Be Merry and Wise
Referring to the above proverb, Dick Swiveller says, ‘I suppose it’s better to keep to half of it than none’. The greatest advantage of the Japan Branch, however, is that we have it not by half but in full. We can be both ‘merry’ and ‘wise’, having happily achieved in our society a subtle balance between the good fellowship and the profound academic interest worthy of the true Dickensian. We will maintain this exquisite balance forever and enjoy the rich diversity of the Dickensian universe to the full!