AITEN’s Movie Night is back: July 12th, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT ?

Hello everyone,

Our next  Movie Night is planned on  Tuesday’ July 12th, 19:00 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

We will feature the latest Michael Moore’s movie, Where to invade next.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_to_Invade_Next

 

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

 

AITEN Meeting – June 28th (Tue), Nakameguro Square

Hello everyone,

Our June meeting was postponed to allow us to go and support the Tokyo LGBT community after the terrible events of Orlando.

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 28th, 19:00

We’ll rehearse the skit that we plan to debut at What the Dickens on July 3rd (Sun). Their open mic event, MC’d by AITEN member Tom, is slated to start at 5pm but there’s usually not much action before 6pm. It will be short & snappy and we plan to involve some members of the audience. However, the more AITEN members there the better so please put it in your diary and make a big effort to be there on the 28th so we can polish the presentation. It’s going to be fun and hopefully reach some people who haven’t heard of AI yet. It could be useful for school and uni groups as a way of introducing AI’s work.

ADDRESS : The venue is new. Nakameguro Square is a community centre that’s a 7-8 minute walk from Nakameguro Station (along Yamate Dori). It will be in Room No 3 and will be listed NOT as AITEN but as Meguro Feldenkrais Group.
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

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AITEN Meeting – May 24th (Tue.), AIJ office in Kanda

Thanks to all of you for coming to our film projection of CitizenFour tonight, it was great !

Following on the topic of privacy and freedom of expression, we will have an AITEN meeting next week, this time in the AIJ’s office near Kanda.

  • Discussion around your impressions about CitizenFour and the issues at stake

  • Some journalists members of the FCCJ (Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan) may visit and participate to the debate

  • Yang will present the case of Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist sentenced to prison for expressing his political opinions

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 24th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN’s movie night on May 17th (Tue): CITIZEN FOUR

The movie night will take place on Tuesday 17th, 19:00 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

For this next movie night, we have decided to choose the documentary “CITIZENFOUR” made by Laura Poitras. It is an interview of the praised whistle-blower Edward Snowden made directly before the huge scandal of the NSA (and its allies) global monitoring system.

In this documentary, a more personal aspect of Snowden is revealed, showing the human-being behind the hero/enemy, with his fears, his concerns, his emotions.

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

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March 16th (Wed.) – AITEN meeting in Shimokitazawa, Good Heavens

AITEN January meeting on March, Wednesday 16th

1930~2100 in the GOOD HEAVENS, a bar in Shimokitazawa.

We will start with a new format for our meetings, hopefully more welcoming to newcomers ! The meeting will take place in the Good Heavens around a comfy table, with drinks/snacks and music.

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture, talking about latest Amnesty news and we will keep on planning this year’s actions:

  • Booths and visits to international schools in Tokyo
  • Support to Eskinder Nega through the Ethiopian embassy
  • Fundraising events and concerts
  • Movie projections
  • Drama playing about Amnesty with schools/university students
  • Outreach, stunts

Recently we have plenty of ideas, so we really need your help to make them happen ! Any particular skills may be handy !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : Setagaya, Daizawa 5-32-5

Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/g9XaAvku3ck

Tel: 03-3411-6774
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

February 16th meeting – AIJ office in Kanda

AITEN January meeting on Tuesday 16th

1900~2100 in the Amnesty Japan’s office in Kanda.

A bit of a short notice for this meeting, but hopefully we will welcome many of you !

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture, and we will keep on planning this year’s actions:

  • Booths and visits to international schools in Tokyo
  • Support to Eskinder Nega
  • Other events including fundraising events and concerts

Recently many people have joined the group ! Don’t hesitate to join as well ! We need your help ! People around the world need your help !

Dinner/drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

Movie night is back ! Shimokitazawa, Sunday 7th Feb, 4 p.m.

THE MOVIE

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network will show the multiple award-winning thrilling documentary “Cartel Land”. Over the endless drugs war, people of Mexico have been and are still dived into omnipresent violence, and the dramatic banalisation of torture. This film will help us understand better what is happening, through the lives of people from multiple sides.

« CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as all those groups vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. CARTEL LAND is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil. »

100 minutes. Color. Audio in English & Spanish; subtitles in English.

IMDB:7.4/10;  Rotten Tomatoes 90%

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4126304/

THE VENUE

Under the management of Mr Paul Davies (formerly of Heaven’s Door),

Good Heavens offers you good beer, good food, and a warm welcome.

There is no cover charge.

Walk south from Shimokitazawa Station South Exit. Turn left at Gyoza no Osho onto Glory Road.

The bar is a few steps ahead on your right, just above Chicago.

Setagaya, Daizawa 5-32-5

Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/g9XaAvku3ck

Tel: 03-3411-6774

 

THE CAUSE

AITEN invites you to enjoy this free showing, which will be followed by a short talk about Amnesty International and its work to defend human rights for all.

There will be a chance to ask questions, and to contribute to AI’s vital work, writing letters to call for stopping torture or help prisoners of conscience.

Please attend and bring a friend or two.

Even if you can’t attend, please tell your friends.

For any questions, please send us an email at info [@] aiten.org

New Year’s meeting on Jan .13th (Wed.)

AITEN January meeting on Wednesday 13th

1900~2100 in the Amnesty Japan’s office in Kanda.

Happy New Year to everyone ! As a good resolution, let us keep supporting people for freedom of conscience and expression, fight against torture and organize fund-raising events for AI Japan ! 2016 will be a promising year as our group has been growing all last year 🙂

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture, and we will start planning our actions for this year.

Recently many people have joined the group ! Don’t hesitate to join as well ! We need your help ! People around the world need your help !

Dinner/drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

Human Rights Day : Amnesty’s LETTER-WRITING MARATHON on Dec. 12th !

   Celebrate Human Rights Day by joining the 12-hour writing marathon organised by Amnesty International! Participate in the world’s biggest human rights event!

Saturday, 12th December 2015

Letter-writing Marathon

By writing lots of letters you can join the world.

By writing lots of letters you can help to stop human rights abuses.

This marathon is not hard.

Just write letters at your own pace, thinking of people suffering overseas:

Burkina Faso: forced to marry even though she is still a child

El Salvador: charged with a murder following a miscarriage

USA: still not released, although all the charges have been dropped

Iran: minors under sentence of death

We have prepared a range of activities for you throughout the day starting from 9 AM. You can make a bangle from an old Sari, write a letter in Spanish, and enjoy a party with a DJ, eating, drinking and dancing to music from all over the world!

Case_BurmaYou are free to enter and leave anytime, except for the bangle workshop (which needs a reservation in advance).

Invite your friends and relatives and enjoy together!

 9:00        Start

10:00        Introduction to Amnesty’s activities in 2015

10:30        Making a bangle from an old Sari

        * Fee 1,000 yen (snack included)

       * To participate, apply in advance.

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12:00        Lunch: compare curries of Asian countries

13:00        Letter-writing♪

* Write in support of up to 12 persons from 12 countries, against violations of human rights.

16:00         Let’s write a letter in Spanish!

18:00        Let’s Party!  (*Fee 1,000 yen)

*We will exhibit the letters from Amnesty supporters to Hakamada Iwao, who spent 48 years in prison on a false charge.

Japanese version / 日本語版:

This PDF is 200KB in size. Click here to download (FLY_Group-Writing-Marathon.pdf)

AITEN Nov. meeting on Wed. 18th in AIJ office, Kanda

AITEN November meeting on Wednesday 18th

1900~2100 in the Amnesty Japan’s office in Kanda.

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture.

We will discuss about our last fundraising event  in Ebisu which was pretty successful, and we will start planning our New Year’s actions.

Recently many people have joined the group ! Don’t hesitate to join as well ! We need your help ! People around the world need your help !

Dinner/drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link