Area42 News (Dec.2013)


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2013 Area42 Fall Contest Report


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Announcement: 2013 Area42 Fall Contest


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YTMC 25th Anniversary Quiz



We was held YTMC 25th anniversary party on Jun. 1st.
Then we played quiz game about YTMC and 25 years history!!
There are 11 quizzes.
Why don’t you try those quiz?

Q1  When Yokohama Toastmasters Club was chartered?

(1) 1988/5/1
(2) 1988/6/1
(3) 1988/7/1

Q2 Who was the President of U.S.A in 1988?

(1) Jimmy Carter
(2) Ronald Reagan
(3) George H. W. Bush

Q3 Who was the last Prime minister of Showa area?

(1)中曽根康弘 Nakasone, Yasuhiro
(2)竹下登 Takeshita, Noboru
(3)宇野宗佑 Uno, Sousuke

Q4 How many people in Yokohama 1988?

(1) 2,992,926
(2) 3,151,087
(3) 3,697,006

Q5 How much Exchange Rates Japanese yen per U.S dollar at June 1988?

(1)  126yen/$
(2) 100yen/$
(3) 95yen/$

Q6 When Russia was born?

(1) 1991/12/25
(2) 1988/10/1
(3) 198911/1

Q7 When first club chartered in Moscow?

(1)  1990
(2) 1989
(3) 1988

Q8 When the first meeting was called order in the world?

(1) October 1924
(2) September 1912
(3) July 1898

Q9 When Membership opened to Women?

(1) 1945
(2) 1960
(3) 1973

Q10 How old was Dr. Ralph C. Smedley died?

(1) 78
(2) 87
(3) 101


(1) The Last Emperor
(2) Dances with Wolves
(3) Rain Man

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YTMC 25th Anniversary Report



It was my great honor to handle a special meeting to celebrate a quarter-century anniversary of Yokohama Toastmasters club as a master of ceremony.

I would like to take this opportunity, at first, to show my appreciation to all who have supported our club activities for 25 years, as well as attendances of this commemoration.
On this occasion, all current members could look back on our club history in order to look to the future, I belived.
It was an opportunity to acknowledge that our club gave birth to seven sister clubs and a few winners for All Japan Speech Contests  of Toastmasters in Japan.

Especially, I was very happy to welcome TM A as a guest speaker for this meeting.
She was the 15th president as well as one of winners for a domestic contest of Toastmasters.
Her speech encouraged all attendances to challenge to be a better communicator by saying she was a noviece when she joined this club.

I only hope Yokohama toastmasters club can continue to be a club where people with challenging spirits come togather.


Award Session

Attendances of 25th Anniversary meeting

Attendances of 25th Anniversary party!!!

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2013 YTMC Nagoya tour: D76 Spring Coference



District 76 spring conference was held at Nagoya on May 17 to 19th.
YTMC planned the tour of Nagoya. 9 members joined this tour. Great!!
We joined this contest form second day, Japanese contest.

There were 6 contestants in Japanese contests. They are representative of each division.
All speeches were very high level!!! It was difficult to say which is better.
Result of the contest is shown in the following Website.

After Japanese contest, we joined the party. It was very very exciting!!
A lot of other club members join the party. It was wonderful occasion to know other club activities.
In addition, each division members showed performances like magic or dance.
Div. D members danced on the stage. I didn’t know it, but I enjoyed dancing!

Next day, we joined English contest on the morning. It is main event of this contest.
Our club is English club. So I was looking forward to it. All speakers inspired me.
They took their speech using each humanity, skills, and responsibility.
I could learn a lot!! So I will catch up those things in my next speech.

One of the most exciting Toastmasters events was over in 2013.
And next District 76 conference will be held at….

The date will be November 15th to 17th. Please reserve those days on your calendar!


Lunch time

Banner march

YTMC tour members!!

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2013 Division D Spring Contest Report



Division D Spring Conference 2013 was held at Kawasaki on Apr.21st.
This is very important contest because a ticket for taking part in District 76 Conference is given to 1st place winner!!

From our club, our president TM M.T joined this contest as a contestant. He inspired audiences using his patent product!!
Unfortunately, he couldn’t get a place. But I thought he had high confidence and he gave his speech with his own style.
It was wonderful!!

District 76 Spring Conference 2013 will be held at Nagoya on May 16th – 18th.
Some YTMC members including me will join this contest!
I’m looking forward to it!!


YTMC members!!!

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2013 Area 42 Spring Contest Report



Area42 spring contest was held at Kaiko Kinen Kaikan on Mar. 16th.
Then we were host club, and TM H.A was contest chair in this contest.
Many YTMC members and some other club members helped in order for the success of this contest.
So it became very nice contest!!

In addition, TM T.Y, TM T.M, and TM R.K joined Area42 contest as a contestant.
TM T.Y joined international contest, TM R.K joined Japanese contest, and TM T.M joined both.
I think they could take the best performance in each other!!
As a result, TM T.M was second place winner, and go to the next contest, Division D contest!

Div D contest will be held on Apr 21th. Let’s go there to this contest and cheer for him together.


Contestants of International contest

Contestants of Japanese contest

All attendances of Area 42 contest

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YTMC In-house spring contest 2013



The 544 YTMC meeting was held as In-house contest of 2013 International & Japanese Contest at Hatoba Kaikan.
It was very exiting contest.

Five contestants and four contestants for International and Japanese contest, were entried respectively.
Three members had challenged for both International and Japanese contest.
Each speech topic of contestants was very unique.

The results of contest are as followed
In International Contest, 1st Prise TM T. Y., 2nd Prise TM T. M. and 3rd Prise TM R. K.
In Japanese Contest, 1st Prise TM R. K., 2nd Prise TM T. M. and 3rd Prise TM N.M

1st and 2nd winners will go up to the Area 42 contest.

The Area 42 contest will be held at Kaiko Kinen Kaikan on March 16th.
Let’s attend to Area 42 contest and cheer up our challengers!!


Award session of International Contest!!

Award session of Japanese Contest!!

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2012 District76 Fall Contest Report



District 76 fall contest 2012 was held on Nov. 16th-18th. I and some YTMC members joined this contest.
As may be expected of the all Japan Table Topics contests, contestants had high level of speech skills.
I didn’t think that speeches were made ad-lib. I could learn speech skill from contestants.

In addition, there were two very special guests in this contest.
Those were Michael Notaro, DTM International President 2011-2012, and Professor Donald Keene. Michael demonstrated how servant-leadership creates, and Professor Keene told about Japanese culture.
Both speeches were splendid!!!  I was really inspired to their speeches.

2012 fall contests of Toastmasters were over. I joined District 76 contest for the first time.
It was very very exciting. I highly recommend to join District 76 contest if it is convenient to you!

Next contest is spring. This is the most exciting contest of TMC! The venue of District76 contest is…Nagoya!!!
The schedule will be May 17th-19th. Let’s go together!


Torphies for winners

Banner March

YTMC members

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