About 2016 DWE events

May 2016 DWE event overview

・Date:Sunday May 1st 2016 to Wednesday May 4th, 2016
You can stay any number of nights. One day visits are also available.
・Place:National Women’s Education Center in Japan (NUWEC) http://www.nwec.jp/
・Stay Fee: ¥3,700, includes facility fee(per 1 person, twin share, per night)
・Day Return Fee (not staying the night):¥1,000
・Monday BBQ:¥1,500 (students ¥1,000)

We look forward to your attendance!

*In case you are traveling to Saitama from far away or are in need of some financial support, there may be some solutions. We cannot make any guarantee, but please feel free to ask.

Guidelines on the membership of attendees

In light of the recent discussion on Facebook and elsewhere, we would like to clarify the membership of the attendees to the upcoming 2016 Rainbow Week DWE event.

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday will be women-only event days. Only women will be allowed to participate in workshops and stay overnight.
Tuesday will be an open day where everyone is free to attend. All members of the LGBT etc… spectrum, and their queer-friendly friends, family and allies are welcome to attend. All are especially welcome to attend the riverside BBQ on Tuesday afternoon.

We are sorry to disappoint some people with this decision, but it seemed that the only way forward was a compromise. We hope that everybody can understand this decision.

We hope to send out more details about the event, including a timetable of Workshops and information about the BBQ, nearer the time. We hope to post this information on the Facebook event pages and the DWE homepage as well as send it around by email, so please check back regularly for updates between now and the start of DWE.

We look forward to seeing you all there and having a fabulous time!

If you have any questions or queries please send them to: dykeweekendjapan@gmail.com


Herstory The Women’s International Group first gathered lesbian, bi and trans women for a weekend of politics and advocacy in 1985 for a Dyke Weekend (DWE). The gatherings grew to 3 to 4 weekends, and over time, DWE became a rite of passage for all lesbian, bi and trans women in Japan. Today, DWE is still active in bringing together queer women for weekends, which have grown to include workshops, seminars, guest speakers, sports and the much anticipated BBQ. DWE is a safe and encouraging space for women to explore, relax, contribute and catch up with the queer community. DWE is an entirely volunteer run group of women interested in keeping queer women connected in Japan and keeping the queer community in Japan connected to the queer dialogue. All ideas and support are welcome and necessary to keep the DWE epic! Keep in touch! dykeweekendjapan@gmail.com

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Welcome to Dyke Weekend 2018
開催期間: 2018年4月28日から5月1日 
場所: NWEC 国立女性教育会館 
参加費: 洋室・一泊お一人につきツイン3800円~
日帰り参加費: 1000円(4日分) BBQ: 1500円(一般) 1000円(学生)

Event Dates: April 28th - May 1st, 2018
(Stay for as many nights as you'd like, or come for a day trip)
Location: Women's Education Center in Saitama 
Cost: ¥3800~/per person/per night twin share
Facility Fee: 1000円/4-day pass (for those not staying the night)
BBQ: ¥1500 (student ¥1000)
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