March 21 to 23 Second Hand Book & Clothes Market

Please visit our next exciting market at the Seminar House! We are selling used books as well as clothes. As for books, we have novels, non-fiction, art books, foreign language books, comics and more. In the clothes section you will find skirts, shirts, children’s wear and other super-cheap items. Please drop by with your friends and family! All revenue will go to our training participants’ scholarship fund. WHERE AND WHEN? [place] Nasu Seminar House (329-2703. Tochigi Prefecture, Nasushiobara City, Tsukinokizawa 420-22) [date]  March 21 (Fri) to 23 (Sun) [time] 11am to 6pm [contact] Mr. Yamashita (nsh@ari-edu.org / 0287-36-3111)

Nov 11 (Fri) to 25 (Mon) “Western Japan Caravan” goes on tour!

Join our ARI talk sessions in Western Japan on “An Alternative way to live in an age of Globalization?” We live in a Global world, it’s time to think about another way to live… ( Information about talk sessions being given by graduates from the Asian Rural Institute Won’t you join us as we think together on this year’s theme, “An Alternative way to live in an age of Globalization?” We will be joined by Sam, a 2005 graduate from Myanmar and Acivo, a 2000 graduate from Northeast India who will share from their own experiences. The Caravan is a traveling event in which we visit schools, churches and another … Read more…

“Transformation at the Grassroots” ARI celebrates 40th anniversary with international rural leaders

Last Monday, September 16th, ARI celebrated its 40th anniversary with a ceremony and symposium. The anniversary theme is “Transformation at the Grassroots: 40 Years of Walking with Rural Leaders,” and serves as a guideline to reflect on the experiences of the graduates who underwent ARI leadership training as well as ARI’s mission to promote rural community development for marginalized people across the world. The morning ceremony was attended by around 280 people, including regular ARI community members and ca. 60 graduates from overseas and Japan. About 140 supporters and guests visited from the outside, despite the stormy weather caused by typhoon Man-yi. Rev. Kenichi Otsu, director of ARI, extended his … Read more…

Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration 2018

One World, One Love Every year, at the Asian Rural Institute we give thanks for life and the work that sustains life and celebrate the gift of harvest in an event called Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration (HTC). We invite everybody to join our HTC weekend as we celebrate with people from 20 different nations! There will be meals and snacks from Africa, Asia, America and Europe, as well as music and dance shows, games and other fun activities on our campus. Please come and join the ARI participants, volunteers and staff! Where and When? [place] Asian Rural Institute Campus (329-2703. Tochigi Prefecture, Nasushiobara City, Tsukinokizawa 442-1) [date]  October 13 (Sat) to 14 … Read more…

June 15 – 16, Old Books & Clothes Market

Our popular old books drive continues combined with a used clothes market! As for books, we have novels, non-fiction, art books, foreign language books, comics and more. In the clothes section you will find skirts, shirts, children’s wear and other super-cheap items. Please drop by with your friends and family! All revenue will go to our training participants’ scholarship fund. Where and when? [place] Nasu Seminar House (329-2703. Tochigi Prefecture, Nasushiobara City, Tsukinokizawa 420-22) [date]  June 15 (Sat) to 16 (Sun) [time] 11am to 6pm [contact] Mr. Yamashita (nsh@ari-edu.org / 0287-36-3111)

April 4 (Sat), The 41st Opening Ceremony

We are pleased to invite everyone who is interested to visit the Opening Ceremony of our 2013 rural leaders training class. This year, we await 31 participants from 16 different countries. Please join us as they introduce themselves and pray for a successful training program. Date: April 13, 2013 (Sat) Time: From 13:30 Place: New Koinonia Hall After the ceremony there will be a tea party in the same hall. If you arrive at a JR station you might want to make use of our pick-up bus 12:45 from Nasushiobara station West exit 12:50 from Nishinasuno station East exit We will provide a return bus from 16:00 from ARI.

March 16 – 20, Old Book Market & minicafé

We are organizing an Old Book Market event at the Nasu Seminar House. Hundreds of novels, non-fiction, art books, foreign language books are waiting for new owners. Why don’t you drop by and spend a relaxed day, reading in our minicafé? Where and when? [place] Nasu Seminar House (329-2703. Tochigi Prefecture, Nasushiobara City, Tsukinokizawa 420-22) [date] March 16 (Sat) to 20 (Wed) [time] 11am to 6pm [contact] Mr. Yamashita (nsh@ari-edu.org / 0287-36-3111)