Building the Premier Club in Asia

Fall 2014 Enrichment Programs


The Women's Group offers a wide range of dynamic, enriching classes and courses on a variety of subjects, from Japanese culture and language to cooking and painting. Class registration is open to all Club Members 18 and over (not just Women's Group members), both men and women. Class sign up can be made online or in person at the Women's Group office during opening hours and the Member Services Desk.

To register, potential students must have their Membership cards and Women's Group members should have a current (2014-15) sticker. Non-Women's Group members will be charged an additional ¥3,500 per class.

Registration for Fall 2014 classes will begin on Tuesday, September 16th. We will hold a walk-in registration session from 9:30 to 10:00am for the Women's Group members and it will be opened up to all Club Members from 10:00 to 11:00am at Gordon Suite on B1F.    
Please note that Members will not be sent reminders for the registered classes.  

Online enrollment will be available from Tuesday, September 16 at 1pm.
Students who register online will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Women's Group Office. If you do not receive one, please contact the Women's Group Office.



Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation deadlines are included with the class details below.
  • Students will not be reimbursed for cancellations made after these dates.
  • All cancellations must be made in person at the Member Services Desk or Women's Group Office or in writing via email (Please make sure to receive a confirmation from the Women's Group Office).
  • Telephone, fax or postal cancellations are not accepted.
  • 100% cancellation charge will occur after this date regardless the waiting list.


8 percent consumption tax will be applied to classes and excursions.

 Art Enrichment


1. Creative Photography Made Fun

Please check the details here before signing up.

Instructor: Tim Porter
Sep 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 11
Tue 10:30–1:30pm
Off-site
 ¥ 30,000
Cancel by Sep 22



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2. Flowers! Fresh Autumn Arrangement 1

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Instructor: Chikako Yoshimoto
Oct 23
Thur  10:30–12pm
Women's Group Classroom's (B1)
 ¥ 3,500 (materials: ¥3,500)
Cancel by Oct 16



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3. Flowers! Fresh Autumn Arrangement 2

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Instructor: Chikako Yoshimoto
Nov 18
Tue 10:30–12pm
Off-site
¥ 3,500 (materials: ¥3,500)
Cancel by Nov 11

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4. Flowers! Arrangements for the Holidays

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Instructor: Chikako Yoshimoto
Dec 2
Tue 10:30-12pm
Women's Group Classroom's (B1)
¥ 4,000 (materials: ¥3,500)
Cancel by Nov 20

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5. Ikebana Flower Arranging Sogetsu School 1

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Instructor: Noriko Matsudaira

Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 13, Dec 4, 11
Thur 10–11am
Women's Group Classroom's (B1)
¥23,000 (materials:  ¥14,620)
Cancel by Sep 17



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6. Introduction to Digital Editing and Photoshop Fundamentals

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Instructor: Mark Allen

Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, Dec 1
Mon 1–3pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥30,000 (materials:  ¥500)
Cancel by Oct 10



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7. Introduction to Photo Journalism and Photo Illustration

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Instructor: Mark Allen

Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, Dec 1
Mon 10–12pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥30,000 (materials: ¥500)
Cancel by Oct 10



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8. Japanese Fine Art: Sumi-e Ink Painting 1

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Instructor: Shoko & Suiko Ohta

Sep 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2
Tue 9–11am
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥32,500 (materials: ¥20,010)
Cancel by Sep 22



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9. Japanese Fine Art: Sumi-e Ink Painting 2

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Instructor: Shoko & Suiko Ohta

Sep 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2
Tue 11–1pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥32,500 (materials: ¥20,010)
Cancel by Sep 22



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10. Tokyo Photographic Safaris

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Instructor: Tim Porter

Sep 25, Oct 2, 9
Thur 10:30–1:30pm
Off-site
¥18,000
Cancel by Sep 17



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11. You Are the Artist: Drawing /Oil Painting

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Instructor: Carolyn Dong

Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10
Wed 1–4pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥30,500 (materials: ¥10,000-¥23,000)
Cancel by Sep 16



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 Craft Enrichment


12. Beautiful Ikkanbari Basckets

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Instructor: Mariko & Makiko Yoshino

Oct 9, 16, 23
Thur 1–4pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1/ Off-site
¥12,600 (materials: ¥11,000)
Cancel by Sep 30



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13. Jewelry Making With Silver Clay

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Instructor: Kazuko Inomata
Sep 24
Wed 12:30–3:30pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥5,000 (materials: ¥3,500)
Cancel by Sep 16



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14. Jingling Washi Eggs and Washi Box

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Instructor: Tokuko Tanaka 
Oct 17
Fri 1–5pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥5,000 (materials: ¥1,800)
Cancel by Oct 9



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15. Make Your Own: Japanese Style Wooden Lantern

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Sep 26
Tue 10–12:30pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (materials: ¥3,600)
Cancel by Sep 18



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16. Make Your Own: Chabako (10g) with Washi Inside-Out

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Oct 20

Mon 10–1pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (materials: ¥6,200)
Cancel by Oct 10



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17. Make Your Own: Chabako (20g) with Washi Inside-Out

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Sep 29
Mon 10–1:30pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (materials: ¥6,800)
Cancel by Sep 19



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18. Make Your Own: Chabako Covered with Obi Fabric

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Sep 24
Wed 10–1pm
Off-site
¥8,000 (materials: ¥4,500)
Cancel by Sep 16



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19. Make Your Own: Japanese Style Screen

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Sep 25
Thur 9:30–4pm
Off-site
¥8,000 (materials: ¥12,000)
Cancel by Sep 17



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20. Make Your Own: Lamp and Washi Shade

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Instructor: Rita Uetsuka
Sep 30
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥5,000 (materials: ¥9,500)
Cancel by Sep 17



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21. Oshie-Tapestry of Kimono Patterns

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Instructor: Mariko & Makiko Yoshino
Sep 25, Oct 23
Thur 1–4pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥7,500 (materials: ¥5,000)
Cancel by Oct 8



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Curinary Enrichment


22. Asian Vegan Kitchen

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Instructor: Hema Parekh
Sep 25, Oct 2
Thur 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥17,500 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Sep 17



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23. Easy Thai Cooking-Vegetarian

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Instructor: Hema Parekh
Nov 11, 18
Tue 10:30-1pm
Off-site
¥17,500 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Oct 29

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24. Cocktail Crash Course

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Instructor: Johnnie Collins
Oct 14
Tue 11:30–1:30pm
Decanter
¥6,900
Cancel by Oct 2



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25. Curries, Naan and Rice: Entertain the Indian Vegetarian Way 

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Instructor: Hema Parekh 
Nov 12, 19
Wed 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥17,500 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Oct 30

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26. Flavors of Japan: A Touch of Tofu

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Instructors: Hema Parekh
Sep 29, Nov 17
Mon 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 17,500 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Sep 19



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27. Italian Cooking Master Class: Cakes & Cookies 1

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Sep 30
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Sep 22



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28. Italian Cooking Master Class: Cakes & Cookies 2

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Oct 7
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Sep 29



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29. Italian Cooking Master Class: Cakes & Cookies 3

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Oct 14
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Oct 2



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30. Italian Cooking Master Class: Pasta and Pizza 1

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Oct 21
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Oct 14



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31. Italian Cooking Master Class: Pasta and Pizza 2

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Oct 28
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Oct 21

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32. Italian Cooking Master Class: Pasta and Pizza 3

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Instructor: Virginia Matano Testa
Nov 4
Tue 10–1pm
Off-site
¥ 5,000 (materials: ¥1,000)
Cancel by Oct 27

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33. Japanese Home Cooking 1: Let's Roll Sushi!

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Sep 30
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Sep 22



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34. Japanese Home Cooking 2: Dashi & Umami

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Oct 14
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Oct 2



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35. Japanese Home Cooking 3: Chicken Teriyaki

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Oct 21
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Oct 14



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36. Japanese Home Cooking 4: Tempura

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Nov 11
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Oct 29

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37.  Japanese Home Cooking 5: Steamed Sushi

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Nov 18
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Nov 11

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38. Japanese Home Cooking 6: Pork

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Instructor: Kumi Kui
Dec 2
Tue 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥ 8,500 (please bring your slippers!)
Cancel by Nov 20

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39. Mediterranean Cooking 1: Israel, Greece, Morocco

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Instructor: Tair Mordoch
Oct 2, 9, 16 
Thur 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥21,000
Cancel by Sep 25


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40. Mediterranean Cooking 2: Tapas, Flat Breads, Isreal Holiday Feast

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Instructor: Tair Mordoch
Oct 23, 30, Nov 13
Thur 10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥21,000
Cancel by Oct 16



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41. TAC Chefs: Pasta 201

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Instructor: Scott Kihara
Nov 10
Mon 11–1pm
Decanter
¥6,900
Cancel by Oct 28

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42. TAC Chefs: Steaks Chops Wine 1

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Instructor: Scott Kihara
Nov 17
Mon 11–1pm
Decanter
¥6,900
Cancel by Nov 10

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43. TAC Chefs: Steaks Chops Wine 2

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Instructor: Scott Kihara
Dec 1
Mon 11–1pm
Decanter
¥6,900
Cancel by Nov 19

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44. TAC Chefs: Taste of Fall

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Instructor: Scott Kihara
Sep 29
Mon 11–1pm
Decanter
¥6,900
Cancel by Sep 19



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45. Exotic Noodles: Asian & Japanese Vegetarian

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Instructor: Hema Parekh
Sep 26, Oct 3
Wed  10:30–1pm
Off-site
¥17,500 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Sep 18



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Cultural Enrichment


46. Classical Japanese Dance

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Instructor: Kazuko Ishihara
Sep 25, Oct 9, 16, Nov 13, Dec 4
Thur 2–4:30pm
Off-site
¥15,000 (materials: ¥3,000)
Cancel by Sep 17



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47. Japanese Calligraphy Shodo

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Instructor: Yuriko Nakamura
Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 13, Dec 4, 11
Thur 1–3pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥27,000 (materials: ¥10,000)
Cancel by Sep 17



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48. Japanese Culture and Traditions: Kamakura Lecture

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Oct 23
Thur 10–12pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥3,500
Cancel by Oct 16



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49. Japanese Culture and Traditions: Touring Kyoto & Beyond Lecture

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Oct 9
Thur 10–12pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥5,000
Cancel by Sep 30



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50. Japanese Culture and Traditions: Touring Tokyo & Beyond Lecture

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Sep 25, Oct 2
Thur 10–12pm
Women's Group Classrooms B1
¥7,500
Cancel by Sep 17



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51. Japanese Culture and Traditions: Enjoy Tea Ceremony as a Guest

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Nov 11(TAC), Nov 18(Happo-en)
Tue 10:30–12:30pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)/ Off-site
¥7,000 (materials: ¥2,200)
Cancel by Oct 29

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52. Fragrance in the Tale of Genji

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Instructor: Eriyo Watanabe
Oct 21, 28, Nov 11
Tue 10:30–12pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥12,000 (materials: ¥6,000)
Cancel by Oct 14



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53. Japanese Incense Ceremony. "Mon-koh" Quietly Listning to Incense

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Instructor: Eriyo Watanabe
Oct 21, 28, Nov 11
Tue 1:30–3pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥12,000 (materials: ¥3,000)
Cancel by Oct 14



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54. The Art of Making Japanese Traditional Incense Balls "Neri-koh"

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Instructor: Eriyo Watanabe
Oct 9
Thur 10–11:30am
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥4,000 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Sep 30



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55. The Art of Making Ancient Egyptian Incense"Kyphi"

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Instructor: Eriyo Watanabe
Oct 9
Thur 1:30–3pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥4,000 (materials: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Sep 30



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56. Tripping over Kimono!

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama/ Cathy Noyes
Oct 22
Wed 10:50–3pm
Off-site
¥3,500
Cancel by Oct 15



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Culutural Excursions


57. On the Spice Trail of India & Thailand

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Instructor: Hema Parekh
Oct 23
Thur 9:30–1:30pm
Off-site
¥7,500 (lunch: ¥1,500)
Cancel by Oct 16



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58. Backstreet Tour: Koganei

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Instructor: Kit Nagamura
Nov 21
Fri 10–3pm
Off-site
¥6,500 (Transportation & Lunch: ¥4,000)
Cancel by Nov 14

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59. Backstreet Tour: Setagaya

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Instructor: Kit Nagamura
Oct 3
Fri 10–4pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (Transportation & Lunch: ¥4,000)
Cancel by Sep 26



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60. Backstreet Tour: Yushima

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Instructor: Kit Nagamura
Oct 31
Fri 10–3pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (Transportation & Lunch: ¥4,000)
Cancel by Oct 24

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61. Bunraku Performance & Backstage Tour at the National Theatre

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Instructor: Eriyo Watanabe
Sep 19
Fri 11–2pm
Off-site
¥9,000
Cancel by Sep 16



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62. Gems and Jewelry: An Insider View

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Instructor: Hema Parekh
Oct 16
Thur 9:30-1:30pm
Off-site
¥7,500 (lunch: ¥1,500)
Cancel by Oct 8



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63. Japanese Culture & Traditions: Jindai-ji Temple and Botanical Garden

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Oct 16
Thur 9:30–3:30pm
Off-site
¥5,000 (Transportation & lunch: ¥2,000)
Cancel by Oct 8



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64. Japanese Culture & Traditions: Kamakura Excursion

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Oct 30
Thur 9–4pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (Transportation & lunch: ¥3,000)
Cancel by Oct 23

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65. Japanese Culture & Traditions: Mitake Valley

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Oct 28
Tues 9–4pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (Transportation & lunch: ¥3,200)
Cancel by Oct 21



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66.  Japanese Culture & Traditions: Walking Mt. Takao & Ukai Toriyama Lunch

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Instructor: Yuriko Hirayama
Nov 20
Thur 9–5pm
Off-site
¥6,000 (Transportation & lunch: ¥7,000)
Cancel by Nov 13

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Personal Enrichment
 

67. How To Successfully Start & Manage a Project at Home/ Work

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Instructor: Jun Edo Orlanes  
Sep 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 12, Dec 3
Wed 9–10am
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥50,000
Cancel by Sep 16
 


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68. Parent-Child Personality Type Seminar

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Instructor: Harumi Gondo
Sep 24, Oct 1, 8
Wed 10:30–1:30pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥12,500 (materials: ¥7,000)
Cancel by Sep 16



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69. Speak Easy: English Conversation for Upper Intermediate

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Instructor: Justine Jonas
Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10
Wed 10–11:30pm
Women's Group Classrooms (B1)
¥39,000
Cancel by Sep 16



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