March 2014 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month is "Do international sports foster cooperation or fuel competition?"

Sporting events have been associated with diplomacy and politics since at least the ancient Olympic games, 2,500 years ago. An essay on international football written in 1945 by a British commentator shows that for at least several generations, there has been disagreement as to whether these events bring nations together or separate them further. We'd like to discuss the place of sports in this highly globalized world, and what it tells us about the need to feel part of a particular group.

Please note there are two event listings for this meetup, as we'll have two groups meeting in different locations. This listing is for those who would like to attend at Gonpachi.

As always:

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.

4) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us at Failte.

-The Organizers



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  • May Pops T.

    Sorry, I couldn't make it up due to flu.

    March 30, 2014

  • Eleanor W.

    Arg have been called away for work today. Have fun you guys!

    March 30, 2014

  • Christian

    Is there a decision yet what happens if it rains ? Will we all fit into Gonpachi ?

    March 29, 2014

    • Mike

      Working on it as we speak - please check you email.

      March 29, 2014

  • streetsmart

    If it rains (which is likely), should we go to Gonpachi?

    March 29, 2014

    • Mike

      Yes, it looks like rain tomorrow so we've decided to move the event back indoors. I'll follow up with another email shortly.

      March 29, 2014

  • Gabriela O.

    meet you all up tomorrow.

    March 29, 2014

  • Gabriela O.

    I'm really sorry but I won't be able

    March 29, 2014

  • Ken

    Hello!

    March 26, 2014

  • Rachel R.

    Wait this is right when hanami is predicted, can we do this at yoygi or something like we almost did last year except for the weather?

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Rachel R.

      Hooray! Thanks, Mike :D

      2 · March 17, 2014

    • Daniel W.

      Brilliant idea - sounds fantastic

      March 17, 2014

  • Daniel W.

    Mike, I'd like to attend Gonpachi session this time if you don't mind.

    March 17, 2014

    • Mike

      Thanks for your help! I'll sort out your RSVP once we get into the waiting list.

      1 · March 17, 2014

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