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Beyond the Senkakus: Japan’s border disputes in a larger context

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Beyond the Senkakus: Japan’s border disputes in a larger context

Date:   Friday, February 22, 2013
Time:   12:30pm – 2:00pm.
Venue:  Maison franco-japonaise Tokyo
3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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Speakers:       Robert Dujarric, Temple University Japan
Moderator:      Helène Le Bail, Maison franco-japonaise
Admission:      Free (Open to general public)
Language:       English
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In 2010 and again in 2012, the Senkakus (Diaoyu in Chinese) surfaced as a major source of conflict between Japan and China. But this dispute can only be understood in the broader context of the three territorial questions : the Northern Territories/Southern Kuriles, the Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo/Takeshima) and the Senkakus/Diaoyu. They are closely linked to Japan's "history …

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TUJ NGO class Global Issues and How International NGOs Tackle Them

Global Issues and How International NGOs Tackle Them (8 Weeks) (NGO201) Day/Time: Monday 19:10-21:30
 Start Date: February 4th
Hours: 20

NGO 201 is an issues-based course for those with limited knowledge about the nonprofit-NGO sector and/or the global issues they address. The class will focus on diverse issues and how NGOs handle them. In this course we will use online readings to better understand cause and effect.
Case studies will also be used to highlight both problems and approaches. Participants are asked to research NGOs working on specific issues to better understand the methods they use.
Participants are expected to be active in class discussion, take part in group-work and make a final presentation on a problem and NGO of their choice.
Apply for this class by Jan 25
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Life Line Telephone Counselor Training

TELL will offer the Life Line Telephone Counselor Training this Spring, starting February 9th.
This is a morning program, mostly Tues and Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm, at the Wesley Center in Minami Aoyama, and will offer training in client-centered counseling, as well as a chance to directly support people in need in the community.

Please help spread the word about this valuable volunteer opportunity.  there is lots more information on the TELL website at:

Direct inquiries can go to Vickie Skorji, who runs the program, at

From Give2AsiAsian Disasters Worsened by Climate, Migration

Asian Disasters Worsened by Climate, Migration Exacerbated by climate change, urban migration, and lack of preparedness, natural disasters in Asia are growing in severity, frequency and damage. During the first 11 years of the 21st century nearly 8 out of ten people affected by natural disasters worldwide lived in India or China.
Give2Asia's senior program officer and disaster response lead, Gillian Yeoh recently wrote on the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable populations in Asia in Investing in Asia, a periodical distributed within USA Today. In the article, she explores the statistics and stories of disasters in Asia, both from her work in disaster response and growing up on the coast of peninsular Malaysia. You can read the full story from Gillian Yeoh here,  or, learn more about disaster philanthropy in Give2Asia's video, Basic Tips for Disaster

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“Starting Something.” Jan 10th FEW event

Thursday January 10, FEW Monthly meeting
“Starting Something.”
Ever thought about starting a group, an organisation or a club?
Maybe you already did and are interested in other people’s experiences.
Maybe you haven’t but have a deep yearning to start your own nonprofit.
Got an interest you want to share, teach and form a club around?
Perhaps you are just curious about other people’s experiences of starting something.
Any which way, hear from people who have taken the idea to action.
There are so many clubs and organisations in and around Tokyo and talented people who start them and there’s no doubt that they enrich the lives of those people who join them or are even just in the satellite of those people, groups, clubs and organisations. But what does is take and what motivates people to get something going? We knit, we write, we sing, we hack, we read, we drink, we eat, we act, we paint, we breastfeed, we are lawyers, finance professionals and hula hoopers, but to na…