This page contains links to groups and resources that may interest you. Many of these groups are through AJET, and have a presence on the Special Interest Group (SIG) Forum.

Vegetarian

  • How to Explain being a Veggie to Japanese People (has Japanese translations) http://vegietokyo.com/
  • ALISHAN (aka Tengu Natural Foods)
    Address: 185-2 Komahongo, Hidaka Shi, Saitama Prefecture, 350-1251
    Phone: 0429-82-4811
    Fax: 0429-82-4813
    E-mail: tengu@gol.com
    Web site: http://www.alishan.jp/shop/nfoscomm/catalog/ [English/Japanese] (online shop available)
    -ALISHAN, an organic and natural foods catalog company. They have a variety of selections of imported vegetarian items and you can also download their English-version catalog.
  • WARABE MURA
    Address: Warabe Mura Wholefoods, 342, Takanosu, Kamono-Cho, Minokamo-Shi, Gifu Prefecture 505-0051
    Phone: 0574-54-1355
    Fax: 0120-54-1495
    E-mail: hope@warabemura.com
    Web site: http://www.warabe.co.jp
    -WARABE MURA has an extensive range of vegan, organic & macrobiotic wholefoods. A Japanese catalogue is available and an English pdf version can be downloaded from http://www.warabe.co.jp/english2.html)
  • KANSAI CONSUMERS CLUB
    (Japanese Only)
    Web site: http://www.kansai-cc.co.jp
    -Kansai Consumers Club delivers health/organic foods to nearly everywhere in Japan. Besides meat/fish sections, you'll find a variety of veggie-friendly products in their online catalog.
  • TRANSGLOBE
    (Japanese only)
    Web site: http://transglobe.ocnk.net/ (online shop available)
    -100 % natural vegan soap is available here. Their website is Japanese but the names of soaps are written in English, too.
  • Global Village
    Contact: Safia, tel. 03-3705-0233, fax. 03-3705-0255.
    -Bilingual environmental and Third World issues group with information on recycling, organic food shops, restaurants, hotels, etc.
  • Japan Vegetarian Society
    http://www.jpvs.org/Eng/ep1/index-eng.html
  • Natural Healing Center
    http://naturalhealingcenter.com/
  • Guide to Being (And Remaining) Vegetarian in Japan
    http://ajet.net/modules/articles/article.php?id=40#veg
    -A cookbook and resource guide printed by Hokkaido AJET.

Nationality/Ethnicity


LGBTQ

  • Stonewall Stonewall Japan Website/Facebook group
    JET gender and sexual identity Special Interest Group (SIG)
    http://groups.google.com/group/stonewalljapan
    -Provides an email list serve, information about coming out, books, videos, information about
    queer events in Japan, referrals etc. Can refer people to transgendered-specific links.
    Also, the group is confidential
  • LOUD (Lesbians of Undeniable Drive)
    Lesbian / Bisexual Women
    http://www.space-loud.org/loud/modules/english1/
    Nakano Dai-ni Koupo 601, 5-24-16 Nakano Nakano-ku Tokyo
    TEL: 03-3319-3069
    EMAIL:loud@space-loud.org
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgendered Christians
    http://whosoever.org/
    -Whosoever Ministries, Inc. exists to provides a safe and sacred space for gay, lesbian, bisexual
    and transgender Christians to reclaim, rekindle and grow their relationship with God.
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
    OCCUR Helpline
    -The line is in Japanese but the group has foreign/English-speaking members for whom you may leave messages.
    The group is involved in court cases to change discriminatory practices and may be a good resource for legal information.
    TEL: 03-3380-2269
    19:00-22:00, 13:00-16:00 (Men: Tues – Thurs; Women: every 1st and 3rd Sunday).
  • International Lesbian Community Tokyo: Mon-Fri (9am-10pm): (03) 3410-7184
  • International Friend (Gay Support) Tokyo: (03) 5693-4569

Women


Religion

Christianity

  • JET Christian Fellowship (JCF)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgendered Christians
    http://whosoever.org/
    -Whosoever Ministries, Inc. exists to provides a safe and sacred space for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians to reclaim, rekindle and grow their relationship with God.

Islam

Muslims in Japan on the AJET SIG Forum
List of Mosques in Japan (Chiba, Ichikawa, Kisarazu)

Other

ALT Soccer Tournament Website/Facebook group