TELL has been serving Japan’s international community since 1973 by offering free telephone counseling, professional face-to-face counseling and an extensive outreach program. In the first eight months of TELL’s operation they answered just over 1,000 calls. Forty years later that number had risen almost sevenfold. In this week’s rundown find information about how you can help a good cause, along with details about festivals, art shows and whatever is going on in Shibuya.


TELL Tokyo Tower Climb

High-steppers test their endurance for a good cause as TELL partners  with Tokyo Tower to offer an exciting challenge to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. Registration is sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help out – and start getting in those steps for next year.


Philippine Festival 2018

The Philippines is known as the “land of festivals” so head to Hibiya Park for this annual event. The Filipino community of Tokyo will share their passion for authentic cuisine, music, dance and much more.



Shibuya Zunchaka

Participation is the name of the game at this community-organized music festival that will take place at several locations in Shibuya. Jam along with pop-up bands, sing along with group choruses, and boogie down en masse at the Zunchaka Finale.


Jackie Saccoccio, Place (Blue Speed), 2018, Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter, New York.

Jackie Saccoccio Solo Exhibition: Unbearable Lightness

The New York-based, highly acclaimed artist brings 11 new paintings and two prints to her first presentation in Asia. An artist talk will be held Saturday from 16:30.


Zen 2.0 Global Mindfulness Forum

Japan’s first large-scale forum on Zen and mindfulness convenes at Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura, the first temple in Japan dedicated to Zen training.


Edendordorado: Resonance of Paradise

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration,” said Nikola Tesla. The works of twin artist duo Hamadaraka depict a paradise inhabited by fauna and flora awakened by the vibrations of 434 Hz frequency.


Omohara Beer Forest by Yona Yona Beer Works

Tokyo’s beer thirsty crowd has two more weekends to enjoy craft beer creations by Yona Yona Beer Works at this stunning rooftop garden at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando.


Fine Art Music Photography

The collection includes approximately 50 iconic and rare limited edition photographs of artists and bands from the 1960s through today.