TELL Japan


Micro-Donations Campaign Launch

Published on October 2, 2017

TELL is excited to mark World Mental Health Day 2017 by launching its first ever micro-donations campaign. Read more »

Walk with TELL in the Parade: Kansai`s Rainbow Pride is just around the Corner

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Alongside with other local organisations and communities, businesses and artists, TELL joins the Rainbow Festa! 2017 with a booth, providing information to the public and supports to LGBTI individuals and their families and friends. Read more »

TELL Connoisseurs’ Auction Donation Appeal

Published on September 4, 2017

The Connoisseurs’ Auction is our major fundraiser, and attracts 150 distinguished guests who bid on 25 lots of premium wine, luxurious accommodation, and exceptional goods and services in both live and silent auction settings. The event also features fine wine from some of Japan’s top distributors and free-flow Champagne. Read more »

TELL Eating Disorder Program: Body Project by Dr. Eric Stice

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In 2010, the TELL Eating Disorder Program was founded with the mission of making the treatment of eating disorders more accessible to the international community. Over the last 7 years, TELL has become one of the leading eating disorder outpatient programs in Japan. By utilizing evidence-based treatments for individuals and families struggling with this serious […] Read more »

TELL Update from the Board Chair

Published on June 21, 2017

In April 2016 I was elected Chair of the TELL Board of Directors, and published a note in this forum to thank our outgoing Chair, Craig Saphin, and to outline objectives for my own tenure. Just over a year later, it seems a good time for an update about TELL. First of all, we are in transition. […] Read more »

June 2nd is World Eating Disorders Action Day 

Published on May 31, 2017

There is general consensus among Japanese experts that the prevalence of eating disorders in Japan is comparable to those reported in western countries. Unfortunately, the number of those affected who present for treatment in Japan remains very low compared to the amount who seek treatment in western countries. The results from the most recent large-scale government survey revealed that there were approximately 26,000 patients who presented to medical services with eating disorders between 2014 and 2015, but the actual number of affected individuals who are in need of care is estimated to be at least several fold of this number. Read more »

Charity Runathon: Report

Published on May 30, 2017

Sunny skies greeted participants in the 18th edition of the TELL Charity Walk & Run, this year named the Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk working in partnership with Second Harvest Japan. Read more »

TELL Eating Disorder Program Events Update

Published on April 3, 2017

While all of us require food in order to live, and eating can be one of the most pleasurably human activities, eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect people’s emotional and physical health. When eating is used to control body weight and shape and/or as a coping mechanism to manage difficult emotions and situations, eating can become dangerous. The TELL Eating Disorder Program, sponsored by Ichigo and headed up by Kaori Ogiwara, has upcoming events looking at a variety of different topics. Read more »

Japanese Edition of “When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much” Now Available

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Last autumn we told you about TELL mental health counselor Machi Taniguchi's work with a publisher to translate “When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much” into Japanese, for which she set up a crowdfunding website to help cover costs. Read more »

Tokyo’s Rainbow Week and LGBTI-supportive Legislation

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As we head into April, this year's Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival is just around the corner, marking one of the most influential LGBTI events in Japan. This year’s Pride Festival will start on April 29th with a week-long list of around 60 activities, including exhibitions, lectures, workshops and parties, finishing with the Pride March on May 7th. Read more »

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