The Governor of Saga Prefecture in Japan, Mr. Yasushi Furukawa and the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai hosted a beautiful lunch at the Japanese restaurant in the historic Mansion House Hotel in Puxi on 18 November. The occasion was to promote the region of Saga in Japan, which is in the South West and boasts beautiful countryside, hot springs, delicious food and unique culture. As Spring Airlines now fly directly from Shanghai three times a week with just a 90 minute flight, it is a tempting option for a short getaway. CSS members were treated to a delicious meal of many courses and featuring plenty of seafood. Mr. Furukawa gave us a presentation on Saga and the region and we had an opportunity to ask questions. CSS wish to thank to Mr. Isamu Ishikawa from Japanese Consulate in Shanghai and Saga Prefecture in Japan and are sure that the event has enlightened many members to consider a visit to Saga.