This time we took our NCCJ Club Evening gathering to Ebisu, where we meet up with NCCJ members and friends at the authentic British Pub “What the Dickens!” in Ebisu.
Recently a delegation from the Norwegian Standing Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs came to visit Japan and the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo. As a part of their program, we gathered at Cafe Fuglen Asakusa along with our Corporate Members Fuglen and Stokke.
NCCJ Club Evening
Cocktail Night @ Fuglen Asakusa
Our third Club Evening of the year took place on March 20th at Fuglen Asakusa. The cafe had kindly prepared a special assortment of cocktails for the event, including their aquavit and umeshu-based cocktail called “Viking Samurai” that our ED Anette helped coin prior to the NJS-NCCJ Julefest Christmas Party last December.
With 16 participants from among others e-commerce, IT, consulting, medical equipment, seafood and the designer industry we could enjoy an interesting evening with lively talks in the at-home atmosphere at Fuglen.
A big thanks to Keiya-san and the rest of the Fuglen team for all the help with the event!
In cooperation with the Norway-Japan Society (NJS), we at NCCJ launched our very first Norwegian julefest (Christmas Party) on Wednesday, December 5th. The julefest took place at Fuglen Asakusa, and we could enjoy a pleasant evening together surrounded by elegant Norwegian vintage design, nostalgic Christmas music, and a beautiful Christmas tree.
The event was well attended, with around 80 participants representing both Norwegian-related business and social communities. Norwegian cuisine including salmon, waffles, and julegrøt (Christmas porridge) was on the menu, and participants got a small Christmas gift each. On the entertainment side, we had Håvard Remm who moved us all with his magnificent poems, and Maria Bue Kessel who warmed our hearts with her mellifluous Christmas Acapella.
The evening was rounded off with a Christmas lottery, where the lucky winners got to choose from an assortment of gifts, including Norwegian salmon, tickets to the Munch Exhibition in Ueno, a bottle of the internationally awarded Bareksten gin, Freia Kong Haakon Norwegian's Best Chocolate Assortment, the Norwegian favorite cheese brunost, and Norwegian cod, to mention a few.
We would like to thank Fuglen Asakusa for their hospitality at the event, and for creating such a lovely Christmas atmosphere for us. As our final event of 2018 we also want to thank all of you for your help and support in the year that passed, and hope to see you again for new and exciting events in the year to come.