Monday, April 07, 2014

4th Annual Japan WINConference

4th Annual Japan WINConference
A women’s leadership event

Expanding Possibilities

18th, (19th) April 2014 Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

1. About the Japan WINConference 

Women are the key to a thriving Japan. They are initiating, leading and creating projects and organisations across different fields, industries, companies, communities and nations. Let’s expand that! Explore how women are expanding possibilities for others and themselves.
We will look at how to accelerate this journey, create an optimum work-life balance, enrich our skills, boost our confidence and grow into feminine, authentic and global leaders. Immerse yourself into an exchange of practices with companies embracing diversity, women taking charge and initiatives on creating inclusive cultures come alive. This event will provide you with inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts to help you succeed and prepare for the future.

When:    18 and 19 (half day) April 2014
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Who     Women and men in middle and upper management, consultants, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, politicians, artists, all longing for a positive change in their work and life…. YOU!
What    A global leadership conference with plenary sessions, workshops and high level networking lunches and dinner.
Why:      Join to inspire and be inspired, to learn and to share, to create and co-create, to contribute and to connect with ideas, yourself and other outstanding leaders from Japan and the rest of the world.

How: Be a part of it !

In particular, you will:
  • Learn about the emerging global trends and become updated on the current Japanese work environment
  • Identify the opportunities that lie ahead for women and men championing a more balanced business environment
  • Understand what the companies leading the way are doing to embrace women in business and to create diverse and inclusive environment
  • Find out how women in a more feminine way are impacting business models and bottom lines
  • Learn from women whose careers stand out and discover how their courage, perseverance and feminine touch have helped them move ahead and even pave the way for others
  • Gain insights into possible new career moves
  • Explore how to navigate in a constantly changing environment externally as well as internally
  • Be inspired to create new possibilities for others and yourself, bringing your uniqueness where you can contribute the most
  • Acknowledge the interdependence of yourself, family, community and work
  • Learn how to integrate and find your unique work-life balance
  • Enjoy the time and space to reflect and re-evaluate your career to date
  • Look at the role of collaboration, authenticity and power of the collective female wisdom
  • Choose from a selection of personal development workshops which will be on offer during the event including one special working forum for diversity and inclusion professionals
  • Network with women from around the world
  • Ultimately, you will find out how you play a vital role in opening up possibilities for others and yourself and how your contribution matters as we go about creating a thriving future.

Sign up today at  
  • Discounts and scholarships available.
  • Early bird price until 31st March 2014 and special discount for Japanese partner women’s networks, chambers as well as NGO members.
 This event will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Japanese.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sanpo in the Park

Join us and Help!

Come with your family, friends and pets, or come and meet new friends and pets!  We will begin at 9:30am, walk around the park for about 30 minutes, and then listen to live music. There will be plenty of time to talk with friends, eat and drink, and play with animals who are looking for homes.
Cost for joining is 2500yen. EVERY CENT of this fee will be used to help more animals right here in our own back yard through SALA and Dog Shelter. 
Are you interested in volunteering at Sanpo in the Park?  We would love to have you help!  Please contact us at
Can't come but want to donate?  Visit our Japan Rescue Groups page where you will find information about donating.
第4回目のチャリティードッグウォークのお知らせです!今回は2つの動物保護団体さん、SALAとDog Shelterとのイベントです。皆様のご参加、お待ちしております!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

upcoming events!

Women International Networking Japan conference
A woman’s leadership conference: Expanding Possibilities
Date:             Friday, April 18 to Saturday, April 19
For full details or to register, please visit the Official WIN Conference website

Enchanted Lights Event, OGA for Aid
April 25, 2014, Tokyo
The fundraiser event includes art performances on the stories from Tohoku.
For more information visit:,-tokyo-conrad-hotel.html

Charity Run: Chabo!
April 27, 2014, Tokyo
For more information visit:

TELL Annual Run/Walk
May 4 2014 Tokyo
For more information visit:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking"

On April 10th, Lighthouse : Center for Human Trafficking Victims executive director Shihoko Fujiwara will be giving a speech at FEW(For Empowering Women in Japan) in English. She will talk about the reality of trafficking situations in Japan and how we are fighting against it. Please bring your English speaking friends and learn more about how we can end modern slavery!
  "Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking"

  Time: 2014, April 10th (thur) 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
   Place: Centre Hall
      3F Minami Azabu Centre, 4-12-25 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, 106-0047
            (6 mins walk from Hiroo Station, Exit 1, near the New Sanno Hotel)

* Our Human Trafficking Hotline: 0120-879-871 (10:00-21:00, Mon - Fri)
           Email for consultation      :

*Turn your online shopping into action to support Lighthouse through
E-Kokoro:  (Donation website in Japanese)

 Issued by Lighthouse : Center for Human Trafficking Victims
P.O. Box 716, Shibuya Post Office, Tokyo 100-8692

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blackstripe theater presents ...

Two One Act Plays by Harold Pinter. 
Ashes to Ashes One for the Road

          Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 7.30 pm
          Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 2 pm & 7 pm
          Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 2 pm & 6.30 pm
Place: Trance Mission Theater
           Sangubashi Guest House
           4-50-8 Yoyogi, Tokyo
           Tel: (03) 5825-4661
Tickets – in advance: ¥3,000; at the door: ¥3,500; students: ¥2,000 (tickets include one free drink)
(There will be a director’s talk and discussion after every performance)
Further information: