Toastmasters Japan and Rotary Japan Heads Meet

December 2,2020

Japan Toastmasters and Rotary International Japan Heads Meet in Tokyo

-Pledge to start cooperation in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN, Nov. 21, 2020 —The heads of Japan Toastmasters and Rotary International in Japan met in Tokyo to explore ways to improve their skills and expand the impact they have in communities in the country.

Yusuke Ohashi, District Director of Toastmasters in Japan, and Hiroaki Kobayashi, manager of Japan, discussed future collaboration, such as joint meetings, when they met in Tokyo Nov. 11.

Toastmasters, a communication and leadership improvement organization, and Rotary, which works to improve communities, will collaborate to learn from each other and create better speakers and leaders that can improve their communities.

Toastmasters International, based in Englewood, Colorado, held its first unofficial meeting in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1905, and currently has more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Toastmasters’ vision for the ongoing collaboration with Rotary is to change more lives for the better, and positively impact communities around the world.

Rotary, headquarter in Evanston, Illinois, was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, is a global network of people committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change. Each year, Rotary members contribute millions of dollars and volunteer hours to promote health, peace and prosperity in communities across the globe.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

 About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. See


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