[Finished] March 14, 2009 - Peace March for Tibet
This March 10th is the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. Every year in March TSNJ hosts a peach march to commemorate this and to appeal for peace and freedom in Tibet. This year's event is on March 14th, in Shibuya. Please come and join us and the Tibetans as we walk for Tibet.
Time: March 14th, 2009 (Saturday) 2PM
Place: Shibuya, Miyashita park [ Map ]
Further details http://www.geocities.jp/t_s_n_j/doc/20080322-Demo-en.html#2009peacemarch
[Finished] March 7, 2009 event news on Phayul.com
Phayul.com has kindly posted a short news article talking about the events on March 7th.
[ Phayul.com ]
[Finished] March 7, 2009 - Protest in front of the Chinese Embassy
On the 10th of March, 2008 the Tibet issue entered into a distinct and crucial stage. Tibetan people of all ages, all walks of life, the young and the old, monks and nuns, farmers, nomads, craftsmen, and even university students across China stood up and risked their lives to partake in this protest movement. This spirit of resistance has been handed down for half a century starting on the 10th of March in 1959. Looking back at these 50 years of resistance, as a Tibetan, or in support of the Tibetans, I stand up to the Chinese government again.
This will be a non-violent, peaceful protest which abides by Japanese law. Permission from the police has been obtained for this activity. Your understanding, support, and participation will be most welcome!
- Date/time: March 7, 2009, 11:00 AM
- Place: In front of the Chinese Embassy (3-4-33 MOTO-AZABU, MINATO-KU, TOKYO) [ Mapion ]
- How to protest: Protest without loud speakers and the like, display a banner, or read aloud our statement. We will pay close attention not to disturb residents and the traffic in the area.
- Contact (English): Tsering Dorjee at moc.liamg|napaj.tebiteerfarofstneduts#moc.liamg_ta_napaj.tebiteerfarofstneduts
[Finished] March 7, 2009 - Uprising Day: 50th Anniversary Event
[Finished] December 6, 2008 - first screening of "Leaving Fear Behind" in Japan
[Finished] August 3 - 24, 2008 WALK for a FREE TIBET
[Finished] 2008/8/24 - Tibet for Tibetans !
A silent march organized by the Tibetan community of Japan
The curtain is falling on the Beijing Olympics. While the Chinese government exchanged a promise of reformed human rights for the Olympics; in the shadow of the rejoicing at a successful event there are people who are being terrified by increased oppression. Although the Olympics coming to an end, the fight for our freedom, the freedom of the Tibetan people, continues. To express the grief and concern that all Tibetans carry, we will conduct a silent march. What we Tibetans are demanding are the human rights and freedoms that ordinary people have. We want to be a spokesperson and walk for all of our Tibetan brothers and sisters; for those who have lost their lives, been imprisoned, or are dealing with the sadness of have family or friends who have not come home.
By walking we want to express these voices from the darkness, this message that mere words cannot fully relate. Please come and join us, the Tibetan community in Japan, as we walk our silent march.
SFT Japan will be supporting this demonstration by joining it with our Walk for a Free Tibet campaign Tokyo event.
- 2008/8/24 (Sun)
- 16:00 Assemble at Ebisu Park (Shibuya-ku, Ebisu-nishi 1-19-1) ~5 minute walk from the Hibiya Subway line or the JR Ebisu station west exit
- 17:00 March begins（Ebisu Park -> Shibuya -> Jingudoori Park）
- 19:00 Disperse
About the silent march
- In an attempt to create the image of funeral procession, please wear simple dark colored clothing and black colored items. Please refrain from brightly colored clothing or costumes.
- In an attempt to further emphasize silence, we also recommend masks. Any color or style is fine. Writing FREE TIBET, etc. on them would also be good.
- Photos of the deceased and missing, Tibetan flags and banners will be used
- There will be no shouting or slogans used during the march. Please refrain from bringing any instruments.
[Finished] 2008/8/9 - Tibet for Tibetans !
[ Finished ] 2008/5/6 Rally and demonstration in Tokyo during Hu Jintao's state visit to Japan
We welcome all those who love peace, democracy and know the importance of human rights. We want to make the demonstration on 5/6 as large as possible, so invite your friends. While SFT is participating in this event, it is organized and hosted by the Save Tibet Network and TSNJ.
Details about the rally and demonstration can be found on TSNJ's English website: http://www.geocities.jp/t_s_n_j/doc/20080322-Demo-en.html
[ Finished ] [ Important ] 2008/4/26 - About SFT's action
The fact that the Tibetans themselves want to express themselves in a way that is non-violent, peaceful, legal, and within the framework of Japanese law, has become our highest priority. For this reason the way that the roadside appeal during the Olympic torch relay will be carried out has been changed (We are not finished with talks with the police and public administration, so none of this is set in stone). SFT's role in this appeal was limited to those Tibetans who applied before hand. There is not any general participation open for the torch relay. For further information, please see the blog.
[ Finished ] 2008/4/26 Beijing Olympics Torch Relay Appeal
- Tibetan Cultural Exchange: Getting to know the "Tibet problem"
- Date: April 25th, 2008 from 7PM
- Place: Monzenpuraza - Basement hall (Nagano shi, Nitta-machi, 1485-1) (the previously posted location has recently changed)
- Topics The "Tibet problem", something that started during the Cold War, is a progressing problem effecting cultural inheritance and and human rights. Outside Tibet, second and third generation refugees are being born. Visiting Nagano is Tsering Dorjee who lives and works in Japan is one of the generation of "Tibetan refugees who has never seen his home". Tsering is one of people that make up Japanese society and really is just the guy next door. The Tibet problem really isn't very far away. Tsering will be speaking about his experiences, how the currently displaced generation feel, and their hopes for the future. Please come and take this opportunity to get to know about Tibetan problem.
- Hosted by: SFT Japan
- Cost: Free for everyone
- Contact/Questions: moc.liamg|8002napajtfs#moc.liamg_ta_8002napajtfs
- Beijing Olympics Protest: To the Chinese Government - Keep your promises!
- Date: April 26th, 2008 (Time and gathering place are still being decided)
- Place: In front of the JR Nagano Station (waiting on approval)
- Purpose: The reason China lost out to Sydney for the the 2004 Summer Olympics was due to the human rights problems starting with Tibet. After this, in the bid for the Summer 2008 Olympics to be held in Beijing, the Chinese government pledged "an improvement in the human rights situation". SFT Japan has been paying close attention to the Beijing Olympics as the worlds eyes and ears are focused on the human rights situation in China. It presents an excellent opportunity for improving human rights in Tibet. Unfortunately nothing has improved and the Olympic venue is being forced forwards through strong governmental pressure. SFT does not oppose the Olympics and has no plans to disrupt the Olympic torch. SFT is, however, strongly concerned that in the shadow of the event that uses the phrase "A Celebration of Peace", promises have not been kept and the Tibet problem is still left unanswered.
- Participation: This event is for Tibetans living in Japan who have applied. (Tibet supporters and others are free to act as they wish. Please enjoy the event as a normal spectator).
- Hear Tibet! Meeting (tentative title)
- An appeal meeting after the torch relay has ended
- Time/Date: 2008/04/26 (PM, still working on the time)
- Place: Nagano city (tbd)
- Participation: Open (no registaration needed)
- Due to Nagano prefecture governmental ordinances, all those who have gathered to appeal the Tibetan problem are not allowed to gather into a single place. Instead, we will get together afterward to socialize (waiting for permission). There are not plans for a demonstration. Through (SFTJ) Tsering's speech, the message of Tibet support groups, Tibetan songs, etc. we will be reiterating our feelings and commitment to peace for Tibet.
[ Finished ] Protest in front of the Chinese Embassy & SFT Japan post protest Meeting - March 22, 2008
[ Finished ] Protest in front of the Chinese Embassy - March 8, 2008
[Finished] 2008 Peace March for Tibet