Recovery Parade Japan

  September 23, 2012 - 3nd Recovery Parade at Shinjuku, Tokyo

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English page for 2012 parade.

English page for 2011 parade.


Recovery is Hope & Joy

Many people in our society have mental illnesses or other mental ailments. But just how many of them really believe they can recover from their difficulties?

The media tend to focus only on those who are still suffering. They tend to emphasize only the severity and complexity of the problems.

On top of that, ignorance about these maladies and prejudice toward those with them are prevalent in our society. As a result, many of those who are suffering do not believe they can recover and give up their attempts to get better.

Using our faces and voices, we show people, the media, and society in general that recovery is a reality.

The joy of recovery is the message we are sharing.

We want people to learn by seeing our faces and hearing our voices that recovery is a reality. We want society to be a place where more people are able to recover.

September 23, 2012

We who have addictions, mental illness, or other mental ailments, together with our family members, friends, and supporters, will gather in Shinjuku for a parade to celebrate the joy of recovery and make ourselves publicly visible.

2012 Recovery Parade & "Recovery Festival"

Date and time: September 23, 2012 (Sunday), 12:30~
Place: Shinjuku chu-ou kouen (2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo), and road around
Outline: Parade on the way, the Ryukyu drum and chorus, etc.


If you would like to contact us, please e-mail to

Recovery Parade Executive Committee