On February 26, the 14th meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club took place.
The meeting was the first theme meeting of our Club, and the meeting was conducted all in English.
theme was "Trad Japan Meeting", which focused on informing Japanese
cultures and traditions in English assuming that the audience mainly
consists of foreign people. The meeting was held in traditional Japanese
"tatami" room, and some participants were dressed in Japanese-style
The first speaker of the day was TM Shuhei, who spoke
about the culture of drinking parties in Japanese communities. He made
effective use of humor and involved the audience well by demonstrating
the typical "call" that takes place in Japanese drinking parties. Don't
worry, we don't drink alcohol from the morning in our Club - the
demonstartion was with fruit juice ;)
Anthony, who is an experienced practitioner of Jodo, a Japanese martial
art using short staffs, performed the art of Jodo in his speech. TM
Masami, an experienced Iaido practitioner, participated in the
demonstration of Jodo, and the audience enjoyed a dynamic performance,
as TM Anthony's speech title "How to Become a Samurai" indicated.
Ken, the last speaker, spoke about the Japanese nabe using a lot of
visual aids. He not only introduced this typical Japanese cuisine in a
colorful way but also he showed a lot of historical and regional facts.
theme of the table topics, emceed by TM Kazuko, surrounded "spring",
and with the request of the Vice President Education, the keyword
"Japan" was required to answer the questions. TM Trent, who spoke about
his expeirence about graduation in South Korea and Japan.
We welcomed several guests in this meeting, and a second-timer guest joined our Club before the close of the meeting.
next meeting is March 12 at Jimbocho Kumin-kan. We are already
receiving quite a few inquiries from our prospective guests. Please
contact us if you would like to visit us as a guest!
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