July 2013 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month is: Should gambling be legal?

A recent BBC Travelwise column surveys how gambling is regulated throughout the world, along with a discussion of its social and economic impacts. Such issues are increasingly relevant in Japan, where government officials are pushing for legal changes that would allow for the creation of casinos in Tokyo and elsewhere.

We'd like discuss why people engage in gambling, its costs and benefits, and the outlook for its place in society.

 

As always:

1) We will hold the discussion at Gonpachi from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, then move to Failte for more open discussion afterward.
2) If this is your first time joining us, please note that Meetup's map for Gonpachi is incorrect! The correct location can be seen here on Google Maps. Also, information about Failte can be found at their webpage.
3) Though there is no charge for the meetup, please order at least a drink or a snack at Gonpachi as they have been kind enough to allow us to use their space without any charge.
4) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.
5) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us after we finish around 5:00pm.

 

-The Organizers

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  • streetsmart

    Oh, thanx, Daniel!

    July 31, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    Streetsmart - in the column of attendees at right, you can see big red "Good to see you" rectangles. Just click the one besides the person to whom you want to send the greeting.

    July 31, 2013

  • streetsmart

    How can I send "Good to see you" notice?

    July 31, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    Mike, thank you very much for organizing a great meetup. I enjoyed it very much - All the participants were fantastic, and the facility was beautiful - Great job!

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Mike

      Thanks, and thanks for your contributions!

      July 30, 2013

  • Asuka

    Great discussion

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • zhanggenle

    Sorry for very late message, something came up suddenly, caused me to cancel it.

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the number of participants strictly limited? Sorry, I'm new to MU.

    July 18, 2013

    • Mike

      Fabio, it depends on each group as to how they handle their specific situation, but in our case we've made a reservation at a restaurant for a specific number of seats. So please wait on attending until you are off the waiting list - thanks!

      July 23, 2013

  • Angelo L.

    sorry, I won't be able to make it anymore. Have a nice discussion!

    July 23, 2013

  • Laura

    Sorry moving out of my place in Chiba that day.

    July 21, 2013

  • Anirban B.

    Sorry, don't think I can't make it this time.

    July 11, 2013

  • streetsmart

    Just got back from TO: But you usually send notice on 2nd Sunday, so what's going on?

    July 11, 2013

    • Mike

      Surprise schedule this month due to travel plans!

      July 11, 2013

  • Asuka

    Hello

    July 11, 2013

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