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Japan Chapitre

Osaka, February 13, 2015

Quintet of Chapitres in Japan launched by the Bailliage of Kansai

Opening its 2015 programme of events, the National Bailliage of Japan staged five Chapitres around its regions. Each comprised a regional General Assembly Meeting followed by an Induction Ceremony and celebratory Gala Dinner.

The first of these events was in Osaka where the Bailliage of Kansai reviewed the past year whilst looking forward to spring and the year to come.

Newly-appointed Bailli Provincial Yoshiyuki Suda and his officers had selected the Rihga Royal Hotel as the host establishment for the Chapitre. This landmark hotel has been welcoming royalty, state guests, national and international business leaders for over 80 years. It was therefore the perfect location for the Bailliage’s first prestigious event of 2015.

The Gala Dinner commenced in spectacular fashion with a formal welcome to everyone by Mr Suda and a toast from the Consul General of France in Osaka, Monsieur Alain Nahoum.

Maître Rôtisseur Takamitsu Hayashi and his brigade once again excelled with their preparation and presentation of a fine menu as you can see from the photos. The accompanying wines were skilfully selected by Grand Officier Maître Sommelier Masaharu Oka, the Rihga Royal’s Head Sommelier – and President of the Japan Sommelier Association no less!

Masanaga Hikichi
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