Meeting Date: June 9, 2016
Meeting Location: Ningyo-cho Kuminkan
Reporter: TM H.O
Call to order, by TM K.I
He greeted everyone warmly and gently.
TMOE was TM Y.F
It was the first time role of TMOE for him.
TM S.T chose "simultaneously" as Word of the evening. It means “at the same time”.
#1 Speaker "My secret" (CC#4) by TM Y.M
Topic was about his business trip. But I am afraid I can’t report details, because this is his secret.
#2 Speaker "Let’s go" (CC#7) by TM Y.S
She played a role of a tour guide for Nihonbashi.
Nihonbashi is a famous bridge that is starting point of five main streets. She explained Nihonbashi has been repaired 19 times so far.
She also introduced shops that have the long histories. “Haibara”, paper shop, “Kiya”, cutlery shop, “Mitsukoshi” department store that Echigoya was the origin.
Her recommendation is the cafe in Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We can see nice view from the rest room there. She appreciated everyone could enjoy Nihonbashi tour.
#3 Speaker "Challenge is chance" (AC#4) by TM S.N
She obtained various chances by working in different environment.
She quit previous company and applied for foreign company although she could not speak English well at that time.
When she went to New Zealand for a company training program, she took a paper exam. The result was terrible, but she had a chance to take an oral examination. Consequently, she could succeed to pass this exam. She realized her growth by herself.
The challenge is the gift which we are given. Let's challenge! It is not easy but it would be able to make you happy.
#4 Speaker "To the children of Nihonbashi Century" (AC#5) by TM E.S
She is called as the Mother of Nihonbashi.
She played the role of our members’ mother in this part. She talked with teddy bear as if she tells to babies. She called our names and praised them for their strong points or their special feature for each person.
I was surprised that she could call all names for member without memo. She is exactly the mother of Nihonbashi.
The Best Prepared Speaker was TM S.N
Table Topics facilitated by TM N.W
Q1. What do you think of Tokyo governor, Mr. Masuzoe?
(TM K.O) He mentioned about Mr. Masuzoe’s hair style. He claimed Mr. Masuzoe should cut his side hair drastically.
Q2. What do you think of Tokyo governor, Mr. Masuzoe? (Same as Q1)
(Guest TM U) He mentioned Mr. Masuzoe is a bad person. Masuzoe had better admit his fault. In general, politicians are mostly bad person.
Q3. What do you think of consumption tax?
(TM H.O) He contracted to buy a new house before consumption tax raise despite he didn’t have enough saving. But when Shinzo Abe addressed to postpone tax increase, he regrets it was too fast for decision making.
Q4. What is your dream?
(Guest A) Her dream is to be married with Justin Bieber. She also has a dream to be a superior English speaker. (She added Kansai person could be accepted for her husband.)
The Best Table Topic speakers were TM U
TM N.W tried evaluated comments for each table topic. He hopes to win the next contest of table topics evaluation. He had great talent for table topic evaluation as well as prepared speech.
- For TM Y.M’s Speech by TM J.Z
- For TM Y.S’s Speech by TM D.I
- For TM S.N’s Speech by TM Y.C
This story told us her life style.
- For TM E.S’s Speech by TM Y.K
She recommended her to exploit vocal variety for her improvement. She hopes she would wear teddy bear costume on the next presentation.
The Best Evaluator was TM D.I
General evaluator (TM N.M)
Report on the result of the national speech convention (by TM D.A)
He reported about the District 76 Spring Convention. He won second award in this contest.
He appreciate all member supported him. He hopes someone from Nihonbashi Century TM would win the award in division contest.
Timer: TM K.O
Vote Counter: TM K.I
Grammarian: TM S.T
Ah-counter: TM R. S first time role
Reporter: TM H.O first time role