By informing as many people as possible about the merits and benefits of vegan food and linking producers and consumers, Veg Culture Network (VCN) is aiming to help create a society where it is easy to follow a plant-based diet. While promoting mutual understanding between people irrespective of cultural or lifestyle differences, VCN is working hard on a variety of projects including the following to help build a world where everyone can live comfortably without fear.
(1) Tokyo Vegefood Festa (at least once a year)
VCN holds Tokyo Vegefood Festa in Yoyogi Park to spread the word about everything vegan food has to offer. This event is VCN’s main project.
(2) Networking events (at least once a month)
Networking events organized by VCN are a great chance to meet all kinds of people interested in veganism. We hope to bring people together and help them get the most of life as a vegetarian or vegan.
(3) Seminars and other events (non-regular)
VCN organizes seminars where people can find out more about vegan food and related issues.
VCN hopes that these events will help stimulate business activities and social movements related to veganism.
(4) E-mail newsletter (at least once a month)
VCN sends information about vegan-related matters including products, books, restaurants
and other news to subscribers by e-mail.
(5) Newsletter (four times a year)
Newsletters feature reports about VCN activities, interviews with vegetarian celebrities,
information about vegetarian restaurants and vegetarian recipes.
If you agree with our aims and would like to support us, why not become a member? Sign up and help make Vegefood Festa and other projects an even greater success.
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●NPO Veg Culture Network
2-10 Nisshin Palace Haijima, 1674-6 Kumagawa, Fussa, Tokyo 197-0003, Japan
Many volunteers, including the members of Veg Culture Network,
are working hard to ensure that the event will be a success.
|Hiroki Osada,||Chair, Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2012 Organizing Committee
Your choice of food represents how you live your life. In other words, you are what you eat. I think vegan food will give us all a few hints about how we should live. Please try some of the food on offer. I am sure you will love it.
|Koji Takahashi||President, Veg Culture Network
Veganism has finally become slightly more mainstream. A number of artists, models, actors, athletes and other trend setters follow a vegan diet to improve themselves, and veganism is showcased in the media as a way of losing weight while enjoying yourself at the same time. As a result, veganism is now seen in a different light as a detox method and as a way to protect yourself from modern ills and the effects of pollution. I would like to lend a hand in bringing together people involved with veganism and help them be happy.
Yuka Kanemoto (publicity and VCN director)
I really hope everyone enjoys the event.
Misao Watanabe (external affairs/networking events and VCN director)
I like thinking of everyday things in terms of yin and yang. Inspiration is important to me.
Takusho Nakamura (admin/exhibitors and VCN director)
Let’s enjoy Vegefood Festa!
Yukiko Sugihara (external affairs/publicity)
A vegan diet can help you look and feel younger!
Yuki Yoshida (IT/systems)
I am a vegetarian and like to cook and create artwork. I would like to introduce vegan food to more people through home cooking.
Keisuke Kondo (setup/networking events)
We are looking for volunteers. Let’s make the event a resounding success!
Yuko Nakamura (admin/exhibitors)
Please help out if you are interested! Let’s make Vegefood Festa a great event.
Kenji Yoshizumi (external affairs)
By being vegetarian, I am hoping to be kind to others and the environment.
Kotomi Kawasaki (admin/exhibitors)
I found vegan food so delicious that I decided to help out with the event. I would like everyone to see just how tasty it is.
Sayoko Shimizu (networking events)
I look forward to meeting all kinds of people each month.
Mayu Kondo (publicity/exhibitors)
I always try to treasure encounters with people.
Eiko Matsumoto (exhibitors)
Try eating vegan food once a week and you will see something change!
Sachi Kakemizu (vegetarian mothers’ get-together)
Adults and children alike, let’s all enjoy vegan food together.
Hiromi Nagase (vegetarian mothers’ get-together)
Vegetarian mothers, fathers and families—let’s get together and enjoy vegan food.