Showing posts from August, 2009

30 seconds for breast cancer

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle).

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site => Pass it along to people you know.

U.N. panel raps Japan on women's issues

In the sixth periodic review, the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) criticized the Japanese Government for the lack of progress.
Signatories to the Convention are required to address discriminative laws and practices but the committee has found that gender bias still remains problematic. no surprise here!

Get more info:
From the UN

From Asia Japan Women's Resource Center

From the various news outlets in English

What to do with your 12,000 "tax gift" from the the Government

I recently read in the Asahi about the nonprofit organization sodateage net 育て上げネット。
in Japanese
in English

they have a number of useful programs for youth that are out of work and looking for jobs. they do career counseling, training for interviews and rent interview clothing.

they have a campaign to get 1000 suit by the end of the year. but they need not only suits but white shirts, blouses, belts, and business shoes. Get more info about
Recycled-Suits for Youth Project

Also - you can just become a member .... use that 12,000yen the government gave you to better the economy by contributing it to those in the most need.

Japan Fundraising Association

Get more information abotu the Japan Fundraising Association here:

Back to blogging

i have gotten off of blogging for a while as i was overwhlemed just by being online so much.
i am also updating all my pages .... hope this will be easier to manage.