….annnnd it’s well past time for me to update everyone on what’s been– and will soon be– going on with Ace Spec Japan and the Kanto area in general, so prepare yourself for an info dump.
2018 Spring Meetup in Yokohama
last weekend Ace Spec Japan had a So Rare, Much Elusive meetup in Yokohama. good food and times were had walking around Minato Mirai in what was luckily very nice weather. it was great to meet everyone who was able to make it to the event, especially everyone joined us for the first time. i hop everyone enjoy it as much as i did. 🙂
Japanese Ace Meetup / アセクシャルオフ会
the NPO Nijiiro Gakkou, whose group Ace Spec Japan walked with during last year’s Pride Parade in Tokyo, will be hosting their biggest ace meetup (or “off kai”) yet in Tokyo on May 5th, 2018. unlike western-style meetups, this “off kai” will be organized in the usual Japanese manner of various tables set up around a room, each with a specific theme or talking point and the people at each table discussing the topic amongst themselves before being shuffled off to a new table to with a different topic and different people. it’s a good opportunity to meet Japanese aces and those who are questioning whether they are ace or not, so if you can speak Japanese and are up for the 5,000yen entry fee, definitely check this event out! around 50 people have already RSVP’d and spots are limited to 80, so be sure to RSVP while you still can!
Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2018
as was the case last year, this year’s Tokyo Rainbow Pride is set to be held during Golden Week and lots will be going on.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Week: April 28th – May 6th, 2018
– a jam-packed week of workshops, seminars, lectures and various other events held in and Tokyo. see here for the schedule of events.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival: May 5th & 6th, 2018
– two days of booths, food stalls, live performances and panel discussions. see the TRP website for more details.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade: May 6th, 2018
– the annual parade of floats, music and straggles of people through the streets of Shibuya / Harajuku. see here for more information.
this year will make the 4th year that Ace Spec Japan will walk in the parade and we’re as excited as ready as ever! even got our Veteran Signs (retirement? HA!) dusted off and a brand new 3’x5′ ace flag and everything! there will also be a meetup / picnic on either the 5th or the 6th (TBD), so please check back later for more information! if you’re interested in joining us, feel free to contact us. 🙂
that’s all the info that i have for now. stay tuned for more updates.