Wednesday last week (2008-11-13) saw the 5th anniversary of Tokyo Blog Dinner.
In addition to the anniversary, this marked the departure of organiser Aoki-san, who is moving jobs and will pass the baton on to someone else.
Being a special occasion, someone on the mailing list sent out the message "Be there or Regret It!" and this was taken to heart, as the place was totally packed. The regular participant presentations were set aside in favour of a "Making Of" presso about the history of the event. It originally grew out of after-work drinks on the social side of business discussions with Sony about the adoption of social media. Over time it grew out into a wider - if still slightly underground - bloggers event.