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April intensive workshops

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Disaster Management and the role of NGOs
* Tn this workshop we review the disaster management cycle and the role NGOs hae to play in each phase. This is an introductory workshop open to anyone with interest.
(One-day Workshop) (DMA101-SP12) Date: April 7th Day/Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30 Hours: 6 = 0.6 CEUs *Continuing Education Units Fees: ¥17,400 Location: TUJ, Azabu Hall


Recommended workshop for persons interested in NGO skills courses: Application deadline April 7 Fundraising for NGO's: Practical Hints
* In this workshop we review the sources of funding and funding issues. This is an introductory workshop to anyone and is not aimed at professional fundraisers.
(One-day Workshop) (PWW102-SP12) Date: April 14th Day/Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30 Hours: 6 = 0.6 CEUs *Continuing Education Units Fees: ¥17,400 Location: TUJ, Azabu Hall ■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■
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Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)'s upcoming events

Information Sessions: Undergraduate - Apr. 21, MBA - Apr. 7,
  Continuing Education - May 12. For details, please visit
http://www.tuj.ac.jp/info-sessions.html
  Public lectures: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) hosts
  more than 40 lectures and symposiums each year. All events are open to
  the public and usually free of charge.
  Jacques Hymans: Japanese nuclear policy - Institutional obstacles to
  change
  Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  Time: 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
http://www.facebook.com/tuj.icas?sk=events#!/events/169541519824379/
  Temple University: www.tuj.ac.jp

13th Annual TELL Charity Walk and Runathon on May 5th

13th Annual TELL Charity Walk and Runathon on May 5th.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/event/13th_annual_tell_charity_walk_runathon
Payment is made online and this year participants can accept pledges.

Black Stripe Theater presents The Pillowman, April 20-22

The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh
April 20th (Fri) @ 7.30pm
*April 21st (Sat) @2pm
*April 21st (Sat) @7.30PM
*April 22nd (Sun) @2pm
*April 22nd (Sun) @7.30pm
Venue: Theater Iwato
Ticket prices: ¥2,500 in advance, ¥3,000 at the door
Cast Members:
Timothy Harris, Andrew Robinson, Stephan Schmidt, Ray Stafford, Katie Turner, Shinako Wakatsuki & Bob Werley

Reserve in advance by sending your name, the number of tickets you would like and the show you would like to see by emailing BST at tickets@blackstripetheater.com
Theater access and more information: http://blackstripetheater.com/?page_id=341

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child murders that are happening In his town. The Pillowman is a deliciously dark play which questions the dangerous power of literature and whether the only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story.
Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman played to critical acclaim at …

April intensive workshops

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Osaka workshop March 30 2012

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Still time to sign up

please share with your friends in Kansai!

Refugees International Japan - Rhythm and Hope

Thursday, March 29, 18:00-23:00 (Come before 19:00 for a chance to win the early bird raffle) Refugees International Japan - Rhythm and Hope Now in its third year, Rhythm and Hope promises to be a fun evening with:
• Live performances by The Watanabes, a whimsical global guitar pop group.
• Funky and soulful music by other Japan based artists, including Ruby Room Orchestra and Monako 90000. VENUE: SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu (http://www.super-deluxe.com/map/)  MINIMUM DONATION: 4000 yen in advance (link TBC) 5000 yen at the door (everyone will receive one raffle ticket upon entry and anyone with the name Watanabe will receive a special prize)  • Raffle featuring great door prizes throughout the night, including a 4-night stay in the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii, with a cruise excursion.  With your support, RIJ aims to raise 1 million yen to help rebuild lives and restore human dignity to refugees around the world. For more information visit: http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/

Career Strategies Seminar for Women

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Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9:30 - 6pm A full day of inspiration packed sessions and hands-on workshops for women developing their careers Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Tokyo) Azabu Hall & Mita Hall Access info: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/maps/tokyo.html
Cost: Pre-reg. for FEW Members/Students 10,000yen, Pre-reg. for Non-members 12,000 yen, On the day ALL= 15,000yen Register as soon as possible to secure a place Online Event sign up page INCLUDES Credit Card option through PAYPALhttp://fewcss2012.eventbrite.com/ For more information, visit http://www.fewjapan.com/

NGOが見た東日本大震災・連携の課題

NGOが見た東日本大震災・連携の課題 ~国際協力の経験に学び、次なる大災害に備えるために 3.11の東日本大震災から間もなく1年。今回の震災で被災地の救援活動に 取り組んだ国際協力NGOが直面した大きな課題のひとつが国内での行政や関係機関との関係構築でした

【日時】3月27日(火)17:00~20:30
【会場】JICA地球ひろば 講堂 (東京都渋谷区広尾4-2-24)
【交通】

「紛争の中の日常」

「紛争の中の日常」 ~紛争地の子供たちは何を考えているの?~ [場所]:青山アスタジオ  (渋谷区神宮前5-47-15) [日時]:3月24日(土) 午後3時より5時まで [参加費]:大人、大学生1000円、中・高校生500円  [出演]:東 さおり(声優・81プロデュース所属) [企画]:キハラハント愛(もと国連人権高等弁務官事務所職員)、青柳孝予(アロマセラピスト)  [共催]:青山学院大学 外交・国際公務等指導室  最大70名様。予約は aikihara@hotmail.com までお願いします。

BlackStripe Theater presents The Pillowman April 20-22

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Black Stripe Theateropens its 4th season with The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Directed by Liam Shea.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening performances 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2p.m.


BlackStripe Theater presents The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh Venue: Theater Iwato Ticket prices: ¥2,500 in advance, ¥3,000 at the door Cast Members: Timothy Harris, Andrew Robinson, Stephan Schmidt, Ray Stafford, Katie Turner, Shinako Wakatsuki & Bob Werley Reserve in advance by sending your name, the number of tickets you would like and the show you would like to see by emailing BST at tickets@blackstripetheater.com Theater access and more information: http://blackstripetheater.com/?page_id=341

April 20th (Fri) @ 7.30pm
*April 21st (Sat) @2pm
*April 21st (Sat) @7.30PM
*April 22nd (Sun) @2pm
*April 22nd (Sun) @7.30pm
Booking via tickets@blackstripetheater.com
“… one day the girl gets some apples and carves some little men out of these apples, all little fingers, little eyes, little toes, and she …

Japanese proofreading volunteer needed!

Hey there
i need someone to review some Japanese materials this month - March.
Just a few pages - drop me a note if you can help me with this!
Sarajean

April intensive workshops

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Career Strategies Seminar for Women

Be Your Own Super Hero
FEW’s Career Strategies Seminar for Women
A full day of inspiration packed sessions and hands-on workshops for women developing their careers Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9:30 - 6pm
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Tokyo) Azabu Hall & Mita Hall
Access info: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/maps/tokyo.html
Cost:
Pre-reg. for FEW Members/Students=10,000yen,
Pre-reg. for Non-members=12,000 yen,
On the day ALL= 15,000yen
Register as soon as possible to secure a place
Online Event sign up page INCLUDES Credit Card option through PAYPALhttp://fewcss2012.eventbrite.com/
For more information, visit http://www.fewjapan.com/

Lessons Learned in Tohoku, Japan 2011

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Tohoku: Lessons Learned

“Lessons Learned: The 2011 Disasters in Tohoku, Japan”  expands on Give2Asia’s lessons-learned from working within Tohoku. 

http://give2asia.org/tohoku-lessonslearned

Japan disaster recovery report

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Give2Asia's report on our Japan disaster recovery work has just be posted on our website. although i did not do the actual writing of the reports, you can probably find a bit of my work on each page as the Japan program manager for the Japan disaster recovery fund.

Do share with anyone who might be interested.
One-Anniversary Project Report for DonorsOur anniversary report on projects undertaken during the first year details Give2Asia’s partnerships and results in response to the Tohoku disaster. http://give2asia.org/japan-report2012

TokyoProgressive

TokyoProgressive is moving from Tokyo to Miyazaki. While the website, tokyoprogressive.org, will remain, we are branching off into a few exciting areas: 1) a project to help relocate families, including farmers, from Fukushima; also, a plan to offer farm stays to kids unable to move away from areas close to Fukushima Dai-ichi, since even a short time away helps reduce accumulated internal radiation. And kids are the most vulnerable and are not being given any consideration by the authorities at all.
We are leaving by choice around April 1 specifically because we prefer not to live in a state of denial about the decline in the quality of life in and around Tokyo. While one  of us is a nurse and will be teaching nursing in Miyazaki, the other is 60 and faces little chance of obtaining university teaching positions. Consequently, we will also be initiating the following:
2) a home-based language school with a focus on learning for social change.
3) a wine bar/coffee shop featurin…

FEW monthly meeting - The World of TEDxTOKYO

FEW monthly meeting - The World of TEDxTOKYO
  Thursday, March 08, 2012 doors open at 7pm
  Wesley Center 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
  3000 yen members 5000 yen guests Includes Dinner and Drinks
  Speakers- Naho Iguchi and Ay Omoto
  TED and TEDx around the world have been spreading great ideas and
  inspiration talks for decades. Come learn about TEDxTOKYO and
  TEDxTOKYOyz from some of the amazing women making it happen. This
  Year’s TEDxTOKYO is going to be amazing and you can learn all
  about it with FEW. Find out what the buzz is all about and learn how
  you can become involved in an amazing ecosystem of Thinkers and Do-ers
  here in Tokyo and around the world.
Read more about the meeting and our speakers on the FEW website at
http://www.fewjapan.com/index.php/events/entries/march_meeting_few_the_world_of_tedxtokyo/

i-kifu launch!

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i saw Nhat Vuong today and i am so happy to see that his fundraising website has been launched. when i met him 3 years ago - it was still an idea.

Have a look! http://ikifu.org/

寄付のプラットフォーム
NPOはikifuの中に団体のプロフィールページを持つことができます。そこでは活動の概要やビデオ、実施中のキャンペーンについての情報などが掲載されます(イメージはこちら)。団体はQRコードなどを名刺やビラに印刷することで、ページへの誘導を図れます。

寄付プラットフォームは非常に有望かつ、日本に必要なものだと考えています。

International Women’s Day 2012 (IWD)

Background information: During International Women's Year 1975, the United Nations began celebrating March 8 as International Women's Day. In December 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace. Since then, each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) has celebrated throughout the month of March with hundreds of events occurring all over the world. IWD is an occasion to review how far women have come in our struggle for equality, peace and development and also offers an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for change. Each year a collation of nonprofit organizations, governments and women's groups from around the world choose a different theme that reflects current global and local gender issues. In recent years, IWD has focused on the violence facing women in homes and in conflict all over the world.  The 2012 theme is CONNECTING GIRLS, INSPIRING …