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Community Organizing - One-day Workshop Saturday December 12th

Community Organizing for Social Change (One-day Workshop)  Saturday December 12th, 2016 10:00-16:30Location: Temple University, Japan Campus Tokyo (Maps & Directions) Course Details COS 101 is a skills-based workshop focusing on knowledge and skills that can be use by anyone to get people involved in their communities and bring about social change. After a review of the background and history of community organizing, we will engage in group work using the the methods, and skills for issue, network, coalition, and plan development. COS 101 is done in a workshop format and is open to everyone wanting to get involved in local community development programs or international development work.

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Join us for the FEW Bondilicious Bonenkai as we pull the trigger on 2015 and wrap our elegant arms around 2016
Invitation FEW Bonenkai 2015
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Open to FEW Members, Partners and Supporters!!

Members ¥5,000
Guests ¥7,000
Member-Guest Pair ¥11,000
Guest-Guest Pair ¥13,000DECEMBER11

ICC Book Launch Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses,

ICC Book Launch

Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan:
Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses,
Edited by Mark R. Mullins, Koichi Nakano (Palgrave
Macmillan 2015).

November 30th, 2015
Room 301, 3F, Bldg. 10
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus

Please join us for an evening of informal discussion
with the editors and authors
•    Mark Mullins, University of Auckland
•    Nakano Koichi, Sophia University

Book Description
Japan is still coming to terms with the 'triple
disaster' of 2011 – earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear
meltdown. Only two decades ago, the country was
similarly shaken by the 'double disaster' of earthquake
and sarin gas attack in 1995. What can we learn about
Japan through the diverse responses to these two
critical moments in postwar history when a 'normal'
sense of stability and existing social order was
severely un…

Putting Global Talent To Work: Diversity Management at 'Japan Inc'

Putting Global Talent To Work: Diversity Management at 'Japan Inc'
Time: 15:30-17:30, November 25 (Wed), 2015
Location: Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS),
11th Floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 5-1 Marunouchi
1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Speakers: Hiroshi Ono, Hitotsubashi ICS, Hilary J.
Holbrow, Cornell University
Moderator: Jun Kurihara, CIGS
Registration: If you wish to attend, please RSVP by
November 14 to the CIGS administrative office  at
Admission: Free and open to the public; registration
Language: English and Japanese

Black Stripe Theater' s "Confusions" Meet the Cast (Video by Rodger Sono)

ARI Western Japan Study tour Events 西日本アジア学院キャラバン

アジア学院卒業生トークセッションの開催のお知らせ 【奈良県】 日時:11月12日(木)17:30~19:30 会場:『古民家ろっきゃお』→ チラシ
  TEL: 070-6681-3093
  Mail: 参加費:1,000円(アジア学院の食材を使ったナガランド料理と飲み物付)
【広島県】 日時:11月12日(木)13:00~15:00 会場:『広島流川教会』 → チラシ ( 住所:広島市中区上幡町8-30 電話:082-221-5493
【富山県】 日時:1115日(日)17:00~ 会場:『いいこと』 住所:富山県氷見市中央町14-1 定員:先着20名 申込 参加費:500円(軽食付)

JOB: Field Assistant for Primary Health Care

Job id : 65394Field Assistant for Primary Health CareNICCO (Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development)Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar Apply by: 22 Nov 2015 Relevant SectorsHealth, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS Job Announcement

NICCO (Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development) is currently looking for Field Assistant for Primary Health Care ( Kayin State )

Project Title: Primary health care and the hygiene improvement in communities in Kayin State.


NICCO is a non-governmental organization founded in Kyoto, Japan, in 1979. Over the past three decades, NICCO has conducted 1) Emergency assistance 2) Rural development based on environmentally sustainable agriculture and 3) Human resource development in the various countries based upon the strict humanitarianism and our policy of non-racial, non-religiou…

Networks of Political Possibility ―Post 3.11 Social Movements and Political Activism ―

The Contemporary Japan Group at the Institute of Social
Science (ISS, or Shaken),
University of Tokyo, welcomes you to a lecture by David H. Slater

Networks of Political Possibility
―Post 3.11 Social Movements and Political Activism ―

Wednesday, November 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Akamon S
ōgō Kenkyūtō Room 549, Institute of Social Science,
University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo

In the years since 3.11, we have seen many different
sorts of activism, some of which rise to the level of a
social movement, others not so much. This talk is a
first attempt to identify the characteristics of these
movements, in terms of their institutional connections,
rhetorical focus, performative repertoires and
relations with both mass and social media. We will ask
not only what distinguishes activism today from that
before 3.11, but also how it might allow us to re-think
our understanding of changes in civil society.

David H. Slater is the Director of the I…

What has Karoshi got to do with Fukushima disaster?

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2015

What has Karoshi got to do with Fukushima disaster?

Rika Morioka (Myanmar Partners in Policy and Research)

November 11th, 2015: 18:30-20:00
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, bldg. 10, room 301

This talk explores the culture of overworking manifested in the phenomenon of karoshi and its link to the gender differences observed in the perceptions of health risk of radiation in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  The author argues that in contrast to young mothers who expressed their concerns towards the health risks of radiation exposure, fathers who were working for dominant institutions were uninterested in the health effects of the radiation.  The talk examines Japanese masculinity rooted in work and breadwinning role in the family and the economic interests of the nation state that impacted the national response to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

Rika Morioka is a Ph.D. Sociologist in Medica…


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