Prince Of Wales
150-151 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5TD
Oyattosaa! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma Students, 19 residents of what is now Kagoshima who traveled to the UK to study and learn. To celebrate this, 19 young people from Kagoshima will be arriving from Japan to visit the sites traveled to by their predecessors. To help show them the strength of the UK-Japan relationship, the Japan Society pub quiz returns after two years in retirement. A popular feature of British pub culture, a pub quiz is a chance to band together with a team of friends and pit your wits against the pub’s quiz master – and of course enjoy a drink or two along the way. The unique point about the Japan Society Pub Quiz is that half the questions are in English and half in Japanese, although it is structured so that anyone can take part.
This, the sixth Japan Society Pub Quiz, is your chance to show everyone just how much you know, or simply to come and have fun with like-minded people. If you have never participated in a pub quiz, it’s time you found out what they are all about. If you are a past master, this is another chance to form a winning team. In honour of our visitors from Kagoshima, there may well be some questions thematically linked to the journey of their forebears. But don’t worry, it is not a quiz about the history of southern Kyushu and we will try to place one of our visitors from Kagoshima in each team to help. Kibaiyanse!
Although the quiz is starting at 7pm, the 19 students from Kagoshima will be arriving at around 6pm and will eat at the pub. All Japan Society members, along with any other attendees, who would like to meet them are very welcome to arrive early and to join them for dinner or a drink.
All team members will be asked to pay £1 on the night. The collected takings will form the prize, which will be awarded to the winning team. The more teams and more participants, the bigger the bounty! There will also be a prize for the team with the best name.
The rules are not strict, but teams will have about six members and will need to include at least one Japanese speaker. If you are interested, but haven’t got a full team, please let us know. We can match you with other people to make up a six.