[2010] Drop-in format Food, Drink & GPJ Networking Bonenkai

With the busy Bonenkai season upon us, it can be hard to organize our schedules after work or even a set date & time.
Lets face it, it can also be an expensive time of year…

Therefore for 2010 the GoodPeople Japan Bonenkai will be an easy ‘DROP-IN when you like, stay as long or as little as you like, all day Saturday flexible format!  What do you think? Leave a comment!

UPDATE: GoodPeople Japan member (a member since I launched in Jan 2009) Koichi Okubo, started his own Business Networking Group this year: Japadamy and we’re going to make this…

A joint Bonenkai between GoodPeople Japan and Japadamy!!

The concept of Japadamy is to mix business oriented people who want to do business with Japan, and once a month Okubo-san has a great event where Japanese people perhaps less confident with their English, can meet Foreigners who speak some level of Business Japanese.

Okubo-san will invite members of Japadamy to come along and mix with ‘GoodPeople’ and we can all grow our networks in Japan! I’m of course a member of Japadamy, have attended a number of his events and highly recommend GoodPeople also attend.

WHAT: GoodPeople, 2010 ‘Drop-in 12pm-8pm’ Bonenkai! [GoodPeople Japan members & invited guests]
GoodPeople Japan’s flexible event format ‘business & social Networking Bonenkai’ (End of Year Party).
This format is especially designed for you to be able to make the effort to attend and meet some GoodPeople Japan members, no excuses. Can’t make 12pm because you’re with the family? Come for dinner (there’ll be a nijikai I expect too!) Can’t make dinner? Drop in for a beer, a snack and a chat between 2pm & 6pm!
DATE: Saturday, December 18, 2010
TIME(s): COME ANYTIME between 12pm-8pm+
  • 12pm – 2pm LUNCH
  • 2pm to 6pm ‘Pay As You Go’
  • 6pm – DINNER
  • 8pm ~ NETWORKING (nijikai also probable)
Taj Akasaka (meet there)
Links to MAP, Gurunabi & [pdf map]
2-12-33 Akasaka, Minato Ku, Tokyo
Tel. (03) 6234-0888
How much?: Between Zero Yen and 3,000 yen, plus any drinks or extras off the menu you order!
If you turn up or stay for both between 12pm and 2pm or 6pm and 8pm, you will need to pay just 1-2,000 yen for the buffet(s) that will be available during those times whether you plan to eat or not, to be fair to Ami the owner (see details below)

R.S.V.P. here if you’re a definite

If not above, please R.S.V.P. using the event links at LinkedIn (ideally) or on Facebook (if nothing else) also, especially if you’re still a ‘maybe/interested’.

Details: Here’s some info about what to expect for food & drink

12:00~14:00 LUNCH (Buffet Format) @ 1000yen per person
14:00~18:00 SNACKS (limited choices) @ 500yen plates
18:00~20:00 DINNER (Buffet Format) @ 2000yen per person
20:00~ NETWORKING (no rush to leave Ami says, though we may find somewhere nearby later also)

Salads, Soups, Curries, Papadums, Rice/Rice Pilaf, Chicken Biriyani (served with Raita), Naan, Spicy Potato Balls & Wedges, Vegetable Pakoras, Chicken Lollipops, Eggplant Fritters, Pizza Naan and Desserts!

What’s being served, depends on when you arrive and what time you stay until!

12:00~20:00 The bar will operate throughout the day. GoodPeople can buy their drinks by paying cash at the bar counter.

Draft Beer 330ml: 500yen*
House wine glass: 500yen*
Select Cocktails: 700yen
Bottled Beer (Kingfisher, Corona, Asahi Black): 650yen
Draft Sour (Lemon/Grapefruit): 500yen
Umeshu/Shochu: 500yen
Soft Drinks (Oolong Tea, Ginger Ale, Coke, OJ etc): 400yen

(Plus many other drinks also available from a la carte menu at regular prices.)
*BeersForBooks ‘1 book’ donation included! All other drinks voluntary donation tins will be available

UPDATE on how it went:

Fantastic! We had a great group of people attend, that started with just one table-full pre-lunch at around 12pm to about 35 at it’s peak pre-dinner at 6pm and 10 people staying or turning up for the nijikai/2nd party around 9pm through to 10.30pm-ish. Perhaps around 60 people throughout the day, many more than who had confirmed. We made over 100 books for BeersForBooks.org even though it wasn’t promoted as a B4B event also.
Thanks one and all!

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  2. Thank you everyone for coming out. What a day. Ami & I discussed that more people than we expected came along…. and that was mid afternoon!

    Thanks GoodPeople, ‘Otsukaresama’ for 201 and all the best heading into 2011! See you then!


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