8:30 AM08:30

KIWL Go-Go Run 2019!

The 2019 Knights in White Lycra Go-Go Run is working in tandem with YouMeWe NPO to provide funding for Tokyo area children's homes.Through YouMeWe NPO, children in group homes are provided with computer skills such as programming, digital literacy,Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop lessons, as well as English language learning software. The Nov 9th run allows participants to meet the children whose lives we will be directly impacting through their donations. $ Equivalent below for registration.

View Event →
to Nov 16

7 Marathons in 7 days

Traveling from Tokyo to Fukushima on a Shinkansen at the speed of 270-300 km/h takes 85 minutes. It is also incredibly convenient and relaxing. Now, imagine running that 300 km (Not an easy feat). And compare that to going to university without computers (Again, not an easy feat). In 21st Century Japan, it's normal for kids to have computers. However, thousands of kids in Japan in institutionalized homes struggle to prepare for life outside these homes once reaching the age of 18.

View Event →
9:00 AM09:00

Knights & Knightesses with Drivers - Golf Day 2019

KKWIDS is an international golfing group of men & women of all abilities ‘hitting drivers and giving back” to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Japan.

This is the golf game you can enjoy hitting bad shots since you will be supporting a worthy cause! The event is supported with great prizes and is the chance to expand your network in the international community in Japan.

KKWIDS is an extension of “The Knights in White Lycra” or KIWL Since 2013, KIWL has raised ¥49.1 million (US$446,000) with the help of participants, sponsors, & supporters.

If you are interested in participating or getting involved with any of our events, please send and email to info

Date: Friday November 15th

Course: Gold Tochigi President

Start Time: 9.00am ~

Transport; Bus from Shibuya 6.45am

Number of Players: 60 

Format; Shin Peoria


Why Are we Playing? 

To raise money to support children in Japanese care system through YouMeWe


Who Plays?

Previous years we had between 60 and 80 players, 80% of participants were c-level executives from international businesses. The competition is open to all levels and genders and is played as a fun, social outing. 


Current Sponsors;



InterContinental Hotels Group



Ramjet Beach House 



Hynd K.K.



If your company is interested in being part of the event


1. Platinum Sponsor – 200,000JPY cash/prize contribution

2. Gold Sponsor – 100,000yen cash & prize contribution

3. Bronze Sponsor – 50,000 yen cash/prize contribution

4. Prize Sponsor - Cash/Prize Contribution

5. Bus sponsorship – 150,000JPY.


Logo & link on social media, web and email promotion

Opportunity to present company and prize at the presentation

Description services contact details to participants


Email invite will be to


- International Business Chamber members

- Japan-based golfing Circles

- Golf In Japan Website

- 3000 email to bilingual Japanese executives working and international business


All the contributions will go to the charity. 


Previous sponsors include 

Jaguar Land Rover Japan Sports Travel and Hospitality Group Japan 

Tokyo Super Cars  Intercontinental Hotels Group

UNIQLOGrand Hyatt

LEGOTrackMan Golf Simulator 

Spartan Race Vintage Kimono’s 

Ikon Euro PubsNo1. Golf Academy 

Pernod Ricard Keen Footwear 

Curvature Japan Air Golf Japan 

G Plus Media Antenna America 

Logicool  iSearch Worldwide

Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 8.20.13.png
View Event →

7:00 PM19:00

KIWL Thank you party and Video Premiere night

Join in, get tickets now!

You are invited to the premiere of the OFFICIAL KIWL 2019 video (produced by Custom Media) showcasing not only the 500km cycle ride but encompassing KIWL's 'get fit & give back' motto through its various sporting and social events. We welcome past, present and future participants of all our events, their partners, and our sponsors, supporters, and friends. Light buffet with freeflow drinks. We will also be entertained by Aussie Guitar great Chris Grundy performing live! We hope you can make it, early bird price Y6,500 until Friday September 13th. Y7,500 thereafter.

Share this URL:

View Event →
to Sep 6

Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan is committed to supporting our local community and have selected You Me We as our main charity partner for FY20.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan is committed to supporting our local community and have selected You Me We as our main charity partner for FY20.

In Japan, about 30,000 children live in institutionalized homes and orphanages.

YouMeWe is an inspiring non-profit organization that provides support, training and upskilling in communication, digital literacy, job skills and more for orphans in Japan. The aim is to ready them for the next stage in their lives and ultimately become socially-skilled, independent adults.

In support of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, an ambitious group of Hays Japan employees will scale the magnificent Mount Fuji to raise funds for our charity partner on the 5th - 6th of September (overnight).

Please dig deep and support your friend, family member, colleague or consultant in achieving their individual fundraising goal and making a difference in the lives of Japan’s disadvantaged young people.

Ganbatte team!

View Event →
to Aug 20

Designing Artists Academy

Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 8.27.00.png

Created in 2008, Designing Artists Academy (DAA) is an annual summer arts camp in Tokyo that offers kids living in children’s homes (orphanages) a unique opportunity to experience different forms of art taught by professional artists from all over the world. Since the first camp back in 2009, our goals for the annual arts program have remained the same: encourage kids to think freely, discover new interests, and foster potential through mentoring. These goals are kept in clear focus through photography, painting, illustration, fashion design, craftwork, dance and music - each workshop planting seeds of hope for a brighter future. We are always looking for volunteer artists, camp counselors and general support staff. Next year will be our 10th anniversary of the camp. We have already commenced preparations, so if you would like to be involved in our camp for 2019, please contact

Note: Dates are tentative

View Event →
DAA Fundraising Night
6:00 PM18:00

DAA Fundraising Night

Join YouMeWe next Tuesday, July 23rd to support the Designing Arts Academy, a summer camp serving underprivileged youth throughout Tokyo. The DAA camp is a week of artistic exploration for youth in Tokyo children’s homes, and is funded completely through donations. Through this camp, children will receive instruction from artists in a variety of mediums, such as photography, cupcake decorating, and mural painting. YouMeWe’s goal is to provide a summer camp program for children that is creative, educational, and free. The July 23rd event will feature BajaYaro! Tacos, and will be held in the Blu Jam Cafe Daikanyama from 18:00-21:00. Join us to fund raise for a good cause and meet like-minded community members!

View Event →
to Jun 16

The KIWL 2019 ride, June 13-16, starts in Takasaki

Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 8.10.31.png

The annual 4-day cycle ride is our flagship event. Cyclists train for a grueling 500km ride to raise funds for YouMeWe NPO. It's not for the faint-hearted, riders need a good reason to ask friends, colleagues and family to sponsor them! However, it is achievable with sufficient training.    

Amateur men & women of all ages, from novices to elite cyclists participate, and the common thread is the will to be ready physically, and the determination raise at least Y100,000. By dividing riders into groups of varying abilities with an experienced leader, very few fail. And if they do, our support vehicles donated by Jaguar Land Rover are on hand. 

The 2019 ride, June 13-16, starts in Takasaki over mountains to Echigo Yuzawa, about 100 kms. Day 2 is about 150kms to Niigata city with spectacular Sea of Japan views. Day 3 is another 150kms inland to Aizu Wakamatsu where a stunning Onsen hotel greets the peleton. The final day of 100kms heads to Fukushima City where riders are met by care home children who will benefit from the funds they raise. Participants experience a sense of immense personal achievement, and the emotion of meeting kids who deserve better, but will have a brighter future thanks to their efforts. Truly magical, lifelong memories.

Are you ready for the challenge? We seek Knights and Knightesses of any ability who have the will to 'get fit and give back'. Download an information pack, and/or apply below. You will be informed if you are successful by end of January 2019 and then the training, fun, and fundraising begins! What are you waiting for, make 2019 a life-changing year!...  

View Event →
1:30 PM13:30

IchigoJam Training at Sendai Tensien with $15 computers

PCN (Programming Club Network) is a club activity with the philosophy of "Provide programming opportunities for all kids". We offer a place where kids can experience programming by utilizing various teaching materials and computers such as kid's computer "Ichigo Jam" series. By doing so, we will contribute to local human resource development by raising their ICT literacy and raising their interest in the manufacturing industry.

View Event →
2:00 PM14:00

Code Club: January 2019 Ichigo Jam

Code Club is a program run by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a registered UK charity. Code Club works with a global community of volunteers, educators, and partners to run free coding clubs where 9 to 13-year-olds build and share their ideas. Code Club projects are free and open to all. They are easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides that young people use to make their own games, animations, and websites with coding languages such as Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python. The projects introduce coding concepts one by one and let young people progressively build their knowledge. Adults running the clubs don’t need to be experienced coders, and many volunteers in our community enjoy learning alongside their club members. The first home to start Code Club was Matsubaen, which started in September 2018, and held 4 sessions between September and December. The sessions consisting of about 5 high junior high school students are run by 16 year-old boy A-kun from Matsubaen and supervised by Michael Clemons. As an extension to Code Club, Michael also introduced the Ichigo Jam project (creating mini computers for kids) to Matsubaen, and the first event is on January 19, 2019.

View Event →
7:30 PM19:30

Do you seek a new challenge in 2019?


Do you seek a new challenge in 2019? Get fit & give back and help abused children living in care in Japan? We invite cyclists of all abilities to a presentation about KIWL's 500km charity ride, June 13-16 2019.

Find out what it takes and why we do it, learn about the charity, where we cycle, and what is expected of each rider; training, fundraising and cost. KIWL Vets and YouMeWe NPO will be on hand to answer questions before you formally apply (deadline January 25th 2019).

E mail to reserve you place. Prior registration necessary.

View Event →
7:00 PM19:00


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We've created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

For Tickets click HERE

View Event →