FCCJ Members threw a surprise birthday dinner for long- serving star of the Club restaurant, Mohamed Hanif, at Antichi Sapori, an Italian restaurant in Minami Azabu. He was gifted a Marinella necktie – one of the oldest and most exclusive brands of tie in the world, made in Naples, Italy. People from Hollywood stars to Barack Obama possess one of these ties, as now does Hanif (who was made in Pakistan 67 years ago).

Celebrating with Hanif were Anthony Rowley, Bob Kirschenbaum, Mary Corbett, Pio d’Emilia and Pio’s friend Raffaela Cittadini.