Showing posts from January, 2012

Tokyo Professionals networking events

Tokyo Professionals Management Group is partnering with the Conrad Tokyo for a business networking night on Tuesday February 7th. The networking night is scheduled from 7:00pm at one of Tokyo’s most luxurious downtown hotels


Spring 2012 Life Line Training Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings,  9:30am ~ 12:30 pm * Introductory session on Saturday, February 18th * Final session on Saturday, May 12th
Training location:  Wesley Center 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and fluent in English. Potential candidates will be interviewed

Workshop on Quality and Accountability, January 30th, Tokyo

Workshop on Quality and Accountability, January 30th, Tokyo
Randy- Was looking up Sphere trainings and came across this. Announcement attached. If Peace Winds didn’t know about it I thought it might interest them. You’re probably a presenter and are all over this. --Angela Workshop on Quality and Accountability Event details Location: Tokyo, Japan Date: 30 Jan 2012 Event time: 10:00 to 17:00 Purpose: This one day basic level orientation aims at introducing two Quality and Accountability tools namely HAP Standard and Sphere Minimum Standards. Expected Output: Participants will be able to learn the overview and basics of HAP standard and Sphere Minimum Standards. Target Audience: NGOs, INGOs, Government Authorities. Language: English and Japanese. Criteria: Senior management and middle management staff who have no prior knowledge of HAP & Sphere. Organized by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Supported by: Church World Service-Asia/Pacific, Oxfam Japan, Japan NGO Center for International C…

JAM 4 JAPAN 音楽教育奨学金募集中

JAM 4 JAPAN 音楽教育奨学金申し込み

Relief InternationalとMusicians Instituteは日本の地震による津波の影響が出た宮城県仙台市と南三陸町、岩手県釜石市と大槌町、福島県南相馬市の教育機構に音楽教養の奨学金制度を提供しています。

一校につき$5000(USドル)までの奨学金はRelief International と Musicians

援助の提供と音楽課への復帰、学校への音楽芸術カリキュラムと新しい楽器の提供です。Jam for

宮城県 仙台市と南三陸町、岩手県





a. 今回の東日本大震災はあなたの学校/教育機構にどのような影響を及ぼしましたか?

b. あなたの音楽学科のカリキュラム概要、および在学中の生徒についてご説明下さい。

c. あなたの音楽学科はどのように生徒のアーティストとしての音楽性、さらには個人の人


d. あなたの音楽学科は学校全域の将来性をどのように左右していると思いますか?又、

e. 映像には必ず音楽学科在籍中の生徒の音楽性を示すものを含んでください。

映像クリップはjam4japan@ri.orgにE-mailにて送信、またはDVD形式でRI Headquarters



映像クリップはjam4japan@ri.orgにEメールするか、DVDフォーマット を以下の住所に郵送して下さい。
Relief I…

Post Conference Announcement

We have just posed a very brief report online. Please see below.

Post Conference Announcement(Jan 16, 2012) Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World: 11,500 participants January 16, 2012
Organizing Committee Announcement The Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World was held at Pacifico Yokohama on 14 and 15 January 2012. 6000 people on the first day and 5500 on the second, including 100 international participants from over 30 countries, gathered at the conference, with a total of 11,500 participants. The conference was broadcast live over the internet, with an audience of approximately 100,000.
At the closing of the conference, the "Yokohama Declaration for a Nuclear Power Free World" was announced. The Yokohama Declaration emphasises 1) the protection of the rights of those affected by the Fukushima nuclear…

media on Antinuclear conference in Yokohama

The Asahi Shimbun: POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Conference to present vision of a nuclear-free Japan

The Asahi Shimbun: POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Fukushima boy wants Japan to be reactor free

The Asahi Shimbun
: POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Tokiko Kato gives voice to anti-nuclear power movement

The Asahi Shimbun: POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Conference calls for a quick exit from nuclear power

Japan Times
: Yokohama antinuclear conference draws thousands of activists, experts

Japan Times: Antinuke confab urges backing for victims' rights

Japan Times: Dis…

New data now on line ...

These sites are have updated info about twice a month:
Tohoku damage and recovery basic facts and figures - Jan 10 update
Disaster volunteer center info on Volunteer numbers  latest info from Jan 1 ... new info out soon!

NYT article worht reading

worth a read ... Okushiri Journal: In Japan, a Rebuilt Island Serves as a Cautionary Tale
OKUSHIRI, Japan — On the night of July 12, 1993, the remote island of Okushiri was ripped apart by a huge earthquake and tsunami that now seem an eerie harbinger of the much larger disaster that struck northeastern Japan last March. Islanders still recall with horror how a wall of frothing black water raced out of the darkness to consume entire communities, leaving almost 200 people dead. 
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Community Service and FEW “what we can do together!”

FEW January Meeting 2011 - Community Service and FEW “what we can do together!”DateThursday, January 12, 2012 Time7:00pm - 10:00pmVenueThe Wesley Center Minami Aoyama, 6-10-11 Minami AoyamaPrice3000 yen members 5000 yen guests Includes Dinner and Join us at our January 12, 2012 monthly meeting for a panel discussion featuring our three Community Service Strategic Partners, Peace Boat, TELL Tokyo English Life Line, and Resilience.
In the spirit of helping the community and empowering women, one of FEW’s roles is to connet with several NGO’S and charitable organizations every year, learning about and assisting in their activities. The January meeting will be an opportunity for FEW members and guests to meet and get inspired by these organizations and their efforts to make our world a better place.

TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) is an accredited registered NPO that has been providing support and western-style counseling to the international and Japanese co…


The GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR A NUCLEAR POWER FREE WORLD - 2012 YOKOHAMA January 14-15, 2012. This will be a large scale international conference held at Pacifico Yokohama, with 10,000 participants, including over 100 international guests. There will be plenary sessions, workshops, booths, exhibitions, film screenings and more. The conference will gather voices from Japan and abroad on creating a nuclear power free world, with many hints from experts around the world. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the reality of the Fukushima nuclear accident, and share wisdom and ideas on actions that can be taken. It is a chance for people to come together and discuss how we can protect future generations and create a more sustainable world. Organized by a coalition of Japanese organizations with support from around the world, we still need your cooperation! Many groups from Fukushima will also attend the conference, including parents and children. In order for this pro…

GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

 An interesting report by Guidestar"comprehensive analysis ... on key employee compensation practices, based on 131,473 observations from 87,597 Forms 990 filed by 501(c) organizations with the IRS for fiscal year 2009."

Share Your Christmas with people in Tohoku, Japan

I did not see this until after Christmas -- I did not get the email until Dec 23 for crying out loud ---

 worth sharing anyway --

"The idea of Share Your Christmas is simple. Children (and adults) choose a present from the many received on Christmas Day and send it, wrapped or re-wrapped to Tohoku, where it will be passed on to a child (or adult) in need..."
read more here

Living Dreams Full-time Director Position Opening - January 2012

Living Dreams NPO Full-time Director Position Opening in January 2012
Living Dreams NPO (founded 2006) enriches and empowers the lives of over 3,000 children who live in children’s homes (orphanages) in the Tokyo & Tohoku area. We deliver effective and enriching opportunities to the over 50 homes (including 19 homes in Tohoku) through our Learning, Arts, Sports and Technology (L.A.S.T.) programs.
We are looking for a Director who is motivated, passionate and inspired to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. This position best suits someone who is organized, pays attention to small detail and understands the importance of being flexible and open-minded.Bilingual Japanese woman preferred.
Director’s core responsibilities are to -Collaborate with Living Dreams community to effectively implement our L.A.S.T. programs. - -Conduct continual assessment interviews/surveys through Home Communications Managers to ensure we are meeting the homes needs.

interesting talk: Brene Brown: The Power Of Vulnerability

Watch research professor Brené Brown discuss the importance of opening up oneself and feeling vulnerable, then read her follow-up post at the link below.|main5|dl4|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D120773