Press Conference: Japan's Biggest Foreign YouTuber

Wednesday, October 05, 2022, 15:00 - 16:00
PRESS CONFERENCE Japan's Biggest Foreign YouTuber Chris Broad, YouTuber 15:00-16:00 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (The speech and Q & A will be in English.)   Strict border controls have forced overseas fans of Japan to enjoy and experience the country and its culture via YouTube. ...

President's Message

Dear members,

There are quite a few changes going on at the club these days. They are touching personnel, procedures and practices. Before describing the latest moves, it may help to sketch out the guiding principles for our work. 

Deep Dive

Deep Dive Series: "Red Alert for a Climate Change Disaster"

Friday, July 29, 2022, 14:30 - 16:00
Deep Dive Series 2022: "Red Alert for a Climate Change Disaster" 2:30- 4:00 pm Friday, July 29, 2022 (The speech and Q & A will be in English.) Bruno Carrasco: Director General and Chief Compliance Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank ...


Correspondents' Lunch (from 3 October 2022)

Monday, October 03, 2022, 11:30 - 14:00
Correspondents' Lunch menu from October 3 through October 5 Soup: Today's Soup or Salad: Salad with Sweet Potato and Fish Today's Fresh Fish with Tomato Sauce or Meat Chicken Thigh Stewed Cream or Pasta Penne with Mushrooms and Bacon and Coffee or Tea For other ...


October 2022 Exhibition: "The Day of the Dead (The Catrinas of Japan)"

October 2022 Exhibition: "The Day of the Dead (The Catrinas of Japan)"
Photo exhibition arises from the joint work between
Rodrigo Reyes Marin (photography) and Nahomi Moriyama (graphic artwork)
October 1 - November 4, 2022

©Rodrigo Reyes Marin & Nahomi Moriyama

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition celebrated from October 31 to November 2 in which our deceased are honored. This conception of celebrating death originated as a syncretism between the Catholic celebrations (from Spain) and indigenous celebrations (from Mexico), a mixture of both cultures.

Centuries later, the fictional character of La Catrina or Calavera Garbancera was added, created by the Mexican illustrator Juan Guadalupe Posada and popularized by the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera. This character represents the hypocrisy of society towards a sector popularly known as chickpeas, that is, people with indigenous blood who claimed to be Europeans, denying their culture and roots. On the other hand, it also represented the demystification of death.