Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June 9 - Death Penalty in Japan, July 14 Potluck Summer Party, Sept - Saigyo

Dear Friends and Members of the Fellowship,
(1) Prof Akemi Fujimoto who spoke to us last year about his project thru Tokyo Nodai to revitalize an area in Niigata sends word of a big food fair where their organic rice, soba and veggie products will be included. Let's support them.

  Shinjuku Takashimaya (11fl)  "Daigaku Tasty Products"

May 29 thru June 4

(2) Next regular meeting --June 9th - Chris Pitts - Amnesty International - Death Penalty in Japan

3:00 International House

Chris Pitts  long term Tokyoite and activist with Amnesty International will talk about some misconceptions and realities of the death penalty in the USA and Japan. He plans to include something about himself and his social justice work, as well as about Amnesty International.

Please join us and bring a friend before the summer break (no regular meetings in July and August).

 (3) July 14 Summer Party and Pot Luck

3:00 until 8pm (open house style--come and go when convenient)

Place:  Miriam Arai's home --near Inogashira station (on local JR Chuo Line--the station before Kichijo-ji).

Please RSVP to the moderator at 
 Let us know how many people and what you can bring. And as always for those too far /busy to bring food a small donation to the drinks is  welcome.

I will send detailed directions to those who can come. 

(4) September 8th Regular Meeting  - Bonnie's back - Poetry of Saigyo

International House 3:00

The Buddhist poetry of Saigyo. Bonnie McClure (temporarily back in Tokyo).   Bonnie, one of our dynmic young members, is now studying for her master's Japanese literature at the University of Washington.

from Peggy Kanada, moderator

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