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Launch party for the new sea conservation NGO Pangea Seed Japan July 14

Launch party for Pangea Seed Japan
July 14, 3pm to 1am @ Gamuso in Asagaya
PSJ’s mission is to contribute to the protection of sharks, our oceans and marine life by undertaking actions that encourage environmental activism and sustainable consumption choices. Our vision is of a future where our oceans are alive and the creatures living in the m thrive.
PSJ is a Japan-based non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation working together with creative individuals and groups towards a common goal of positive education about sharks and marine life. Through artivism, events, educational talks and campaigns we work to create a change within the community and develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.
Artivism |ˈärtəˌvizəm| – An explosion of creativity and a marriage of art and activism. We believe that art, design and new media can transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries inspiring positive global cha…





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from JCIE June 2013 Update: Japan 3/11 Disaster Recovery Events & News


Apply for a paid fellowship at a US non-profit organization—Atlas Corps seeks Japanese non-profit leaders to apply to the year-long Atlas Corps TOMODACHI Fellows Program in the US.  Google launches “Innovation Tohoku,”— The website (available only in Japanese) links individual and corporate supporters in Japan with Tohoku businesses to encourage collaboration between the two groups and propel economic recovery efforts in the region. Reconstruction Agency announces a 260 million yen (approximately $2.6 million) Tohoku recovery initiative focusing on NPOs— The document (available only in Japanese) outlines the agency’s plans to strengthen the operational capacity of the NPOs based in the region. A report released by the agency with a list of government-funded recovery programs is also available in Japanese.

O.G.A. FOR AID update

O.G.A. FOR AID is organizing a huge gathering of support in Yoyogi July 21st from 15-18:00. NHK producer will be there filming and we will use that footage to create a fundraising campaign for online platforms such as indie gogo. 
 some sponsors saying they will match what we can raise and also we will be selling tshirts, & sunglasses.

The second thing is that a company called Warrior Dash has agreed to support financially for each runner we recruit for their next event in July. We will also be petitioning our friends, corporations etc to sponsor runners (50,000jpy a runner, can be split between sponsors, friends etc) Warrior Dash is allowing 100% to go to the cause and we are working now to see about other companies matching the donation should these runners succeed :) give it a little competitive edge and make it fun!
On the picnic on the 21st we will be actively promoting this race and encouraging those with adventurous souls to sign up for running.…

From Give2Asia

Eco-Friendly Shelters Protect Sichuan as Rainy Season Arrives

Give2Asia recently partnered with YouChange, a local Chinese organization to build eco-friendly and weather-resistant temporary shelters for victims of the April 20 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. The shelters are made out of local bamboo and corrugated steel roofing. A total of 830 shelters will protect disaster-affected communities in the hardest hit areas of Sichuan Province.

YouChange developed the lightweight and easy to construct shelters following a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Yunan Province in 2011. The shelters in Yunan survived aftershocks and monsoons, and continue to protect many affected families today.  

Read more about Give2Asia's Sichuan Earthquake Response here.

Understanding the MDGs Course

Understanding the MDGs
日程 7/2(火)~7/23(火)18:50~20:50
クラス記号 IUM-26-2


PEPY news June 2013

PEPY Child Clubs (also known as Child-to-Child) and Young Leader clubs are ending this year. Many staff and volunteers have been involved in the clubs and have watched young people grow to become leaders in their communities. There are many happy memories! However, we are excited to see the young people take on bigger leadership roles and are happy to be working with them in new ways in the future.
We have explained our reason for this decision, and the transition process happening now in this blog article. We’d be happy to have your feedback, comments, or memories you may have to share about this project.
Please look at this slideshow to see recent activities at the Kok Thnot village Child Club session.

Child Club members making a difference in their community from PEPY
A taxi ride conversation on family struggles and a love for learning
My first experience with PEPY was in 2009/2010 when I did....
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All the fun of the skills fair: learning about jobs and scholarsh…

Seminar on Labor Contract Law

"On April 1st,2013 the Japanese Government revised the Labor Contract Law

A major revision to the Law is a five-year rule for workers employed under a fixed-term labor contract. This rule will require employers to then convert such contracts to no-term ones, as is the practice among regular company employees.The official interpretation of this is that the amendment will lead to greater job security for workers.

This has created a lot of ambiguous interpretations on behalf of several institutions and organisations; as well as, to the people it will effect ( contract workers).

To give employees a better understanding of what this all means, Tozen Union ( Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union ) will holding  a 3hr seminar on this new amendment.
The main presenters will be :Tozen's Attorney ,Shoichi Ibusuki:Executive President/Advocate, Hifumi Okunuki:General Secretary,Louis Carlet.

Date/Time: Sunday July7th,2013 2-5pm
Venue:Tokyo Minato-ku, Azabudai 1-11-6
Osaka Keizai Hohk…

Japanese NGOs in Tohoku - July 4th!


“3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

The Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) 
Research Unit “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity” presents  two afternoons of panel papers and discussion around the theme of  3.11 Memorialization
FRIDAY, June 28th: Ethnographies of 3.11 Memorialization  MONDAY, July 1st: Art  and 3.11 Memorialization
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus Bldg. 10, room 301 Papers in English; no prior registration necessary
Please contact David H. Slater with any questions  (

======================================================= PRELIMINARY PROGRAM For full program see the ICC homepage =======================================================
Ethnographies of 3.11 Memorialization  Friday June 28th  (1pm-5pm)  Sophia University, bldg. 10, room 301 
Discussants:  Marilyn Ivy (Columbia) and Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis)
This panel examines the closely embedded practices, objects and symbols linked to the lived experience of disaster. Thr…

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Rising leader seminar in Kyoto - July 4th!


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Tokyo International Players (TIP) Second Stage and Neptune Theatre present Burn This

Tokyo International Players (TIP) Second Stage and Neptune Theatre present Burn This by Lanford Wilson - part of Tokyo Arts Week
Showtimes: Thursday, June 20th, 7PM* Friday, June 21st, 7PM Wednesday, June 26th, 7PM Thursday, June 27th, 7PM Friday, June 28th, 7PM Saturday, June 29th, 1PM Saturday, June 29th, 7PM Sunday, June 30th, 1PM
*Thursday, June 20th is a preview performance and admission is just 1,000 yen for the first 30 people (in line) and just 2,000 yen for all other patrons. Advance reservations for this performance will not be available.
Advance Reservations: 3,000 yen
At the Door: 3,500 yen **All patrons will receive one free drink from the bar as part of the entrance fee. 

Tickets:  Reservations can be made on Neptune Theatre's website: Venue: Trance Mission Theatre Map:
Further details are available by emailing The play will run for eight performances between June 20th and 30th. The cas…

Japanese Consumerism and Innovation – Key Trends for the Future

The FEW  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 spen…

「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

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) 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   *事前予約必要 (定員50名)

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。

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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。

"Shoto Story"

"Shoto Story" by Cyrus Sethnahas been selected by Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, the largest short film festival in Asia.

"Shoto Story" together with four other short films will be shown
during the times below
June 3rd (Mon.) 7:20pm - 9:10pm -- Brillia Short Shorts Theater
June 7th (Fri.)    5:50pm - 7:40pm -- Omotesando Hills Space O
June 15th (Sat.) 3:00pm - 4:50pm -- Brillia Short Shorts Theater

The trailer

Save the date Friday, October 4th for RFTC Casino Night!

Save the date Friday, October 4th for Casino Night! On October 4th, Friday, there will be more than just the rustling of color-changing leaves to mark the arrival of Autumn. Come to The Westin Tokyo in Ebisu for the welcoming sounds of Casino Night in Japan’s capital city. Chips hitting velvet Black Jack tables, pink balls circling Roulette wheels, dice rolling across crap tables, shouts of “Round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows” at the Big Six Wheel – and the promising clunk of those one-armed bandits. Everyone’s a winner, as proceeds will go to Run for the Cure® Foundation in its fight against breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Japan. While the stakes are high when you consider that 1 in 20 Japanese women between the ages of 25 and 55 are diagnosed with breast cancer, your participation in Casino Night in Tokyo will make the odds tilt in favor of a life without breast cancer. Cocktails, martinis, beer and wine will be in generous supply on …