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[Greetings from chairperson]

In 2020, A.A. Japan celebrates its 45th anniversary. Accordingly, we will be holding “A.A. Japan 45th Anniversary Convention”. It’s been told that A.A. Japan have started in 1975, when the first Japanese-speaking meeting was held. 45 years have past and lots of anonymous alcoholics have engaged with A.A. message activities. We are deeply grateful to our predecessors for respecting our three legacies which are “Recovery”, “Unity” and “Service”, conveying them to us today. Furthermore, we would like to thank and express our special gratitude to the cooperation from friends of A.A. . We expect to have a huge number of people will be participating in this convention. We really hope to share the joy of recovery, enhance the unity to confirm the recovery of alcoholics who still suffers without finding the solution yet.

Committee of AA Japan 45th Anniversary Convention

[What is Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)?]

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.

Current Membership


It is estimated that there are over 100,000 groups and over 2,000,000 members in approximately 180 countries. (In Japan, it is estimated that there are over 600 groups and over 5,700 members.)

Relations with Outside Agencies


The Fellowship has adopted a policy of “cooperation but not affiliation” with other organizations concerned with the problem of alcoholism. We have no opinion on issues outside A.A. and neither endorse nor oppose any causes.

How A.A. Members Maintain Sobriety


A.A. is a program of total abstinence. Members simply stay away from one drink, one day at a time. Sobriety is maintained through sharing experience, strength and hope at group meetings and through the suggested Twelve Steps for recovery from alcoholism.

Anyone May Attend A.A. Open Meetings


Anyone may attend open meetings of A.A. These usually consist of talks by a leader and two or three speakers who share experience as it relates to their alcoholism and their recovery in A.A. Some meetings are held for the specific purpose of informing the nonalcoholic public about A.A. Doctors, members of the clergy, and public officials are invited. Closed discussion meetings are for alcoholics only.

Reprinted from “A.A. at a Glance” with the permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

 

Link to the web page of A.A. Japan General Service

*For more details, please refer to this page.

 

[Theme]

Pass it on

– Sobriety for Alcoholics –

 

[Date]

March 20, 2020 (Fri/public holiday) to March 22, 2020 (Sun)

 

[Venue]

Amagasaki Cultural Center

*Please refrain from making inquiries to the venue.

 

[Access]

Amagasaki Cultural Center (Amashin Archaic Hall) Showa-dori 2-7-16, Amagasaki, Hyogo 660-0881

5-minute walk from Hanshin Amagasaki station

Map

アクセス方法

[By airplane]

Osaka International Airport (Airport bus: approx. 30 minutes) – Hanshin Koshien station (Walk) Koshien station (Hanshin Main Line Limited Express: 5 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

(Osaka Monorail: 3 minutes) – Hotarugaike station (Hankyu Takarazuka Line Express: 14 minutes) – Hankyu Umeda station (Walk) – Hanshin Umeda station (Hanshin Main Line Express: 10 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

Kansai International Airport (JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service: 58 minutes) – Nishikujo station (Hanshin Namba Line: 12 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

(Airport bus: approx. 52 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

Kobe Airport (Kobe New Transit Port Liner: 18 minutes) – Kobe-Sannomiya station (Hanshin Main Line: 23 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

 

[By train/bus]

Shinkansen Line JR Shin-Osaka station (Subway Midosuji Line: 7 minutes) – Umeda station (4-minute walk) – Hanshin Umeda station (Hanshin Main Line Limited Express: 7 minutes) – Hanshin Amagasaki station

JR Shin-Osaka station (JR Kyoto Line: 13 minutes/JR Kyoto Line Rapid Service: 10 minutes) – JR Amagasaki station

Hanshin Amagasaki station Approx. 5-minute walk toward northeast on pedestrian deck
JR Amagasaki station Car Approx. 6 minutes
Hanshin Bus
(Amagasaki City Line)
Get on no. 23 route bus from no. 4 bus station on the south side – Get off at “Amagasaki Sogo Bunka Center”
Hankyu Tsukaguchi station Hanshin Bus
(Amagasaki City Line)
Get on no. 13 route bus – Get off at “Showa-dori” and walk for 5 minutes
Hankyu Bus Get on no. 55 or 57 route bus – Get off at “Amagasaki Sogo Bunka Center”
Hankyu Sonoda station Hanshin Bus
(Amagasaki City Line)
Get on no. 11, 22 or 23 route bus – Get off at “Amagasaki Sogo Bunka Center”
Hankyu Mukonoso station Hanshin Bus
(Amagasaki City Line)
Get on no. 15 or 43 route bus – Get off at “Showa-dori” and walk for 5 minutes

*All the buses of former Amagasaki City Bus have been operated by Hanshin Bus since 3/20/2016. Please use the service of Hanshin Bus Amagasaki City Line

Hanshin Bus (Hanshin Line) Get off at “Amagasaki Sogo Bunka Center”
Hankyu Bus From Tsukaguchi, Itami or Kawanishi
Get off at “Amagasaki Sogo Bunka Center”

* Please use public transportation.