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.

Invitation to Summer Gala 2013 !

You are cordially invited to KeyForce Summer Gala. Let’s enjoy cheerful and elegant mood of KeyForce Club as well as a special speech by National Champion TM Tamura and exciting entertainment.

Date:July 30th (tuesday)
Time:Doors Open 18:30 Party 19:00-21:00
Vanue:Jardish de LUSEINE (French Restaurant)
Tel 03-3470-3333
Fee:Members 4,000yen Guests 5,000yen
Please contact TM Mariko Misaka (
Deadline for reservation is July 20th
Cancellation changes will incur after july 26

Christmas Gala 2012

We held Keyforce Christmas Gala as annual event on December 4th 2012 in Omotesando. It was titled “Groovy Christmas Masquerade!”. We had the game “Who am I?” and an exciting party with speaking.

Area 23 Table Topic Contest 2012

We had a great result at Area 23 Table Topic Contest whitch was held at Aoyama Life Long Learning Center on October 6th,2012. The representatives of KeyForce won 1st place and 3rd place!

1st place: TM Raphael Toyama
3rd place: TM Kasey Yawata

Raphael will proceed to Division Contest whitch will be held on October 21th at Ikegami Kaikan.
Also TM Ayako Hirota challenged competing at Japanese Table Topic Contest for her first experience.

Summer Gala 2012

We held KeyForce Summer Gala as annual event on August 21st 2012 in Shibuya. It was an exciting party with speaking, singing and dancing.

Let’s congratulate on our District 76’s great achievement last term 2011-2012!

Message from District 76 Governor, Kazuko Kawauchi:

Toastmasters International announced the list of President’s, Select and Distinguished Districts last term 2011-2012. Our District 76 is the fifth out of 87 Districts in the world. Just amazing! Our district achieved the President’s Distinguished District Award for the first time in our more than five decades” district history.

Please see below list

This excellent achievement is the outcome of your leadership and all your club members continuous and persevering efforts. I appreciate your dedication to have made these excellent results during the last 12 months. Congratulations again!

D76 Spring Conference 2012 has finished with a great success on May 27th

Nearly five hundred Toastmasters gathered in Makuhari form all over Japan.

All participants enjoyed International speech contests, learned in effective workshops and were encouraged by valuable two Key Note Speeches during this conference.

As a slogan of this conference,”Leap to Global Excellence” surely gave us the motivation and energy to leap to global excellence.

Please see the photos as follows:

1.Jpapanese speech contest winners

(1st place: Shigeru Kobayashi, 2nd place: Makoto Yuba, 3rd place: Eiichi Shimoji)

2.English speech contests

(1st place: Ruskyle Howser, 2nd place: Fabian Nieber, 3rd place: Masahiko Yoshikawa)

3.With Keynote Speaker, Mr.Kenichi Uemura,MD,MS who spkoke about

“How to learn English effectively based on brain mechanism”

4.With Keynote speaker, Mr.Craig Valentine,MBA,1999 World Champion who spoke about

“Getting Remarkable Results in Leadership and Life”

5.With participants from KeyForce