Dec 1 World AIDS Day 2007

So many events going on in Japan and all over the world. Will the Japanese media again miss the chance to highlight this very serious issue?

I need to hold back and not be so judgmental – but it is hard for me to understand that into the third decade of AIDS so many people here think it is a foreign disease – no relationship to them or to Japan. this idoes not only apply to Japanese but to non-Japanese people as well who come ot live in a bubble of security. we take on the "island mentality" as our own. (Does that make us assimilated??!!??)

Many still do not see AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease. I was only reminded about this as focused on AIDS in two or my workshops just before and after WAD. Participants were quite different but still the distance shocked me. Like 1984 in the US…

it starts here ...with your action
http://www.wadsjapan.net/

Saturday, December 1, 2007 ,

World AIDS DAY in Shibuya

- Shibuya Red part 1: RED WALK, 2:00-4:00

Location: Miyashita Park in Shibuya

http://map.yahoo.co.jp/pl?lat=35.39.33.829&lon= 139.42.18.572&sc=1&mode=map&type=scroll

- Shibuya Red part 2: Hachiko-Mae Street campaign, 2:00-4:00

Location: Shibuya Station, Hachiko Square

- Shibuya Red part 3: Club event "Choice!" 5:00-9:00

Location: Club Asia http://www.clubasia.co.jp/new/access_map.php

Event details: http://www.wadsjapan.net/event-top.php

Sponsored by World AIDS Day series Japan (WADSJapan) http://www.wadsjapan.net/


Saturday, December 1, 2007 , 1:00-4:00

World AIDS DAY Symposium (in Japanese)

Location: JICASquare, Hiro

To sign up mail:chikyuhiroba@jica.go.jp

Event details: http://www.wadsjapan.net/event-top.php

Sponsored by JICA UNFPA, wAds2007


Sunday, December 2, 2007, 2:00-5:00

AIDS awareness Concert - proceeded by a panel discussion. (in Japanese)

Location: UN University in OmoteSando

To sign up contact: ptokyo@worldbank.org

For more information: http://www.worldbank.org/japan/jp

Sponsored by the World Bank, Japan

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