The 110th Anniversary

Date: June 1st (Fri) 2018

Time: 11:30-15:00 (Registration starts at 10:45. Doors open at 11:00.)

Venue: Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, B2FL, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Fee: 12,000yen (Member), 14,000yen (Guest)

Welcome Words by President Yuko Hayashi

Speech by H.I.H. Princess Takamado

The Tokyo Women's Club celebrated the 110th Anniversary, honored with the presence of H.I.H. Princess Takamado.

The introduction of VIP, Former Presidents and longtime members of TWC was followed by the Donation Ceremony. TWC made donations to five respected organizations for charitable purposes.  

H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh, representing Bidyanondo Foundation "One Taka Meal"

Mme. Erika Colon, wife of Ambassador of Venezuela, representing El Sistema Japan

Ms. Sayuri Daimon, Executive Operating Officer of The Japan Times

Ms. Naoe Yakiya, Director of World Food Programme Japan Relations Office

Ms. Megumi Ishimoto, Executive Director of Women's Eye

The history and activities of TWC shown on screen made a deep impression on all those present.

A Japanese-Hungarian pianist, Mr. Miyuji Kaneko's great performance of the Chopin and Liszt music was just right for the 110th Anniversary celebration. 

H.E. Ms. Ndiyoi Mutiti, Ambassador of Zambia, proposed a toast to the next 110 years of TWC as well. 

Mr. Nobuhiko Fukuda, Chef of Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, said a few words of welcome to us. We had a sumptuous meal, including  Filet de bœuf grillé  au vin rouge d'échalotte with purée de pommes de terre aux truffes.

H.I.H Princess Takamado, H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima (Ambassador of Bangladesh), Ms. Naoe Yakiya, H.E. Ms. Ndiyoi Mutiti (Ambassador of Zambia), President Yuko Hayashi, Mr. Miyuji Kaneko, Vice President Valerie Moschetti, H.E. Ms. Dace Treija-Masi (Ambassador of Latvia), H.E. Ms. Martha Zelayandia (Ambassador of El Salvador )   

Mrs. Mitsuko Konoma, Mme. Oh En (wife of Ambassador of China), Mrs. Barbara Allen, Mrs. Rose Iwata, Mme. Bazarkulova Asel (wife of Ambassador of Kirghiz), Ms. Sayuri Daimon, Mrs. Lemlem Kondo, Mme. Lui Soo Fen (wife of Ambassador of Singapore), Mrs. Rinko Okano

Mme. Rahel Sleeuwagen (wife of Ambassador of Belgium), Mme. Iida Esteves (wife of Ambassador of Portugal), Mrs. Junko Katano, Mrs. Keiko Misu, Mme. Erika Colon (wife of Ambassador of Venezuela), Mrs. Mariko Nakasone, Mrs. Chikako Koshimura, Mme. Sarah Madden (wife of Ambassador of Britain), Mme. Charkitte Hung (wife of Ambassador of Hungary), Mrs. Myriam Ara

Mme. Solange Weya (wife of Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire), Mme. Dewi Soekarno, Mrs. Jill Sinclair ito, Mrs. Yuriko Kakihara, Mme. Laura Hygnanga (wife of Ambassador of Gabon), Mrs. Duchemin Brigitte Sekine, Mme. Alphonesine Ndzengue (wife of Ambassador of Cameroon), Ms. Megumi Ishimoto 

MC: Ms. Izumi Fuse and Janelle Sasaki


The total number of attendees amounted to 145.

Thanks to the support of many companies, shops, restaurants, individuals etc, grand door prizes, for example a bottle of Algerian wine from Mme. Amira Bencherif (wife of Ambassador of Algeria), were given to each winner. 

The Board Members of TWC 2017-2018

The New Board Members of TWC were introduced by Mrs. Minako Maruoka and Mrs. Yoko Kanda.

The Board Members of TWC 2018-2019

Closing Speech by Vice President Valerie Moschetti