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ARI’s 40th anniversary Event September 2013

Anniversary news“Transformation at the Grassroots” –40 Years of Walking with Rural LeadersAs part of the events celebrating its 40th anniversary the Asian Rural Institute is planning a commemorative ceremony and a symposium this September. We are expecting many graduates from around the globe to participate in that day.
We invite you to join our program, to celebrate the course of our forty years long history and to look into the future steps of ARI.

Anniversary Ceremony and Symposium
Monday, September 16 (public holiday)
11:15 40th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration
12:30 Lunch and get-together
02:00 40th Anniversary Symposium
 Keynote speech by a graduate “Transformation at the Grass-roots”
 Panel discussion
04:30 Closing
Tuesday, September 17
10:00 Symposium (continuation of the day before)
 Group discussion, presentation, conclusion
12:30 Lunch and get-together
02:00 Symposium (continuation)
04:30 Closing 
Program for Anniversary …

August 3 Fundraising workshop

NGOにおける実用的ファンドレイジングのすすめ Fundraising for NGOs: Practical Hints
(One-day Workshop) Instructor: Sarajean RossittoDay/Time:Saturday 10:00-16:30Date:August 3rdHours: 6 (= 0.6 CEUs)Location: TUJ, Azabu Hall (Access Map)Fees: ¥17,500 (Friend of TUJ: ¥15,750)Application: Simply reply to this e-mail, specifying the course code, "PWW102-SU13". This workshop introduces the various ways NGOs raise funds and key fundraising issues. The workshop will concentrate on diverse funding sources and strategies. We will also look at particular case studies highlighting innovative fundraising techniques. The workshop will include a combination of lecture, discussion and group exercises with the expectation that each person will come out with some new ideas and plans. Participants will work in groups to create fundraising plans. Participants with diverse experience are welcome to join, but this workshop is not aimed at fundraising professionals as it is an introductory course. Discount O…

July 28 workshop - 3 openings left!

Education for Social Justiceワークショップ * please sign up by Friday July 27  - only 3 spaces left! 日程 7/28(日)10:00~17:00
ワークショップ形式で学びます。水、児童労働、飢餓、人権、環境、健康などの現在のグローバルな諸問題をアクティビティやゲームを通して考え、Social Justiceに対する意識を高めます。


Future Polaris seminars!

July’s seminar.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------      Along with a report on out activities for our Akari project supporters, this year we will be holding our second “Introduction to Human Trafficking” seminar. Here we will answer many, and any, questions you might have.   For example:  ・What is human trafficking? Does human trafficking actually occur in Japan?  ・Might not child prostitution somehow be the child’s fault?  ・So, what kind of work does Polaris Project Japan do?  ・How can you stop human trafficking?  ・What can I do to help? How can I learn more?
     Our last seminar was a success with many attendees from the media, university students, businessmen and Akari project supporters. Since many of our participants are coming for the first time, we think this time will also be a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about these important issues. We hope that everyone who can will join us. We look forward to seeing you all!
Tuesday, 3…





場所:大阪市中央公会堂 中集会室
連絡先:〒530-0003 大阪市北区堂島2-3-2 堂北ビル4F




2013. 8. 10 SAT ~ 8. 20
Opening Party 2013. 8. 10 SAT 17:00 ~ 20:00

麹町画廊 Kojimachi Gallery
3-4-2 Kojimachi Chiyoda Tokyo 102-0083 / tel:03-3221-3953
Official Site:
Video: Urban Calligraphy "Skyfall" CALLIGRAPHY / Simon Silaidis
Urban Calligraphy, as the term suggests, is
calligraphy within rural, urban and suburban
surroundings. It is unique calligraphy that
escapes from the ink into the paper, and from
the boring surroundings of a calligraphy lab to
expose itself in public places, abandoned
buildings, the streets and all sorts of surfaces;
and using materials that one would not normally
think could be used.
Simon’s vision of a new world of calligraphy based
in the tranquility and symmetry dominating our
surroundings is in fact the inner change that he
proposes to …

[Urgent!!] Volunteers Wanted: Casino Night

[Urgent!!] Volunteers Wanted: Casino Night 10月4日(金)に開催されるカジノ・ナイトのディーラーさんを募集中です!! ブラックジャック、
ポーカー、ルーレット、ビッグシックス等、ゲームは様々なものがあります。事前にルール説明やトレーニングを行いますのでご心配なく!以下の日程でトレーニングセッションを予定しております。 7月20日(土)1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at 株式会社マツイ・ゲーミング・マシン 8月3日(土)10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at 株式会社マツイ・ゲーミング・マシン or RFTC事務局 8月31日(土)10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at 株式会社マツイ・ゲーミング・マシン or RFTC Office 9月21日(土)12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 場所:未定
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.に行われるカジノ・ナイトのオリエンテーションの後に実施します。 10月4日(金)3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
イベント当日、最終確認をしたい方対象となります。 チャリティーイベントで楽しくボランティアしたい方にぴったり。
興味をお持ちでしたら までお問い合わせ下さい! Casino Night is looking for volunteers to run our blackjack, poker, roulette, craps tables and Big Six wheels! All volunteers will be trained by experienced casino staff and will receive rule books to take home. We will hold a training session on the following dates:

2013 年7 月18 日 東日本大震災における市民社会(CSOs)の活動に係る合同レビューワークショップのご案内

7 月18 日(木)東京にて、防災グローバルプラットフォーム会合(The Global Platform
for Disaster Risk Reduction: GPDRR、2013 年5 月ジュネーブにて開催)の参加報告会 兼 東日本大震災における市民社会(CSOs)の活動に係る合同レビューワークショップを開催する運びとなりましたので、ご案内申し上げます。

プログラムは「第一部:GPDRR 参加報告」「第二部:合同レビューワークショップ」の二部構成となります。また、終了後には懇親会も予定しておりますので、参加者の皆様同士の更なる意見交換の場としてご活用いただけましたら幸いです。

記 【日時】 2013 年7 月18 日(木) 10:00~17:30 (懇親会18:00~19:30)
【会場】 日本キリスト教会館 6 階大会議室ABC 室
東京都新宿区西早稲田2-3-1 早稲田奉仕園内 日本キリスト教会館6 階
(JANIC の隣のビルです。)
【参加費】 無料(懇親会に参加の方は別途費用を頂戴いたします。)

9:45~ 受付開始
10:00 開会
10:05 第一部:GPDRR(ジュネーブ)帰国報告
10:30 第二部:合同レビューワークショップ(前半)
12:00 昼食*
13:00 合同レビューワークショップ(後半)
17:30 懇親会**


TELL July 2013 newsletter

The most important annual fundraiser for TELL, the Connoisseurs' Auction, will take place on Friday, Novemeber 22nd from 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy of the Republic of Angola.  Read more...

You can help save lives! TELL is desperately in need of more volunteers and is now accepting applications for its Fall 2013 Telephone Counselors Training Program. Find out more...

TELLis looking to fill several important roles in the organization, and you might be just the qualified person we're looking for.Click to read more...
The Summer 2013 edition of TELL's seasonal newsletter, featuring articles by our staff and clinicians, is available to download now.Click to get your copy...

End Human Trafficking Quiz night July 25th!

Quiz Night to End Human Trafficking will be held on the 25th!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------    On June 25th we will be holding our “Quiz Night to End Human Trafficking” event.    In head-to-head team competitions, teams will participate in quiz games. The winning team will receive splendid prizes we’ve prepared! And after the quiz, we will also be holding a lottery. Since the event will be held in English, please feel free to invite along any non-Japanese friends you might have!
Thursday, 25 July, 19:00-21:00 Hard Rock Cafe Roppongi < Cost> 7,500 yen (includes finger foods, one drink [cash bar is available], and a 5,000 yen donation to PPJ)
<Reservations> Send an e-mail by June 22nd to along with your name and number of people in your party.

Launch party for Pangea Seed Japan July 14

Launch party for the new sea conservation NGO Pangea Seed Japan

July 14, 3pm to 2am
@ 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 inspirin…

Casino Night & Tokyo RFTC

Volunteers Wanted: Casino Night - Tokyo RFTC/WFL If you haven’t heard already, Run for the Cure® Foundation is organizing its first Casino Night on Friday, October 4th, and we are ready for our annual Tokyo Run for the Cure®/Walk for Life 2013 on Saturday, November 30th. The success of both events is in large part due to our enthusiastic volunteers. Below are the details on roles you can sign-up for:
ラン・フォー・ザ・キュア・ファンデーションは10月4日(金)に今回初のカジノ・ナイト、11月30日(土)に東京ランフォーザキュア/ウォークフォーライフ2013を開催します。これらのイベントの成功はボランティアの皆様のご協力があってこそです。今回、下半期のチャリティイベントにて下記の役割においてご協力頂けるボランティアの方を募集致しております: Casino Night Volunteer Roles:Dealers ディーラー (Blackjack, Roulette, Big Six, Craps, etc.)Receptionists 受付係Bankers (chips are purchased and later turned in for Raffle tickets) バンカーProduct/ Mammo Card/ Raffle Tickets Vendors グッズ/マンモカード/抽選券販売係Live Auction Spotters & Winner Record Takers ライブオークション・スポッター及び記録係Photographers フォトグラファーVideographers ビデオグラファーSetup/ Venue Decorators/ Omiyage Bag Packers セットアップ/会場装飾/おみやげバッ…

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

Upcoming Activities & Events

Exchange Program: TOMODACHI Summer 2013 SoftBank Leadership Program, TOMODACHI, SoftBank (July 22–August 12, 2013, Berkeley, California)—The program sends Japanese high school students from the disaster zones to the University of California, Berkeley to explore ways to strengthen their local communities and to gain a further understand of American society through homestays, volunteer activities, and interactions with US high school students.Film Screening: Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story, Japan Society (July 16, 2013, New York, NY)—The documentary offers a glimpse into the life of JET participant Taylor Anderson who was a victim in the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami and is followed by a Q&A session with the director, Regge Life.


Reports & Books of Interest

An Emerging Fukushima Model? (Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, May 13, 2013)—In this report, Andrew Dewit discusses Japan’s plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm near Fukushima in reconstructing the disaster-hit region.Lessons and Recommendations from Japanese Civil Society for the Post 2015 DRR Framework (May 2013)—This document presented at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland, summarizes the recommendations provided by Japanese civil society organizations based on the lessons learned from their humanitarian responses to the triple disaster. Private Sector Strengths Applied: Good Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction from Japan (2013)—Fourteen case studies on the corporate responses to the Tohoku disaster are included in this document presented by the UNISDR Hyogo Office and Kokusai Kogyo to highlight the potential role of the private sector in the disaster risk reduction.

FULL TIME NONPROFIT JOB TOKYO - Fundraising, Event and Communications Coordinator,

TELL is currently looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic fulltime Fundraising Event and CommunicationsCoordinator responsible for organizing and executing fundraising events, managing volunteers, and coordinating media relations in order to enhance the financial and volunteer resources critical to the organizational health of TELL. IT skills with regard to website management and creation of computer graphics for events is a plus.
Essential to the role is experience in planning and executing events or fundraisers. PR or communications experience would be a plus, as is a non-profit background. Commencement:mid-August preferred.
If you know any candidates that might like to apply, or can help spread the word, I would be most grateful. Details are on the TELL website.

New Give2Asia Partner:

KIds with Cancer Foundation

In 2012, the 5-year survival rate of children with cancer in Vietnam stood at just 10 percent. Globally, 85 percent will survive the next 10 years. Help the Kids with Cancer Foundation raise the 5-year survival rate of cancer-diagnosed children in Vietnam to 50 percent by 2017 through partnerships with the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the University of Texas.
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Fundraising, Event and Communications Coordinator, NPO TELL-Fulltime

TELL is currently looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic fulltime Fundraising Event and Communications  Coordinator responsible for organizing and executing fundraising events, managing volunteers, and coordinating media relations in order to enhance the financial and volunteer resources critical to the organizational health of TELL. IT skills with regard to website management and creation of computer graphics for events is a plus.
Commencement:  mid-August preferred. 
Please contact  Jason Chare

Be Your Own Publicist : FEW monthly meeting July 11

Thursday July 11 7:00-10:00pm
Be Your Own Publicist

Featuring Sarah Hall Director, Public Relations, Toys“R”Us, Japan Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo Map and access info: Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks. Sign up by sending an email to Bethan at to secure your place! FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and non-members from every background and nationality. ‘Be Your Own Publicist’ PR is all about influence. Unfortunately, many people hear “PR” and think “spin” – or worse, “propaganda.” This talk will dispel some common myths about PR and introduce practical techniques you can use to promote yourself, manage conflict, and win others to your way of thinking. Speaker Profile: Sarah Hall is originally from Hawaii but went to college in Ohio, a decision that many people questioned. She first came t…