The Tucka the Irish #2 (Oct 2018)

Last year (2017) an Irish friend proposed I bring together all the Irish GoodPeople I know in Tokyo at the Kojin Stewhouse in Togoshi Ginza, Tokyo – so we did!

Let’s do it again, not least to give those that couldn’t make it a second chance, for anyone you know Irish or with a love for Ireland say, and let’s propose a few days that Kojin Stewhouse have available to fill the place, and finally we’ll ask Kieran Cashell and/or Alan Fisher himself to play a few tunes!

Oh and the food, wait ’til you see the food! Oh, here we go from last year:

As of today, Tuesday 18th September, we haven’t chosen a day. I had a day in mind but a business trip myself is threatening so I’ll put this out there to you all and ask you to choose at day by clicking on the link(s) below that best suit(s) you and we’ll choose the day the most people can come or even two days, if need be and double up this year!

WHAT: The Tucka the Irish (2)
WHEN: 6.30-45pm arrival for a 7pm Food on table!
WHERE: Kyojin Stewhouse
Address: 142-0042 Tokyo, Shinagawa, Togoshi-Ginza Shotengai
A walk from Osaki JR, Togoshi Ginza Subway, there’s buses, taxi’s and no doubt a Times-like park nearby!
Phone: 03-6426-7803

What I’d like you to do is vote for one of the dates below by clicking the vote link which opens an email to send to me. Edit the email if you have a different message, or just hit send!

Please VOTE for the day or days that suit you (more than one fine – goal to choose best day for the largest amount and chance of doing a second if enough interest in a second!

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

1) Thursday 10/11 Vote this date!
2) Friday 10/12 Vote this date!
3) Wednesday 10/17 Vote this date!
4) Thursday 10/18 Vote this date!
5) Friday 10/19 Vote this date!
6) Any of these OK! I’m OK with any of these!
Check out the fantastic menu here!

A few pots of stew and pints of Guinness @Kyojin Stewhouse! (Thu 5/11/2017)

I had been meaning to put together a visit to Kyojin Stewhouse for a couple of GoodPeople and what a marvelous opportunity to bring together all the Irish lads I know in Tokyo at the same time!

Sure, ‘most’ of you know each other but maybe not everyone! Plus more than one of you has not yet tried out this fine establishment!

If somehow I missed an invite to anyone Irish 😉 drop me a message quick as a flash and I’ll see if we can squeeze in one or two more!

WHAT: The Tucka the Irish! (and a few strong Peers)
WHEN: Thursday 5/11 @6:30/45pm~
WHERE: Kyojin Stewhouse
Address: ?142-0042 Tokyo, Shinagawa, Togoshi-Ginza Shotengai
Phone: 03-6426-7803
Check out the gorgeous menu here!

Thu 6/23 Japan Insurance Professionals Burger meet-up [FULL]

GoodPeople in Insurance or Finance – this micro-networking event is for you!

The next GoodPeople event is focused around Insurance Industry Executives and Professionals and we hope to have around 20 people come along for casual Networking over dinner at  M A R T I N I   B U R G E R  in Kagurazaka, Shinjuku.

As always, GoodPeople Japan micro-events are about me mixing my network with each other around a common subject of interest, in this case the Insurance Industry and professionals in it. Not open to Recruiters or Financial planners, I have invited select people I know in Japan.

June GPJ Micro-meetup! Click the image above to read about GoodPeople member and Owner of Martini Burger; Eliot Bergman

WHAT: Japan Insurance Professionals Burger meet-up
WHERE: MARTINI BURGER Kagurazaka, 31 Nakazatocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0804, Japan
TEL.:+81 3-6280-8920
GOOGLE MAPS: Martini Burger on Google Maps
COST: 5,000 yen+tax. Limited menu Based on the main burger menu here (Vegetarian options available) + Nomihoudai (including Martini’s) *MENU selections below in comments!

TIME: 18:30 arrival for a 19:00 start
DATE: Thursday 6/23 RSVP Thursday 6/23!

RSVP’s pretty much closed. If you haven’t done so by replying to my last email, or by clicking the ‘RSVP Thursday 6/23!’ link which opens an email to send to me in the subject, please do or give me a call.  

NOTE: As of today (6/3), 35 people + myself are confirmed. My network is fairy large in Finance and Insurance – so the event as expected, booked out quickly & on a “First Confirm, First In” basis. This type of event is pretty unique, so perhaps I’ll do another for Insurance /Finance.

Viral Fish Market @ Andy’s AMAZING Fish Restaurant!!

The next GoodPeople evening was proposed and is being coordinated by Mark from TradeLikeTom and is all set for:

THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER and it will double as a Beers for Books event as well!

Viral Fish Market | Where Fish meets Viral Marketing will be hosted at one of Tokyo’s most popular izakayas, called Andy’s by many (Shin-Hinomoto is its official name) which is conveniently located under the train tracks at Yurakucho.

UPDATE: We’ve secured a Set meal course available to everyone who comes for the 7.30pm Dinner Networking & Beers for Books @ 2,500 JPY p.p. (all going to Andy for the food – no cost for the event), A REAL BARGAIN and 100yen from every beer, also the same from cocktails and some other drinks will also go to Beers For Books!


From 6.00 – 7:30pm The main topic open for discussion is VIRAL MARKETING which we expect to evolve and lead to other interesting subjects such as;
– social media marketing
– search engine optimization
– community management
– web marketing

With the support of the various organizers we hope to attract a diverse and dynamic audience that can really benefit from each others presence.

From 7:30-10pm its dinnertime at Andy’s and he’ll be donating 100 yen on every drink accompanying your dinner orders towards Beers for Books. Andy’s is hugely popular and reservations are a MUST (see above!)

From 10pm – Close
its drinker’s time so drop on by late for a cold one or three and thank Andy for hosting us! No reservations required.

Between 10.00-10.30pm we’ll draw the winning raffle tickets and present the evenings prizes.

For those of you new to Beers for Books, the concept is simple: For every drink you have, 100 yen will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for children via Room to Read.

In summary, we think this event really has all the ingredients to be a night to look back and remember – GoodPeople, GoodFish, GoodConversation, GoodBeer GoodCharity & GoodNight!

Don’t miss it!

(Text URL:

For RSVP this event is also posted on the Beers for Books homepage, on Facebook and as an event on LinkedIn for those of you who may wish to extend the invitation to others, or share this URL on Twitter: GoodPeople | Viral Fish Market | Beersforbooks event Thu 10/28

GGG is tonight (Fri Aug. 20th)! Gotanda GoodPeople Gyouza night


Friday August 20th, from 8pm ~ 10.30pm
(meet there, 5mins from Gotanda Station)

Hakata gyoza 603 gotanda
KANO Building B1F, 1-25-1 Shinagawa Nishigotanda

LinkedIn group thread:
Restaurant links:

Around 10-12 people will attend (10 confirmed) around the common theme of “Connecting GoodPeople” in Tokyo…. and enjoying delicious Gyouza!

As yet undecided if we’ll go for a Tabe/Nomihoudai course, I’ve booked initially for Ala Carte. Gurunavi have a special for 3,500 yen p.p., we’ll see if there’s consensus on arrival.

“Hakata’s famous gyoza dumpling specialist…. bite-sized gyoza dumplings are made from Ikisan Pork, raised with care in western Fukuoka.
They’re joined by our Black Pork gyoza, made with Japan’s finest Satsuma Yagoro black pork, for a double attraction.
You won’t believe the great taste of our salt sauce!! Made with specialty ingredients, each one is better than the last!”

“Connecting GoodPeople” Micro-networking events

   (Members & guests only)

GoodPeople Japan micro-events are an environment where people can really get to know each other, be clear on how people can help them, and understand how they can help others.

Why don’t you propose one, and I’ll help you make it happen!


GoodPeople Japan Shinnenkai (Friday, Feb. 19th 2010)

Happy New Year! Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! Kotoshimo Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu!

OK, we’re all set for the GoodPeople Japan 2010 Shinnenkai. A little late perhaps in February, but I am hoping this gives you time for your schedules to quieten down so that you can come out to one of our larger events that will be great fun and where we are always “Connecting GoodPeople”!

A bit of an Aussie theme to this party, given I’m Australian and so is the Chef at 148 Hiroo, Marcus Yip.

WHAT: GoodPeople, GoodBBQ Dinner Party!
Dips with pita bread or toasted baguette
Marcus’s Oriental Salad
Aussie BBQ (chicken and steak and sausages)
Aussie beer and wine, red and white, nomihodai for two hours
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2010
TIME: 7.30pm, for an 8pm first service
Meet at 7.00pm, Ebisu JR station, East Exit gates, base of stairs to Atre (inside – not outside the Small  Starbucks!) OR at 148 Hiroo at 7.30pm-8pm
WHERE: 148 Hiroo
1-4-10 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku (on Meiji Dori), Tokyo 150-0012
Tel. 03-3440-1482
How much?: 4,500 yen per person

Other Details:
Restaurant URL:
Restaurant Map:

Restaurant details ( (Japanese)

Here’s a quick & easy map:

The Eventbrite system I am trying again has more options for maps and info. (Widget on the right hand side of the site)

Tax in Japan (micro-event)

Open to members of GoodPeople Japan this micro event will have around 7-10 people and a guest ‘expert’ (or two) to answer general questions and for attendees to connect and follow up with for more detail, advice and privacy.

If you’re interested in networking with a group of others interested in ‘TAX IN JAPAN’ but not yet a member of GoodPeople Japan, please contact me and we’ll see what we can do.

Not a presentation, GoodPeople Japan events are simply ‘GoodPeople’ in Japan getting together to network around a common subject of interest. This event proposed by a member, has attracted about 10 people interested to attend about 5 more who can’t make this date. We may repeat this event for others interested in networking on this subject but unable to attend this time.

WHAT:         Tax In Japan (Individual and corporations/business)
TYPE:           Meeting room style in a company office, over Pizza (no alcohol)
WHEN:        Tuesday, December 22, 2009
TIME:            8pm start

Meet at 7.30pm, Ebisu JR station, East Exit gates, base of stairs to Atre OR at Infinity K.K. office at 7.45pm-8pm

WHERE:       INFINITY KK Office, Ebisu

Infinity KK, Ebisu

Map to Infinity KK, Ebisu


OTHER INFO:    Invitation only, members and guests

Contact: Jason Ball for RSVP & additional/further confirmation

‘Micro-networking’: the main opportunity of GoodPeople Japan

The main opportunity of GPJ is for members to propose their own event themes (or just a loose subject to meet around).

I’ll keep organizing small get-togethers around the common theme of ‘Connecting GoodPeople’, but I’m also here to help you kick something off. Propose it, then work with me to get it out there to see who else is interested in the same subject.

Group Profile on LinkedIn

Perhaps you want to meet other IT professionals, or MBA’s, or perhaps you want to meet others with kids in Tokyo, you might want to meet people around the theme of minimizing tax in Japan, ‘Viral Marketing’ & Social Media, or you might want to meet people around the business opportunity represented by Mobile devices & Apps…

… whatever it is, it is only the loose subject to meet and connect with like minded GoodPeople around. You don’t need to speak or organize a speaker (but you can, we can most likely find one), there doesn’t need to be structure or a whiteboard (but why not, if you need one or think the subject warrants it) – just propose it, propose something.

I’m not going to do it all for you, but I will help you put it together and will help point people I know to the event who are, like us all, busy, maybe not often on LinkedIn, let alone in Groups, so they know it’s being proposed and they can decide whether to attend.

For more ideas, look at the list here:


If you’re ready to meet ‘GoodPeople’ in Japan now…


START: Propose a subject
NEXT: With interest, solidify style of meet up, location, broad time of day, roughly, when…
FINALIZE: As numbers grow and you get me to get the word out, finalize Date & Day, Time & Location
CONFIRM: Attendees, venue & everything

What are you waiting for?!