What we're about

Who We Are
Amnesty International is a movement of ordinary people around the world who believe in justice and human rights. Follow our Links to learn more.

AITEN is an English-speaking group of AI members and supporters living in and around Tokyo. Many of us are from overseas; some are Japanese. We are professionals, teachers, homemakers and students; in other words, people like you.

What We Do
Write letters in connection with Amnesty International campaigns and cases!
Educate ourselves and others about human rights
Attend International School & NGO festivals in Tokyo
Support Amnesty International Japan through fundraising events, activities etc.
Meet and socialize with others intrested in Human Rights and Amnesty International!

What YOU can do
Join our Google group mailing list.
Join our Facebook group.
Become a member. See “How to join AITEN ” below.
Attend a meeting, event or social.
Volunteer – contact us at info@aiten.org to discuss how you can help.
How to Join AITEN

Still not sure?
Even if you are unable to commit yourself to any activity or to attend meetings, please join AITEN right away, and encourage your friends to do so. Membership fees are very important to AI, to finance a wide range of activities and campaigns that promote the idea of universal human rights and protect victims of abuses.

We will start sending you the English-language AI newsletter, The Wire, every two months by post. You will also get announcements of AITEN’s activities and events by email.

As a member of AITEN, you are under no obligation.

If you choose to write letters regarding cases in The Wire, great! That’s important. It’s the mainstay of our activity, but please read AI’s letter-writing guide and model letters first. These are based on AI’s long experience, and enable you to write letters that are more effective.

You can write letters or cards (or, in some cases, faxes or emails) in connection with cases in The Wire, or cases on one of the national AI websites. (See the Links page for a partial list.)

If you want to play a more active role, the sky’s the limit. But please don’t reason, “I can’t attend meetings or other events, so there is no point in being a member.” Please think of your membership dues the way we do – as a vital contribution to the work of a widely respected, international organisation that is making a difference in the world. The attacks on our rights and liberties will not stop. The fight to defend them must not stop, either.

In some parts of the world, even today, people like us are harassed, attacked, arrested, imprisoned, tortured, have their homes fire-bombed, their children threatened, or are even assassinated because they act and speak out on behalf of the powerless. We don’t face that. In fact, it has never been easier to make a contribution to a fairer, better world.

JOIN US TODAY!

Upcoming events (3)

Amnesty's Pub Quiz!

Shibuya Hobgoblin

¥1,000

Celebrate Human Rights with our first monthly pub quiz! Looking for a fun activity that will test your general knowledge? Want to see how much you know about geography, music, movies and human rights around the world? Of course, there will be awesome prizes for the winning teams! Only ¥1000 per person to participate, up to five members on a team. For those that do not have a team, just turn up and let the quizmaster know. We’ll find you a team to play with! 📅 Date: Every third Wednesday of the month from 19:30~ 🏢 Location: Hobgoblin Shibuya (3F, Ichiban Building,[masked] Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku 💴Price: ¥1000 per person at the door 📫Inquiries:[masked] or email us at [masked]

Amnesty's Pub Quiz!

Shibuya Hobgoblin

¥1,000

Celebrate Human Rights with our first monthly pub quiz! Looking for a fun activity that will test your general knowledge? Want to see how much you know about geography, music, movies and human rights around the world? Of course, there will be awesome prizes for the winning teams! Only ¥1000 per person to participate, up to five members on a team. For those that do not have a team, just turn up and let the quizmaster know. We’ll find you a team to play with! 📅 Date: Every third Wednesday of the month from 19:30~ 🏢 Location: Hobgoblin Shibuya (3F, Ichiban Building,[masked] Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku 💴Price: ¥1000 per person at the door 📫Inquiries:[masked] or email us at [masked]

Amnesty's Pub Quiz!

Shibuya Hobgoblin

¥1,000

Celebrate Human Rights with our first monthly pub quiz! Looking for a fun activity that will test your general knowledge? Want to see how much you know about geography, music, movies and human rights around the world? Of course, there will be awesome prizes for the winning teams! Only ¥1000 per person to participate, up to five members on a team. For those that do not have a team, just turn up and let the quizmaster know. We’ll find you a team to play with! 📅 Date: Every third Wednesday of the month from 19:30~ 🏢 Location: Hobgoblin Shibuya (3F, Ichiban Building,[masked] Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku 💴Price: ¥1000 per person at the door 📫Inquiries:[masked] or email us at [masked]

Past events (12)

Amnesty's Pub Quiz!

Shibuya Hobgoblin

¥1,000

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