Wednesday, September 07, 2016

a few job sites

1. Gaijin pot
2. career central - you can find this on the ACCJ website - and it may be the same as the gaijinpot it is related to
3. daijob
and some others i am not really familiar with but see ads for on trains and in the papers

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. 

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

FEW Japan September 2016 Events

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.

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. 
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.
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.
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.
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)


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.

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.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Summer 2016 Tokyo Community News - short version

Tokyo Community News Full info available here


Mirai no Mori
Updates from events and summer camp are posted regularly on the Facebook page

Join MnM as corporate sponsor or work us MnM on weekend Back to Nature programs which include corporate volunteers, marginalised youth, and MnM Staff. 

Find out more

Mirai no Mori is also looking for volunteers from Sept 2016 to help with PR, marketing and events. please contact us if you are interested in getting involved in making a difference in the lives of children:

Asian Rural Institute
ARI has Graduate profiles online:
ARI Photo Contest
Photographs from ARI community members (participants, volunteers, interns, working visitors, staffs) about their perspectives of daily life at ARI. Visit the official Facebook page and vote for your favorite picture!
ARI Official Facebook Page:


Thank you for supporting our April production of SEVEN!

I appreciate the emails so many of you sent us about the production. Many have asked me about the next performances because every performance was sold out. I am still considering how to maintain the momentum started with SEVEN and will be sure to let you know about upcoming productions.

Thank you to everyone who spent Feb through April with us working to make the production such a memorable experience.

A big shout out to Rodger Sono and John Matthews for the photos and PR !!!
In case you missed these Rodger also created two promo videos, introducing some of the cast members
and a behind the scenes rehearsal video

With your help we raised 346,224 yen for Resilience. Your donation will be put to use to conduct Art Therapy programs for children from abusive homes and to support thier Women's Program supporting domestic violence survivors. Find our more about Resilience at and learn more about other local organizations working on the issues addressed in the show by visiting some of the links on my blog:

We look to doing more socially responsible theater in 2017 - contact us if you are interested in being involved or if your organizations can host performances

SEVEN, Producer             

Second Harvest Japan




*夏季・年末年始休暇 各4~5日(年次有給休暇の計画的付与による)
・Word、Excel、Power Pointの基本的な操作ができること
• 履歴書
• 職務経歴書(ボランティア経験も含めて)
• 志望動機

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Development of Transitional Economy under Economic Globalization: The case of Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Khoi
Date: 28 July, 2016 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
Find out more

Rikuzentakata, Iwate pref.

An organization supporting single-parent families and their children around the damaged area in north east of Japan.

They just started running free-school for the children who are suffering from the disaster. This school is a place for single-parent families who are suffering by poverty. They can leave their children in our care while they're working, and they can eat here for free. There are so many children who can't go to school or even can't go out from their home because of their suffer from the disaster.

Now they are working on the new project that children who are suffered by the disaster do home stay at the families from overseas, and living in Tokyo, in this summer. the purposes of this project are
・ To keep the children of single-parent family off the loneliness in the summer vacation.
・ To simulate experience the life of foreign countries in the families from overseas.

They are looking for the families who can accept the children. Please help find families to volunteer.
Please spread the work about this project
Shizuka Kumagai,

Tokyo Sinfonia

Tokyo Sinfonia in August
Belgian Serenade dinner-concert
Aug. 5 (Fri.) - Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)

Tokyo Sinfonia in September
Berlioz Serenade champagne concert
Sep. 14 (Wed.) - Oji Hall (Ginza)


Summer 2016

Our PSC summer newsletter includes summer and fall event info and job and volunteer information,
Also included is a short report on SEVEN - please see the left column for more information about the funds we raised for Resilience through our 6 sold out performances.

I hope to see some of your at my Aug 6th (education for social justice)  or Aug 7th (volunteer mgt.) workshops or at our quarterly NPO/NGO networking dinner on August 1.

The next e-newsletter will promote September and October events - Please send in your information by August 26 for inclusion.

Enjoy the summer!

Knights in White Lycra

KIWL has raised ¥9,198,297 for Mirai no Mori to date! Funds raised will send 20 children to three years of summer camp providing them with a path to long-term sustainable healing and self-development leading to a brighter future as adults.

Funds will also help launch the "Leader in Training" initiative to build leadership skills in high school aged youth.

You can help us hit the 10 million yen mark by making donations on the KiWL website:

 NGO workshops and Course info

Temple University NGO management program.
NGO courses
Summer 2016

Volunteer Management (One-day Workshop) (VMT101-SU16)
Sunday August 7, 10:00-16:30
Application Deadline  => August 1
Details and application information:

Fall 2016 Info Session 
Saturday, August 27, 10:00-12:00 (Japanese)
Saturday, September 3, 10:00-12:00 (English)

Venue:TUJ Azabu Hall (Access)

Fall 2016
Deadline For Fall 2016 courses => September 12

NGO courses
Japanese Society & Nonprofit Organizations
Friday nights, 19:10-21:30
Start date: Sept 23
Details and application information:

Fundraising for NGOs Saturday April 9th 10:00-16:30
Fundraising for NGOs: Practical Hints (One-day Workshop)
Saturday Dec 10th  10:00-16:30
Location:Temple University Japan Tokyo (Maps & Directions)

Tsuda International Training Program
International development courses.
Information session info
9月13日 19:00~20:45, 
9月21日 19:00~20:45, 
9月27日 19:00~20:45

Summer courses
Deadline For Summer 2016 courses => August 1
NGO English

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30 - 15:20
Education for Social Justice
Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30 - 15:20
Details and application information:

Fall courses
Deadline For Fall 2016 courses =>  September 25
International Development Issues -Current Issues
Tuesdays 18:50-20:50
2016/10/4- 2016/12/6
Details and application information:

Campaign Management Skills

Saturday Oct 15, 2016 10:30 - 15:30
Details and application information:

Professional Writing Skills
Thursdays 18:50-20:50

2016/10/6- 2016/12/8
Details and application information:

Seeking NGO leaders: Overseas Fellowship

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps! Priority Deadline: July 15, but applications accepted year-round Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a paid 6-18 month, overseas fellowship program.

Applicants: aged 22-35 plus 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted year-round, 
For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit

 10th anniversary Event - Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI)

In celebration of JWLI's 10th anniversary this year, we are hosting the Tokyo Summit titled "Women Leading Social Changes in Japan." It will be on October 18th, 2016 (Tuesday) at the Tokyo American Club in Tokyo.

The summit will: 

* Highlight successful cases of social change in Japan achieved by women leaders
* Learn from U.S. experience including fundraising - What’s different and similar? What can Japan learn?
Showcase role models of women social sector leaders/social entrepreneurs in Japan, specifically in Tohoku, and JWLI alumnae
* Explore obstacles for Japanese women leaders and how to overcome them, and what to learn from the U.S

Save the date on your calendar and check out our brand new summit website ( as well as the JWLI website ( for updates.

Refugees International Japan - Fall events

Sep 15,
Atsuko Tenma violin concert
Blue Rose Hall, Suntory Hall
Sep 27, 12:00
RIJ Lunch Club
Beacon, Urban Chop House
Oct 2,
RIJ Palace Loop Run
Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate relay E.pdf
Oct 21,
The Great Wine Bluff
Le Cordon Bleu
Nov 10,
Light up the LIfe of a Refugee Children
St Mary’s International School
Nov 18, 18:30
F1 Race Night
Oakwood Midtown

TELL Events

TELL Pub quiz
Wednesday August 3rd,  8pm
@ the Hobgoblin in Shibuya
Address 3/F, Ichiban Building, 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043

TELL  21st Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction
Venue: Ark Hills Club
Friday, November 11

Run for the Cure Foundation

Casino Night 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Min donation per person: 17,500JPY / person, 175,000JPY / table for 10 (including buffet dinner and drinks)

Games Available: Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Big Six, Craps & Slot Machines

Registration Deadline:Friday, August 26,

Dress code: Business


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