Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A little piece of Britain in Japan

Last night I joined what is becoming something of a regular tradition. People from various different countries gather together on usually the third Tuesday of every month near the railway tracks of Ebisu to celebrate one of the great British traditions, chat, compare notes and compete at the highest levels. And at the end of the evening, everyone walks away with a few more friends than when they arrived.

There were probably fifty people there last night. I counted people from England, Scotland, Canada, America, France, Australia and I'm sure many other countries. There was even a table of ladies from Japan joining in the evening. And so to the strains of Joni Mitchell singing "Big Yellow Taxi" we figured out the connection was "transport" and still lost, going down to better team on the day. The great British pub quiz is alive and well in Tokyo, raising money for charity and testing anyone who cares to join at the Footnik whether the door was black or red. Thank you for another great night.

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