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>> Turn off the Lights and Watch the Stars on October 17--Lights-Down Event in Kofu Valley
>> Candle Night Summer Solstice 2009--Report on June 21
>> Event report: Dim It 2009--Hong Kong
>> Enjoy the Starlight--The International Year of Astronomy 2009
>> Event: 'Dim It' in Hong Kong-- Lights-out Event on June 21 (Updated)
>> Many People Enjoyed Candle Night--Candle Night Saskatchewan, Canada
>> Brief Report on Candle Night December 2008
>> Candle Night in Slovenia--Event Report in December 2009
>> Candle Night in Zenryouji Temple--'Go home make a wish'
>> Recreating Ancient Night of 'Heian' Dynasty--Lights-down at Kyoto Gyoen Forests
>> Event Report: Dim It--Hong Kong
>> Event Report: Lights Out Day in China
>> Event Report: Lights Out Day--Taiwan
>> Event Report: Candle Night Korea
>> Over 65,000 Facilities to Join--MOE's Lights Down Campaign
>> Event Update: Candle Night Korea
>> Brief Report of Candle Night Winter Solstice 2007
>> Artist's Performances--Candle Night in Governador Valadares, Brazil
>> Getting the Candle Night Message Across to the World--Fuji Xerox Co.
>> A Family's Wishes on Candle Night--The Story of Ivory
>> Effects of MOE's "Lights Down" Campaign June 2007
>> Candle Night in Taipei 2007
>> Candle Night Summer Solstice 2007 in Tokyo
>> MOE's 'Lights Down Campaign'--Black Illumination 2007
>> Mauritius held the 2nd Candle Night.
>> "Five-minute Action" took place in Europe, Feb 1, 2007
>> Reports from Overseas--December 2006
>> Candle Night Winter Solstice 2006--Kobe, Japan
>> Preparation also Underway in Candlelight--South Korea Winter 2006
>> A Brief Report of Candle Night Summer Solstice 2006
>> MOE's Black Illumination 2006
>> National Candle Night in Mauritius 2006
>> Milk Carton Lanterns Lighting up Kumamoto
>> Beeswax candle workshop and volunteer meeting at JFS
>> Candle Night Winter Solstice 2006--Rikkyo University
>> A Living Organism--Candle Night in Sapporo 2005
>> Candle Night in Shanghai 2005
>> Greetings to Candle Nighters on the other side of the world.
>> Candle Night in South Korea 2005
>> Candle Night at Harajuku Cat Street
>> 'Candle Night'-Summer Solstice 2004 in Japan

Candle Night in Taipei 2007

A Candle Night event was held at the World Press Photo Exhibition 2007 "Nice Society" in Taipei, Taiwan on June 23, 2007. The event was organized by the Neo-Inspiration to Cherish the Earth Society in Taiwan.

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2007 is a collection of 200 photos representing delight, anger, sorrow, and pleasure taken by journalists and photographers from around the world. At the exhibition site, the event organizer explained the concept of "Candle Night" and lights were turned off for 10 to 20 minutes with one-hour interval. About 300 participants enjoyed a marathon music concert in the candlelight. The participants then wrote their plans to turn off the lights--when and how. Later, they would receive a reminder from the organizer by e-mail showing their plans.

Koji Sakurai, an organizing member of the events, told us, "We held Candle Night events in the summer and winter of 2006. They were music events, and many musicians joined, attracting a large audience. However, these events used electric power, and it was difficult for us to explain the principal of Candle Night to such a large audience. Therefore, we reconsidered the way of our Candle Night event. We didn't use electric-powered microphone this year, and made a scaled-down event. We felt closer to the participants, and I think our message reached them this time and we could focus on the principle of Candle Night, 'to turn off the lights.' We have received favorable messages from the participants, and some say, 'Please let me know if I can help you in some way.'" Sakurai said that his group plans another event on the winter solstice this year.

Their event is seen at the following website:http://www.candle-night.org.tw/

(Only in Mandarin)

August 7, 2007