Aug 27, 2015

NEXT TPG MEETING Thursday, September 3rd

Speaker: Candice Quist- Post Partum Doula
Topics: Postpartum care for mommy and baby

Time & Date: Thursday September 3rd, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Exact location has been emailed to active members

Please contact us at

Aug 23, 2015

English Speaking Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Doctor Seiya Orito established a new practice in February 2015 and is fluent in English, with working-level French.

Seiya Orito, MD, PhD
Orito Iin (Clinic)
折戸医院  折戸 征也
〒170-0013豊島区東池袋4-3-6 石田ビル2階
電話 03(6912)8567 FAX 03(6912)8847

Aug 17, 2015

NEXT TPG MEETING Thursday, August 20th

Speaker: Hiroshi Yamada-san, from the Suto Healing Center
Topics: How to prevent a back pain during pregnancyTime & Date: Thursday August 20th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Exact location is emailed to active members one week before the meeting

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Aug 10, 2015

One day seminar from our recent speaker Sherilyn Siy

Seven Principles Couples Retreat

Date: September 13, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Koma Old Town House (a historical residence overlooking the famous purse shaped field called Kinchakuda), Hidaka Saitama (nearest station is Koma station along the Seibu Chichibu Line)
Cost: ¥5,000 per couple (minimum of 5 couples, maximum of 10 couples)
Presented by Sherilyn Siy and Charles McJilton
Why: Because the greatest gift you can give your baby is a strong relationship between the two of you.

Why so cheap?
1. This is a special TPG rate.
2. Some couples already have the book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work which will be used for the workshop. Some may want to have the book on hand before the workshop, and some couples want two books (one for each person) so we have decided to let couples purchase their own books on Amazon and reduce the cost. 
3. Cost does not include lunch. There are a number of lunch options in the neighborhood: From the famous Alishan Organic Cafe (vegetarian), to a ramen joint dishing up tan-tan men, to simple and easy 7-11. You are also welcome to bring your own bento and enjoy it by the riverside or up the hill which has a nice view of the famous Kinchakuda. 
4. Most couples will be traveling from Tokyo and we wanted to offset traveling cost. 

To reserve your slot for the retreat, kindly email

Jul 29, 2015

NEXT TPG MEETING Thursday, August 6th

Speaker: Sherilyn Siy

Topics: Bringing Baby Home - introduction to the one-day Seven Principles couple's retreat program which is based on Dr. John Gottman's research.

Time & Date: Thursday August 6th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Exact location is emailed to active members one week before the meeting

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Jul 28, 2015

TPG SOCIAL EVENT - Save the Date

Sunday Brunch on August 9th from 12:00-14:00
Please join us for a TPG brunch. As always, partners and husbands are welcome to join.

We have not yet chosen a venue, so PLEASE - if you have any suggestions email us at by the end of this week (Friday July 31st)! 

Once we have set a venue we will send out an email to members with details, and request that you confirm your attendance by Thursday August 6th.

Jul 27, 2015

Trying to Conceive (TTC)

The Acura Acupuncture Clinic have a established a new group for English speaking residents of Japan to find support on their infertility journey. Details can be found on their website:

Jul 14, 2015

NEXT TPG MEETING Thursday, July 23rd

Phil Hamilton and the DeVere Group failed to show up to the the meeting they committed to and also failed to communicate anything regarding their absence.  We highly discourage our members from using them due to the unprofessionalism they have exhibited.  

Speaker: Phil Hamilton from the DeVere Group

Topics:  Family Financial Planning 

Time & Date: Thursday, July 23rd 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Exact location is emailed to active members one week before the meeting

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Jul 10, 2015

CEC screening of MicroBirth July 17th

Childbirth Education Center (CEC) 

is hosting a screening of the documentary 


on Friday, July 17th 
at Tokyo Women’s Plaza in Omotesando. 

¥500 at the door

Anyone interested should contact to register.

Watch the trailer here:

Jul 6, 2015

Childbirth Education Center (CEC) “Live” in Tokyo! July 18th – 26th

Do you want reliable, inside information on your doctor/midwife/hospital? 

Are you seeking a passionate pregnancy and a beautiful birth? 

Are you looking to approach your upcoming birth with courage, compassion, and confidence?

CEC's classes offer:

* 20 years of experience teaching classes in Tokyo, working with over 1700 couples from 
more than 70 countries 
* the benefit of over 20 years of research and networking with Japanese providers 
* the inside scoop on local facilities and caregivers 
* longest-running independent classes in Japan
* in-depth, interactive, evidence-based, woman-centered classes
* bilingual support

Series 1: July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th; 6:00pm-8:45pm ¥35,000 

One-Day Express Classes: July 25th & 26th, 10:00am-4:30pm ¥35,000 

(possibly looking for host home, host is half price) 

Private consultations also available. 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to attend live classes and consultations with the 
organization most known and trusted by Japanese providers and foreign 
women alike. 

Contact to reserve your spot.