Valentine’s charity party

Human Rights Now (HRN), an international human rights NGO, plans to host a charity cocktail party on Feb. 12 to celebrate the coming of Valentine’s Day.

The theme for the event is “Love,” since the organization supports all forms of love in which people respect each other regardless of nationality, race, gender or occupation on the basis of equality and human rights.

The group hopes that the love from each one of us will reach those whose human rights are being violated in places far removed from our daily lives.

After the opening speech from HRN, a brief introduction of their Women’s & Girls’ Rights Project will be offered.

As for refreshment, a buffet will be provided by Heaven’s Kitchen, which is run by HRN staff member Asako Suzuki.

The proceeds will be used for projects to help promote the eradication of violence against women, the activities of Asian Activists to support women’s rights activists around the world and activities to raise awareness of domestic and international human rights issues.

The event will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Fiat The Space in Aoyama, Tokyo. Admission is at ¥6,000 per person with a pair discount available for ¥10,000.

Tickets should be booked in advance via email at info@hrn.or.jp, with the subject “Participation for the Valentine’s Charity Party 2.12” and include participants’ names and contact details.

For more information, visit hrn.or.jp/eng/news/category/event.


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Pokemon letter set

Ensky Co., a toy design and production company based in Saitama Prefecture, from Feb. 3, has started offering Pocket Monsters letter sets at about 4,000 post offices throughout Japan.

Pocket Monsters, known as Pokemon, have been extremely popular with children in Japan and around the world.

At a time when high-technology gadgets are becoming prevalent in all areas of people’s lives, opportunities to write letters by hand are dwindling.

To stimulate children’s interest in writing letters, each sheet is adorned with popular Pokemon characters.

The letter set includes writing paper, envelopes, postcards and stickers and is available for ¥680 including tax. It will be available through May 30, however, quantities are limited.

For more information, call (048) 932-4992.

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