FIT Charity Run 2009.11.29

The Financial Industry in Tokyo (FIT) for Charity Run is committed to making a difference through its support for under-recognised needs and causes.

FIT accepts applications for runners and walkers as well as sponsors until 27 November 2009!
Six non-profit community organisations have been selected to share equally in the proceeds of the 2009 run.
1.  Florence (Sick child care service organisation)
2.  Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
3.  Kibo-no-Ie (Children’s Home)
4.  Nonohana-no-Ie (Children’s Home)
5.  Place Tokyo
6.  The Tyler Foundation for Childhood Cancer

The FIT For Charity Run 2009 will take place at the National Kasumigaoka Stadium and the streets around Meiji-jingu Gaien, an exciting venue in the center of Tokyo.
Date:  Sunday, November 29, 2009 (rain or shine)
Time:  09:00 – 13:00
Venue:  National Kasumigaoka Stadium and the Outer Garden of Meiji Shrine (Meiji-jingu Gaien), in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
How to access: closest stations:  Sendagaya or Shinanomachi Station on JR Sobu Line; Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station on Toei Oedo Line and Gaienmae Station on Ginza Line
Participation fee: ¥5,000 per person (Children under 16 free)
Awards:  FIT will award prizes to the top three male and female runners for the 10km and 4km distances, the top three relay teams, the best costumes and the top three fundraising teams.
For further information, please visit


BEAUJOLAIS BAR 2009.11.19 – 11.21

BEAUJOLAIS BAR 2009 at Ebisu Garden Place

Beaujolais Nouveau-tasting fair
In celebration of this year’s release of Beaujolais Nouveau on Nov. 19, the Beaujolais Bar 2009 wine-tasting event will be held at the Ebisu Garden Place complex in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, from Nov. 19 to 21.
Date:  November 19 (Thu) ~ 21 (Sat), 2009
Time:  15:00 ~ 22:00 (L.O.)
Admission: ¥1,000
Venue:  Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square B1, Yebisu Oyster Bar

Access:  5 min walk from Ebisu Station
For more information call 03-5423-7111 or visit
The bar will have two booths offering 10 kinds of Beaujolais Nouveau and five other new wines, including Laboure Roi Non Filter and Gamay sparkling wine,¥500 by the glass. Sommeliers and wine advisers will be on hand to introduce the wines.
The neighboring tearoom and restaurant, Le Salon De Ninas Paris, will prepare a special menu to complement the wines, such as beef cheek braised in Beaujolais Nouveau (¥1,000), chicken liver pate with baguette (¥800), as well as a side menu including assorted natural cheese and sausages.
Also a Beaujolais Nouveau Fair will be hold at the neighboring Ebisu Mitsukoshi B2F on November 19th (Thu). Tel: 03-5423-1135

Roppongi Hills: Artelligent Christmas 2009.11.4 – 12.25

Christmas Illumination
Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas
Date:  November 4 (Wed) ~ December 25 (Fri)
Time:  17:00 ~ 24:00

SNOW & BLUE –  Venue:  Roppongi Keyaki Saka-dori

66 Plaza Illumination – Venue: 66 Plaza

Mori Garden

Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009.11.21 – 11.23

TCAF is the Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair,  held in the Tokyo Bijutsu club that is said to be a sanctuary of Japanese art.  67 galleries of the finest competed works  for exhibition.  This fair has going  since fall 2007 and for those who love art, it is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to contemporary art and enjoy buying art works.
Date: November 21st (Saturday) ~  23rd (Monday / Holiday), 2009
Time: 11:00-18:00 (Until 17:00 for a final day)
Fee: ¥600 (valid only for one day during exhibition)
Venue: Tokyo Bijutsu Club “Tobi Art Forum” 3rd & 4th Floor
Address: 6-19-15 Shinbashi, Minato-ku,  Tokyo
Access: 5 min. walk from exit A4 at Daimon Station of Toei Asakusa & Toei Oedo Line
8 min. walk from Shinbashi Station of JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Line
8 min. walk from Hamamatsucho Station of JR
For information: TCAF2009 Executive Committee   TEL 03-6418-0307


Midtown Christmas 2009 – 11.12-12.25

Everybody is a Santa Claus for somebody
Roppongi’s Midtown shopping center will be hosting a myriad of events during the holiday season. The famed Champs Elysees trees will be lit up with over 24,000 white LED lights making it a “white christmas.” Meanwhile, the 1st floor of the Galleria will have a Santa tree, with over 15,000 miniature Santas hanging from the tree.
Ongoing:   Nov.12 (Thu) — Dec. 25 (Fri)
Free admission
Address: Tokyo Midtown, 9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
There will be new stage for this years “Starlight Garden”, the symbolic illumination for Tokyo Midtown that will be set on the Grass Square spanning 2,000 square meters.
A replica of the illumination in the Champs-Elysees boulevard  will be displayed using just over 24,000 white LED lights.
A 500-meter long strip of LED line and a net of LED lights spread out in the sky like a glimmering canopy will create a “Prism Avenue”.
The trees in Sakura-dori and in the streets all around Tokyo Midtown will be decorated with over 470,000 LED lights that are the color of candle light. The camphor tree in the Midtown Garden will be illuminated with pink LED lights. The lights will be powered by solar-energy.
In the Galleria, a Japanese “washi” paper chandelier will be hung to welcome visitors. The huge paper-craft will feature Christmas motifs such as fir trees, holly and snow crystals. From 19:00, it will be illuminated in a gradation of colors twice every hour.
In the Galleria, there will be a 3 meter-high “Santa Tree” made from thousands of miniature Santa Claus dolls in 27 varieties all mixed together.

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