Before the blistering heat of summer, residents of Japan have to endure around six weeks of rain, known as tsuyu (rainy season). This, of course, puts a 'dampener' on all of our outdoor events. Sunday Pick Me Up has been cancelled due to poor weather for the last two months, but finally this month the Eco-Heroes were able to return to the streets to clean up the city.
On Friday we hosted our second NIGHTFALL club night in the recently converted back room of Shooters. This event is held on a Friday night, which can be a tricky night for some... But I can tell you for sure, NIGHTFALL is worth a hangover on a Saturday morning.
On Sunday we hosted our first Mixer event, which was an offshoot of one of the Chatterbox activities we tried a few months ago. This event was designed to get participants mingling with as many new people as possible!
Summer's back and the with it comes an unprecedented surge of energy from this month's International Party attendees. It's been a while since I went to an International Party that was so innately FUN!
Last Sunday we hosted another edition of our Chatterbox Language Exchange at Shooters! This month we returned to our regular structure after last month's successful experiment, but we decided to keep the energy levels high with a music-themed gathering.
Rain or shine, the SWFCC International Futsal fun doesn't stop! This past Saturday we kicked things up a notch at Wakamiya Futsal Park, proving that a little rain doesn't dampen our spirits. With the weather setting a dramatic stage, our seasoned players and eager newcomers turned out in force, undeterred by the drizzle.
On Sunday, we decided to turn our post-SPMU lunch into a free party to introduce the Small World gang to Callejera Garage/Stand and vice versa. We named this laid-back event 'Beats & Eats'.
This week's International Party turned out to be the biggest party of 2023, with over half of attendees being total newcomers! What a great way to introduce you all to Nagoya's biggest international events group.
Last Friday, we launched our brand new club night at a fully decked out Shooters! NIGHTFALL was the biggest night we've had all year, with as many as 200 guests coming to christen our brand new nightclub, and to kick off what is going to be a new era for nightlife in Nagoya.
Last Sunday I tried something a little different with Chatterbox. I'd gotten some feedback from regular attendees that they'd like more opportunities to move around and meet new people, so I decided to test out a new system, something more like a language 'mixer' than a language exchange. I could not have anticipated just how effective this would be!