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By Anonymous on Sunday, September 24, 2000 - 8:33 pm:

Two German doctors have come to Japan to spread the word about a simple method of spiritual healing that anyone can do. Originally taught by the late Bruno Groening, a German healer, it involves no money and no gurus.
Like a simple meditation. Some people have had amazing results with it.
There will be a lecture and chance to experience..

Sept. 25 6:30 p.m. at Tokyo Women's Plaza (between Shibuya and Omotesando), and

Sept. 26 6:30 pm. at Eifuku Izumi Community Center, No. 6 meeting room (near Eifukucho station on Inokashira line).

E-mail me for details:
Joanna Elbinger Higashi -

By Evelyn on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 - 11:04 am:

11 Feb. Candlelight Meditation:

When: Sunday, February 11 from 5 pm to 8 pm

Where: Tokyo Raja Yoga Center in Numabukuro on the Seibu-Shinjuku line

Venue: From 5 - 5:30 will be tea-time and a chance to chat. From 5:30 - 8:00 there will be a program of events, including meditation experience, all of which will be conducted in total silence. The program will end at 8:00 and the silence will be maintained as the group goes together to the station. A rare opportunity to delve deep into the self in a supportive group atmosphere!

For further information in Japanese/English: 03-5380-4169 (Raja Yoga Center)

By A.K. on Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 10:01 am:

Free legal counseling for foreign residents will be hosted by the Kawasaki International Association with the help of a lawyer, free of charge. Chinese, Korean, English, Portuguese and Spanish interpreters will be available.
Dates: March 18 (1 p.m.-4 p.m.). Venue: Kawasaki International Center (a 10-minute walk from Motosumiyoshi Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line). Information: Call Kawasaki International Association at (044) 435-7000.

By A.K. on Thursday, April 5, 2001 - 11:02 am:

Forum for Corporate Communications, FCC, provides Tokyo professionals in advertising, marketing, publishing and public relations with a forum to exchange ideas and promote the development of corporate and intercultural communications skills. Please join our next dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Room, City Club of Tokyo. Our featured guest will be Randy McGraw, VP of Marketing for DirecTV Japan Inc., speaking on the company's launch in Japan. Fee: 7,000 yen for non-members/ 5,000 for members. To make a reservation please e-mail

For more FCC information please see

By ruth mccreery on Thursday, April 5, 2001 - 12:25 pm:

TELL Community Counseling Service is presenting a four-part seminar series on the experiences of spouses livng abroad. "The Psychological Journey of Spouses Overseas" will include sessions on Adaptation Overseas, Making Relationships Work, Stress in Overseas Assignments, and Dreams into Action. The seminars, which begin April 16, will be led by TELL clinician Johanne Guay, Ph.D. For more information and to reserve your space, please call 03-3498-0231.

By Natasha on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 1:17 pm:

PEACE AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE Conference September 28-29, 2002
at Daito Bunka Kaikan (Daito Bunka University), Tokumaru, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

The PGL Conference offers two full days of workshops, presentations, and displays in English, Japanese, and some bilingually (Japanese and English). There are approximately sixty workshops and presentations over the two
conference days. Conference themes include understanding and teaching about peace, gender, minority rights, environmental issues, language identity and rights issues, employment and labor issues, conflict resolution, cooperative learning, humanistic teaching, foreign language education, cross-cultural understanding, and other related themes. The conference is of interest to English and Japanese speaking teachers, students, activists and others interested in the themes of human rights, peace, and education.
Full information on events, sponsors, and directions on how to get there, may be found at

By Admin on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 1:32 pm:

Success Through Action & Responsibility (S.T.A.R.)
[posted upon Ann Sado's request - Admin]

Star International will hold a special 2 and a half day interactive workshop to develop one's human potential to the fullest. Jack Canfield who wrote the inspiring "Chicken Soup of the Soul" has empowered many people around the world to achieve one's goals in life with S.T.A.R. This special workshop will be facilitated by Claudette Hunter in English, who has worked with Jack in the States and facilitated in Saudia Arabia, Dubai, and Tokyo.

Dates: Jan. 10, 2003 (Fri.) 6-10 p.m.
Jan. 11, 2003 (Sat.) 9-6 p.m.
Jan. 13, 2003 (Mon. national holiday) 1-9 p.m.

Venue: Minato NPO House, 4F Conference Room next to Women & Work Research Center behind Haiyuza (Actor's Theater) in Roppongi
Fee: One time special fee of 20,000 yen
Deposit: Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Tsurumi Branch 572, Futsu (Ordinary), Acct. #9102743 under Claudette Hunter by Jan. 4th.
Registration: Through at "Registration" by 31st Dec. 2002, up to 50 participants of all ages
Inquiries may be sent to: Ann Sado, A TO Z Sado Enterprises Ltd.
Tel: 03-3408-5392 Fax: 03-3473-1848

By Tonette Binsol on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 8:11 am:

Let's support the survivors - an advocacy
Do we have women's groups in Tokyo helping breast cancer patients?
Latest News

The founders of the Breast Cancer Society of Manila, Inc (BCSMI) will participate in the "Forum for Research and Networking towards Gender Equality" at the prestigious National Women's Education Center (NWEC) in Saitama Prefecture of Japan to be held on August 26-28, 2005.

This is an annual event which gathers women and other concerned individuals and organizations to share information and activities towards the attainment of a gender-equal society. Cooperating with organizations and institutions involved in women's education in Japan and other countries, NWEC functions as a national center for women's education to promote training opportunities for leaders in women's education and others in the field and provide opportunities for exchanges.

On the second day (August 27) of the forum, Dr. Elvira P. Galang, a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a visiting researcher of Ochanomizu University, will be joined by her co-founders from the Philippines, Ederlinda Austrial, Cecilia Mancesa Niguidula, Marrisa Tullao and Melani Dinoy, in a 2-hour lecture/workshop entitled "Women of the Breast Cancer Society of Manila: Reaching Out and Touching Lives."

They will discuss empowerment, mentoring and networking as experienced in this support group. A short video which they written and produced will be presented after the lecture, showing the activities and aspirations of the group. An open forum will follow and free reading materials will be distributed. The whole presentation will be translated in Japanese by volunteers.

On their third day of stay in Japan (August 28), the group will meet with Filipinos in Yokohama, led by the members of the Sacred Heart Filipino Community of Yokohama, for a lecture on "Preventing and Fighting Breast Cancer". They will be joined by a volunteer doctor, Dr. Kuniko Iihara, associate professor of Kyorin University School of Medicine, who worked in the Philippines as a science teacher under the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers program about 25 years ago and has a personal encounter with breast cancer because her mother is also fighting it.

The group who will be staying in Japan until the end of August welcomes invitations for free public lectures and interactions with concerned parties, especially the afflicted Filipino women and those who have friends or relatives in the Philippines fighting breast cancer. They will also appreciate donations, in cash or in kind, so they could continue their projects and pursue the building of a hospice for sick women.

The BCSMI is a nonprofit, nonstock corporation established in November 2004 by three breast cancer fighters (Ederlinda, Elvira and Marrisa) and two friends (Cecilia and Melani). The main objective is to help women cope with their affliction through information and support of fellow breast cancer fighters. They also aim to bring deeper public awareness on breast cancer since the Philippines has the highest incidence in Asia. They conduct gatherings for afflicted women, sponsor public lectures and medical missions and participate in other health-related activities, in addition to the moral support they extend to the members. They collaborate with other organizations such as the Philippine Breast Cancer Network where most of them were mentored, the Philippine Cancer Institute and other support groups.

Dr. Rommel Lojo, a surgeon, Mr. Roy Alvarez, an actor-environmentalist, Bernie Niguidula, a businessman and Oscar Tullao, a public servant, are frontline male volunteers who work closely with them.

For more information, please contact the National Women's Education Center at Tel 0493-626711 at Saitama, Japan or Elvira Galang at +81 (0) 8031526613, e-mail .
If interested to meet BCSMI members, August 30 and August 31 would be the available dates to have a lecture or sharing. Please contact Elvira Galang.

By Admin on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:23 pm:

Dear Tonette,
Thanks for bringing up the topic of breast cancer. By the way for us "western" women who are at higher risk (than Japanese women), we need to be extra vigilant here because it is not as big a health problem in Japan, and some doctors may not be watching for it as closely.

Tonette, in answer to your question, there is lots of stuff if you can read Japanese... for example:
Living as a breast cancer survivor at
Maybe you can find a Japanese associate to help you do searches and find contacts?

By Admin on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 10:12 pm:

Tokyo: Fundraiser, Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 19:30
Parental child abduction occurs with alarming frequency in Japan. Come support the making of a film that examines the issue.
See the trailer, hear from experts, meet left-behind parents.
Beautiful Buffet dinner with 2 drinks.
Price: Y10,000
RSVP by December 4th to
or 090-5313-9702 (Please mention this web site JapaneWithKids)

PINK COW, Shibuya
Villa Moderuna B1, 1-3-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-3406-5597

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