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March 2013 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month's meetup is: "To what extent can we trust ourselves? When is it better to have society and/or governments guide us in the right direction?"

As an introduction to this topic, you may wish to watch this talk by Dan Ariely on whether we are actually in control of our own decisions. Additionally, this New York Times article discusses recent experiments to help people eat better

Please note that the time and location have changed . We had originally planned to meet at Shinjuku Gyoen, but due to rain have moved back to our regular place and time: Gonpachi Shibuya at 3:00pm.


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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another video on behavioural economics :

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late also. On my way though. Apologies.

    March 31, 2013

  • r_s

    working too hard, and dont think can be brainy,.. better give a spot for someone waiting,...

    March 30, 2013

  • Asuka

    My apologies, can not make it today. Hope you all have a good time!

    March 30, 2013

  • Mike

    Time and location change! Due to rain, we are changing back to our regular meeting place, Gonpachi Shibuya, and meeting at 3:00pm. Please meet us there!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Alex W.

    Apologies - I can`t make it after all. Hope you all have a great time.

    March 29, 2013

  • Chika

    Would love to join this group!

    March 27, 2013

  • Jack

    Sounds interesting, would like to join!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to participate in this meeting for the first time, and am wondering if I can successfully find you in Shinjyuku Gyoen, filled with a lot of cherry blossom viewers. I ws wondering if you could let me know your phone number.

    March 21, 2013

  • streetsmart

    Is it rain or shine?

    March 17, 2013

    • Mike

      In the event of rain the plan is to hold the meeting at Gonpachi as usual. We'll watch the weather forecast ahead of time, and if we need to make any changes will send out an announcement here and by email.

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is such a nice combination of the events! Looking forward to attending :-)

    March 18, 2013

  • Rachel R.

    Yay! I love this hanami + Socrates cafe idea :D

    1 · March 17, 2013

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