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The Future of Finance in Japan post Olympus

Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.) THEME: The Future of Finance in Japan post Olympus Speaker: Tony Miller Discussant: Robert Dujarric Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 212/213http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html Fee: Free (Open to general public) Registration: icas@tuj.temple.edu*If you RSVP you are automatically registered. Organized by TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies Co-sponsored by Democrats Abroad Japan

"After Katrina and 3.11: Representation, Politics, Culture"

Fri., June 8, and Sat., June 9,
 Symposium
"After Katrina and 3.11: Representation, Politics, Culture"
@ Sophia University in Yotsuya
http://www.info.sophia.ac.jp/amecana/indexe.htm

Experts discuss the Katrina disaster in New Orleans and some of the ways in which Katrina research could prove useful for Japan.
Symposium on 3/11 and Katrina: When Japan was hit by an earthquake and devastating tsunami last year, people all over the world looked on in horror. But for people in New Orleans, the pictures from Japan must have felt like deja vu of their own disaster, Hurricane Katrina, which flooded the entire city back in 2005.

The symposium will be conducted in English.
The Saturday session will also offer simultaneous Japanese translation. All events are free and open to the public.
For map or more info, please visit www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/e_top or call (03) 3238-3539

A Sociology of Japanese Youth: From Returnees to NEETs

Friday, June 1, 2012, 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.) THEME: A Sociology of Japanese Youth: From Returnees to NEETs
Published by Routledge (Edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen) Speaker: Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen, & Sachiko Horiguchi Discussant: Kyle Cleveland Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 212/213http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html Fee: Free (Open to general public) Registration: icas@tuj.temple.edu*If you RSVP you are automatically registered. Organized by TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

report from "!Revitalizing Tohoku" Event, April 5

NPOs HELP REBUILD TOHOKU VOLUNTEERING MAKES A DIFFERENCE By Tish Robinson May 1, 2012
http://accjjournal.com/npos-help-rebuild-tohoku/

Networking event, Tuesday, May 29

Tokyo Professionals Business Networking event on Tuesday, May 29 at the Strings Intercontinental Hotel in Shinagawa. This is sure to be a great networking opportunity, hope you can attend.
http://tokyoprofessionals.net/ When you RSVP, indicate the industry you are working in. Also let us know what industry you would like to make connections with. We will try to get you in front of the people you want to connect with to make your networking experience more productive.
Admission is ¥2000. Entry fee includes one complimentary cocktail or soft drink. Guests are entered into a prize give-away. Prizes are announced during the event. A cash bar is available.
We welcome you to join us for a great night of networking. Please click here to RSVP.

June 10 event on Gender in Disaster and recovery

Sunday June 10, 1:00 – 5:00 Gender in disaster and recovery; Panel discussion featuring women with experience in the filed Cost: 500 yen Venue: Bunkyo Grad School, Hongo campus bldg 4, room B406 Access: http://www.u-bunkyo.ac.jp/about/page/campus.html Please RSVP https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/24d511ce195615 For more information, visit: http://risetogetherjp.org/?p=2015 Organized by Tohoku Disaster Women’s Support Network  Basic info in English http://risetogetherjp.org/?cat=46 6月10日:「災害・復興とジェンダー~被災地の声を政策に~」報告会のお知らせ 2012/05/07 category : TOPICS 東日本大震災から、1 年半近くが過ぎようとしています。
この間、女性に対する様々な支援が行われてきましたが、まだまだ不十分です。
復興だけでなく防災という観点からも女性支援が必要です。
東日本大震災女性支援ネットワークでは、2011 年5月からの1年間の活動を振り返り今後、女性支援の課題を復興から防災にどうつなげていくべきか、どのような政策提言をすべきかを、ともに考えたいと思います。
女性の視点を盛り込んだ支援者のためのモデル研修や災害における女性や子どもへの暴力調査の結果も発表します。ぜひご参加ください。
■日時:6月10日(日) 13:00~17:30 
■会場:文京学院大学 本郷キャンパスB 館 4階 B-406教室
東京メトロ南北線 東大前駅2番出口すぐ(MAP
■参加費 500 円
■申込 先着60 名
★申込みは、こちらのフォームからお願いします。
https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/24d511ce195615
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13:00-14:30 モデ…

my workshops start in 10 days!

Monday May 21, 7:00-9:30 8 part Workshop series begins Japanese Society & Nonprofit Organizations (8 Weeks) http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/professional/NGO212.html Application deadline May 15 Location: TUJ, Azabu Hall For more information contact TUJ Continuing Education Program E-Mail:  tujcontd@tuj.temple.eduTel: 03-5441-9864
Tuesday May 22, 7:00-9:00 10 part Workshop series begins Understanding the MDGs http://osc.tsuda.ac.jp/course/kd/ium.html Application deadline May 15 For more information contact http://osc.tsuda.ac.jp/course/titp.html
Saturday May 26, 3:00-5:00 10 part Workshop series begins Roles and Functions of NGOshttp://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/professional/NGO301.html

TUJ seminar series info

Friday, May 17, 2012, 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.) THEME: The Future of Finance in Japan post Olympus Speaker: R. Taggart Murphy, Professor and Chair of the MBA Program in International Business at the Tokyo Campus of the University of Tsukuba Discussant: Robert Dujarric Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 212/213http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html Fee: Free (Open to general public) Registration: icas@tuj.temple.edu*If you RSVP you are automatically registered. Organized by TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

Friday, May 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:00 p.m.) Mothers' Way Daughters' Choice: Film Screening With Director Kyoko Gasha Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 212/213 http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html Fee: Free (Open to general public) Registration: icas@tuj.temple.edu*If you RSVP you are automatically registered. Organized by The Harvard Club of Japan, in collaboration with TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Asia…

The TUJ times

some interesting reports

Japan Red Cross Society Reports on Tohoku 12 month report on Tohoku - in Japanese http://www.jrc.or.jp/eq-japan2011/operations-update/index.html
in Englishhttp://www.jrc.or.jp/eq-japan2011/index.html
UNU report on TohokuJapan-UNESCO/UNU Symposium on The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems; 16-17 February 2012; Symposium Statement and ProceedingsThe symposium proceedings (130 Mbytes) can be downloaded as one file from http://ioc-tsunami.org/tohokusymposium  . The individual documents from the symposium can also be downloaded from the same web-site.
Give2Asia reports Annual Report Now Available Give2Asia networks philanthropy together with Asia's incredibly diverse community of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and charitable institutions. Our 2011 Annual Report, which is now available online, captures this diversity and the engagement of international donors seeking to improve life in Asia. You can read our full Annual Report by clicking here. Tohoku Di…

Tohoku community leaders report - may 16

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GIVING BACK TO JAPAN 2:
Community Leaders ReportDateWednesday, May 16th 2012 TimeDoors open: 17:00, Event start 17:30 to 20:30 VenueHitotsubashi Memorial Hall 2F, National Center for Sciences Building
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo AccessGoogle Map LanguageEnglish and Japanese EntranceFree. Contributions (to reconstruction focused charities) welcomed. Overview During the past 12 months, a great deal of progress has been made in terms of relieving people's immediate needs, yet years of reconstruction stretch ahead in Tohoku. And while the Government of Japan is of necessity first addressing major infrastructural needs, the view from the region's cities and towns is understandably more focused on the minutiae of repairing the social fabric of communities that have literally been torn asunder. On May 16, 2012, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Tohoku Planning Forum, supported by 16 national chambers of commerce and Hitotsubashi University ICS, will present GIVING B…

Jobs in Japan with Change.org

Change.orgis an open platform where anyone, anywhere can start, join, and win campaigns for social change. You can think of it as the YouTube of online campaigning.You can learn more from arecent Guardian profile, this clip onThe Daily Showand the CEO's profilein theTIME100.

They are expanding to Japan and are hiring!

Please disseminate these job descriptions far and wide (they're in both English and Japanese):
Communications Director:http://www.change.org/hiring/101
Campaigner:http://www.change.org/hiring/100
The application deadline for both of these positions is May 30th, 2012.

Give2Asia's Annual Report Now Available

Give2Asia networks philanthropy together with Asia's incredibly diverse community of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and charitable institutions. Our 2011 Annual Report, which is now available online, captures this diversity and the engagement of international donors seeking to improve life in Asia. Corporations, individual donors, wealth advisors, grantees, beneficiaries and partners all express how strengthening charitable organizations has had an impact both on targeted communities and their own role in the world.
We encourage you to review our annual report, which highlights our impact during past year in education, health and disaster response throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  You can read our full Annual Report by clicking here.

FEW May Meeting: Womeconomics

Thursday, May 10, 7:00-10:00 FEW May Meeting:  this month's Theme WomeconomicsSpeaker Kathy Matsui, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Japan
Doors open at 7PM for drinks, food and networking, Speaker begins promptly at 7:30 and ends at 10:00pm
Location: Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama, 2nd floor
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo http://www.en.wesleycenterjp.com/ourlocation.htmlCost: 3000 yen for FEW members, 5000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks Please RSVP membership@fewjapan.com For more informationabout For Empowering Women in Japan(FEW)visit: http://www.fewjapan.com/