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July 26, 2008, 12:00 pm
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Hello translators in Tokyo and feasible travelling distance - I'm hoping to organize a powow in Tokyo in the next couple of months, and I'm looking to see approximately how many people would be interested in attending.
Depending on the input/requests I receive from those wishing to attend there may or may not be some work-related talks/presentations. One possible theme would be how to use translation tools like wordfast. Anybody who would like to talk on this or other subjects please let me know.
Alternatively we can just meet up on an entirely informal basis, at least for starters.
As I said, I'm hoping to get something organized in the next couple of months, so if anybody has any particular requests regarding dates and times, please let me know, but it will of course ultimately rest on the best option for the majority.
I hope this will prove to be a successful event that we can enjoy on a regular basis in the future.
Hope to see you at the meeting!

Calum



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Interested members (26) / Confirmed: 10 / Tentative: 2
Name NoteWill Attend
CalumR  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" Smashing - thanks for your reply - lets hope we can have the graceful presence of some translation tool specialists...  
Krzysztof Łesyk   I'll be there!  y
Timothy Miller   I'd definitely be interested if we can scrounge up enough people to PowWow. I'd also be down for some training on CAT tools, etc., seeing as how I have none.   
Minoru Kuwahara   At this time, I find myself too occupied over this weekend. So I'm afraid I cannot attend. Hope you'll have a good event! -  n
Nobuo Kameyama   I'm looking forward to meeting you all but I won't be sure of my availability until closer to actual meeting date. I will go abroad around the mid-end of August.  n
Julien Griffon  \"Photographer\" I will probably not know if I can make it until the day before, but I'm definitely interested.  y
Nicolas Carteron  \"Host\" Interesting   
kyoko oyama  \"Photographer\" Interested but depending on the date  m
nordlys75   I'm interested. I won't be available in mid-August. Going to my parent's house for "Obon".   
Seikoh Hokama   I'm going, too. 3:00 PM's fine :)  y
Kurt Hammond  \"Photographer\" I just found out about this from Henry's newsletter this week. I'm interested and could do photos (I have a lot of photo gear). I will attend July 26.  y
Bonnie Waycott   Am definitely interested in this. Not around in August but July or September OK! Keep me posted!  
Helen Veitch   Hi, I am very interested in meeting other translators in Tokyo. However, I'm busy until September. I often use Wordfast as well as other CAT tools, so I'd be happy to help with some kind of informal training session.  
hiroko765   I'm definitely coming. count me in!  
Ximpulse-jp   3 p.m. works fine for me, so I'll be there.  y
Kayoko Oshima   Hello, I am glad to hear about this meeting.   y
Troy Fowler   I'll be there.  y
Alisa Schwell   I would love to attend if it's any day other than Saturday. I would fly in from America for this.  
horse   I am interested, please keep me informed. A definite date would be helpful.  n
Dina F. Nugroho   I'm interested! Please put me in the list.  y
Roger Johnson   Just wanted to add a note and say that I think its cool that so many people want to get together. I have a business engagement on the 10th and 11th in Tokyo so I will not be able to make the trip there twice since I will be flying from Okinawa  
ikeda45   I'm interested because I'm planning to be a freelance translator after several months and would like to broaden my network.  
Vakil   I'm interested in joining.   y
KathyT   Hey! Sounds great! Have been putting off some business I need to take care of in Japan, could do a little 一石二鳥 // Alas, cannot make it this month - please have a jokki for me! :-) Have fun!  n
komachi   I'm interested. I would be there.  y
Geraldine Oudin   I'd love to join...  m




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Powwow: Tokyo - Japan

Krzysztof Łesyk  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
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Three is a crowd, but... Jun 23, 2008

Whoops, I was expecting a bit more interest in this one from fellow Prozians...

 

CalumR  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
The date is flexible! Jun 23, 2008

Hi there - just to remind everybody that the date for the event is flexible, so if you have any possible dates, just let me know.
Cheers!
Calum


 

CalumR  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
The end of June? Jun 29, 2008

Hi everybody, and thanks to all the new signups.
How about meeting up around the end of June?
Would you prefer a weekend or a weekday?
Cheers!


 

Krzysztof Łesyk  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
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Weekend Jun 29, 2008

End of June is fine, but since I work in-house, weekdays are out of the question... Saturday would be ideal for me, but Sunday works too.

 

Nobuo Kameyama  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
English to Japanese
June or July? Jun 29, 2008

Do you mean the end of "July?" I have another appointment on both July 19 and 20, and I want to give a birthday dinner for my elder son who will turn 15 years old on July 27. So far I am only available on July 21 (National Holiday) and 26 (Saturday)...;-)

 

CalumR  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
July, not June Jun 29, 2008

Hi - sorry, the post should read end of July, not June.
Hope you can all come at the end of July...maybe if people can say what dates are definitely no good then we can take it from there. Thanks in advance!


 

Julien Griffon
France
Local time: 05:59
English to French
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Mostly available Jun 29, 2008

I've already got plans for July 13 and 27, and August 3 and 9, but any other day suits me fine.

 

Krzysztof Łesyk  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
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. Jun 29, 2008

All weekends are fine for me, but my company works during national holidays, so that's out. Decide on any Saturday or Sunday and I'm thereicon_smile.gif

 

CalumR  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
Has everybody who wants to come signed up? Jul 1, 2008

Hi folks!
Thanks to all the new signups and those eagerly waiting to see when this is going to happen.

It’s looking like people are a little divided about the dates they can come, so I can’t really decide a date yet - I think we will probably have to take a vote in the end, unless we shift the date quite far forward.
If anybody else would like to sign up, please do so quickly so we can decide a date!
Thanks a lot.
See you soon!
Calum


 

Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 13:59
English to Japanese
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amazed to see so many of you are interested... Jul 3, 2008

I'm amazed to see so many members are interested in attending this round of PowWow. As an attender at the last time's PowWow, when only 4 people were present, now I'm wondering how the event would actually go on. For example, what would be topic(s) for discussion or...simple for conversation? Or would be this just a meeting occasion with the site's colleagues for chatting in any case? You never know what it's like, since as you know, there has never been this scale of PowWow held in around Toky... See more
I'm amazed to see so many members are interested in attending this round of PowWow. As an attender at the last time's PowWow, when only 4 people were present, now I'm wondering how the event would actually go on. For example, what would be topic(s) for discussion or...simple for conversation? Or would be this just a meeting occasion with the site's colleagues for chatting in any case? You never know what it's like, since as you know, there has never been this scale of PowWow held in around Tokyo so far...Collapse


 

Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 13:59
English to Japanese
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my avilability... weekends or else two-three hours in evening on weekdays Jul 3, 2008

I will be posisbly more available on weekends, otherwise two-three hours in evening on weekdays may be possible, depending on my up-to-date availability, of course, though.

 

Kurt Hammond  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:59
Japanese to English
. Jul 4, 2008

It would have to be a weekend for me. I have too many things going on during the week.
Based on the comments, it sounds like a Sunday afternoon might be your best shot. I think the last pow-wow was on a Sunday.

Also, I attended a Tokyo pow-wow a few years ago which had about 20 attendees. There were a couple announcements made for the whole group; otherwise, the conversation split off into groups of 3-4 people due to standard social dynamics. It was just nice to meet and talk
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It would have to be a weekend for me. I have too many things going on during the week.
Based on the comments, it sounds like a Sunday afternoon might be your best shot. I think the last pow-wow was on a Sunday.

Also, I attended a Tokyo pow-wow a few years ago which had about 20 attendees. There were a couple announcements made for the whole group; otherwise, the conversation split off into groups of 3-4 people due to standard social dynamics. It was just nice to meet and talk with people who I don't normally get a chance to talk with. It also opened up a few extra business contacts for me.
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Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 13:59
English to Japanese
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20 people of PowWow a few years back... Jul 4, 2008

I'm again surprised to read on Kurt's comment that there was a Tokyo PowWow a few year ago of a scale as large as 20 people attended. I simply wasn't aware of that. Now I imagine what it would have been like when 20 people got together. I thank Kurt for correcting me on the information.
I recalled the one I attended was definitely before 2001 and the location was in the China Town in Yokohama....


 

CalumR  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to English
How about the 26th or 27th of July? Jul 4, 2008

Hi everybody -
great response to this powwow, should be a lot of fun.
Everybody has different dates they can come, but we've got to choose one...
How about the 26th or 27th of July?
If they are no good, I'm going to have to ask for everybody to vote for a date between now and, say, the end of August.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,
Calum


 

Seikoh Hokama
Japan
Local time: 13:59
Japanese to Spanish
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26th if possible Jul 4, 2008

I can go to either date, but Saturdays are better for me.

 
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