Purple Day Japan had an exciting event planned for 2016. So many joined them in their walk around The Imperial Palace on Sunday, March 13th!
in 2015, The Anita Kaufmann Foundation was proud to accept the invitation of the epilepsy community in Japan to visit their beautiful country and present our unique awareness messages designed to eliminate stigma and create a kinder world for persons with epilepsy. Purple Day Founder Cassidy Megan and her mother Angela McCarthy were on hand, along with AKF Executive Director Debra Josephs and AKF Director of Special Projects Danielle Josephs. Together the troupe visited several locations and participating in important educational events.
July 4th Lecture in Sendai
July 5th Lecture in Tokyo
July 7th Lecture in Shizuoka
July 8th Lecture in Nagoya
♦ Dr. Fukuchi and his Purple Day Yacht participated in a race this August!
♦ Hiroshima Univ. and Sanfrecce Hiroshima F.C. collaborated for epilepsy
A football team “Sanfrecce Hiroshima F.C.” became a Purple Day Japan’s
supporter and a great event was held at a stadium in Hiroshima.
Video messages from players of Sanfrecce were screened and many supporters
of the team visited epilepsy awareness booths.
♦ Wakayama Castle was illuminated in PURPLE! (please see the attached
On October 15, Wakayama Castle was illuminated in purple color to promote
the Purple Day.
This event was named “Friendly Purple Illumination” and was realized with
efforts of Dr. Tsuji and Japan Epilepsy Association!