Journalists, PR executives and others mingled at the FCCJ’s yearly bash on Jan. 25.

Club President Peter Langan, Club GM Marcus Fishenden, House of Councillors member Mitsuko Ishii, journalist Bobbie van der List and Director-at- Large Dan Sloan smash the saké barrel provided by Born saké
Born saké owner Atsuhide Kato gave a speech

Sterling Content’s Kathryn Wortley, Telegraph correspondent Julian Ryall and Hiroshi Iki, senior marketing manager, KEF Japan Inc.

The Club’s Special Projects Committee chair Haruko Watanabe, soprano Mayumi Torikoshi and Meiko Ninomiya.

ARD German Radio’s Kathrin Erdmann, freelance journalist Jake Adelstein, and the Washington Post’s Simon Denyer.

ORIX Corp’s communications assistant manager Yuka Kanaoka and freelance writer William Sposato.

The Times correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry, Prothom Alo’s Monzurul Huq and freelancer Asger Røjle Christensen.