We have arranged an online talk with activist Beverly Smith, whose then 27-year-old son, Alonzo Smith was killed by the police 15 years ago. He was the father of three young children. Kristina Roth from Amnesty International USA will join the conversation to offer her expertise on the incidence of police violence in the USA and to tell us more about what activists are doing to stop it. We invite you to join us to discuss the fight against racism, and for police accountability and think about what we all can do!
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. It will be held in English without interpretation into Japanese. Please post your questions to the guest speakers in the comments section.
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]
Every year, local shoemakers gather at Tamahime Inari Shrine for the Kon-Kon Kutsu Ichi (“Shoe Festival”). In a gesture of customer appreciation, these companies sell their goods (men’s shoes, women’s shoes, sneakers, sandals, bags, belts, leather accessories and material, etc.) for […]
Watching Sumo wrestlers trying to make babies cry might seem like an odd pastime, but in Asakusa’s Sensoji it’s an age-old tradition. The 400-year-old event takes place at a few different temples and shrines across Japan but this is by […]
Ryogoku is a neighborhood with a long history as the center of Japan’s national sport of sumo. It’s also the home to some major museums. This event, was started to highlight the many points of interest in the area (nigiwai is […]
10:30am – 4:00pm