 2.5 hours) but will be casual enough for everyone to come and go as schedules permit. The event starts at 7:00 pm and will last until 10:00 pm.

WHEN: Thursday, July 14th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm  

WHERE: Slainte in Ebisu. Address and maps here: https://www.bccjapan.com/media/uploads/map_to_slainte.pdf

The address and phone number: 

Sláinte, B1F, 4-5-21 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013

-- or --

150-0013 東京都渋谷区恵比寿 4-5-21 b1F スロンチャ

Telephone: 03-6809-0584

***Please note: You'll need to ring a doorbell in order to be let in.***

WHAT: Entrance Charge: 3,000 yen at the door

Drinks: Unlimited

DRESS: No dress code. 

In the interests of getting a general headcount, if you're even slightly interested in going -- or if you should have any questions about the event -- please email Kai Shibuya '14 at kai.shibuya.14@gmail.com.

 

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Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Osawa Fellowship Reception 2016

It is once again time for the annual Osawa Welcome Party, this year honoring Jensen Lo ’18 as the Osawa Fellowship recipient.

As this is also a time when we like to get together Princetonians of all affiliations, whether alumni, graduate alumni, current students, or newly admitted students, feel free to send along this invitation to all those Princetonians, younger and older, you know in the area. 

Please find the details of the event below:

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Date/Time: Saturday, July 2 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: 

Roti Roppongi
Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
TEL 03-5785-3671
http://www.roti.jp/

Dress: Smart casual (Orange and Black is always welcome!)

Cost: Kindly note that the Princeton Club of Japan will be subsidizing this event to allow as many members of our community to attend as possible. This is an all-you-can drink and buffet style meal, so the flat fee will take care of everything.

6,500 yen / person (general guests, parents, or alumni older than the class of 2011)
4,000 yen / person (Princeton alumni class of 2011 ~ class of 2016)
2,000 yen / person (current Princeton students and Class of 2020)

Payment methods:

1. Payment by wire transfer:
Please Pay Mr. Tsumuraya Masakazu at the following account:
 
Payment to:
Account name: Tsumuraya Masakazu
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
Branch: Tokyo Eigyobu
Account type:  Futsu
Account #: 1520205
 
2. Payment at the door: Cash only plus 1000 yen.

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance to Mary Gilstad ’15 with the following Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/svEHoKkIjGsxxYxg1 if possible by the end of this week, June 24. (I apologize it is such short notice! I will accept RSVPs through the weekend but please aim for this Friday.) If you have trouble with the RSVP form, email me at marygilstad.3@gmail.com with your name and number of people attending. 

We are really looking forward to meeting and greeting, and celebrating Jensen’s arrival in Tokyo! (He just started teaching this week!)

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Astrophysics Lecture on Exoplanets by Professor Ed Turner
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Astrophysics Lecture on Exoplanets by Professor Ed Turner

Looking Skywards: The Search for Exoplanets

A Lecture by Princeton Astrophysics Professor Ed Turner

We are pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the Princeton Club of Japan Lecture Series!

Lecture Overview A few thousand extrasolar planet or exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, have been discovered in the last 20 years. However, the "holy grail" goal of this branch of astrophysics and astrobiology is to discover and characterize in some detail an exoplanet as closely resembling the Earth as possibly. Ideally we would like to determine whether or not an Earth-like exoplanet has bodies of liquid water on its surface and even if harbors life of some type. These are very challenging objectives, to put it mildly, and it is likely to be decades before we can achieve them. Nevertheless, astronomers have identified plausible techniques for doing so, and this talk will describe the path forward toward learning if the stars in the neighborhood of the Sun are circled by worlds like our own. It will describe what we might be able to learn about such planets if they exist and how we expect to be able to do so.

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit." - Stephen Hawking

Time: Saturday June 18, 2016
doors opens 6:00pm
Lecture starts 6:30pm
Lecture ends 7:30pm
Dinner T.B.D. (plan to start between 7:45pm and 8:00pm)

Lecture Location: Medium Conf. Room(中会議室)
6th floor of "Kyurian" (きゅりあん) Shinagawa-ku's Cultural Center, located adjacent to JR Oimachi-station on the Keihin-Tohoku line and Rinkai-line.

The conference room on the 6th floor: http://www.shinagawa-culture.or.jp/hp/page000002600/hpg000002568.htm#6

The location of the building: http://www.shinagawa-culture.or.jp/hp/page000000300/hpg000000268.htm

The top of the building looks like this: http://www.shinagawa-culture.or.jp/hp/menu000000300/hpg000000242.htm

Lecture Attendance Cost: 500 yen donation per person appreciated for covering the cost of the event hall.

Dinner Location: T.B.D.
We are planning to find a location near the lecture hall. Plan on a budget of about 3,000 to 4,000 yen per person.

Please be sure to R.S.V.P to attend! To R.S.V.P, please email Kai Shibuya '14 at kai.shibuya.14@gmail.com

Send your name, affiliation, number of people attending in your party, and whether or not you plan to attend the dinner after the lecture If you have questions about this lecture program, please e-mail Hidekazu Oki '00 at hide.oki@gmail.com
 

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Mar
26
11:30 AM11:30

Intercollegiate Hanami

This year, the Princeton Club will be cohosting a hanami gathering with Columbia, UCLA, Dartmouth, and Georgetown

Details:
- Date: March 26, 2016 Saturday
- Location: Komaba Koen (Please note this changed from Shinjuku Gyoen)
- Time: 11:30-16:00
- Please bring your own drinks/food. Some light refreshments will be provided
- Park entrance fee: Free
- Family and friends are all welcome!

To RSVP, please fill in the form at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TNDXCDP 

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Dec
26
5:00 PM17:00

End of the Year Party 2015

The Princeton Club of Japan will hold it's end fo the year party at Sumibiamiyaki Bar Jeeco, a charcoal grill steakd and barbecue restaurant in Akasaka on December 26.

When: 17:00-20:00 on December 26
Where: Sumibiamiyaki Bar Jeeco, Peeru Akasaka 1F, Akasaka 2-15-12, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
http://r.gnavi.co.jp/3pb19bku0000/
tel:050-5787-6102
How Much: 4500 yen for all you can eat and drink

No dress code. Looking forward to seeing you all to forget the year!

For more information or to RSVP, please email Hide Oki at hide.oki@gmail.com.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ivy League & Friends Mixer III

Due to popular demand and in the spirit of encouraging more participation among young members of fellow alumni organizations in Japan,  there will be another mixer to welcome the new season and likewise celebrate Halloween a bit early.

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

Details:
Price: No Cover Charge
Perks: Drinks - Special Menu for | Food - Pay-as-you-go
Date: October 30th, 2015 (Friday)
Time: From 7:00PM to Midnight

Venue〒106-0032 2F Ark Hills South Tower 1-4-5, 

Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo TEL:03-5544-8222
http://rubyjacks.jp/en/access/

RSVP: Please use this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jVs5aZdbE5XECbhUkBvIrY48LVojJudUrzDt0jvWyyk/viewform?c=0&w=1

*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 us: Adam Thuc Nguyen @ nguyen.adam@post.harvard.edu & Stéphane E. Fouché @ sfouche@post.harvard.edu

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Princeton in Asia Gathering in Tokyo

Princeton in Asia is having a special event in Tokyo on Monday, October 19th. Thanks to the generosity of Betsy and Ed Rogers, PiA will be hosting the gathering at their home to connect and reconnect with members of the PiA family, welcome PiA's new Program Director for Japan, Audrey Jenkins, and celebrate the 2015-2016 class of fellows. Spouses or partners are welcome to attend as well.

Please RSVP to piaalum@princeton.edu by Tuesday, October 13.

The Details
Date: Monday, October 19th, 2015
Time: 6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. 
Location: Takanawa Hills #703, 2-12-56 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074
Nearest Station: Sengakuji or Shinagawa
Parking: Available 
Map: Google or equivalent.

RSVP: Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, October 13 to piaalum@princeton.edu
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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Fall East West Mixer

A casual winter gathering organized exclusively for the alumni of UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cal-Tech, and Harvard.

Date: Sept 29th (Tues), 2015 Time: 19:00 - 23:30
Venue: Shag in Omotesando [http://shag.tokyo/access/] FESTAE Omotesando Shinkan Bldg. 2F, 3-18-19, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Price: 1,000 yen (includes drinks)
Registration: http://ew929.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

July 23 Gathering x Stanford with Live Music

The Princeton Club of Japan will be holding its next gathering with Stanford on July 23rd at Slainte in Ebisu. In addition to this, the event will feature live music with Kei Takayanagi from the Stanford side.  An  entrance fee (in exchange for which there will be finger food and unlimited drinks for the first 2.5 hours) will be required, but it will be casual enough for everyone to come and go as schedules permit. The event starts at 7:00 and will go until 10:00.

WHEN: Thursday, July 23, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
 
WHERE: Slainte in Ebisu. Address and maps here: https://www.bccjapan.com/media/uploads/map_to_slainte.pdf

The address and phone number:

Sláinte, B1F, 4-5-21 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
-- or --
150-0013 東京都渋谷区恵比寿 4-5-21 b1F スロンチャ

Telephone: 03-6809-0584

***Please note: You may need to ring a doorbell in order to be let in.***

WHAT: Entrance Charge: 4,000 yen at the door

Drinks: Unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks for the first 2.5 hours

DRESS: No dress code.

In the interests of getting a general headcount, if you're even slightly interested in going -- or if you should have any questions about the event -- please email Kai Shibuya '14 at kai.shibuya.14@gmail.com

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Soraya Umewaka '06 Presents: 'Tomorrow We Will See' (Bukra Minshouf)
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Soraya Umewaka '06 Presents: 'Tomorrow We Will See' (Bukra Minshouf)

Soraya Umewaka's Lebanese documentary 'Tomorrow We Will See' (Bukra Minshouf) will be showing at Uplink cinema.

"Tomorrow We Will See" ("Bukra Minshouf") offers a window into Lebanon's flourishing creative culture through the perspective of ten Lebanese artists. A common trait that unites the artists is their talent of using art as a tool for transcending sectarian divisions and encouraging freedom of thought. 

Dates:

May 28th (Thurs.) 19:30~21:20 

May 30th (Sat.) 15:30~17:20

June 28th (Sun.) 18:30~20:20

July 3rd (Fri.) 19:30~21:20

July 10th (Fri.) 19:30~21:20

 

Here are the details with online tickets and the trailer.

Venue: Uplink cinema, Totsune building, Udagawacho, 37−18, Tokyo, Shibuya, 150-0042

 

Film director, Soraya Umewaka (Class of '06) will be present for a short Q&A session after each screening and we will also have a Middle-Eastern music performance featuring aud guitar and qanun string instrument.

 

Reserved/advanced tickets: 1500 JPY
Tickets at the door: 2000 JPY

 

If you would like to make a reservation please email: info@streetwitnessproductions.com

 

梅若ソラヤのドキュメンタリー「明日になれば」渋谷のアップリンク映画館で上映されます。

【ストーリー】10人のレバノン在住のアーティストを通して、レバノンの豊なアートシーンを紹介するドキュメンタリー。数十年にも及ぶ政情不安の

中で、まさに明日どうなるかわからないという状況を、アートによって乗り越えてきた彼らは、その芸術的才能を駆使し、それぞれの方法で、宗派間の分裂を超え、思想の自由をおし進めていく。

 

5月28日 19:30~21:20

5月30日 15:30~17:20  

6月28日 18:30~20:20

7月3日 19:30~21:20

7月10日 19:30~21:20

 

毎回上映終了後に映画監督梅若ソラヤのトークと中東のミュージックパフォーマンスも行います。

 

もしお時間がありましたら、是非お越し下さい。こちらに詳細が載っております。前売り券もオンラインで購入できます。

小さな映画館であるために席が限られています。チケットを予約されたい場合は教えてください。チケットを確保いたします。

 

場所:渋谷区宇田川町37-18 トツネビル1階
 

予約/前売り券:1500円 
当日券:2000円


予約される方は下記までご連絡ください:info@streetwitnessproductions.com

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Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sprummer East-West Alumni Mixer

A casual "sprummer" gathering organized exclusively for the alumni of UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cal-Tech, and Harvard.

Date: June 10th (Wed), 2015 Time: 19:00 - 23:00 
Venue: Le Baron de Paris in Omotesando [http://www.lebaron.jp/map/] Aoyama Center Building
Price: 1,000 yen (Includes Drink)
Registration: http://sprummer2015.eventbrite.co.uk

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

スタンフォード、UCバークレー、ハーバード、MIT、イェール、ブラウン、プリンストン、カリフォルニア工業大学の卒業生向けにキャジュアルイベントを企画いたします。 

日付:2015年6月10日(水) 19:00 - 23:00
会場:Le Baron de Paris ・表参道 [http://www.lebaron.jp/map/] 東京都港区南青山3-8-40 青山センタービル B1F
参加費:1,000円 (DRINK 込み)
申込み:http://sprummer2015.eventbrite.co.uk

*このイベントは上記8校の卒業生並びに卒業生のご友人の方たちを対象としています。上記8校同窓会以外のメーリングリストにこの案内を配信しないようお願い致します。

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

May Meet-Up 2015

The Princeton Club of Japan will be holding its next gathering on Friday, May 15th at Slainte in Ebisu.  The event will require a small entrance fee (in exchange for which there will be finger food and unlimited drinks for the first 2.5 hours) but will be casual enough for everyone to come and go as schedules permit. The event starts at 7:00 and will go until 10:00.

WHEN: Friday, May 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
  
WHERE: Slainte in Ebisu. Address and maps here: https://www.bccjapan.com/media/uploads/map_to_slainte.pdf

The address and phone number: 

Sláinte, B1F, 4-5-21 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
-- or --
150-0013 東京都渋谷区恵比寿 4-5-21 b1F スロンチャ

Telephone: 03-6809-0584 

***Please note: You'll need to ring a doorbell in order to be let in.***

WHAT: Entrance Charge: 3,000 yen at the door

Drinks: Unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks for the first 2.5 hours

DRESS: No dress code. 

In the interests of getting a general headcount, if you're even slightly interested in going -- or if you should have any questions about the event -- please email Kai Shibuya '14 at kai.shibuya.14@gmail.com.

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Talk with Adam Turner '88 on World of Personal Data

Adam Turner '88 will be holding talk about how companies use personal data.

Details and a form for submitting an RSVP can be found here, and directions can be found here.

In his book What Stays in Vegas, journalist Adam Tanner exposes the greatest threat to privacy today. It is not the NSA, but good-old American companies. Internet giants, leading retailers and other firms are gathering data behind the scenes with little oversight from anyone. No company knows the value of data better than Caesars Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based casino-entertainment company. The secret to the company’s success lies in their one unrivaled asset: they know their clients intimately by tracking the activities of the overwhelming majority of gamblers. Caesars’ dogged data-gathering methods have been so successful that they have grown to become the world’s largest casino operator, and have inspired companies of all kinds to ramp up their own data mining in the hopes of boosting their targeted marketing efforts.  
The reality is that we live in an age where our personal information is harvested and aggregated whether we like it or not. And it is growing ever more difficult for those businesses that choose not to engage in more intrusive data gathering to compete with those that do. Tanner’s timely warning resounds: yes, there are many benefits to the free flow of all this data, but there is a dark side as well. With societal and legal boundaries on the use of personal data still largely undefined, the potential for abuse looms large.   
Biographical Information  

Adam Tanner is a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He is the author of “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data-Lifeblood of Big Business-and the End of Privacy as We Know It,” published in September 2014.  The Washington Post named the book one of 50 notable works of non-fiction in 2014. Reviews have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times. He has been at Harvard since 2011, initially as a Nieman Fellow. From 1995-2011, he was a correspondent at Reuters, including service as bureau chief for the Balkans for 2008-2011, and San Francisco bureau chief from 2003-2008. The title of his Abe research project is: “Different Approaches in Japan and the United States in the Multi-Billion Dollar Hidden Trade in Our Private Medical Data.”

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Apr
4
11:00 AM11:00

Brown University Hanami Party at Komaba Koen

Brown University will be holding its annual Hanami Party at Komaba Koen on April 4, 2015.

Place: Komaba Koen, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. See here for detailed directions.
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 11:00-15:00

Cost: Free. BYOB (bring your own bento!, and a plastic sheet to sit on would also be helpful). And please remember to carry your own garbage home.

RSVP's are appreciated, but not necessary. Participation is unlimited.
Email: bucj_hanami_2015@bucj.org

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).

Day of event contact:
Walter Edwards
Tel: 080-4150-9102

This event will be canceled in the case of rain.

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Princeton Football at Kwansei Gakuin
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Princeton Football at Kwansei Gakuin

See here for more information: http://www.kgfighters.com/topics_detail2/id=980

For those in Japan, see here for ticket purchase information: http://www.kgfighters.com/tickets/

The Princeton Club of Japan will be sitting in a block. In order to sit with the Princeton Club of Japan crowd, attendees must purchase a ticket in 特別エリア席.

For those outside of Japan or who have difficulty navigating Japanese websites, please contact Ed Rogers at ed.rogers@rogersia.com.

Either way, please RSVP so that we can get accurate counts for the block seating.

There will be a party afterward for Princeton Club members and guests.

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Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

2015 Global NetNight: Career and Life Vision: Define Your Legacy

Tuesday, March 3, the Princeton Club of Japan will be one of many regional associations hosting a local, in‐person, networking event as part of Princeton’s Annual Global NetNight 2015. 

This year, the Alumni Council Committee on Careers is partnering with the Office of Career Services and Princeton's new Executive Director of Career Services Pulin Sanghvi for “Career and Life Vision: Define Your Legacy.”

Join us to participate in a round table discussion, and then stay to talk with fellow tigers. 

For more about the event, the Office of Career Services has prepared this video.

Using concepts from their Career and Life Vision program, Pulin and his team will provide video segments and small group interactive exercises designed to help you discover new insights about yourself and what matters most to you. This is the same program that was launched on campus in January 2014, and has already reached hundreds of students and alumni. 

When: Tuesday, March 3
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: TBD: Somewhere in Central Tokyo
Cost: ~3000 yen
RSVP: Please RSVP by February 24
If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email, or send them to Peyton Bowman '02 at pgbowman@gmail.com.

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

February EAST x WEST Mixer

A casual winter gathering organized exclusively for the alumni of UC
Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cal-Tech, and Harvard.

Date: Feb 18th (Wed), 2015 Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Venue: Shag in Omotesando [http://shag.tokyo/access/] FESTAE Omotesando
Shinkan Bldg. 2F, 3-18-19, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Price: 1,000 yen (includes drinks)
Registration: http://eastwest0218.eventbrite.co.uk
* This event is only open to alumni of the  eight universities mentioned,
along with their close friends. Please do not forward this invitation via
other mailing lists.



スタンフォード、UCバークレー、ハーバード、MIT、イェール、ブラウン、プリンストン、カリフォルニア工科大学の卒業生向けにキャジュアルイベントを企画いたします。

日付:2015年2月18日(水) 19:00 - 23:00
会場:Shag・表参道 [http://shag.tokyo/access/] 東京都港区南青山3-18-19 FESTAE表参道ビル新館 2F
参加費:1,000円 (DRINK 込み)
申込: http://eastwest0218.eventbrite.co.uk
*このイベントは上記8校の卒業生並びに卒業生のご友人の方たちを対象としています。上記8校同窓会以外のメーリングリストにこの案内を配信しないようお願い致します。

 

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Harvard Club Event: Japan and the American Embrace featuring R. Taggart Murphy

For more information, click here.

From the website:

Since 1945, Japan has been enfolded – voluntarily or otherwise – in an American embrace, to borrow John Dower's term. In his recent book Japan and the Shackles of the Past, R. Taggart Murphy identifies this embrace as one of the shackles that serves to block the transformation Japan needs. In his talk, Murphy will discuss the origins of the American embrace and its perpetuation. He will also argue that a shoulder-to-shoulder alliance of fully sovereign states would be better for both the US and Japan than the suffocating, paternalistic embrace that now characterizes relations between the two countries.

R. Taggart Murphy is Professor of International Political Economy at the MBA Program in International Business at the Tokyo campus of the University of Tsukuba. He is the author of award-winning books on modern Japan including the Weight of the Yen (Norton, 1996) and, with Akio Mikuni, Japan's Policy Trap (Brookings, 2002).  His articles have appeared in publications from The New Republic to the National Interest,   The New Left Review and  the London Review of Books  and he has contributed a number of op-eds for the New York Times, most recently on the eve of the Dec. 14 election.  A former investment banker, he has also taught at the university's main campus, was a Non-Resident Senior Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a coordinator of the web's leading clearing-house for serious writing on Japan, Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.  He will be discussing his most recent book, Japan and the Shackles of the Past, published at the end of 2014 by Oxford University Press.

 

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"An Update on Abenomics" with Ed Rogers '87
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

"An Update on Abenomics" with Ed Rogers '87

The Columbia Lions Club of Japan will be holding a presentation featuring Ed Rogers '87 on January 15 at 7 p.m.

Ed Rogers is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Rogers Investment Advisors, the research arm of Wolver Hill Asset Management and Wolver Hill Advisors, LLC. Wolver Hill is a specialist in performing intensive hedge fund due diligence and manages Asian hedge fund strategies for fund of hedge funds and private equity funds. Rogers Investment Advisors currently has advisory assets under management of approximately $100 million.

Ed Rogers has spent over 20 years in Asia and his experience includes working for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Rogers received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He is the Co-Vice Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association of Japan and serves on its Executive Committee.

Place
American Center Japan
NOF Tameike Building, 8F
1-1-14, Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Map and Directions:  http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/amc/tamc-map.html

Cost: Free

RSVP (Required):  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9NLGDV3
The survey will close on Friday, January 9th at 13:00 so that the guest list can be submitted to the U.S. Embassy.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early, as the event will take place at a U.S. Embassy facility (not on the main Embassy campus) which requires a guest list and security bag checks.  Due to a change in policy, a picture ID WILL be required.  Each participant will need to register separately. 

To cancel, please contact Toshi Saito at tmsaito@na3.fiberbit.net, as soon as possible.

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Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Princeton Club of Japan End-of-the-Year Party

もう11月で、今年も後わずかになりました。
日本プリンストンクラブの今年の忘年会の開催情報をお知らせします!

It’s already November, and the end of the year is fast approaching!
We are pleased to announce the annual Princeton Club of Japan End-of-the-year party.

* 日時(Time and Date): 12月20日(土)午後5時から9時まで 5 pm till 9 pm on Dec. 20(Sat), 2014
* 場所(Place): サケビストロダブリュー Sake Bistro W  (http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g107806/)
* 電話(Tel)  050-5518-7020
* 住所(address) 〒100-0013 東京都千代田区霞が関3-2-6 東京倶楽部ビル1F
Tokyo Club Bldg. 1st Fl., 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
* Access: 地下鉄銀座線虎ノ門駅 5番出口 徒歩3分
3 min. on foot from Subway Ginza-line Toranomon St. Exit 5
 
東京倶楽部ビルディングは、虎ノ門駅を出て霞が関ビルに隣接している左側のビルで、右側は文部科学省のビルです。
After getting out of Toranomon St., you can see Tokyo Club Bldg next left of Kasumigaseki Bldg, while the bldg. of Ministry of Education & Science is located next right of Kasumigaseki Bldg.
 
* 会費(Fee):5000円 (yen) 

Please R.S.V.P. by email to Hugh Kennedy (hdangerk@gmail.com), Peyton Bowman (pgbowman@alumni.princeton.edu), or Hidekazu Oki (hide.oki@gmail.com) — or you can simply reply to this email.

ご参加される方は、幹事のHugh Kennedy (hdangerk@gmail.com), Peyton Bowman(pgbowman@alumni.princeton.edu), と沖秀一 ((hide.oki@gmail.com))へメールご連絡ください。よろしくお願いします。

皆様のご参加をお待ちしてます!
We look forward to seeing you on 12/20!

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Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Old Politics in a New (Media) Environment — Presentation

The Columbia University Club of Japan will hold a presentation in English, featuring Professor Keiko Tabusa, PhD (political science) Columbia University, on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 19:00.  The event is open to all Columbia University alumni and their guests, as well as members of other U.S. university alumni organizations in Japan.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early, as the event will take place at a U.S. Embassy facility which requires a guest list and security bag checks, though a picture ID will NOT be required.  The event will end at 20:30, when Professor Tabuse and others will head toward dinner at ARK Hills. 

 

                              RSVP:  https://jp.surveymonkey.com/s/6PJN6JB

 

Time:  19:00-20:30, Wednesday, November 26th, 2014, followed by dinner with the speaker at Choice! Akasaka

Cost:  The Presentation is Free!  Dinner will be a la carte, split bill format.

Place:  American Center Japan

               NOF Tameike Building, 8F

               1-1-14, Akasaka

               Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

               Map and Directions:  http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/amc/tamc-map.html

Topic:  “Prime Minister Abe Revisited: Old Politics in a New (Media) Environment?”

·        The first time Abe became Prime Minister in September 2006, The Japan Times wrote; “To fathom Abe, just look at his grandfather.” He certainly acted on his conservative ideology, stressing more               assertive Japan in international relations including military affairs, a smaller-government Japan in welfare policies like pension reforms, and a beautiful Japan (utsukushii kuni) in social and cultural affairs including education. And many of his actions, as well as his aides’, met severe criticisms from the opposition parties and the mass media. This time, what he pursues seems to have changed little, but the responses of the opposition parties and the media apparently have. He has been enjoying a relatively high level of support since his second inauguration. What does he do better this time? Has he changed, or have his critics? If anyone has changed, how? In this lecture, I will discuss some changes in political and media environment in an attempt to understand Abe’s politics better.

Speaker:  Professor Keiko Tabusa, PhD (political science), Columbia University; BA, MA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

               Professor, Jumonji University 2004~

               Lecturer, The Australian National University 1993~2002

               Publications (translation)          『自由と市場の経済学』2013 (Mark Skousen Vienna and Chicago; Friends or Foes)

                                                                       『フリードリヒ・ハイエク』2012 (Lanny Ebenstein, Friedrich Hayek: a Biography

Dinner (split bill format):  Choice! Akasaka

           Third Floor, ARK Mori Building

           1-12-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

           03-3585-2900

           Tabelog Site:  http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13113440/

 

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