Showing posts from April, 2012

TELL Annual walk and Runathon

Sat, May 05, 2012 9:00-12:00
TELL 13th Annual Charity walk and Runathon
Place: Chidorigafuchi Park, Hanzomon Gate, Imperial PalaceRun! Walk!Enjoy the palace & city view while supporting TELL!
in Chidorigafuchi Park. All proceeds go to TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) to allow them to continue offering information, emotional support and counseling to Tokyo’s international and Japanese community

interesting article

日本支援を各国改めて表明 震災1年、民間の募金も続く

Countries Voice Support for Japan: Overseas Fundraising Efforts Continue A Year Later
Nihon Keizai Shimbun
(Japanese only; March 11, 2012)

My TITP spring MDG course


「Understanding the MDGs」
◇期間 2012年5月22日(火)~7月24日(火)18:50-20:50 10回
◇英語レベル: High-Intermediate以上
◇インストラクター Sarajean Rossitto(セラジーン・ロシート)



interview on the TUJ website

In Appreciation of Philanthropic Visionary Tadashi Yamamoto04/18/2012 By By Barnett F. Baron
President & CEO
Tadashi Yamamoto, founder and president of the Japan Center for International Exchange, passed away on April 15 at the age of 76. He was an extraordinary person whose career was marked by extraordinary accomplishment. He was a liberal internationalist, an optimist who believed wholeheartedly that cultural
exchanges and dialogue could bring peoples and nations closer together, especially those that previously had been adversaries. He believed that people-to-people exchanges in all their forms were a formidable vehicle for international understanding and peace. He committed his life to interpreting Japan to the world
and the world to Japan.

Map and Directions to Theater Iwato, April 20-22 Pillowman performances

The Pillowman April 20 ~ 22.
Evenings:Fri (4/20), Sat (4/21), Sun (4/22): at 7:30 pm
Matinees: Sat (4/21), Sun (4/22): at 2pm

A fascinating, edgy, very dark comedy. The script is excellently written, presenting a combination of disturbing and humorous material, but I do need you to be aware that there is dialogue about child torture and killings. The cast is top notch and the directing thoughtful, creative and engaging-- but even so-- not meant for kids.

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
THEATER IWATO Access information – directions from the closest stations From Iidabashi station (about 7minutes) JR line – Sobu/chuo line – Take Kagurazaka Exit Tokyo Metro/Subway, – Tozai, Oedo, Yurakucho and Namboku lines – Exit B3 Walk up Kagurazaka, on Waseda street for about 5 min. until you reach Okubo-dori At Okubo-dori and turn left. Walk straight for 2 minutes you will see Th…

Defining Actions, a half-day symposium on the challenges facing the Tohoku recovery.

Harvard Club of Japan invites you to Defining Actions,a half-day symposium, where YOU share ideas, best practices, and solutions to the challenges facing the Tohoku recovery.  Creative and brilliant speakers will shake up your brain cells on Sunday morning.  Open to the public. 
¥1,000  Full-Time Students (Bring your student ID)
Registration fee covers travel expenses for Tohoku speakers, and tech equipment.  Remaining profits are donated to Tohoku recovery projects.
SO YOU WANT TO ATTEND Register by emailing Junko at
INCLUDE: 1) Your full NAME  2) Affiliation (student? company? volunteer?)

Nippon foundation international fellowship

日本財団国際フェローシップ great chance for Japanese people in their 30's who want to or research overseas

日本財団は、公益に資する分野で高い資質・専門性を持つ人材に、海外の研究・教育機関などで更なる研鑽を積む機会を提供することで、将来、国内外の社会的 課題の解決に貢献し、特に、海外に向けて積極的に「発信」する能力を備えた専門家を育成することを目的とした「日本財団国際フェローシップ」を2011年 度より実施しております。同フェローシップの応募者(2013年度派遣フェロー)の募集を下記の要領で行います。

BlackStripe Theater presents The Pillowman April 20-22

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 Theater access and more information:

Supported by Human Rights Now! and Human Rights Watch Japan.

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

“… one day the girl gets some …

"An Unprogrammed Life” Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur

Thursday, April 12, 20127:00-10:00 FEW April Meeting:  "An Unprogrammed Life” Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur William Saito will tell us about his unconventional approach to business building, and how the entrepreneurial mindset and team building are important for any business situation.
Doors open at 7PM for drinks, food and networking,  Speaker begins promptly at 7:30 
Location: Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama, 2nd floor
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Cost  includes buffet dinner and drinks 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests Please RSVP For more information, visit:

Katerva Award Nominations Have Begun

The 2012 Katerva Awards spotting season is in full swing!  Our entire network has been mobilized and is focused on gathering paradigm-busting ideas at the intersection of innovation and sustainability.

As part of the Global Spotter Network, you play an important role by identifying and nominating the best programs on the planet for recognition and award.  The process is simple: out of the hundreds of ideas that you may be exposed to every year, recommend the one or two you feel are truly revolutionary.  Simply fill out this short nomination form to recommend ideas, initiatives, projects or businesses for the Katerva Awards.  We ask you to provide basic contact and descriptive information about the organization as well as the core principal that makes your nominee a “game-changer.”  That’s it!  Leave the fact-finding and validation to Katerva’s Research Team.

Katerva Award Nominees will undergo a rigorous review process, with the grand prize recipient undergoing more than s…

Give2Asia Launches Link2Asia

Starting on Friday April 6, Give2Asia will launch Link2Asia, a weekly roundup of news from the third sector in Asia. Link2Asia will be available each week on Friday morning in the headlines section of our blog.

Clinton Honors Give2Asia Partner Chintan

Clinton Honors Give2Asia Partner Chintan
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored Give2Asia partner Chintan for its work placing waste pickers from Indian slums into schools and safe jobs. Waste pickers earn a living by salvaging paper, plastic and metal from waste dumps and selling it to recycling centers. Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group was one of three organizations honored with the Secretary's Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women & Girls in Washington D.C. last month. "Chintan's efforts have reached more than 20,000 waste pickers in India in the past five years. More than 2,000 children have been pulled out of the trash heaps and put on a path toward education and opportunity," Clinton said. 
Read more about Chintan by clicking here.