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Japanese Volunteer urgently needed early december

VOLUNTEERURGENTLYNEEDED
YOKOHAMABASEDNPONEEDSOMEONETHEFIRSTWEEK OF DECEMBER TO HELPWITHTHEIRANNUAL business report, including meeting minutes yearly statements. this requires someone with excellent Japanese and some basic English skills as the org is run by people from various countries.
if you have time or know someone who might please contact  andrew at yokohama-theatre dot com

Kimono KONY-SANTA CHRISTMAS Brunch PROJECT:

Kimono KONY-SANTA CHRISTMAS Brunch PROJECT: Sunday 12/2 10am-4pm Come have brunch at Kimono and help some wonderful children have a happy winter holiday season! This effort is being organized by The Famous Sumo Champion Konishki through the The Konishiki Kids Foundation. The foundation has historically supported donating toys to underprivileged children in Japan and last year began a special effort to reach underprivileged children in the affected areas of Tohoku. In early December, former Sumo Star Konishiki will travel to Tohoku to meet with children in orphanages and local kindergartens and present them with toys from "Kony-Santa". Kony-Santa Christmas in Tohoku Project Checklist: We need your donation of New toys for children aged 3 to 6 years old. You can bring them to Kimono and drop off any time between now 11/24 until 12/2 Or Celebrate with us at our special Kony-Santa Brunch! If you bring a toy on 12/2 you can enjoy a free hot cocoa, or hot wine, or mimo…

December 13 FEW's Dazzling Bonenkai

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Join us for
FEW’s Dazzling Bonenkai! Thursday December 13, 7:00-10:00A special event for our members, supporters and partners.
Doors open at 7PM for drinks, food and networking and a special night wrapping up 2012!
The FEW Bonenkai is open to friends, partners and supporters. Bring your darling and some friends (men and women) to share in the holiday cheer as we bid farewell to 2012 and welcome the new possibilities 2013 will have to offer.
Cost: 
*  5,000 yen for FEW members 
*  7,000 yen for guests * 11,000 yen for pair tickets => a FEW member with a guest
We encourage you to prepay for your tickets using one of the options listed below. If you pay by Friday December 7, you’ll  get 3 free raffle tickets when you check in at the door (worth 1,000 yen!!!)

Please RSVP by  emailing usmembership@fewjapan.com by December 1 -  be sure to include your full name and the number of people you are bringing.

Venue: 
Balcony Restaurant, in Izumi Garden building, just 1 min from Roppongi 1chome statio…

Tokyo International Players presents Alice

Tokyo International Players (TIP) presents Alice, directed by Liam Shea   Dec 6-9
"We're all mad here!": Alice is having a rough time and her family situation is less than perfect. The world outside her front door seems terrifying, but when a white, mochi-making rabbit grabs her hand and leads her down a washlet, she is pulled into a wonderland she didn't see before. A world where sumo wrestlers recite poetry, expat wives keep pigs for babies, and having a cup of tea is like navigating an obstacle course. 

This interpretation,derived from Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice in Wonderland, opens at Ebisu Echo Theater and features an extraordinary group of Tokyo talent. Take a trip with Tokyo International Players this winter, and have fun as Alice discovers that home is where the heart is.

Show Times: 

Thursday, December 6th, 7:00PM
Friday, December 7th, 7:00PM
Saturday, December 8th, 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday, December 9th, 3:00PM

Prices:
Advance Reservation…

Tohoku Planning Forum Workshop with Arup and TPF2 Forum 1 December 2012.

Saturday 1 December.
an all day workshop session with Arup where we will be focused on "execution NOW". It will immediately be followed by a TPF2 Forum. It promises to be an exciting day! Please see the information below.

The venue will be Shibuya offices of Arup. See www.tpf2.net for all details. The workshop will commence at 1000hrs and finish at 1530hrs. We will have time for a brown bag lunch at about midday. The TPF2 Forum will be held in the same rooms from 1600-1800hrs. As always it will be on ustream too.

Working with Arup we have designed the workshop work around the following parameters:
1. Identifying Actors: What are the concerned actors and their needs, constraints, and opportunities?
2. Extending Principles: How should Ishinomaki's redevelopment principles be extended to transform the city and region in a truly resilient way - with taking local actors into account?
3. Formulating Visions: What are appropriate short-, mid-, long-term strategies and…

Hurricane Sandy - how you can help

the info below has been taken from various site - your help still needed!

Several local agencies will be looking for volunteers to help with the disaster recovery.
New York CaresLong Island Volunteer CenterThe Volunteer CenterNYC Service Organizations seeking supportAmeriCaresWorld Vision
Best Friends Animal Society
Save the Children
Feeding America
Operation USA (Haiti, Cuba and the U.S.)
Direct Relief InternationalInternational Medical Corps (Haiti)Food for the Poor (Jamaica)Alley Cat AlliesSamaritan's PurseHeart to Heart InternationalFeed the ChildrenEpiscopal Relief and Development (Caribbean, U.S.)American Humane AssociationInternational Rescue Committee (Haiti)Catholic Charities USAChildren's Hunger Fund (Caribbean, U.S.)Volunteers of America (Greater New York)  Staten Island Recovers is coordinating "community-powered disaster recover" for Staten Island.  New York Tech Meetup is looking for tech all-stars to lend their skills and help small businesses get their w…

first ever homeless census in Tokyo

Volunteering: Second Harvest Japanwill lead the first ever homeless census in Tokyo December or January, people would use apps to upload information about the location, number of homeless, and number of temporary houses. participatory mapping. create an app in which people can upload information they are tracking in a specific area. For example, the location and status of public rest rooms in a specific area. Users upload information to a data base and a map is created.  Starting with a pilot project in Tokyo then possible expansion  participants would either download an app to enter data or go to a secure website.   The data would be collected both during their normal commute and when assigned an area to check. For example, I live along the Arakawa River. During a bike ride I could check both sides of the river from about Kita-senju to Tokyo Bay. I would upload that information.  All participants would see that information and know that they do not need to cover the same area. There may …

The Real Cost of Suicide' Nov 26

Duco Delgorge has invited you to the event 'Green Mondays - The Real Cost of Suicide' on Green Mondays! Please join us for the final Green Mondays of 2012, on November 26, 7:00pm at Egg, Shin Marunouchi Building.

Time: November 26, 2012 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: EGG at ShinMaru Bldg., 10th Floor
Organized By: Duco Delgorge

Event Description:
"The real cost of suicide."  A look at how one suicide can affect society in a large way.
Chris Earnshaw is a long-term expatriate in Japan. He has been the president of Addison Whitney Japan and the Brand Institute Japan, both pharmaceutical consulting companies. Previous to that he worked in Societe Generale as deputy general manager, and in Merck-Banyu and GSK in management roles. His interests include Aikido and playing the 'cello; he is the author of five books and is now completing his sixth, "Practical Homeopathy."
Also, Patricia Bader-Johnston will speak about the making of the Tohoku Comfort Fo…

FEW’s Dazzling Bonenkai!

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Thursday December 13, 7:00-10:00
FEW’s Dazzling Bonenkai! Mark your calendars today for a special event we host each year for our members, supporters and partners. Doors open at 7PM for drinks, food and networking and a special night wrapping up 2012! Venue: Balcony Restaurant, in Izumi Garden building, just 1 min from Roppongi 1chome station Map and access info http://balcony-rb.com/access/index.html Cost: 5000 yen for FEW members 7000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks. *** 11,000 pair tickets for a FEW members with a guest The FEW Bonenkai is open to friends, partners and supporters. Bring your darling and some friends (men and women) to share in the holiday cheer as we bid farewell to 2012 and welcome the new possibilities 2013 will have to offer. Please RSVP byemailing us membership@fewjapan.com by December 1 -be sure to include your full name and the number of people you are bringing. We’ll also have a raffle with some dazzling prizes! All proceeds for the raffle…

[Urgent] Volunteers Wanted! / ボランティア急募!

Dear Foundation Supporters, Executive Fight Night is coming up in 10 days, on Friday, November 16th, at Grand Hyatt Tokyo! Run for the Cure® Foundation has been selected as a designated NPO, and profits from live auction is entirely donated to the Foundation for its breast cancer awareness activities. Ginja Ninja, the organizer of the Executive Fight Night, is looking for volunteers who can help them with raffle drawing, posting of winning numbers, hand out of prizes to the winners, spotting of bidders at the live auction, etc. Volunteers are kindly asked to work with staff from Run for the Cure® Foundation from 6:00 - 11:30pm. Please contact Kiei Ogata at kiei@runforthecure.org or 03-6420-0860 for more details and also if you or somebody you know is interested! Thank you very much and looking forward to hearing from you! ファンデーション・サポーターの皆様 以前ご案内をした11月16日(金)にグランドハイアット東京で開催のエグゼクティブ・ファイト・ナイトの開催日があと10日と迫ってまいりました!ラン・フォー・ザ・キュア・ファンデーションはそのイベントの指定NPOとして選ばれ、ライブオークションでの収益がファンデーションの今後の乳がん啓発活動のた…

YES YOU CAN - Help those affected by Sandy

On these sites and blogs you can find a lot of information of how to help those in need: 
http://www.petergreenberg.com/2012/11/03/volunteer-opportunities-to-help-hurricane-sandy-victims-this-weekend/
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/sandy_storm_guide.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/30/us/iyw-how-to-help-after-sandy/index.html

* useful local NYC infohttp://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2012b/pr392-12-static.html 
* getting help in NJhttp://nj211.org/hurricane.cfm
How to apply for assistance http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance
For those of you in need in need of assistance: 1-800-621-FEMA or the mobile app

SHELTERS
To find the nearest shelter visit app.redcross.org/nss-app

I have put some excerpts below - this info will be added to the Japan volunteer website later today.

NJ: 
emergency volunteer hotline.
 call  1-800-537-7397 or 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471.
 manual labor -  sign up at Interoccupy.net/occupysandynj/.
Other volunteer opportunities are availab…

another NGO job!!!

O.G.A. FOR AID
東京都
フルタイム / 中途・役職なし
給与についての記載なし 相談可 応募条件
英語: 流暢日本語: 流暢現在日本在住の方に限ります 説明 We are looking for a results oriented, motivated individual. With excellent people skills, computer skills, and English/Japanese fluency. Background in business or social entrepreneurship a plus. Remuneration, accomodation and other benefits available.
Position is Full time, with our NPO that is currently working in Tohoku.

Requirements Include:

- Bilingual, results oriented, energetic
- Computer skills, microsoft office, Mac etc. Wordpress
- Office/ business background
- People skills, professional manner,
- Spend alot of time in Tohoku (based at project site)
- Travel a must
- Excellent communication, teamwork, coordination skills. English teaching experience a plus

Responsibilities Include:
- Event coordinating support
- Project development support
- Liaison with various Organizations & Companies
一般社団法人O.G.A. FOR AID is a grassroots NPO established in response to the disasters of March 11 2…

NGO job and vol opps

NGO jobs and volunteer opps!
3 organizations are looking for full time contract employee 1.Executive Director for the Japan office of an international NGO: at least 10 years professional business experience, will work with corp. leaders, Government officials and NGOs in Japan, and oversee several local NGOs offices overseas. Responsible for daily running and strategic planning for the organization; key representative of the org both domestically and internationally. Responsible for over seeing the financial strategy (fundraising plan). Superior native Japanese communication skills and high-level English skills.
2. Ecumenical director at agricultural training organization in rural Japan Main resp. include fundraising communications with overseas supporters, volunteer and intern mgt. Able to work with people from many different countries and live in a farming environmental. Strong belief in servant leadership and the importance of grassroots empowerment a must. Excellent written English skil…

Executive Fight Night for the Cure Nov 16

RunfortheCure® Foundation is the charity of choice forthe inaugural “Executive Fight Night” taking place at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, on Friday, November 16th. Ginja Ninja Promotions is bringing to the nation’s capital city this Las Vegas-style black-tie event featuring 16 Tokyo-based executives who have been rigorously training for their bouts with professional trainers these past few months. Forthe price of admission, guests will enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner with plenty of refreshments, and eight exciting bouts, along with a Live Auction where you bid on great items, with all proceeds going to the Foundation. For a night out that will be exceptional, exhilarating and the talk of the town, please email info@ginjaninjas.comfor tickets. But do so soon, since there are only a handful of tables left. ジンジャ・ニンジャ・プロモーション主催の“エグゼクティブ・ファイト・ナイト”が11月16日(金)グランドハイアット東京にて開催されます。東京を拠点とした16名の勇敢なエグゼクティブによる安全ながらもプロフェッショナル且つ大きく公開されるべガス・スタイルのプラックタイ・ファイト・ナイトのチャリティーとしてラン・フォー・ザ・キュア・ファンデーションが選ばれました。…

Japan - Universal Periodic HR Review – MEDIA BRIEF

Universal Periodic Review – MEDIA BRIEF Wednesday 31 October (afternoon)
(Disclaimer: The following brief is intended for use of the information media and is not an official record. The note provides a brief factual summary of the UPR Working Group meeting with the State under review and does not cover all points addressed. An official summary of the meeting can be found in the Working Group report.)
State under reviewJapan
Represented by a 30-member delegation headed by Mr. Hideaki Ueda, Ambassador in charge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign AffairsDocuments To access national report, compilation of UN information, and summary of stakeholders’ information, visit the Japan page of the UPR websiteTroika * Bangladesh, Libya, PeruOpening statement by State under reviewFew points raised in the  opening statement of State under review:
(See full statement on the Japan page of the UPR extranet )
The head of delegation noted that in July 2009 Japan ratified the …

Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life on December 1st!

We are excited to announce that Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life is coming up a month from now on 1st December, Saturday! 
There will be great entertainment, a taiko drum performance by TAWOO, food trucks and much more! Top three winners of the runs (men’s and women’s) will receive amazing prizes. Also watch out for the fantastic Raffle prizes that will include round-trip tickets to Saipan by Delta Air Lines and accommodation at PIC Saipan resort, and tickets to enter the Saipan Marathon! Join us with friends, family and work colleagues for a 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk around the Imperial Palace! www.runforthecure.org/en/runwalk Run for the Cure Foundation is also seeking volunteers who can help us on the day, preferably from 7am - 3pm. A volunteer orientation will be held on Wednesday, 14th November at 7pm and Saturday, 17th November at 10am. We encourage those who sign-up to volunteer to attend one of these orientations. For more information, please contact Kiei at kiei@runf…

ファンドレイジングセミナー2012 Vol.3「社会を変えるキャスティング」

【11月28日 18:30~20:30】
【先着150名!】

どうぞみなさんふるってご参加下さい。
第3回目は、「キャスティング力(社会の様々なプレーヤーを巻き込んだ企画や広報、社会の中でセルフキャスティングする力)」について、
NGO・大手広告代理店で独自のキャリアを積んだ谷口さんが、様々な取り組み事例を交えて解説します。
お申込はこちらから → https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/c7528dd117952
以下、転載歓迎!!
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 ファンドレイジング・セミナー2012(全3回)
  第3回 社会を変えるキャスティング(11月28日)
 【終了致しました】第1回 NPOのリスクマネジメント(9月27日)
 【終了致しました】第2回 利他的行動論(10月31日)
 日本ファンドレイジング協会主催
http://jfra.jp/2012/10/16/fr_seminar2012/
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今年度も始まります!ファンドレイジングセミナー。
ファンドレイジング・スキルから半歩出た気づき、発想、元気の出るテーマで各回開催していきます!
■開催概要(各回共通)
【日時】
各回とも、18:30-20:30(開場18:00)
9月27日(木)、10月31日(水)、11月28日(水)
【お申込方法】
https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/c7528dd117952
※各回とも、定員になり次第締め切らせていただきますので、お早めにお申し込みください。
■日本ファンドレイジング協会(JFRA)とは・・・・・
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JFRAは、2009年に日本全国47都道府県からの580人の発起人の賛同を受け、寄付
10兆円時代の実現を目指して設立された協会です。民間非営利組織のファンド
レイジング(資金集め)に関わる人々と寄付などを社会貢献に関心のある人々
のためのNPOとして、認定ファンドレイザー資格制度やファンドレイジング日本、
寄付の教室の運営、や寄付白書の発行などに取り組んでいます。

■会員募集中 http://jfra.jp/join/