Tokyo’s Akasaka Palace shines light on violence against women at start of Purple Light Up campaign

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The white walls of the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo’s Minato Ward are lit up in purple on Friday, for a two-day illumination event marking the start of a global campaign to eliminate violence against women. The state guesthouse is one of about 320 locations nationwide participating in the Purple Light Up campaign. Landmarks such as Kyoto Tower and JR Kokura Station will be illuminated in the symbolic color to coincide with the campaign, which runs through Nov. 25. “If you are a victim of sexual crime and abuse, don’t suffer silently. Call our support hotline at #8891 for help,” the Cabinet Office said.