Showing posts from May, 2013

June 13 - Japanese Consumerism and Innovation – Key Trends for the Future

Our June monthly members program will
feature Debbie Howard, Chairman, CarterJMRN and President Emeritus, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ); Theme: Japanese Consumerism and Innovation – Key Trends for the Future Location: Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo Map and access info: Fee: Members ¥3,000  Guests (women only)  ¥5,000 – includes Drinks and dinner buffet RSVP: Please be sure to email Bethan at to secure your seat! Program Description:
As we navigate the continued tough global economic mood, it’s a good time to take a step back and recall just how strong a market opportunity Japan continues to offer.
Japanese consumers, in general, are still “cash rich” compared to consumers in other developed markets.  Specifically, this program will illuminate why Japanese consumers are among the most well-heeled and sophisticated in the world, with consumer spending …

JCIE May 2013 updates

May 2013 Update:  Japan 3/11 Disaster Recovery Events & News Upcoming Activities & Events Exhibition: “How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11?” Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan in Boston (May 8–June 12, 2013, Boston, MA)—A touring exhibition at the International Village of Northeastern University introduces the diverse range of projects launched by architects throughout the devastated regions.NPO Summit:“Investing in the Future of Japan through Non-Profit Organizations” US-Japan Council(May 29, 2013, Tokyo, Japan)—Leaders from the business and non-profit sectors take part in a panel discussion followed by smaller group discussions to develop the next plans of action for securing the success for Japan’s NPOs and strengthening the relationship between the non-profit and the business sectors.
Recent Activities & Events Film Screening: “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story,” JETAADC, Embassy of Japan, JCAW (May 23, 2013, Washington, DC)Roundtabl…

Nagoya Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life Update

Nagoya Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life Update #2 Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life 2013 is coming to Nagoya in just three weeks! We are delighted to announce that the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is giving generous support to our first Nagoya Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life on Saturday, June 15th, at Morikoro Park to bring together Japanese and international communities to make a difference in the Chubu region! There will be wonderful raffle prizes, which include one-night accommodations in a deluxe room at The Westin Tokyo with complimentary breakfast for two, a dinner voucher for two at Restaurant TAMON in Nozawa-Onsenmura, and more great give-aways. Please click here to preregister if you have not signed up yet. You can also sign up on Runnet. Looking forward to seeing our amazing Run for the Cure Supporters on Saturday, June 15th, at Morikoro Park! あと3週間でランフォーザキュア/ウォークフォーライフ2013が名古屋にやってきます! この度、在日米国商工会議所6月15日(土)モリコロパークで初開催の名古屋ランフォーザキュア/ウォークフォーライフに賛同し、中部地方で乳がんに対する…

Interesting articles from Asian Philanthrppy via Give2Asia

June 1 - Returns on Investments of Maternal Health

UNFPA Symposium "Returns on Investments of Maternal Health: Family Planni
ng 2020 and the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa -CARMMA"
UNFPA will be organizing a symposium as an official side event of the Fifth Tokyo Intern ational Conference on African Development (TICAD V) in cooperation with organizations below. We cordially invite you to the symposium.

Returns on Investments of Maternal Health: Family Planning 2020 and the Camp aign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa - CARMMA<br> <br> <date and Time> Saturday, 1st June 2013  12:30 - 14:00<br> <br> <venue> Pacifico Yokohama Annex Hall<br>         1-1-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi<br> <br> <Co-Organizers> Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), African Union Commission( AUC),  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Asian Population and Development A ssociation (APDA…

From Give2Asia Nesletter: new partners you can support

New Partners:
Aid Afghanistan for Education

Help Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE) provide education for 3000 female and 104 male students in 9 provinces of Afghanistan. AAE focuses on marginalized Afghans who were deprived of education during the years of war or don’t have access to formal education now due to early marriage, age, or legal status. 
The LDF Doc Film Fund

Support the Local Development Foundation (LDF) as it articulates the concerns of farmers in ASEAN countries whose food supply and livelihood are at risk due to climate change. The documentary film will reframe the LDF mission into a carefully crafted cinematic perspective that is designed to enhance the effectiveness of NGOs and community development programs for the poor.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan (PARSA)

Help provide opportunities to the disabled, the destitute, female heads of households and orphans in Afghanistan through PARSA's grassroots programs. PARSA has launched …


「国際開発と現場をつなぐ-International Development Seminar-」開催のご案内
「マイクロファイナンス体験ワークショップ」 スピーカー 
特定非営利活動法人プラネットファイナンスジャパン プログラムマネージャー
日 時:2013年6月7日(金) 19:00~20:50
*事前予約必要 (定員50名)


千駄ヶ谷キャンパス事務室 講座担当
Tel.03-3402-7333 Fax.03-3402-7688

Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund

Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund Oklahoma City-based charities assisting tornado victims The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has compiled a list of local charitable organizations that are collecting monetary contributions and or donation of items to assist those impacted by the recent tornadoes. Please see the list here. Donation Page
To see a list of local charitable organizations who are accepting contributions to help the tornado victims, please click here. To assist with intermediate and long-term recovery efforts, you can make a gift to the Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund. Established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in May 1999, the fund will direct 100 percent of gifts to assist with the needs of those impacted by the storms. Contributions to the Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund may be sent to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101-1146.

Gifts to the Community Em…

June and July FEW events

Thursday June 13, 7:00-10:00pm
FEW Monthly Meeting, Theme: women in business
Speaker - Debbie Howard, CarterJMRN KK

Thursday July 11 7:00-10:00pm
FEW Monthly Meeting, Theme: Be Your Own Publicist
Speaker - Sarah Hall, Director, Public Relations, Toys“R”Us, Japan
Location: Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo Map and access info: Drinks and dinner buffet Members ¥3,000  Guests (women only)  ¥5,000 Email: Bethan at to secure your seat

Support people in Oklahoma

OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund
The state of Oklahoma, coordinating with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, on Tuesday established the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund to help "with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore and the May 19 tornado near Shawnee." Donations can be made online at Phone: 1-405-236-8441.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, working with the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is seeking monetary donations. To donate, visit the regional food bank's website, or give $10 by texting the word FOOD to 32333. Phone: 1-405-972-1111
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
This organization says donations will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters."
It is requesting monetary donations (It says clothing is NOT needed). For more information, and to d…

From Give2Asia Newsletter: Companies Prepare for the CSR Clause in India

ompanies Prepare for the CSR Clause in India View this email in your browserCompanies Prepare for the "CSR Clause" in India

Companies operating in India are getting ready to do good, whether they like it or not.

Starting soon, two percent of corporate profits in India will need to be spent on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The new requirement is included in clause 135 of The Companies Bill, which was approved in December 2012 by the Lok Sabha, India's lower house of parliament. In addition to mandating CSR, the bill, as approved by the Lok Sabha, contains new provisions dealing with insider trading, independent directors, class actions, a one person company, “sick” companies, fraud, and officers in default.

Currently, The Companies Bill awaits approval by the Rajya Sabha (India’s upper house of parliament) and will thereafter likely receive assent by the President of India. Read more.

「マイクロファイナンス体験ワークショップ」2013年6月7日(金曜日) 19:00~20:50

国際開発と現場をつなぐInternational Development Seminar タイトル:「マイクロファイナンス体験ワークショップ」 スピーカー:広瀬大地(特定非営利活動法人プラネットファイナンスジャパン プログラムマネージャー) 日時:2013年6月7日(金曜日) 19:00~20:50 場所:津田塾大学千駄ヶ谷キャンパス、津田ホール会議室 参加費:無料 講演言語:日本語 事前予約必要、定員50名 お申し込み方法:オープンスクールホームページの申込フォームから 又は電話(03-3402-7333)でご予約ください。 主催:津田塾大学オープンスクール 
団体概要: PlaNet Financeは途上国のマイクロファイナンス(貧困層向け金融サービス)支援を実施する国際NGOです。世界60カ国で活動し、途上国現地で運営されているマイクロファイナンス機関(MFI)の能力強化を支援しています。 特定非営利活動法人プラネットファイナンスジャパンは2006年に設立された東京都認証のNPO法人です。日本発の途上国マイクロファイナンス支援を活性化するため、日本の政府や企業、一般に向けた普及啓発活動、途上国におけるプロジェクト実施などに従事しています。

スピーカープロフィール:広瀬大地  プログラムマネージャー 米企業再生ファンド運用会社のストラテジック・バリューパートナーズ・ジャパン、BASFベンチャーキャピタル、国連人口基金東京事務所インターンを経て、2010年1月よりプラネットファイナンスジャパンのプログラムマネージャー就任。2006年の設立以来、ボランティア/インターンとしてプラネットファイナンスジャパンに関わる。慶應義塾大学経済学部卒。

You Tube Video on fukushima - shown at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva from May 19 to 20, 2013.

Please visit the YouTube to spare 3 minutes+ to watch this profound video. It will be shown at various occasions at the 4th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva from May 19 to 20, 2013.
YouTube視聴用 Watch at YouTube
youtube用(もし、アップロードする際はこちらで) To upload to YouTube
wmv用 In WMV format
mpeg4用 In MP4 format

TUJ May 2013 notice

夏学期の受講申込み、まだ間に合います! Missed the May 13 Deadline ? 申込締切日(5月13日)以降も引き続き定員に余裕のある講座へのお申し込みを受け付けています。ご興味をお持ちの講座には今すぐオンラインでお申し込みください! We are still accepting applications on space availability basis. So if you are interested, hurry! Apply now to secure your seat! > 最新の講座一覧をチェック! コースタイトルが赤色 の講座は定員に余裕があり、灰色の講座は既にキャンセルが確定しています。 > Check the course status! Seats available for course titles in red; those in grey are cancelled. 各種割引制度のご案内 Tuition Discount Opportunities ★ お友達紹介キャンペーンで入学金30%OFF
★ お勤めの方には Friend of TUJ(企業)特別割引Refer-A-Friend Campaign
★ For Employees - Friend of TUJ Special Discount Program スマホ、お持ちですか? LINEで生涯教育とつながろう! 友だち登録すると・・・ゆるキャラ登場?! 受講生に役立つ情報やオトク情報を配信予定。どうぞお楽しみに! Have a smartphone? Add "TUJ Continuing Education" (テンプル大学 生涯教育プログラム) to your LINE friends! We will keep you informed of recent news and campaigns. 講座選定のご相談やプログラムに関

ACCJ kansai job!

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Kansai Chapter office (Kita-ku, Osaka) is seeking to employ a person to coordinate and provide strong support for the administrative and logistical needs of the ACCJ Kansai 2013 Walk-A-Thon event on an hourly paid part-time basis for a six month period beginning immediately and ending in mid-November 2013.

The successful candidate will be a local information hub, be keen on learning how to successfully administer a large charity event, have solid quantitative skills, and maintain a customer service orientation. The candidate must be presently located in the Kansai area.

This position will start immediately and last for a period of 6 months. The number of working hours per month will be 60 ~ 80 on average. Working under the supervision of the ACCJ Kansai Office staff, the person selected to fill this position will work alongside the ACCJ Kansai 2013 Walk-A-Thon Task Force and attend monthly meetings to report on job progress,…

Spice up your life!

Thursday May 9, 7:00-10:00pm
FEW Monthly Meeting Theme: Spice up your Life!
Main speaker: Yukiko Matano Gray, President and Founder, Spice Rack
Featuring Spices from Women’s Entrepreneur Group ‘Spice Rack’ * Maïa Manigilier, Creative Director exprime / maiagonomi
* Sonoko Ishii, Jewelry Designer, snowcone and vamp.
FULL DETAILS BELOW Location:Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo Map and access info: Fee:Members ¥3,000  Guests (women only)  ¥5,000 – includes Drinks and dinner buffet RSVP: Please be sure to email Bethan at to secure your seat! FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and non-members from every background and nationality.

Japanese nonprofit leader Fellowship in US - apply now!


Seeking Japanese Nonprofit Leaders for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship!

日本における日本のNPO(非営利組織)リーダー育成のため、現在、米国におけるフェローシップ(海外トレーニング)に参加する若手リーダーを募集してお ります。本組織、アトラス・コープ(Atlas Corps)は日米カウンシル(TOMODACHI Initiativeの後援組織)と共同で日本のNPOで現在活躍されている方、また真剣にNPOのリーダーシップを計画している方を対象に、12~18 か月にわたり、非営利活動に携わるリーダーに、ベスト・プラクティスの研究、組織での能力の構築、世界のリーダーとの人脈作り を目的とした各種組織でのフェローシップの機会を提供します。フェローに選定された後、アショカ(Ashoka)、ケア(CARE)、グラミン財団 (the Grameen Foundation)、 ハビタット・フォー・ヒューマニティ(Habitat for Humanity)、国連児童基金(UNICEF)、国連財団(the UN Foundation)関連NPO等での非営利/非政府組織で実務経験を積んでいただきます。また、実務経験に加え、アトラス・コープのグローバル・リー ダーシップ研究所にて非営利組織のマ ネジメントについて学ぶことになります。このフェローシップは食事、交通費、共同住宅といった基礎費用及び保険の手当てを含んでいます。この他通年での応 募を受け付けています。詳細は をご参照ください。

US-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Initiative and Atlas Corps are jointly seeking Japanese nonprofit leaders who are interested in Fellowship in US. Thanks to the support of the TOMODACHI Initiative, they are particularly interested in rising leaders fro…

TUESDAY May 7 - LOOKING AT FUKUSHIMA - An Evening with Hiromichi Ugaya

The Asian American Journalists Association presents
“ LOOKING AT FUKUSHIMA _ An Evening with Hiromichi Ugaya,” a talk, photo slideshow and discussion session with a veteran journalist documenting a post-nuclear disaster landscape.
THE PINK COW in a new location:
5-5-1 Roppongi Minatoku Tokyo Roi Building B1F
TUESDAY May 7, 2013 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
2,500 yen for a Great Buffet Dinner is the only charge. Drinks pay as you go at the bar.
Come on time to catch a musical performance opening the event. Musicians and poets welcome for Jam Open Mike to close the event.
Hiromichi “Hiro” UGAYA is a veteran journalist, photographer and educator, who has devoted his life recently to intensive coverage of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and the plight of the tens of thousands of people the accident has displaced. A former reporter at Asahi newspaper and writer for AERA magazine, he has authored more than half a dozen books on security issues, media criticism, Inter…

5/14(火) 准認定ファンドレイザー必修研修 東京にて開催


■准認定ファンドレイザー必修研修 東京
日時: 2013年5月14日(火)10:00-17:00
会場: 日本財団
住所: 東京都港区赤坂1丁目2番2号日本財団ビル

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TELL news for May


Run! Walk! Enjoy the Palace View and SUPPORT TELL! Join us Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am, for the 14th Annual Charity Walk and Runathon at the Imperial Palace Course.  Register now! MAY 10

Next up with TELL's Frames of Mind Movies is Bully, a 2011 documentary film about the lives of five U.S. students who face bullying on a daily basis, on Friday, May 10th from 7:00 p.m.  Read more... MAY 14

Next EPP workshop:our annualSpeak Up For Kids presentation will be the morning ofMay 14,presented by TELL Clinical Psychologist Melanie Borisoff, Ph.D.  Find out more...

TELL is celebrating40 years of serving the community with a re-branding of the organization and the“Forty for the Future”fundraising campaign.