36th MTG, Sun., Aug. 18th, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Details will be provided to participants only. 

Procedure: The first half of the meeting (approx. 30 mins) will consist of each participant's self-introduction.
   The second half (approx. 60 mins) will be spent on a free discussion on the following theme: "Do you feel there is a generation gap with respect to other generations of gay men? If so, when do you feel that gap?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature on the day of the meeting
  * Having no symptoms of sneezing, coughing or feeling lethargic on the day of the meeting

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future meetings.
  * If you lie about being gay
  * If you are in the midst of cold-like symptoms, such as a body temperature above normal, sneezing or coughing continuously, or a sluggish body
  * If you reveal the privacy of the participants
  * If you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In the event of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * If you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * If you comment on the appearance of other participants
  * If you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned prohibitions may send a message to the organizer's X (formerly Twitter) account (see below) or an e-mail to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) after 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th, 2024. 
   If you are applying for the first time for the events I am hosting, including TRESS, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. 
   Applications received prior to the opening date and time will not be considered. 

Regarding TRESS Host's X (Formerly Twitter) Account: TRESS host tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.

https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon  

36th MTG, Sun., May 12th, 2024 (To Be Postponed Due To TRESS Host's Illness)

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Details will be provided to participants only. 

Procedure: The first half of the meeting (approx. 30 mins) will consist of each participant's self-introduction.
   The second half (approx. 60 mins) will be spent on a free discussion on the following theme: "Do you feel there is a generation gap with respect to other generations of gay men? If so, when do you feel that gap?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six MTG will be postponed due to the illness of the TRESS host.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature on the day of the meeting
  * Having no symptoms of sneezing, coughing or feeling lethargic on the day of the meeting

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future meetings.
  * If you lie about being gay
  * If you are in the midst of cold-like symptoms, such as a body temperature above normal, sneezing or coughing continuously, or a sluggish body
  * If you reveal the privacy of the participants
  * If you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In the event of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * If you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * If you comment on the appearance of other participants
  * If you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned prohibitions may send a message to the organizer's X (formerly Twitter) account (see below) or an e-mail to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) after 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th, 2024. 
   If you are applying for the first time for the events I am hosting, including TRESS, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. 
   Applications received prior to the opening date and time will not be considered. MTG will be postponed due to the illness of the TRESS host. 

Regarding TRESS Host's X (Formerly Twitter) Account: TRESS host tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.

https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon  

35th MTG, Sun., February 18th, 2024 (Full & Applications Closed)

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Details will be provided to participants only. 

Procedure: The first half of the meeting (approx. 30 mins) will consist of all participants' self-introductions followed by Qs&As.
   The second half (approx. 60 mins) will be spent on a free discussion on the theme of "Have you come out at work? If so, why? What happened as the result of your coming out? If you have not come out, why not?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature on the day of the event
  * Having no symptoms of sneezing, coughing or feeling lethargic on the day of the event

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future events.
  * In case you are not a gay man
  * In case you are in the midst of cold-like symptoms, such as a body temperature above normal, sneezing or coughing continuously, or a sluggish body
  * In case you are revealing the privacy of the participants
  * In case you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In case of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * In case you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * In case you are commenting on the appearance of other participants
  * In case you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned regulations on prohibitions may send a message to the organizer's X (formerly Twitter) account (see below) or an e-mail to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) after 8 p.m. on Monday, January 1st, 2024. 
   If you are applying for the first time for the events I am leading, including TRESS, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. 
   Applications received prior to the opening date and time will not be considered. Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Regarding TRESS Host's X (Formerly Twitter) Account: TRESS organizer tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.

https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon 

34th MTG, Sun., November 12th, 2023 (Full & Applications Closed)

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Details will be provided to participants only. 

Procedure: The first half of the session will consist of self-introductions by all participants followed by a Q&A session. (Approx. 30 mins).
   The second half will be spent on a free discussion on the theme of "Which LGBT celebrities or LGBT-friendly celebrities do you admire and why?" (Approx. 60 minutes.) The aim of discussion is neither to arrive at a single correct answer, nor to decide who wins or loses, so please feel free to express your own ideas.  

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature on the day of the event
  * Having no symptoms of sneezing, coughing or feeling lethargic on the day of the event

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future events.
  * In case you are not a gay man
  * In case you are in the midst of cold-like symptoms, such as a body temperature above normal, sneezing or coughing continuously, or a sluggish body
  * In case you are revealing the privacy of the participants
  * In case you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In case of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * In case you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * In case you are commenting on the appearance of other participants
  * In case you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned regulations on prohibitions may send a message to the organizer's Twitter account (see below) or an e-mail to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) after 8 p.m. on Monday, September 25th, 2023. 
   If you are applying for the first time for the events I am leading, including TRESS, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. 
   Applications received prior to the opening date and time will not be considered. Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Regarding TRESS Host's Twitter Account: TRESS organizer tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.
https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon

33rd Meeting, Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Details will be sent to participants only. 

Procedure: The first half of the session will consist of self-introductions and a Q&As for all participants. (Approx. 30 mins).
   The second half will be spent on a free discussion on the theme below. (Approx. 60 minutes). The aim of discussion is neither to arrive at a single correct answer, nor to decide who wins or loses, so please feel free to express your own ideas. The theme of discussion will be "Name one or two gay characters in films or TV dramas who made an impression on you. Why and how were they memorable?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future events.
  * In case you are not a gay man
  * In case your body temperature is above normal, or you keep sneezing or coughing
  * In case you are revealing the privacy of the participants
  * In case you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In case of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * In case you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * In case you are commenting on the appearance of other participants
  * In case you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned regulations on prohibitions may send a message to the organizer's Twitter account (see below) or an e-mail to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) after 8 p.m. on Monday, July 10th, 2023. If you are applying for the first time, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. Please also note that applications received prior to the application start date and time will not be considered.

Regarding TRESS Host's Twitter Account: TRESS organizer tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.
https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon

32nd Meeting, Sunday, May 21st, 2023 (Full & Applications Closed)

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Details will be sent to participants only. 


Procedure: The first half of the session will consist of self-introductions and a Q&A session for all participants. (Approx. 30 mins).
   The second half will be spent on a free discussion on the theme below. (Approx. 60 minutes). The aim of discussion is neither to arrive at a single correct answer, nor to decide who wins or loses, so please feel free to express your own ideas. The theme of discussion will be "What is your method of learning English? What do you do to improve your English?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future events.
  * In case you are not a gay man
  * In case your body temperature is above normal, or in case you keep sneezing or coughing
  * In case you are revealing the privacy of the participants
  * In case you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In case of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * In case you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions different from your own
  * In case you are commenting on the appearance of other participants
  * In case you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned regulations on prohibitions may send a direct email to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) or a direct message to the organizer's Twitter account (see below) after 8 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd, 2023. If you are applying for the first time, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibitions. Please also note that applications received prior to the application start date and time will not be considered. Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Regarding TRESS Host's Twitter Account: TRESS organizer tweets, mainly in Japanese, about coming TRESS meetings and other events for gay men, including Japanese language version of conversation meetings, world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, book reading meetings, and karaoke get-togethers. Please feel free to follow the account.
https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon

31st Meeting, Sunday, February 19th, 2023 (Full/Applications Closed)

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Venue: A conference room in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Details will be sent to participants only. Appropriate anti-corona virus measures will be taken, including the use of acrylic panels and alcohol disinfection. In order to avoid congestion, a room with a capacity of at least twice the number of participants has been reserved.


Procedure: The first half of the session will consist of self-introductions and a Q&A session for all participants. (Approx. 30 mins).
   The second half will be spent on a free discussion on the theme below. (Approx. 60 minutes). The aim of discussion is neither to arrive at a single correct answer, nor to decide who wins or loses, so you are free to express your own ideas. The theme of discussion will be "Let's introduce each other to some English slang words (either positive or negative) for "homosexual." What slang have you heard or used yourself?

The number of applicants to be admitted: Six Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Eligibility: To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
  * Being a gay man (of any age or nationality)
  * Being respectful of different opinions
  * Having a normal body temperature and wearing a mask during the meeting
  * Agreeing to take your temperature and disinfect your hands at the reception

Prohibitions: If you are found to be in breach of any of the following, you will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend the future events.
  * In case you are not a gay man
  * In case you are revealing the privacy of the participants
  * In case you cancel without prior notice (except in cases of force majeure)
  * In case of pushy and persistent sales activities, solicitation or pick-up, etc.
  * In case you are quick to dismiss or belittle opinions that differ from your own
  * In case you are commenting on the appearance of other participants
  * In case you are recording or filming

How To Register: Only those who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and adhere to the above-mentioned regulations on prohibitions may send a direct email to "pianoapiacere*gmail.com" (replace * with @) or a direct message to the organizer's Twitter account (see below) after 8 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd, 2023. In your email or message, please mention that you meet the above-mentioned eligibility and that you will refrain from the above-mentioned prohibited behaviors. Please also note that applications received before the opening date and time of registration will not be considered. Applications have been closed as capacity has been reached.

Regarding TRESS Host's Twitter Account: TRESS host tweets about coming TRESS meetings, and other events for gay men, including world gourmet luncheons, depression-related self-help meetings, reading sessions, and karaoke get-togethers, mainly in Japanese. Please feel free to follow the account.
https://twitter.com/RainbowTakapon