Panorama of Events
Loving Hut Tokyo Celebrates Its Second Anniversary
By Tokyo News Group (Originally in Japanese)
[Tokyo] Since its grand opening on June 28 two years ago, Loving Hut Tokyo has earned the reputation of being an authentic vegan restaurant and has been featured in various magazines and vegan guidebooks throughout the country. The restaurant sells mainly lunch boxes, but caters for different events as well. In May of this year, one of Japan’s major convenience stores, “Seikatsu Saika,” began selling Loving Hut’s lunch boxes. Most of their customers are business people working in urban office buildings who welcome this healthy mid-day meal option. Recently, the restaurant has received a number of large orders from hospitals and the Ministries of Education, Culture, Sports as well as Science and Technology of Japan, thus providing more opportunities to promote this cruelty-free diet. Participation in many local events has also been an effective way to share this noble lifestyle, with more than 3,300 vegan meals being served at the June 21, 2010 Earth Day celebration.
Moreover, the Loving Hut staff wisely printed QR bar codes on top of the lunch boxes so that information on global warming and the benefits of the vegan diet can be downloaded through scanning of the codes by cell phone users. It’s a great promotional tool in Japan as many people use the QR code system frequently. The Loving Hut Tokyo staff hopes that their diligent efforts will help people make swift changes in their lifestyle to create a peaceful world.
The 10th SOS Global Warming Seminar
By Gunma News Group (Originally in Japanese)
[Gunma] Shizuoka Prefecture is the home of the world famous Mount Fuji and many of Japan’s signature products such as green tea, apples, tangerines, strawberries and wasabi. To raise public awareness about global warming and its potential threat to this beautiful place, the Gunma Center held its 10th SOS Global Warming seminar on July 3, Golden Year 7 (2010), at the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (GRANSHIP) in Shizuoka City. The participants had the opportunity to watch DVDs related to the subject and to listen to insightful speeches. One of the three guest speakers who is the director of a Japanese non-profit vegetarian organization awakened the audience to the gruesome cruelty involved the livestock industry.
The seminar was a great success and all 30 participants promised to adopt an organic vegan diet. One commented, “Such detailed scientific data is difficult to ignore. This is the first time that I have heard about it. Everyone is so busy in their daily lives that they neglect to notice the world around them. I will endeavor to do whatever I can to spread this information to people near me.” Another guest said, “I have been watching Supreme Master Television, and I feel very privileged to have been able to take part in this seminar . . . I am strongly drawn to becoming a vegan and to refraining from doing any work that’s associated with killing. From now on, I will strive to help alleviate global warming.”
The initiates were delighted with the outcome of the seminar and felt honored to contribute their part to the noble mission of saving the planet.