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Meet me on Mount Fuji: reminders for Kiwanis convention-goers

Jun 18, 2014
Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan
There’s still plenty of room if you’d like to join your fellow Kiwanians in planning the future of our organization. Onsite registration begins Wednesday, July 16, 2014. And be sure to check for event ticket availability at the registration desk—there are still spaces available to attend The Eliminate Project and the Kiwanis International Foundation Honors luncheon, the Walk to Eliminate MNT and the International Fellowship dinner. For fees and the schedule, visit

Day tours in Japan
There is still time to book day tours! Want to learn to make sushi? Ready for some serious shopping in Ginza? How about getting a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji and taking a sightseeing cruise aboard a pirate ship? Discover the culture of Japan alongside your fellow Kiwanians when you choose from multiple international convention day tours online now. Book today before they fill up!

Pocket wi-fi in Japan
You can stay connected using your own cell phone, tablet and computer during the Kiwanis International convention in Japan and avoid the high cost of hotel Internet service with pocket wi-fi.
The pocket wi-fi device, provided by PuPuRu International, rents for approximately US$4.25 a day plus US$27 in fees and it works all over Japan. You can order in advance or onsite in Tokyo.

Meet the Connelly medal recipient
The Kiwanis International Foundation awards the Robert P. Connelly Medal of Heroism to an individual who has risked or given their life to save someone else. The 2014 recipient of the award is Shun Gen, who saved a boy from drowning.
The Robert P. Connelly medal has honored more than 600 individuals, each of whom has exemplified the supreme sacrifice given by Connelly, who lost his life while trying to save a woman who had fallen in the path of an oncoming commuter train. Shun Gen was nominated by the Senshu, Osaka, Kiwanis Club, and he will receive his award at the Kiwanis International convention in Japan.

Explore Japanese arts at the culture fair
Experience the cultural pursuits that make Japan so captivating when you attend the Japan culture fair, presented by our hosts at the Kiwanis International convention. The fair will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the Japan culture fair schedule to find what fascinates you, from bonsai and origami to sushi and calligraphy. And prepare to be awed by the spirited Judo, Kendo and karate demonstrations during the convention’s Japanese Martial Arts Fair on Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Attend The Eliminate Project events
Wherever Kiwanians gather, there’s talk of The Eliminate Project—especially at the 99th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Japan. Don’t miss these convention events that support Kiwanis’ effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus for women and babies around the world.
For The Eliminate Project, you can:

  • Celebrate the Kiwanis family at The Eliminate Project and the Kiwanis International Foundation honors luncheon on Thursday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m. in the APA Hotel ballroom. Tickets are US$55; register onsite.
  • Save women and babies before breakfast when you Walk to Eliminate MNT on Friday, July 18, at 7 a.m. in the Makuhari Messe convention center lobby. Register onsite or donate; your US$30 helps save or protect 16 lives.
  • Buy artwork and save lives as Kiwanians build bridges to the future for children. Artists of all ages and abilities imagined what those bridges look like, and their creations will be shown and sold during the international convention.
Not able to attend convention this year? You can still stay in step with fellow Kiwanis members. Give to The Eliminate Project and help the Kiwanis family change the world—by protecting the most intimate bond on Earth.