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Break out the Champagne

Chubu’s not-to-be-missed social event of the year

By Bruce McCaughan

Friday, November 21
Nagoya Hilton
6:30 p.m.
Note: babysitting may be available

Summer is over and, while the weather has cooled off, things are starting to heat up again as the Chubu chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan makes preparations for its annual Champagne Ball & Awards Evening.

Cohosted by the Tokai Japan Canada Society, the event is a long-standing fall tradition in the region, having evolved from the widely popular Fall Ball.

The Champagne Ball is a premier gala event, held in the luxurious Oogi Ballroom at the Nagoya Hilton, and featuring a sumptuous buffet, live dinner entertainment, and dancing to a live band or DJ. The event also offers the host organizations an opportunity to honor its most active leaders through a number of community awards.

Always a classy affair, the ball has become the social networking event of the year in the region. It has been gaining popularity since leaders adopted a theme for each year, prompting just the right number of attendees to come clad in inspired costumes. Past themes have included the 1970s, New Orleans Mardi Gras, and Hollywood.

The theme for the 2014 edition is “Black and White—A Roaring Twenties Dinner & Dance,” where we can expect a few Al Capones and flapper girls to be seen among a sea of elegant, black-tie clad participants.

Attendees will enjoy premium cuisine along with great entertainment and a chance to network with the who’s who of Chubu, not to mention the chance to win a wide selection of raffle prizes, including overseas air travel!