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NeedsArch 17: GINZA THEATRICAL NIGHT TOUR

posted Dec 22, 2018, 5:23 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 10:49 PM ]


GINZA THEATRICAL NIGHT TOUR

A “moving” sightseeing tour!

A totally new form of entertainment combining movie, theatre and sightseeing!






Overview


A dazzling, neon-lit night in Ginza, the center of Japan.

A couple appears, dressed in the fashions of long ago.

Wonder where they came from? Join us and find out!

The Ginza Theatrical Night Tour

is a whole new way to sightsee and to live inside a play at the same time.

Together with the cast, you will see Ginza

– where retro and cutting-edge culture meet –

as you witness the unfolding of an extraordinary story.

This tour offers a whole new “moving” sightseeing experience.



    


       

    
  
 

Purpose of the questionnaire / interview

 To hear opinions and suggestions for the promotion, content and the operations of the new form of tour which combines sightseeing and entertainment.

 Japanese company (client) : Film / Theatre production company

 NeedsArch Product Testers : max 10 people at each time slot

 

 

Type of Studies

  1. Questionnaire (paper-based, 10 mins)
  2. Group interview (around 30 mins)
 

Dates and Schedule

 Friday, Jan 25 – Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

 Starts at ①18:00 and ②21:00 each day. (Duration: 2 hours)
 
 ① Participants joining the 18:00 tour will visit:
  • Togeki (Cinema, opened in 1975)
  • Ginza Kimuraya (Bakery, opened in 1869) – You are served a red bean bun.
  • Ginza Itoya (Stationery Shop, opened in 1904) – You are served a cup of hot lemonade and will get an original bookmark as a souvenir.
  • Okuno building (Retro building, built in 1932)
  • Wako (Department Store, opened in 1932)
 
 ② Participants joining the 21:00 tour will visit:
  • Togeki (Cinema, opened in 1975)
  • Tricolore (Café, opened in 1936) – You will be served a mini cup of coffee and an éclair.
  • Beer Hall LION GINZA 7chome (Beer Hall, opened in 1934) – You will be served a beer and some light food to go with it.
  • Wako (Department Store, opened in 1932)

 

<Meeting Place
 Meeting Place: The tour departs from Togeki Cinema (Togeki Building 3rd Floor, 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo | 東京都中央区築地4-1-1 東劇ビル3F)

   Access: 1-minute walk from exit 6 Higashi-ginza station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), 3-minute walk from Higashi-ginza station (Toei Asakusa Line)

   MAP | Close to the famous sightseeing spot Ginza KABUKI-ZA, 1-minute walk from Higashi-ginza station (exit 6), Togeki Cinema is located in the red and white building.
 
 

Attractive Points
  1. This tour will be sold for around ¥6,000 (tax included), whereas the monitors will be invited to experience it for FREE!
  2. All participants will be taken to the top of the clock tower of Wako Department, which is the most iconic place at the heart of Ginza and has never been open to the public. It is normally accessible only to the customers who have purchased an engagement ring at Wako, but this time the tour is allowing the special offer to go up the clock tower.
  3. You will get to visit more sights like an old cinema, a traditional cafe, a famous bakery etc. and will be served light food and drinks as well.
  

Other thing to note

  • The tour is provided in English only.
  • Max 10 participants can join in each tour.



<Application> HERE!

    *Please choose the date from ①~⑩ below and complete RSVP by the deadline January 22 (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)

    *A lottery may be held if there are more applicants than slots available.


    Friday, Jan 25, starts at 18:00  FULL!

    Friday, Jan 25, starts at 21:00  FULL!

    ③ Saturday, Jan 26, starts at 18:00  FULL!

  ④ Saturday, Jan 26, starts at 21:00  FULL!

  ⑤ Sunday, Jan 27, starts at 18:00  FULL!

  ⑥ Sunday, Jan 27, starts at 21:00  4~5 slots left!

  ⑦ Monday, Jan 28, starts at 18:00 FULL!

    ⑧ Monday, Jan 28, starts at 21:00  2 slots left!

    ⑨ Tuesday, Jan 29, starts at 18:00 FULL!

    ⑩ Tuesday, Jan 29, starts at 21:00 3~4 slots left!

 <Qualifications>
  • Country: Any Non-Japanese member who registered for NeedsArch members
  • Age: from 18 to around 70
  • Slots: 10 participants in each tour *Winners are selected by lottery if there are more applicants than slots available.

 <Useful Links>



                  NeedsArch 16: Kanazawa Monitor Tour ~ Giving You an Authentic Cultural Experience in Ishikawa ~

                  posted Oct 24, 2017, 12:34 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jul 1, 2018, 9:18 PM ]

                  Kanazawa Monitor Tour
                  ~ Giving You an Authentic Cultural Experience in Ishikawa ~

                  (Anytime from June to December 2018)

                  presented by CREA voyage



                                                                            https://www.creavoyage.com/experiences



                                                        *Any Non-Japanese member who meet the conditions above, please Apply Here!



                  URL: www.creavoyage.com

                  MAIL: info@creavoyage.com



                    If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the tour,
                    please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com

                    To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 


                  NeedsArch 15: Free beauty devices testers wanted

                  posted Sep 25, 2017, 8:03 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 7:21 PM ]

                  [Free beauty devices testers wanted]


                  Date: Saturday November 4, 2017 for woman from Singapore  (2:00PM~4:30PM)  FULL! (but waiting list is available)

                  Date: Sunday November 12, 2017 for woman from Malaysia (2:00PM~4:30PM)  FULL! (but waiting list is available)

                  Qualification:
                  5 women limited (each country) who
                  - is interested in testing beauty devices for FREE (e.g. body slimming device, Anti-aging facial treatment and cleansing - all products around 30,000+yen)
                  - is from Singapore or Malaysia (the late 20, 30s, 40s)

                  Venue: 2-4-2, Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo (2-minute walk from Toyocho station)

                  What you get: Special beauty gifts (worth 5,000yen) and cash (around 5,000yen)

                  Notes:
                  - This is a monitor testing event so you'll be asked to fill out questionnaires, light interview and photos they take during the event.
                  - Enjoy testing newest beauty devices and have massive amount of FUN!
                  - Please reply Jojo if you're interested. Of course joining with your friend is OK as long as it meets the requirement.

                  Contact: info@needsarch.com (Jojo)





                  NeedsArch 14: Free Ikebana Workshop and Group Interview

                  posted Jun 5, 2017, 7:46 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 4:43 AM ]

                  NeedsArch 14:
                  Free Ikebana Workshop and Group Interview

                  on Saturday, July 8 | Jiyugaoka, Otaku, Tokyo


                  <IKEBANA>
                  this traditional Japanese flower arrangement expresses Japanese aesthetic,
                  which is different from that of the Occident
                  You can enjoy yourselves by learning flower arrangements
                  for Japanese festivals and annual events

                    

                   


                  - Highlights of the workshop -

                  ・Workshop is held in English
                  ・There are chances to communicate with Japanese learners at the same lessons
                  ・If you enroll SFC's regular course, you can be qualified as a teacher recognized
                  by SFC at the end of course
                  ・Children over 6 can also join

                   
                    Purpose of the event:

                    To hear your opinion and suggestion for how we spread "Ikebana" to foreign nationals (to the world).
                    Your opinion will be utilized to plan a new Ikebana workshop in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
                    attracting of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.

                    Type of Studies: Group Interview (light: 30 mins after workshop)

                    Dates: 11:30AM~1:30PM, Saturday, July 8th

                    Application: HERE by July 1

                    Place: Jiyugaoka Bunkakyoushitu (自由が丘文化教室) | MAP

                    Address: 7-8-4, Okusawa, Setagata-ku, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区奥沢7-8-4)
                    Access: 4min-walk from Jiyugaoka station "自由が丘" (Tokyu Toyoko line)
                    or 3min-walk from Kuhonbutu station "九品仏" (Tokyu Oimachi line)

                    Meeting Place and time: 11:20AM, Assemble at Jiyugaoka Bunkakyoushitu (自由が丘文化教室)

                    !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
                    
                    1. FREE Ikebana Workshop
                    2. Tea and snacks
                    3. Special gift


                    *Tickets for this Ikebana Workshop value 4,680yen/per person

                   
                    No. of participants: 5 (Any Non-Japanese members)
                    *after 5th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations

                   

                  - Ikebana Instructor - 

                  Seika Ata | 阿多 星花 (あた せいか)  
                   
                   

                  Instructor of IKEBANA:Japanese traditional Flower arrangement.

                  Deputy representative of SFC flower school.
                   

                  - Started to learn IKEBANA from 10 years old.

                  - Got the license from SFC Flower School at 18 and have taught it for 16years.

                  - Graduated from “Tokyo University of Foreign Language” , and majored in Korean.

                  - So interested in international cultural exchange and have taught IKEBANA
                  for foreign tourists in English and Korea many times. (experience programs of  IJCEE)

                  - Also have original IKEBANA experience program for foreigners at SFC flower school.

                  - Appeared in a program “D’splay” of D-LITE (BIG BANG) as an instructor of IKEBANA.
                   
                   
                  SFC生け花講師資格
                  SFCフラワーデザイン講師資格
                  草月流生け花3級師範
                  韓国語通訳案内士
                  韓国語能力試験6級(最上級) 10歳から生け花・フラワーデザインを始め、指導歴14年
                   
                  東京外国語大学にて韓国語を専攻。
                  ソウル大学校に1年間交換留学中にも現地学生向けに生け花と日本文化の講座を半年間実施。
                  現在、韓国語での指導も行っている。
                  外国人向けの生け花体験プログラムなども行っており、
                  BIG BANGのメンバーD-LITEさんのTV番組「D'splay」でも生け花を指導。
                   
                  指導を始めた頃はジュニアコースを中心に担当し、
                  横浜銀行にてジュニアコース花展を開催し、作品制作指導。
                  都内学童保育などでも指導経験あり。
                  現在、ミキハウス子育て総研のハッピーノート.comにて
                  「親子で楽しめる花歳時記」というテーマでコラムを連載中。
                   
                   

                  Important Notes

                  Please be considerate towards other participants
                  Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the class on time)
                  Final details will be sent to the participants by email three days prior to the event


                  Contact Information (SFC)

                  Website: Shonan Flower Co-Ordinate (SFC)
                  TEL:
                  0466-28-2731(in Japanese only)
                  Email:
                  mail@sfc-hana.com(in any language)

                  http://sfc-hana.com/



                  ---------------------------

                  Contact: Email Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
                  Cultural Experiences (ICT) 
                  http://www.intlcentertokyo.com
                  Non-Japanese Recruiting (NeedsArch) 
                  http://www.needsarch.com 
                  LIKE on us:
                  http://www.facebook.com/intlcentertokyo

                   
                   



                  NeedsArch 13: Free One Day Noh Theater Workshop and Group Interview

                  posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:54 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 2:53 AM ]

                  NeedsArch 13:
                  Free One Day Noh Theater Workshop and Group Interview

                  on Saturday, June 24 | Nakano, Tokyo


                    

                   
                    Purpose of the event:

                    To hear your opinion and suggestion for how we spread "Noh" to foreign nationals (to the world).
                    Your opinion will be utilized to plan a new Noh workshop in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
                    attracting of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.


                    Type of Studies: Group Interview (light: 30 mins after workshop)
                   
                    Dates: 2:00~4:00PM, Saturday, June 24th

                    Application: HERE by June 16

                    Place: Noh theater classroom 2F at Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan
                               Higashi Nakano 2-6-14, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (details below)

                    Meeting Place and time:
                  1:50PM, Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館集合



                    !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
                    1. FREE One Day Noh Theater Workshop
                    2. Experience singing and chanting in the Noh theater classroom
                    3. Experience walking in the Noh theater classroom or on the Noh Stage
                     *Please bring Japanese socks (tabi) or white socks for going up the stage
                    4. Tea and snacks

                    *Tickets for this Noh Workshop value 2,000yen/per person
                    *It is a rare chance to go up the Noh stage


                    No. of participants: 10 (Any Non-Japanese members)
                      *after 10th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


                  Location 
                      Noh theater classroom 2F at Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan
                      Higashi Nakano 2-6-14, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (details below)



                  Allow me to introduce you to Noh as part of a tour at Umewaka Nohgaku-do, and those who attend will get an opportunity to experience dancing and chanting.

                  Led by certified Kanze-ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer, these workshops, lectures, or classes will introduce participants to the History and conceptual aspects of Nohgaku by inviting them to explore Nohgaku’s stylized chant, movement. Participants will also be introduced to the spiritual roots of Nohgaku that has strong connections with the Shinto-ism that is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and traditions. Understanding this connection is similar to understanding the importance of Shakespeare to Western culture.

                  Let’s feel and experience the aesthetic world of Nohgaku together!!

                  You will have the chance to stand on the sacred Nohgaku stage and dance while using the stylized chant.







                  Time Schedule

                  1:50pm             Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館集合
                  2:00~2:15pm    Observation tour at Nohgaku-do 能楽堂見学
                                           "Noh Lecture" by Kanze -ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer
                  2:20~2:50pm    Workshop (Step 1) 舞と謡いの体験
                                           - Experience singing and chanting in the Noh theater classroom
                  2:50~3:15pm    Workshop (Step 2) 能舞台での摺り足体験
                                           - Experience walking in the Noh theater classroom or on the Noh Stage 
                  3:15pm~           Q&A Time and Announcement 質疑応答と講演告知タイム
                  3:30pm              Group Interview
                  4:00pm              Close 終了

                  *The schedule may be changed.
                  *The workshop will be held in the Noh theater classroom at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan and on the mainstage of the theater.
                   


                  ◆ 東京メトロ "Find my Tokyo"のChallenge 83として、石原さとみさんが梅若能楽学院会館でお能体験。
                  Ms. Satomi Ishihara (Japanese Actress) has experienced Noh Workshop at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan, which was recently featured on Tokyo Metro Movie "Find my Tokyo".


                  国立能楽堂主催の外国人のためのワークショップで講師をした様子が、NHKworldで取り上げられました!
                     A workshop with Yoko Layer and visitors from around the world was recently featured on NHK.

                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/editors/6/20160706/


                   

                  Lecturer


                  伶以野 陽子 (レイヤーヨウコ Yoko Layer

                  五十六世梅若六郎師(現 梅若玄祥師)に師事、内弟子入門を経て、観世流シテ方師範免許取得 

                  梅若会所属

                  公益社団法人能楽協会正会員東京支部シテ方観世流

                  初シテ 「羽 衣」

                  緑 耀 会 (ろくようかい)主宰
                  西新宿カルチャープラザ 講師

                  東中野(梅若能楽学院会館)、下北沢などで個人、団体稽古
                  ブログのアドレス http://blog.goo.ne.jp/yokolayer

                   
                  YOKO LAYER After graduating from high school in Japan, Yoko Layer modeled and acted for several magazines, television and theater companies. She later graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and then began to study the Stanislavsky system from Russian director Leonid Anisimov. She has since performed with the Tokyo Novyi Repertory Company in Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard", "The Seagull" and Gorky’s "The Lower Depths".

                  In 2004, she began studying Noh as an apprentice on the professional track with the Umewaka Rokuro branch of the Kanze school. Later she began to spend time in Seattle with her husband Paul where they co-founded the Seattle Novyi Theatre Company and performed "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya" in repertory, and later "The Proposal" in the International Chekhov Festival in Tokyo. In 2007 she performed with Theatre Nohgaku in the chorus of "Crazy Jane" for TN’s Pacific Northwest tour. In 2010 she became a shihan (instructor) in the Kanze school of noh.

                  In 2012 she performed "Hagoromo"as a leading role the first time. Now she is performing in Noh theater, and she is teaching Noh theater to beginner students 
                  at culture centers and in private classes.



                  ICTのお能ワークショップ等でご活躍頂いている伶以野 陽­子さんが戦後70年の慰霊祭に慰霊の舞である舞囃子「海人」(笛一管による)と香川ゆかりの仕­舞「八島」「玉之段」を遺族の孫として奉納舞をされました!

                  レイヤー陽子さんの美しい奉納舞とお能への熱い想いがご覧いただけます!






                  Items to Bring for the attendees of the workshop

                     Japanese socks (tabi) or white socks

                    The participants who bring Japanese socks (tabi) can go up Noh stage!!

                    参加者の持ち物:足袋なければ白い靴下。お持ち頂ければ、能舞台に上がれます



                  Venue

                   Noh theater classroom 2F Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan


                     梅若能楽学院会館(楽屋敷き舞台教室 2階)


                     How to access: Video | Photo (Japanese) 


                   Address: 2-6-14, Higashinakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

                   Access: 8-minute walk from Higashi-Nakano station

                    (JR/Oedo Line), or 8-minute walk from A2, 2    

                   Nakano-Sakaue satation (Oedo/Marunouchi Line)

                   Tel: 03-3363-7748 (Japanese Only)




                  How to get to Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館 | Video | Photo (Japanese) 


                  The Directions are as follows;

                  From 西口 (West Exit), Higashi-Nakano station, JR Line
                  From A3 Exit, Higashi-Nakano station, Oedo Line 

                  Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the right side), passing Familymart, Seven-
                  Eleven...and keep walking near LION building. Turn right at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking) after passing Mexican restaurant. It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station. 

                  From A2 or 2 Exit, Nakano-Sakaue station, Marunouichi Line or Oedo Line

                  Turn left after coming out of Exit 2 on the ground, you will see the Nakano sakaue intersection, and head for Seven Eleven. Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the left side), pass 区民センター Kumin center and walk across 宮下 Miyashita intersection. Pass the first roads and then turn left at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking). It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station.

                   


                  NeedsArch 10: Free Kyogen Show "Kagyu" and Exhibition "This is Kyosai" in Shibuya

                  posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:37 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 7:18 AM ]

                  NeedsArch 10:
                  Free Kyogen Show "KAGYU (蝸牛)"
                  and Exhibition "THIS  IS KYOSAI (暁斎)" in Shibuya


                  - KYOGEN WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, FOR SURE!! -

                   



                   We will invite foreigners to the special free event (Kyogen show and the Exhibition) on March 2.
                  Please take this opportunity to experience Japanese culture and art !!!

                  You will be provided with multilingual guide application during the event,
                  so your Japanese level doesn't need to be skilled.


                    Purpose of the event:
                    To hear your opinion and suggestion for improvement on the application and other information tools.
                    Your opinion will be utilized to improve the application in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
                    understanding of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.


                    Type of Studies: Questionnaire
                  • Testing to use Multilingual Guide (via smartphone) and Information Tablet both in 5 languages.
                  • Questionnaire about the event (Kyogen show and Exhibition), Multilingual Guide and so on.
                   
                    Dates: 5:30~8:30PM, Thursday, March 2nd

                    Application: HERE by February 25


                    Meeting Place and time:
                  5:30PM, in font of the Noh Theatre, B2F The Cerulean Tower
                   
                    Address: B2F, 26-1, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区桜丘町26番1号 地下2階)|MAP

                    

                   
                    Schedule:

                    5:30PM Assemble at Noh Theatre, B2F The Cerulean Tower at 5:30PM
                    6:00~6:50PM Commentary on Kyogen, Kyogen Show “KAGYU” (蝸牛) viewing
                     * Please use Multilingual Guide downloaded the apps to your smartphone
                   (Supported languages; English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
                    
                    7:00PM Heading to Bunkamura by shuttle bus (from the Cerulean Tower to Bunkamura)
                    7:15PM BREAK TIME!! Tea and confectionery will be served for free!

                    7:30~8:30PM THIS IS KYOSAI!” viewing
                     * Please use Multilingual Guide downloaded the apps to your smartphone
                   (Supported languages; English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
                     * After viewing, please cooperate with a simple questionnaire
                    Event ends around 9:00PM

                    *Schedule to be flexible


                    !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
                    1. FREE Kyogen show and Exhibition
                    2. Special Guest: Thane Camus (セイン・カミュ)
                    3. Tea and confectionery will be served for free during the break (before exhibition "This is Kyosai!" viewing)
                    *Tickets for this Kyogen and Exhibition value 5,000yen/per person
                    *Transportation expenses will be paid (1,000yen fixed)


                    No. of participants: 25 (5 participants from each language)
                      *after 6th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


                    Qualifications:
                  • Smartphone users (*Download Multilingual Guide application to your smartphone in advance)
                  • Group① 5 foreign nationals who can speak English (first language)
                  • Group② 5 foreign nationals who can speak French (first language)
                  • Group③ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Chinese 簡体中文 (first language)
                  • Group④ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Chinese 繁体中文 (first language)
                  • Group⑤ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Korean (first language)
                  • Age: 20+ to around 50 
                      *Only NATIVE speakers can apply for each group①~⑤
                      *Participants who CAN meet on 5:30PM at The Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre
                      *Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here
                      *25 participants are selected by ICT by Feb 20, limited only to 5 foreign participants for each language


                    Useful Links:

                  NeedsArch 11: Free Tour! Globally Important Agricultural Heritage "Takachiho 高千穂" in Miyazaki

                  posted Jan 26, 2017, 6:22 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 7:25 PM ]

                  Free Tour!
                  Visiting Globally Important Agricultural Heritage "Takachiho 高千穂" in Miyazaki

                  2017 March 9-10th (Thurs-Fri) | Takachiho, Miyazaki



                   


                  Have you heard the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS) 世界農業遺産 ever?
                  This is certified by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations.

                  We’ll have a trial package tour (FREE) for new certified area,
                  Takachiho town (高千穂) and Shiiba village (椎葉村), Miyazaki Pref, Japan
                  where is very famous among Japanese because of the beauty Takachiho canyon and Mythical place!

                  Miyazaki pref. local government has approached developing tourism
                  and introducing these area as the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS).
                  This time, we’re expected to invite foreign guests and research the possibilities of tourism
                  in these area with the various insights from guests’ specialties and backgrounds.



                  ◆ TOUR:
                      Trial package tour for Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS)
                     “Takachihogo-Shiibayama Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry System” in Miyazaki.

                  ◆ MISSION:
                   ① Enjoy this trial package tour as usual foreign guest1) Introduction
                   ② Giving the insights on site activities and advice about package tour

                  ◆ DATE:
                   9th-10th, March, 2017

                  ◆ SCHEDULE:
                   March 9th  Meeting up in the Miyazaki airport or Kumamoto airport
                    - Visiting to Shiiba village areas and stay there
                   March 10th Dismissing in the  Miyazaki airport or Kumamoto airport
                    *detailed literary would be scheduled in February
                    *including following areas, Takachiho-town, Itsugase-town, Hinokage-town, Moroduka-village, Shiiba village

                  ◆ QUALIFICATIONS:
                      3 foreign nationals from Europe, USA and Australia
                      1) who like traveling abroad or domestic
                      2) who are interested in seeing Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS) place, nature and canyon
                      3) who can speak Japanese (Intermediate level)

                  ◆ FEE: FREE (including round trip flight tickets, Tokyo-Miyazaki
                      and One night accommodation including taxes and service fees)

                  ◆ TRAVEL AGENCY: NOUKYO KANKO Inc.

                  ◆ RESERVATION:
                     Please visit the link below and complete
                  RESERVATION! HERE by Feb 3

                  ◆ Important Notes: 
                     Please be considerate towards other participants
                     Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the tour on time)

                   

                  NeedsArch 9: Free Craftwork Experiences (Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo) by TOKYO Teshigoto

                  posted Sep 7, 2016, 10:44 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 7:02 PM ]

                  Craftwork Experiences
                  - Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo -
                  by TOKYO Teshigoto



                     


                     


                  22 TOKYO Teshigoto shops are open for limited 3 months (Sep 1- Nov 30, 2016)

                    http://tokyo-craft.jp/ 



                    Purpose of the interview: For product (souvenir) development and marketing
                    TOKYO Teshigoto and LIVES Inc. will sell and market research Japanese souvenirs to foreign tourists and residents  
                    so they have a group interview to get some information about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on.


                    Type of Studies: Group Interview
                  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
                  • Interview about Japanese souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on
                   
                    Dates:

                      ① 3:00~around 5:00PM, Saturday, October 8th - Edo Kiriko (Cut glass) Experience "江戸切子" and Group Interview
                      ② 1:00~around 3:30PM, Saturday, October 15th - Katazome (Hand-prints) Experience "型染め" and Group Interview
                      ③ 1:30~around 4:00PM, Saturday, November 12th - Kumihimo (Braid)  Experience "組紐" and Group Interview


                    Application: HERE
                      *Please pick up the date from ①~③ above and complete RSVP by the deadline below (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)

                      ① Edo Kiriko RSVP accepted by September 30, 2016
                      ② Katazome RSVP accepted by October 7, 2016
                      ③ Kumihimo RSVP accepted by November 4, 2016


                  ① Edo Kiriko (Cut glass) Experience "江戸切子" (special gift: plate)
                   
                         


                   ② Katazome (Hand-prints) Experience "型染め" (special gift: bag)

                     


                   ③ Kumihimo (Braid) Experience "組紐" (special gift: accessory)

                       


                    Meeting Place:
                  in font of the w-02 booth "TOKYO Teshigoto", HANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA)
                   
                    PlaceHANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA)

                    Address: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (東京都中央区銀座5-2-1)|MAP
                    TEL: 03-3571-0109 (Information desk 11:00〜21:00)

                    Schedule (①~③ craftwork experiences)
                    - the first 1 hour: Craftwork experience (Hands-on Activity)
                    - break time for 10 minutes
                    - the last 1~1.5 hours: Group Interview

                    *Schedule to be flexible


                    !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
                    FREE hands-on activity (Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo), special souvenirs, and 1 drink at HANDS EXPO CAFE
                    *Normal price for craftwork experiences are 2,000~3,000yen/per person
                    *Transportation expenses full amount paid


                    No. of participants: 18 (6 participants × 3 workshops & group interviews)
                      *after 7th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


                    Qualifications:
                  • Country: Non-Japanese members from 3 people from Europe and North America, 3 people from Asia (esp Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia)
                  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
                  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
                  • 18 participants are selected by ICT, limited only to 6 foreign participants for each workshop


                    Useful Links:
                  • TOKYO Teshigoto (craft shops)
                  • HANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA: venue for workshop)
                  • HANDS EXPO CAFE (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA: venue for group interview)
                  • LIVES Inc. (NeedsArch Client)




                  • Tokyo's traditional crafts, honed and refined by craftsmanship and
                    vitality of the Edo craftsmen with their rich enterprising spirits,
                    have been handed down unbroken and cherished by its people over the generations.

                    "TOKYO Teshigoto" is
                    an initiative that conveys to Japan and the world the exquisiteness of
                    the sophisticated handworks or "teshigoto" of the masters known as the "Takumi", by shedding light on their traditional skills.
                    In addition to spreading the Edo aesthetics of "iki" and "inase", and appealing the outstanding everyday functionalities of their crafts,
                    the Takumi are challenging new types of crafts brimming with Tokyo sensations so more people can enrich their lifestyles with traditional crafts.

                    http://tokyo-craft.jp/

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                    If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event, please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
                   
                   
                    To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

                   

                  NeedsArch 8: Free Washi Making and Museum Tour - 6 Participants Wanted!

                  posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:18 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 7:34 PM by Tsubasa Kato ]

                  Great chance to making original "Ozu" Washi and Free Museum Tour!!


                    
                      
                    

                   


                  NeedsArch Client
                  Cool Japan Souvenir Society (CJSS) - to introduce Japanese souvenir to all tripper

                    http://cjss.jp/KINGYO/


                   
                   Purpose of the interview:
                  For product (souvenir) development
                    Cool Japan Souvenir Society (CJSS) will introduce Japanese souvenirs and plan tour guides for foreign tourists visiting Japan
                    so they have a group interview to get some information about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on.
                   
                    
                  Date: 2:00~5:00PM, Saturday, September 24

                    Meeting Place: in font of the 1st entrance at Ozu Washi Company (株式会社小津商店) at 1:45PM
                   
                    PlaceOzu Washi Company (株式会社小津商店)

                    東京都中央区日本橋本町3-6-2 小津本館ビル

                    Schedule:
                    2:00~3:00PM Experience Ozu Washi Making (Hands-on Activity)
                    3:00~4:00PM Museum Tour
                    4:00~5:00PM Questionnaire and Group Interview

                    *Schedule to be flexible


                    WHAT YOU GET:
                    Free hands-on activity, Ozu Washi Making and Museum Tour + Cash 3,000 yen/per person!!
                    *Transportation expenses full amount paid

                    
                  Type of Studies: Questionnaire and Group Interview
                  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
                  • Interview about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on
                    No. of participants: 6
                      *after 7th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations.

                    Application: HERE
                      *Please submit the application form by September 17, 2016
                   
                    Qualifications:
                  • Country: Non-Japanese members from Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Asia (esp Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia) *One person from each area/country
                  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
                  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
                  • First-come-first-serve limited only to 6 foreign participants (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)
                   
                    Useful Links:

                    If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event, please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
                   
                   
                    To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

                   

                  NeedsArch 7: Japanese Kabuki Face Mask Tester WANTED!!

                  posted Mar 14, 2016, 1:30 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Mar 14, 2016, 8:16 PM ]

                  Great chance to APPLY Kabuki Face Mask and GET the best and funny Japanese souvenir!




                  Isshin-do Company from Tokyo originally sold traditional Japanese confectionery.
                  Kabuki Face Masks are printed with the Kabuki make up and will turn you a Kabuki actor.

                  Of course they are rich in ingredients to make your skin more beautiful.
                  Great chance to enjoy applying Kabuki face mask and getting the other amusing face masks from 30+ patterns as Japanese cool souvenir, and taking memorable photos!


                   



                   
                    Purpose of the interview: For product development
                     Isshin-do company will produce a new mask for Europeans and Americans this spring, 
                    and give a new mask at a big event so they have a group interview to get some information about face mask,
                    cosmetic, and skin care.  
                   
                    Place: 2-3-3, Kojimachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo | Isshin-do Company Office (Hanzomon)  *MAP
                   
                    Pick up the date you can participate:
                         ① Monday, March 28 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
                         ② Monday, April 4 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
                         ③ Tuesday, April 5 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
                       *The dates with the maximum number of participants will be selected.
                   
                    WHAT YOU GET:
                    4~5 Face Masks from 30 patterns (around 4,000 yen worth of a gift) + Cash 5,000 yen/per person!!
                    *Transportation expenses full amount paid

                    Type of Studies: Testing Face Mask (if possible) and Group Interview
                  • Testers will apply Face Mask, so please bring your cosmetic sets
                  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
                  • Interview about beauty, facemask, Japanese cosmetic, your skin care and make up and so on
                    The number of participants: 3, 4 persons
                      *after 5th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations.

                    Application; HERE
                      *Please submit the application form by March 21, 2016
                   
                    Qualifications:
                  • Country: Any Europeans (especially French, English and German) and Americans Woman
                  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
                  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
                   
                    Useful Links:




                    If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event,
                    please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
                   
                   
                    To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

                   
                   
                   

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