JAPANTEX: Interior Trend Show 2009.11.11-11.13

Interior Trend Show The 28th JAPANTEX 2009 International Trade Show
JAPANTEX is the Largest International Interior Design, Interior Decorating and Home Textiles Exhibition in Japan, where Manufacturers and Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers of Interior Industry meet. The event is held every year at Tokyo Big Sight organized by the one and only home textile organization in Japan.
Date: November 11 (Wed) – November 13 (Fri), 2009
Opening hours: 10:00 -18:00 (Closed at 17:00 on the last day)
Venue: Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)
Exhibitors: Aprox. 200 companies and organizations
Visitors: 30.000 (estimation) (31,396 in 2008)
Admission fee: ¥1,000
Access:by Yurikamome train:  about 3-min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station
Shimbashi Sta. (JR, Subways) ← 22 mins.→ Kokusai-Tenjijo Seimon Sta.


CREAM Yokohama 2009 – Creativity for Arts and Media 2009.10.31-11.29

CREAM  —  Creativity for Arts and Media
The festival embraces a variety of different fields, including contemporary art, media art, animation, film, photography etc. It aims to encourage people to think about and discuss new forms of expression and new directions for our future by providing not only opportunities for people to view artworks, but also space for people to participate in image production, relax and talk to others while enjoying views of the port and the ocean around the city.
International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 includes live performances, forums, workshops, talks, planetarium events, cruises, and more. It’s an open stage for you to approach the “image” from every angle, to converse, and to create.
For more information, call: 045-664-2525 (Yokohama City Call Center)
REAM at Shinko Pier and BankART Studio NYK in Yokohama (Bashimachi Station, exit 6, Minatomirai Line) runs until Nov. 11; open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (from 10 a.m. on Sat., Sun. and holidays); admission ¥1,300 (¥1,000 advance).
Exhibited works:
Seeing is believing
Mouse Made in Yokohama

Exhibition: until 11/29 (Sun) 9:30-16:30
Slide Show “Canary”
Was it a cat I saw?

CREAM Yokohama 2009
Period: 10/31 (Sat) – 11/29 (Sun)
Opening hours: 11:00-19:00 (sat, sun, holiday, 10:00-19:00)
Main Venue 1: Shinko Pier
Address: 2-5, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Access: 10 mins from Bashamichi Station Exit 6 (Minatomirai Line)

Dream Power John Lennon Super Live 2009.11.12

Dream Power John Lennon Super Live at Nippon Budokan on Nov. 12.



A charity concert featuring Yoko Ono, Love Psychedelico, Bonnie Pink, Shigeru Izumiya, Tamio Okuda, Matsuyama Ken-ichi, Cocco, Leyona and others. Funds go to building schools in Asia and Africa. Started in 2001, all the proceeds of the concert go to creating schools in Africa, and it has created over 80 schools in more than 18 countries.

When: November 12 (Thu) 19:00 (Doors open at 18:00)
Where: Nippon Budokan
Price: All seats 8,500yen (advance ticket)

TABLE FOR TWO: Tackling malnutrition in the third and first world countries

TABLE FOR TWO is an organization that simultaneously addresses hunger in the developing world, obesity and other life-style related diseases in the developed world.
In our world of 6 billion people, 1 billion in the developing world are suffering from hunger and malnutrition; every 5 seconds, one child under 5 years old dies due to one of these causes. At the same time, however, another 1 billion, this time in the developed world, suffer from obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases – the detrimental consequences of having too much food. TABLE FOR TWO was created in order to address this grave imbalance.

TABLE FOR TWO aims to promote health in both developing and developed nations. By providing school meals in the developing world, not only is the nutrition of deprived children improved, but a wider set of positive impacts can be seen across society. The idea is to address the global food problem — obesity in the advanced nations and famine in the developing world. TFT subsides the cost of nutritious food for needy Africans with a surcharge on healthy lunches in Japan.
This global initiative founded by members from Japan, now involves leaders from over twenty countries.
The participants, which include approximately 150 corporations, academic institutions, government offices, hospitals, public ministries, agencies and other groups offer special TFT menus in consultation with a registered nutritionist and the price includes a ¥20 donation to TFT, which can be paid either by the employee or subsidized by the participant organization.

When any TFT healthy meal is bought in your company cafeteria or when any other TFT licensed food is purchased, 20cents per meal is donated to TABLE FOR TWO. This provides one school meal for a child in a developing country.

Through this donation, TABLE FOR TWO and participating companies have now provided 1,035,359 school meals to hungry children in Uganda, Malawi and Rwanda.



“Shichi-Go-San” – Seven-Five-Three – November 15

Three, five and seven-year-old children get dressed up to visit shrines and pray for good health and future blessings.

Shichi-Go-San (means Seven-Five-Three)  is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three and seven year-old girls and three and five year-old boys, held annually on November 15th.


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