The District 76 Times vol.7

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The District 76 Times

Vol. 7 (November 20, 2020)

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・Request for Registration of Open-House Meeting
・Announcements from Program Quality Director
・Announcements from Club Growth Director
・Announcements from Global Liaison Team

Please submit the open-house meeting information of your club to the Area Director

Yusuke Ohashi, District Director
Naoki Yoshino, Program Quality Director
Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director

Dear Club Presidents,

Have you submitted the information of the open-house meeting of your club to the Area Director? If not, please do so as soon as you can.

Our district team is creating a complete list of the open-house meetings on the official website, and a PR campaign will begin very soon.

Although the list can be updated as needed, I strongly recommend your club to get registered early in order to maximize the impact of advertisements.

If your club is experiencing any difficulty in planning one, or contemplating to hold a joint meeting, please do not hesitate to seek assistance from your Area Director.

— Resources —

Announcements from Program Quality Director

Naoki Yoshino, Program Quality Director

Dear Toastmasters,

I believe this newsletter contains a lot of useful information. It would be grateful if you could read it to the end.


Evaluation Festival

We started the Evaluation Festival. You can give test speakers positive and educational written feedback on the website.

We will have 10 test speakers from all Divisions. Please support them by providing your evaluations and improve your evaluation skills.

Evaluation Festival Season 1

TM Fumiya Matsunaga (Japanese), TM Yuka Tezuka (Japanese)
TM Mitsunori Ota (English), TM Noriko Watanabe(English), TM Shifan Mirshad (English)

Toastmasters Leadership Institute
(TLI/ The 2nd Club Officers Training)

The schedule is shown below.

We will have the first TLI on 5th December. Mr. Ed Tate who is 2000 World champion of Public Speaking will present the workshop “ Get Yes to your request” and we will learn how to influence people. You can participate in any TLI. Looking forward to seeing you!

Date Division Venue Registration
2020/12/ 5 (Sat.) G Online Registration
2020/12/20 (Sun.) J Online TBA
2021/ 1/17 (Sun.) C In-person TBA
2021/ 1/17 (Sun.) H Online TBA
2021/ 1/24 (Sun.) F Online TBA
2021/ 1/24 (Sun.) I Online TBA
2021/ 1/30 (Sat.) E Online TBA
2021/ 1/30 (Sat.) B Online TBA
2021/ 1/31 (Sun.) A Hybrid TBA
2021/ 1/31(Sun.) D Online TBA

TLI/COT2 Schedule
(D76 website)

Moments of Truth

“Moments of Truth” is one of very useful tools to assess your club and improve the club quality. Although it’s not mandatory, I’d like to encourage all clubs to conduct Moments of Truth and submit it by 31st December, which is also one of criteria to achieve Excellent Quality Club Award (one submission / club).

Japanese resources for MOT

English resources for MOT

Submission Form

Clubs who have already submitted

Thank you for your cooperation!

Area Club Website
B24 Aoyama Lunch Toastmasters Club Website
C33 La Voce Toastmasters Club Flier
C35 Tokyo American Club Website
D44 Tokyo Phoenix Toastmasters Club Website
E51 Yokohama Ni Hau Toastmasters Club Website
G71 Tokushima Toastmasters Club Website
H81 Shimonoseki Toastmasters Club Website
H84 Miyazaki Website


We’ve updated the official District 76 website:

PATHWAYS (D76 website)

(1) You can get free path by the end of March 2021.

Visit and log in to the Toastmaster International official web. Select the “Profile” tab and click the “Choose A Path” button. Follow the normal path selection process to redeem your free path before March 31.

(2) Pathways Path and Project Matrix were updated.

TM Masayo Arai from Oval Toastmasters Club, thank you very much for your support!

(3) “MY PATHWAYS” is a commentary video for all Pathways beginners

Special thanks to Division J Director TM Takashi Ito, Area Director TM Takanobu Nakaseko, and the Team Division J!

Online Speech Contest

It was announced in August that all Speech Contests at the Area-, Division-, and District-levels must be conducted online for the 2020-2021 program year.

Even online contests need to be conducted according to the rule book. In addition to that, Toastmasters International created guidelines for planning and running a successful contest.

Education Awards(2020.10.30)

Congratulations for achieving more than two education awards! All the best for your future endeavors.

D76 Website PQD Awards

Announcements from Club Growth Director

Satomi Matoba, Club Growth Director

+5 Membership Campaign

First 5 Award

Gift certificates for the TI shop will be presented to the first five clubs that won a +5 Award.

[Class of clubs with 13 members or more]

3rd Place D44 Metlife Japan Toastmasters Club

Congratulations on the amazing membership growth from 20 to 28!
13 new members joined the club since July 1st.

[Class of clubs with 12 members or less]

2nd Place I91 UTAGE Toastmasters Club

Congratulations on a fantastic increase of membership from 9 to 14!

+1 Club Building Campaign

+1 Award

To be presented to Areas when one new club is chartered in the Area.

Division D, Area 42
I Have a Dream Toastmasters Club

Club# 7328943 Chartered 10/31/2020 Funabashi, Chiba Pref.

Area Director: Fumiko Sasaki
Congratulations! Thank you all for your strong support for building the club.

New Prospective Clubs

Three new prospective clubs were formed since November 1. Please give them your strong support.

7834344 Akamatsu Pros. Club Matsuyama, Ehime pref.
7831786 Okinawa Pros. Club
7834951 Chiyoda-ku Japan Pros Club

Announcements from Global Liaison Team

Yoshiko Kurisaki, Global Liaison Manager

We are pleased to inform you of the following two events. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Club Hoppers, Let’s Get Together!

=== December 5, (Sat) 20:00~21:00 ===

We’re pleased to announce that we invite you to the “Global Liaison Team Year End Party – Club Hoppers, Let’s Get Together!”

We, the global liaison team would like to set the place for “Club hoppers” to share the information & experience of the regular meetings in other countries.

It must be good for those who are now considering to join the meeting abroad. It must be great for you to re-contact the club you have visited or the guests from abroad who have visited your club and enjoy this party together.

  • Registration: Please register from the link below. You can also access details of the program.
  • Organizer: Global Liaison Team, District 76
  • Date & Time: 20:00 – 21:00 (JST) Saturday, 5 December 2020
  • Language: Mainly English
  • How many participants?: 180, First come first served
  • Who may participate?: TMC members and those who are interested
  • Format: Online conference using Zoom


Please check the email from Peatix which will be sent to you after you registered. We have some important announcements in it regarding the event.

Holidays Around the World

=== From 9 AM on 13 December ===

Save the Date!

Round the world Toastmasters meeting across 12 countries for 24 hours

Theme “Holidays around the world”

D76 Japan will be the first country innaugulating the Toastmasters meetings around the world

Participating countries — Japan, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Oman, Kenya, Ireland, Canada, United States, Bahamas and Brazil

  • Language: English
  • How many participants? : about 180, First come, first served
  • Who can participate: TMC members and those who are interested in TMCs in Japan and abroad

Upon registration, you’ll get the URL that is the key to all the meetings. Isn’t that great!?

The event will start in Japan. Members will be invited to drop into the meeting any time – or challenge themselves to take in the whole marathon!

It goes without saying that the Japanese planning committee is preparing an exciting meeting.

This event was originated by Advanced Speakers Club (ASK) – of Toastmasters International President-elect Margaret Page in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Please register from the link below:


We will send you more detail in the next edition of D76 News letter.

Global liaison team, D76 Japan

Inquiries:Global Liaison Team,

(From Editor)

The next volume will be issued on December 5.

Hirohiko Kashiwagi, Administration Manager, 2020-2021
Contact address

Upcoming Events

  1. DCM#2

    May 16th1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  2. District-level Speech Contest (Japanese)

    May 22nd1:00 PM~4:00 PM
  3. District-level International Speech Contest (English)

    May 23rd1:00 PM~4:00 PM