On Friday, January 17, seventeen Portland State University alumni living in Japan got together for a traditional "shinnenkai" new year's party at an izakaya pub in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
Most of the guests came from the Tokyo area but one alumnus came all the way from Osaka. Most of the attendees had come to PSU Japan Alumni events before, although James Roberts was a first timer. After twoh ours of eating and drinking the group went to another local place for a second party.
Thanks must be given to Manami Yamaguchi for all of her hard work. Our next planned event will be in April, a hanami cherry blossom viewing party in Tokyo. Hopefully the weather will be warmer this year than last. We also want to have more events in the near future in the Osaka region.