Thursday, December 01, 2016

December events


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2016 Year End Tokyo Community News
December is almost here, bringing all types of holiday events.

Before sharing organization updates and event information, i would like to invite you to the Mirai no Mori end of the year party on Dec 6. There will be people from all walks of life and some pretty good prizes.

If you are a former workshop participant and working for an international organization or NGO, let me know. I am organizing a few events featuring past workshop participants. At least one in English and at least 1 in Japanese.

Before i forget, Tuesday is "Giving Tuesday" the day each each organizations around the globe are honored for making the world a better place. Take 10 min to support a group you believe in. Please have a look at some of the organizations below or on the Global Giving site which features important projects all over the world: https://www.globalgiving.org/

I hope you have a great last month in 2016!
Best regards,
Sarajean

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ORGANIZATION UPDATES

Mirai no Mori Winter Magic Bonenkai!
On Dec 6 Mirai no Mori will hold its first ever Bonenkai with friends, supporters, volunteers, camp staff and anyone who wants to support our work in 2017!
Tuesday Dec 6, 19:00-22:00
Venue: Blue Jam Cafe (http://www.blujamcafejapan.com/)
Cost::6,000 yen for all reservations made before Nov 28. (7,000 yen after.)
*You must reserve your tickets before November 28th to get the discount price.
Be sure to check out the updates from corporate sponsored Back to Nature Camps on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiraiNoMori
Winter giving campaign
Help Mirai no Mori send 30 youth in care to magical Winter Camp - by making a donation on the Global Giving site: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/winter-camp-2017-for-marginalized-youth-in-tohoku/

 
Asian Rural Institute
ARI will have an open campus day on 12/2 Find out more: http://www.ari-edu.org/2016/10/19/opencampus2016/
ARI is recruiting Japanese students and volunteers of all nationalities for 2017. If you know now anyone who might be interested? Please share this information with them.  http://www.ari-edu.org/2016/10/20/japaneseapplicant/

AN EXCITING NEW BOOK:  Rural Leaders:  The Work and Community Impact of Graduates of the Asian Rural Institute by Steven Cutting and Beverly Abma http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2016/11/25/en-ruralleaders/

Please visit the ARI  Facebook page for more information about what graduates are doing all over the world:  https://www.facebook.com/Asian-Rural-Institute-167878236600194/

Training programs

Temple University NGO Management Program.
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/certificate/tokyo/ngo-management.html
Winter 2016 NGO workshops
Fundraising for NGOs: Practical Hints (One-day Workshop)
Saturday December 10th 10:00-16:30, sign up by Dec 3
For more information, please visit: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars/PWW102-FA16.html 2016 Info Sessions  Saturday, Jan 14 and May 13, 10:00-12:00 (English)
Venue:TUJ Azabu Hall (Access)
For people taking courses at TUJ Continuing Education for the first time, but anyone welcome.
Spring 2016 NGO courses: NGO management and Community organizing

Tsuda International Training Program international development courses.
Information session info http://osc.tsuda.ac.jp/placement/
1月10日 19:00~20:45,
1月21日 13:00~14:45, 
1月24日 19:00~20:45
Spring 2016 NGO courses:
Gender Aspects of International Development (Tuesdays, Jan 31 - March 21)
Education for Social Justice workshop (Feb 4)
Organization management workshop (March 11)
* This will be the final semester of a program. I hope to launch a similar program at another Institution in 2017.

From the Center for Artistic Activism: Artistic Activism Webinars: We'll offer one hour webinars on the principles of artistic activism - practical ideas you can use to develop fresh creative tactics for more effective campaigns. What you can do: sign up here 

contact@artisticactivism.org if you would like to take part, or if you know a group who could benefit from learning the principles.

Learn how to reclaim the spectacle: Free Access to Duncombe’s book, Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy. The book tells how to communicate in today’s spectacular vernacular, not merely as a tactic but as a new way of thinking about and acting out politics.
What you can do: Download, read it, share it with anyone you think could use it.

NONPROFIT NGO AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
ANIMAL WALK TOKYO (AWT) End-of-Year Party, Nippori
Dec 4, from 4 pm
Festive fun in the form of games, giveaways, live music, beautiful views of Tokyo from the 38th floor, finger food, and a kanpai drink (or two) to celebrate our achievements this year and share our hopes for the next.
Funds raised go to a great cause – looking after those who cannot speak for themselves.
Participation fee: 2,000 yen + a dog or cat toy (1,000 yen to be donated to Heart Tokushima, the toy to Animal Refuge Kansai)

 Full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/187954524983526/
 Please contact us if would like more information: animalwalktokyojapan@gmail.com
FEW 35th Anniversary Bonenkai: FEWturistic
Friday December 9th  19:00-22:00
Members ¥6000 Associate Members ¥4,000 Guests ¥8,000, Student Guests ¥6,000 (Student ID required) FEW Member-Guest Pair ¥13,000, Guest-Guest Pair ¥15,000
Raffle proceeds benefitting our community services partners Mirai no Mori and Second Harvest Japanhttp://fewjapan.com/event/few-35th-anniversary-bonenkai-fewturistic/

Refugees International Japan

http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016 12:00  - RIJ Lunch Club
Saturday, Feb 4th, 2017 18:00 - Black Card Cabaret and Talent Show The Cruise Club Tokyo http://cctokyo.co.jp/
Craft  sales
4 December: Craft Sale at JVC Oratorio Concert at Showa Women’s University Hitomi Hall
8 December: Craft Sale at Ekoin Charity Concert at Ryogoku Ekoin Temple

Jambo EVENTS

Find out more: http://jambointernational.org/en
Pirates of Tokyo Bay - 6th Anniversary show
(http://piratesoftokyobay.com/)
Dec 4th (sun): http://potb6.peatix.com
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
6:30pm doors open   7:30pm START
¥3,000 gets you in and ONE FREE DRINK ***Early Bird Discount Available Until Nov 19. Food available.
We are having a huge show in Roppongi at the amazing Super Deluxe to celebrate 6 years in Tokyo! This special night of bilingual comedy is going to be unlike any other improv show in Tokyo with special guests making appearances to celebrate the Pirates!

Tokyo International Players
Next Productions:
Speaking in Tongues, February 23-26,
February auditions will be for the  May 18-21, production
Find out more http://tokyoplayers.com
Tokyo Sinfonia 
Prokofieff Serenade champagne concert
~ Oji Hall, Wed., Dec. 14
Mozart Birthday Concerts 
~ Tokyo Masonic Center, Fri., Jan. 27Sun., Jan. 29
Scandinavian Serenade dinner-concert
~ FCCJ, Fri., Feb. 17
Tickets/Information - Sinfonia direct tickets@tokyosinfonia.com
Peatix online http://peatix.com/event/188800
More Information http://www.tokyosinfonia.com


International Seminar: Domestic and International Migration in Eastern Asian Aging Countries
Friday 16th December 2016 13:3016:30
Venue : National Institute of Population and Social Security Research http://www.ipss.go.jp/pr-ad/e/info-e/map-e.html
Meeting Room 4 and 5
Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo http://forum.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

The Contemporary Japan Group at the Institute of Social Science (ISS, or Shaken),  University of Tokyo, welcomes you to a lecture by Michael Strausz  (Texas Christian University)
Help Wanted: Labor Shortages, an Aging Society, and Japan’s Restrictive Immigration Policy
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Akamon Sōgō Kenkyūtō Room 549, Institute of Social
Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
For more information, including maps and a list of past lectures, please visit our website:
http://web.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cjg/
or contact Gregory W. NOBLE (noble@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

2017 Events

Director Lucy Craft will join us for a screening of her award-winning film about Japanese War Brides' experiences, *Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight*.
10 Jan 2016.  7PM
Benney Decker Theater, Yokosuka Navy Base
RSVP with your name and nationality to info@ycaps.org.
Learn more about the film http://www.fallsevengetupeight.com/

Million Women March being planned for January 21, 2017
More info forthcoming on the Tokyo event.

Video from the October 14 US Election Panel I organized at TUJ. This event offered an opportunity to hear presentations on the policies proposed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as those of Jill Stein (Green Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian).  Enjoy!
http://www.tuj.ac.jp/news/2016/10/26/icas-video-us-presidential-election/
  Enrich your Japan experience.
  Learn more about JAPAN
Book notes

If you are working in the area of sustainability or community development, it's worth reading. Thanks to everyone who helped me with my part on Nonprofit NGO response to the 3.11 disasters!
You can order
Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster (Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development)  on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Educating-Sustainability-Japan-communities-Sustainable-ebook/dp/B01M0OMN7O/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Entertainment notes
Post-SEVEN

We are reviewing several social justice oriented scripts. Some are by one of the people who was involved in the writing of SEVEN - more information in January.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Asian Rural Institute News


ARI will have an open campus day on 12/2 Find out more: http://www.ari-edu.org/2016/10/19/opencampus2016/

ARI is recruiting Japanese students and volunteers of all nationalities for 2017. If you know now anyone who might be interested? Please share this information with them.  http://www.ari-edu.org/2016/10/20/japaneseapplicant/


 AN EXCITING NEW BOOK:  Rural Leaders:  The Work and Community Impact of Graduates of the Asian Rural Institute by Steven Cutting and Beverly Abma http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2016/11/25/en-ruralleaders/

 

Please visit the ARI  Facebook page for more information about what graduates are doing all over the world:  https://www.facebook.com/Asian-Rural-Institute-167878236600194/

Monday, November 28, 2016

ORGANIZATION UPDATES Winter Magic Bonenkai!

Mirai no Mori Winter Magic Bonenkai!
On Dec 6 Mirai no Mori will hold its first ever Bonenkai with friends, supporters, volunteers, camp staff and anyone who wants to support our work in 2017!
Tuesday Dec 6, 19:00-22:00
Venue: Blue Jam Cafe (http://www.blujamcafejapan.com/)
Cost::6,000 yen for all reservations made before Nov 28. (7,000 yen after.)
*You must reserve your tickets before November 28th to get the discount price.
Be sure to check out the updates from corporate sponsored Back to Nature Camps on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiraiNoMori


Winter giving campaign
Help Mirai no Mori send 30 youth in care to magical Winter Camp - by making a donation on the Global Giving site: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/winter-camp-2017-for-marginalized-youth-in-tohoku/

 

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

a few job sites


1. Gaijin pot https://gaijinpot.com/
2. career central - you can find this on the ACCJ website - and it may be the same as the gaijinpot  https://japan.careerengine.org/ it is related to https://www.enworld.com/
3. daijob https://www.daijob.com/en/
and some others i am not really familiar with but see ads for on trains and in the papers
4. https://www.careercross.com/en/
5. http://www.workinjapan.com/jobs/index.html
6. http://www.ohayosensei.com/current-edition.html

Friday, August 19, 2016

Register to vote!!!

US citizens - are your registered to vote?

Election season is coming up and the stakes are high! Make sure you are registered and get your absentee ballot in time

Register to vote, request an absentee ballot or check the status of your ballot. Select your State or territory of legal residence to get started.

https://www.votefromabroad.org/vote/home.htm

https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter 

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) is looking for people to help with get out the vote throughout Japan
find out more http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp

FEW Japan September 2016 Events



JOIN US FOR OUR SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Inclusion Starts with "I"


Thursday, September 8, 19:00 - 22:00 @Minami Azabu Centre Hall, Hiroo
Members ¥2,000 (Associate Members ¥1,500) / Non-Members ¥5,000 (Students & Interns ¥3,000)
(includes light finger food buffet and beverages)
In our first meeting of the new FEW year, we invite you to join us as we welcome Janelle Sasaki. She’ll share with us her personal journey towards embracing the benefits of a multicultural, diverse society, including how she is pioneering such change here in Japan. Find out how the power of diversity and inclusion can translate into your business or organization, and what you can do to make your workplace and the society around you more inclusive and respectful.
Janelle Sasaki
Janelle Sasaki serves as the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion Services at Ernst & Young Advisory Co., Ltd. (EYA), which helps clients transform their business processes and sustain improvements. Based in Tokyo, Japan, she advises on innovative Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) practices in the workplace for Japan and the Asian Pacific Region. As a well-known D&I expert, Janelle guides top Japanese and multi-national clients on designing and executing workforce, work style and marketplace solutions to create an inclusive culture. She is also a frequent international speaker on Diversity & Inclusion.
 
RSVP HERE FOR SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING

SPECIAL EVENTS
 
Special events are a great opportunity to learn from and connect with other women in the FEW community. Join us for these upcoming events throughout the month of September. 
 
FEW MID-WEEK LUNCH MIXER
Wednesday, August 31, 12:00 - 14:00
and Wednesday, September 29, 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Royal Garden Cafe, Shibuya


Take a break during the busy workweek to connect with other women over great food at our monthly lunch meet-up.

Registration details available soon on the FEW events page.
 
CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP
Sunday, September 11, 11:15 - 13:00
(optional lunch after at Lauderdale in Roppongi Hills)
Workshop Location: Club 360


10 people max; Members: ¥3,000 / Non-Members: ¥4,000

Learn the basics of this beautiful Brazilian martial art. Expect movement and singing as you learn to move your body in a new way. Learn more and register here.
RISE
A Workshop with Divya Marie Kato and Sarah Furuya
Thursday, September 15
18:30 Start time - Finish time TBC
Location: H&R Roppongi


As a follow up to their introductory session “Losing the Labels, Lose the Weight & Rise” conducted at the FEW Career Strategies Seminar (CSS) "Women Rising" earlier this year, we're excited to welcome back FEW Strategic Partners Sarah Furuya and Divya Marie Kato for a more in-depth look at how you can process your story, lose the weight of past experiences and rise up to be your best self.

In this workshop, you'll use your imagination and connect with others in unique ways through process experiences, guided drawing activities and networking exercises.

Contact Divya or Sarah with questions or for information about registration.
FEW WOMEN'S START-UP CLUB 
SEPTEMBER MEETING
Wednesday, September 28, 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Minami Azabu Centre Hall (Hiroo)
Cost: members ¥2,000/non-members ¥3,000 (covers finger food and soft drinks)

 
TOPIC:
YOUR BUSINESS: OFFERS, CHALLENGES AND NEEDS

 
Come "brag" a little about what you've accomplished in your business. Tell us what you're proud of and share your story with like-minded women in Tokyo. Even if you don't yet have a business, or are still small, this meeting is an opportunity to share what you offer, the challenges you are facing, and what you need to take the next step.

Join us for the first WSC meeting of the new FEW year!
To learn more or to register, click here.
 
SEE FULL DETAILS AND RSVP FOR FEW SPECIAL EVENTS
GOT SOMETHING TO SHARE?

One of the great privileges of being part of the FEW community is having the opportunity to share your events and special announcements. We're happy to announce that we've streamlined the process to make it easier for you to get this important information to us. So - got something to share? Click here to access the  September newsletter and event announcement submission form.