It’s almost time for the cherry trees all over Tokyo to burst with pinkness, and of course we celebrate that event by sitting underneath them with jokes, stories, and laughter.
Let’s all catch up and celebrate the thawing out of Greater Tokyo, and welcome Springtime in together!
We will meet up on Jingu Bridge over the JR tracks near the Omotesando Exit for JR Harajuku station and Exit 2 from Tokyo Metro’s Jingu-mae station.
Once in the park, keitai reception is not the best but I will try to put up map to give a rough idea of where we will be.
Also, the forecast is saying there may be afternoon rain. If it becomes too rainy, then we can make a rain date for the following Sunday.
Please RSVP on our Facebook event page to let us know you’ll join!
Join Angie and fellow AAJA board members on Friday, April 10, for a casual meet and greet dinner to discuss updates on the AAJA Asia chapter, including the upcoming N3Con in Seoul. Dinner will be at La Paloma, the newest venture by veteran restauranteur Willy Morenos and one of the hottest new tables in Hong Kong. Currently, the restaurant is BYOB, so please feel free to bring wine pairings of your choice.
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On Saturday, March 28th AAJA-Asia in Seoul gets a first-hand demonstration of the new bitcoin currency at the newly opened Bitcoin Center in Itaewon. We will receive a presentation where you can ask all of your pressing questions on the new monetary exchange.
Plus, the center will give you an account and drop a little bit of bitcoins in there!
And then we will go to a local restaurant around the corner where we will pay for our lunches using bitcoin!
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Our dear AAJA-Asia chapter president and fearless leader, Ramy Inocencio, leaves Hong Kong for the Big Apple (NYC) at the end of this month. Under his direction, we’ve grown from a few core members to more than 200 across the Asia region. And, we’ve won Chapter of the Year TWICE at the national convention. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life.
Please join us in bidding adieu at drinks this Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30pm, at Ping Pong Gintoneria, 129 Second Street , L/G Nam Cheong House, Sai Ying Pun.
Continue reading Hong Kong: Farewell drinks for AAJA-Asia president, Ramy Inocencio
Join us for a mixer with AAJA member Eldes Tran, a copy editor at the International New York Times in Hong Kong, and a board member and social media editor of AAJA-Asia. This is also a few days after our first multi-city teleconference Uplink event, which is being held in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hanoi and Seoul on Nov. 29. Let’s debrief!
This is also likely to be our last AAJA gathering in Tokyo for the year. See you there!
When: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Andy’s Shin Hinomoto, 2-4-4 Yurakacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Who: All are welcome. See Facebook invite
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If you’re in Hong Kong and wonder what we’re all about, come to our membership drive event on Oct. 11, 3-6pm, where we can answer your questions.. and test your bowling game!
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Let’s celebrate America’s Independence Day together this Friday! We’re gathering at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to enjoy some jazz music with the Far East Edition Jazz Combo of the U.S. Navy.
When: Friday July 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Cafe 8, Roof Level @ Pier 8, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central
Note: Cash Bar
Please RSVP by emailing aajahk(at)gmail.com so we’ll be expecting you.
More details: http://www.hkmaritimemuseum.org/media/fck/files/TGIF_04July2014.pdf
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AAJA members will gather on Jan. 24 to celebrate the Lunar New Year and kick off another eventful year with new and returning faces. Join us for Sichuan hotpot!
When: Friday January 24 at 7:30pm
Where: San Xi Lou, 7/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels
It will be about HK$300 per person.
Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com and let AAJA-Asia Hong Kong VP Wendy Tang know if you’d like to bring a +1.
Happy New Year!
We are gathering on Tuesday night for happy hour drinks with two visiting AAJA members:
Asha Phillips – Asia Editor and Bureau Chief for Storyful and AAJA-Asia board member
Annalisa Burgos – Presenter & Senior Producer for Channel News Asia
When: Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30pm
AAJA members in Tokyo welcomed a few new members on Nov. 17..
Continue reading Photo recap: Tokyo welcome mixer