The JHRS Annual Shin Nen Kai 2014: Be Relevant. Be HR.

  • 31 Jan 2014
  • 18:30 - 21:00
  • Legato Restaurant, E Space Tower, 15F (


  • * Applicable to Basic or Associate JHRS Members and the General Public. Tax included in the event fees.
  • * Applicable to JHRS Professional or Corporate Members and Community Officers & Partners. Tax included.


"Thank you very much for the Shinenkai tonight. I think that it was a resounding success. Best of luck to everyone for 2014! I want to help to make JHRS stronger. Be HR. Be Relevant."---V.B.
"It was a pleasure to meet everyone tonight!"---D.M.

"Congratulations on JHRS' 6th Annual Shin Nen Kai! Not many HR groups in Japan even pass 3 years in existence but JHRS has gone beyond that and continuing to grow and making an impact in Japan HR. Thank you all for all your hardwork. I only attend few events in a year but I make sure JHRS Shin Nen Kai is one of them. Again, thanks for a lovely night!" ---J.S. 
"We go to Legato during lunch time but this is the first time I went here at night and it is lively! Good choice of venue and the food is delicious" ---A.H.

"Thank you for invitation to attend last Friday night. I enjoyed good tasting dishes and I was able to meet a lot of nice persons. Thank you for giving me a chance."---R.S.

"Thank you for putting on a great Shinnenkai; I really enjoyed it. I look forward to attending future JHRS events."---J.L. 

"It was a really good night with great people. Congratulations. JHRS really did give away some nice things. Great night!"---D.M.

"I was very impressed with the event, a good group of people for sure."---J.S.


*** To All HRCI Certificants in Japan: Attend this Shin Nen Kai and receive a special gift set from HRCI. You will also be publicly recognized for your achievement in earning an HRCI credential (HRMP, HRBP, GPHR, SPHR, or PHR). ***

In cooperation with

proudly present  



Mireille Watanabe Handover, Lumina Training Partner for Asia

Damon Mackey, President, 

Last year, we adopted the theme “Onward and Upward!” and true enough, 2013 has been a great year not only for the nation's economy but also for HR professionals in Japan as The Japan HR Society (JHRS) continued to advance the HR profession in Japan.

Now on its 6th Year, the JHRS Shin Nen Kai is an ideal opportunity for you to network, connect, and make new friends and acquaintances not only with your HR peers but other business professionals as well. Who knows the new relationship you might develop in this event may serve you well in the coming year!

ENJOY the sumptuous food and drinks that only our host, Legato Restaurant in Shibuya, can deliver! Join us for our kampai toast and eat and drink all you can for two hours!


And that's not all! As we have done in the past, we will have raffle prizes* that will surely help you start the year with a bang while helping JHRS raise necessary funds to support our many programs and projects in 2014! Prizes to be given away include:


GREEN PRIZES (Sponsor: Asian Tigers Mobility)
  • Wine, baby tiger, Yen 10,000 voucher for Elena Jade beauty salon in Azabu Juban . (value Yen 18,000)
  • Wine, baby tiger, Yen 5,000 voucher for Boudoir Salon, Jingumae. (value Yen 13,000)
  • Wine, baby tiger, Yen 5,000 voucher for Boudoir Salon, Jinguma e. (value Yen 13,000)
  • Wine, baby tigers,Voucher for personal training or combat session at Club 360. (value yen 15,000)
  • Wine, baby tigers, Voucher for personal training or combat session at Club 360. (value yen 15,000)

* Raffle tickets sold separately during the event. Read Raffle Terms & Conditions. All proceeds of the raffle tickets shall go to fund the various projects and programs of JHRS in 2014.


Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters, JHRS is able to offer participants the following discounted rates!!!

A. For JHRS Professional/Corporate Members: JPY5,250
 (tax included)
B. For General Admissions: JPY8,400 (tax included)
Upgrade* your JHRS Membership NOW and get a 20% OFF from the usual professional membership dues (see discount code below). That's a total savings of up to JPY9,000 when you upgrade membership or join as a JHRS Professional Member and join this event! Great way to start the new year!!! )

Get FREE print copies of The HR Agenda's Staffing and Selection issue.

 Please register on or before January 27, 2014. Doors open at 18:15.

*To upgrade to Professional Membership, simply log-in to your JHRS account, go to "View Profile," click the "Change Membership Level" button, and follow the on-screen instructions. Enter Discount Code: UPGRADE2014 to receive discount (applied during payment process).

Cancellation Policy: All payments are final and non-refundable.

Save 20% Become a new JHRS Paid Member (Professional or Corporate) by 31 January 2014 and get 20% from the normal annual membership fees.

JHRS Paid Memberships has their privileges. Learn them here.
Offer Expires: 31 January 2014  
Discount Code: NEW2014
 (applied during payment process)

- Feedback from Past JHRS Shin Nen Kai -

"Many thanks for the invitation and enjoyable time at last night's JHRS Shinnenkai. I hadn't intended to stay so long, but I had such a great time I stayed until the very end! I was indeed surprised to have won something, which has really never happened in my career..."- J. P.

"Thank you for the SHINNENKAI last night - it was a great event, with the right number of 'real' HR related people were there. Hope I have another opportunity to join JHRS events."--T.I.

"I can’t begin to thank you and the rest of JHRS group enough for such a wonderful evening...Again thank you for doing what you are doing and I certainly appreciate it!"--B.C.

"The party was very informative and good opportunity for networking."

"ANA Intercontinental deserves kudos for the space and the food."

"Thank you very much for having invited me to the wonderful party yesterday. I was impressed with the well-organized arrangements, the Q&A session and nice participants."

"Thank you for inviting me the JHRS Shin Nen Kai. I really enjoyed the panel discussion and networking party.

It was also useful for me to talk to many HR related people. My best wishes for JHRS success and I look forward to an opportunity for us to work together in the future."

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