EVENTS


Bounenkai
Saturday, 10th December 2011 2:00pm - 11:30pm
Bincho Soho

We held a celebratory end-of-year meal at Bincho Soho from 2pm on Saturday, 10th December, followed by karaoke at Karaoke Box Soho and finishing up in the nearby pub, The Pillars of Hercules. It was a fun day and indeed night, with many members in attendance!

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 6th December 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month. This month, we hope to run our traditional Christmas Quiz, and you can also sign up for our Bounenkai, which is held on Saturday 10th.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 1st November 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 4th October 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month. This month, we are delighted to announce that Japanese violinist Masa Futagami will be performing at our event.

Day Trip
Saturday, 24th September 2011 10:00am - 10:30pm
Paddington Station

This year's annual day out was to the university town of Oxford.

Post-Japan Matsuri Drinks
Sunday, 18th September 2011 8:10pm - 10:45pm
The Hole in the Wall

Following a successful (if rainy!) Japan Matsuri, members of the Conversation Group and their friends gathered in the cosy Hole in the Wall pub. Thirty of us enjoyed drinks until, it being a Sunday, we had to leave just before 11pm. The atmosphere was pleasant - we had a room to ourselves - and sounds from the live folk music performance in the main bar drifted through.

Thames Festival
Sunday, 11th September 2011 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Doggett's Coat and Badge

We watched the Night Carnival and Fireworks of the Thames Festival, meeting from 6pm in Doggett's pub on the South Bank. The festival was fun and we went back to the pub for a while before viewing the exemplary firework display from Blackfriar's bridge. It was a fun evening and 15 people attended.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 6th September 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 2nd August 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month.

Restaurant Night
Friday, 15th July 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
New Loon Fung

We held a restaurant night at the New Loon Fung restaurant in China Town. It was an evening of good food, good conversation, and making new friends.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 5th July 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

Join us as usual for our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday. This month, you can sign up for our meal at the New Loon Fung.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 7th June 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

To mark the coming of the rainy season in Japan, groups competed to make origami frogs. The fastest team won a bottle of wine.

Houses of Parliament Tour
Friday, 3rd June 2011 3:50pm - 5:30pm
The Houses of Parliament

We attended an informative and engaging tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding inspired our quiz on the English and Japanese royal families, including lots of fun trivia and some tricky questions.

Hanami in Kensington Gardens
Saturday, 16th April 2011 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Kensington Gardens

Our annual Hanami cherry blossom viewing party in Kensington Gardens was from 1pm at the usual spot. Afterwards, we went to the Queens Arms pub to finish off the evening.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 5th April 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

In April, we conducted a tasting of a Daiginjyou sake. Everyone was given three varities to try and our resident sake expert was on hand to explain the nose, taste, body and finish of each. This was an understandably popular event!

Restaurant Night
Friday, 11th March 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Yoshino Restaurant

We gathered for a Restaurant Night at the supberb Yoshino restaurant in Mayfair, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The food was splendid and the meal proved to be excellent value for money.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 1st March 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

In March, we held an Okinawan karate demonstration. Those present in the pub upstairs who were not part of our event were treated to a rather unusual spectacle but we enjoyed the explanations of warm-ups, breathing techniques, attacking and defence.

Conversation Evening
Thursday, 10th February 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

Due to pub refurbishment, we had to hold the February event on the second Thursday of the month. We went back to the first Tuesday from March.

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 11th January 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

Our first event of the year is always the second Tuesday of the month.

Conversation Evening
Monday, 10th January 2011 6:30pm - Tuesday, 10th January 2012 11:00pm
The Old Explorer

Our first event of the year is always the second Tuesday of the month.




























FUTURE EVENTS

Conversation Evening
Tuesday, 7th November 2017 6:30pm - 11:00pm

We look forward to seeing you at our regular Conversation Evening on the first Tuesday of the month.

PAST EVENTS

Hanami in Kensington Gardens
Saturday, 8th April 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Our annual Hanami cherry blossom viewing party in Kensington Gardens was from 1pm at the usual spot. Afterwards, we went to the Queen's Arms pub to finish off the evening.