Monthly Archives: September 2013

In-house Tall Tales Speech Contest 2013

Attendees: Member: 18 Guest: 2
Date: September 17th, 2013
Venue: Aoyama-Tokyo Women’s Plaza


Contest officials
Contest Chair: TM Ayah Kakinuma
Chief Judge: TM Rieko Ichiya
Timers: TM Kasey Yawata, TM Mariko Misaka
Tally Counters: TM Taeko Hayashi, TM Mineko Hasegawa
Interviewer: TM Masako Kuroda
Sergeant at Arms: TM Mari Kanno

TM Arito Tokimoto           title” SGM – Super Grand Ma”
TM Drian Von Golden      title” Dree ”
TM Motokazu Kanokogi   title”  Wise Gastro ”
TM Raphael Toyama        title”  Nobody’s Perfect ”
TM Chao LIU                     title” The cat that lived a million times ”
TM Atsuko Karakasa          title” However ”

1st prize TM Atsuko Karakasa
2nd prize TM Raphael Toyama
3rd prize TM Drian Von Golden



It was a successful inhouse contest full of passhion.
TM Kakinuma has done a good job as the contest chair!
The winner’s tall tales speech was very humoraous and it was a real tall tale! 
We enjoyed all the contest speeches very much!

Meeting minutes of September 3rd, 2013

Attendees: Member: 18 Guest: 2
Date: September 3rd, 2013
Venue: Aoyama-Tokyo Women’s Plaza

Opening remarks & Guest introduction TM Mariko Misaka
Word of the Evening “Shed/Throw light on”    TM Chao Liu
Thought of the Evening TM Aya Kakinuma
Business Session TM Mariko Misaka

Toastmaster of the Evening TM Kazuko Iwatsuki
Grammarian TM Kasey Yawata
Am-Uh Counter TM Yasuyo Sato
Timer  TM Mari Kanno
Vote Counter  TM Arito Tokimoto

Table Topic Master TM Akiko Yuge

Prepared Speech Session

1st Speaker TM Naonobu Minato
Project 2 “Organize Your Speech”
Title “What is water?”

2nd Speaker TM Yanling Peng
Project 2 “Organize Your Speech”
Title ” What I like most here”

3rd Speaker TM Hideki Hashimoto
Project 9 “Persuade with Power”
Title “Do you accept the phrase “ You won’t be able to do it even if you make great efforts”? ”

4th Speaker TM Raphael Toyama
ACS Persuasive Speaking Project 3 “The Winning Proposal ”
Title ” Japanology with Power”

Evaluation Session

General Evaluator TM Ann Sado Honjo

1st Evaluator TM Motokazu Kanokogi
2nd Evaluator TM Akemi Maruyama
3rd Evaluator TM Miki Saito
4th Evaluator TM Rieko Ichiya

Best Table Topic Speaker: TM Kasey Yawata and TM Mari Kanno

Best Evaluator: TM Rieko Ichiya

Best Speaker: TM Raphael Toyama and TM Yanling Peng


The meeting started off with an important business session, followed by
a timely and hot Table Topic speeches and then wonderful prepared speeches of a variety of subjects decorated with splendid evaluations.