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NEW CLASS STARTS SOON Social Issues Through Drama

Social Issues Through Drama (8 Weeks) Mondays 19:10-21:30 May 29th ~ July 14 Application deadline May 21 Instructor: Sarajean Rossitto Apply for this Course: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/admissions/form-application.php?course=SID101 Details: The purpose of this class is to develop a more critical understanding of social issues through drama. The class focuses on the issues included in the play (SEVEN) including but not limited to democracy, education, reproductive health, trafficking in persons, refugees and crisis and home (domestic) violence. Each week we will cover one section of the play SEVEN after reviewing at least one major issue. Weekly online reading assignments introduce background information to help participants understand the connections between the issues presented and the play. Each student is expected to: 1) do some background research on one character; and 2) take part in a final reading of the play. This course is not aimed at specialists and participants with dive…

apply now for Peace Boat’s Global University

Peace Boat’s Global University

Peace Boat’s Global University - Now Accepting Participants for
August 2017 [Tokyo-Yangon]

How do we achieve peace and justice in society? This question is more
pressing today, when the tendency to secure safety by division and
exclusion―rather than cooperation and inclusion―seems to be spreading
globally. When we turn on news, anti-immigration rhetoric is heard
everywhere and intolerance to others seems to be growing stronger.

From August 10 to 28, 2017, Japan-based international NGO Peace Boat’s
Global University will organise a 19-day programme with the theme
“Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in the Asia-Pacific.”

The programme will be a combination of interactive onboard seminars
and field visits in four places (Tokyo, Xiamen, Singapore, and
Yangon). Drawing on actual case studies from the Asia-Pacific region,
this programme will expose participants to issues related to poverty
and discrimination, environmental issues, migration and conflict…

April 16, 4:30pm. Teach-In on the Environment.

April 16, Wesley Center, 4:30pm.
DAJ Teach-In on the Environment.
Three panelists - a scientist, environmental consultant, and environmental educator, all DAJ members - will discuss climate change, environmental policy, and tips on political and personal action to help bring about political change. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/279809495782145/

#TaxMarch #TokyoMarch Sat Apr 15

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2 days until the #TaxMarch #TokyoMarch
Sat Apr 15 @1:30 pm
in Hibiya park
Join the first of 150+ marches
https://www.facebook.com/events/279687809130062/


Join with a group of friends and/or share widely please!!!
https://goo.gl/forms/di9asjz1x1y0D9IA2

Peace Boat’s Global University

Peace Boat’s Global University - Now Accepting Participants for
August 2017 [Tokyo-Yangon]

How do we achieve peace and justice in society? This question is more
pressing today, when the tendency to secure safety by division and
exclusion―rather than cooperation and inclusion―seems to be spreading
globally. When we turn on news, anti-immigration rhetoric is heard
everywhere and intolerance to others seems to be growing stronger.

From August 10 to 28, 2017, Japan-based international NGO Peace Boat’s
Global University will organise a 19-day programme with the theme
“Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in the Asia-Pacific.”

The programme will be a combination of interactive onboard seminars
and field visits in four places (Tokyo, Xiamen, Singapore, and
Yangon). Drawing on actual case studies from the Asia-Pacific region,
this programme will expose participants to issues related to poverty
and discrimination, environmental issues, migration and conflict.
Inviting Khin Ohmar (Democra…

Volunteer info session Tuesday March 28

Mirai no Mori needs your support! Join our team and help us reach out to as many youth as possible.  If you are Interested, please join our info session to find out more!
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Mirai no Mori Volunteer info session

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 19:00-20:30
Venue: Takanawa city center in Shirokane Takanawa (http://takanawa.foryou.or.jp/access.php?wid=w079)
Access information: Right outside of Shirokane-Takanawa station Exit #1 on Nanboku and Mita line
Cost::free of charge
Registration HERE (http://bit.ly/mirainomori-info-session)
Looking forward to seeing you there.




今後も1人でも多くの子どもたちのためにみらいの森の経験を創り上げられるよう、ぜひ皆さまのお力をお貸しください。
みらいの森チームの一員となり活動することにご興味をお持ちの皆さま、ぜひ説明会にご参加いただき、どのようにご協力いただけるかご相談させていただきたく思います!
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日付:3月28日(火)
時間:19時〜20時30分
場所:港区高輪区民センター(http://takanawa.foryou.or.jp/access.php?wid=w079)
アクセス:都営三田線・東京メトロ南北線「白金高輪駅」1番出口直結
参加費:無料
ご登録:オンラインフォームより (http://bit.ly/mirainomori-info-session)
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お会いできることを、スタッフ一同楽しみにしております。

Black Stripe Theater presents Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber on March 23-26

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Black Stripe Theater brings Patrick Marber’s play about men obsessed with gambling to Sangubashi Transmission Theater.

Dealer's Choice, Patrick Marber’s debut play, was first performed at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe) in London in February 1995 starring Ray Winston, and it won both the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play.  A 2007 hugely popular revival of the play at the Menier Chocolate Factory was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios and was nominated for several awards.

The play is set in a restaurant in London and follows the lives of six poker addicts – Carl, Sweeney, Ash, Frankie, Stephen and Mugsy. The action takes place over three acts and the third act is set around the poker table.  The play is about fathers and sons and the emotional deficiencies of men addicted to playing poker.

‘Play the man not the cards’. Though this play is about gambling, it’s really about desperate lengths people go to get w…

March 14 volunteer meeting

Meeting for any one who has taken part in the Jan 20 and Feb 12 marches - next steps and getting involved

Date: Tuesday March 14
Time:

7:00 - 8:00 introduction to upcoming events, volunteer updates 8:00-9:00 April 15 tax event discussion Location: Sarajean's office in Shiba-koen
(JAWE 6F OWL 2-6-8 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011)
(〒105-0011 東京都 港区 芝公園 2-6-8 日本女子会館 6階 OWL) closest exit is A3 from the Mita line (less than 3 min away from this exit.)
less than 10 min walk from Daimon station on the Oedo and Asakusa Lines

Please RSVP - if there are more than 10 people - we will need to get a bigger room
info and RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/events/280107862419986/?ti=icl Once you get the building, come to the 6F and PM Sarajean (messenger or text) and she will let  you in.

Mirai no Mori fundraising events

Quiz Night date   30th March, 7pm in Hobgoblin Roppongi.  Would be great to see you all there in support.  You pay cash on the door but to sign up here:  http://kiwldonations.org/quiz-night-march-30th-at-the-hobgoblin-roppongi-cash-only/
Imperial Palace 24 hour ride   3pm on Friday April 7th to 3pm on Saturday 8th.  KIWL is looking for teams and individuals to sign up:  http://kiwldonations.org/imperial-palace-fun-ride-april-7th-8th-cash-only/

Miria no Mori needs volunteers!

Mirai no Mori needs your support! Join our team and help us reach out to as many youth as possible.  If you are Interested, please join our info session to find out more!
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Mirai no Mori Volunteer info session

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 19:00-20:30
Venue: Takanawa city center in Shirokane Takanawa (http://takanawa.foryou.or.jp/access.php?wid=w079)
Access information: Right outside of Shirokane-Takanawa station Exit #1 on Nanboku and Mita line
Cost::free of charge
Registration HERE (http://bit.ly/mirainomori-info-session)
Looking forward to seeing you there.




今後も1人でも多くの子どもたちのためにみらいの森の経験を創り上げられるよう、ぜひ皆さまのお力をお貸しください。
みらいの森チームの一員となり活動することにご興味をお持ちの皆さま、ぜひ説明会にご参加いただき、どのようにご協力いただけるかご相談させていただきたく思います!
-------------
日付:3月28日(火)
時間:19時〜20時30分
場所:港区高輪区民センター(http://takanawa.foryou.or.jp/access.php?wid=w079)
アクセス:都営三田線・東京メトロ南北線「白金高輪駅」1番出口直結
参加費:無料
ご登録:オンラインフォームより (http://bit.ly/mirainomori-info-session)
-------------
お会いできることを、スタッフ一同楽しみにしております。

Black Stripe Theater presents Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber on March 23-26

Image
Black Stripe Theater brings Patrick Marber’s play about men obsessed with gambling to Sangubashi Transmission Theater.

Dealer's Choice, Patrick Marber’s debut play, was first performed at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe) in London in February 1995 starring Ray Winston, and it won both the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play.  A 2007 hugely popular revival of the play at the Menier Chocolate Factory was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios and was nominated for several awards.

The play is set in a restaurant in London and follows the lives of six poker addicts – Carl, Sweeney, Ash, Frankie, Stephen and Mugsy. The action takes place over three acts and the third act is set around the poker table.  The play is about fathers and sons and the emotional deficiencies of men addicted to playing poker.

‘Play the man not the cards’. Though this play is about gambling, it’s really about desperate lengths people go to get w…

Organizational Development Skills workshop this Saturday!

Organizational Development Skills workshop 2017/3/11
3 spaces left!
12:50- 17:00     土   
 you can sign up until Friday March 10
http://osc.tsuda.ac.jp/course/detail/888/

Course Outline
Part 1 – general and internal themes
1-1 Introduction to course and participants.
Introduction to nonprofit NGO and the mgt skills needed.
1-2 Volunteer management cycle
1-3 Group work
Part 2 – people management
2-1 Event management
2-2 Budgeting and planning
2-3 PR/ marketing and outreach
2-4 Group work

March Tokyo events now online

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View this email in your browserMarch 2017Happy IWD 2017!!!
Spring is busier than ever!!! Here are just a few dates for upcoming events: March 9FEW IWD 2017 event: The Many Shades of Harassment
March 11NGO Mgt skills workshop@TITP
March 12Migrants march, DAJ action team meeting, RIJ pub Quiz
March 13Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security
March 14Volunteer meeting
March 23-26 BST presents Dealer choice
March 28 Volunteer info session

Inauguration Day march and vigil to be held in Tokyo

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Inauguration Day march and vigil to be held in Tokyo
TOKYO, Jan. 13 – Americans living in Japan will hold a series of events that are open to the public in connection with the U.S. presidential inauguration, including a march and a vigil outside the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Inauguration Day to thank outgoing President Barack Obama for his service and to thank our civil servants for the work they do for Americans living overseas. These events, coordinated by Democrats Abroad Japan, will be held in conjunction with others taking place across the world as a part of Democrats Abroad’s Global Week of Action. “As Americans overseas, we want to thank President Obama for his service not only as a leader at home, but also globally,” said Tom Schmid, chairman of Democrats Abroad Japan. “Many Americans and our friends from other nations are concerned that President Obama’s progressive policies will be reversed by the new administration and a Republican-controlled Congress. We w…

January call to action

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About Jan 20 Tokyo events related to the upcoming inauguration


The Friday night Jan 20 march and vigil will be organized by Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ). Part of actions happening all over the globe. We will not post much online until the permit and route have been confirmed. Find out more about DAJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/demsabroadjapan/
5:30-6:00pm pre-march silent vigil at the US embassy6-6:30pm assemble in Hibiya park 6:40-8:00 silent LED candle march from Hibiya Park to Mikawadai park8:00 ~ regroup event Details :https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/






January 2017 Tokyo Community News now up

Happy new year!There is a lot going on from the start of the year

* Just a few of the key dates for upcoming events
Jan 12 - 15 A Faerie Tale

Jan 20: March and Vigil

From Jan 27: new series of workshops for anyone interested in improving knowledge or skills, being a better volunteer, sharing information about nonprofit activities and/or learning more about nonprofits in Japan.

Jan ~ Feb: we wrap up 10 years of the Tsuda International Training program. hoping to move the program elsewhere
Feb - I will moving to a new office and hope to have our monthly community service meetings there - find out more in the next newsletter.

March: many events for IWD - a starting list.

* A few notes on changes
The TCN will be simplified from this year but you are still welcome to send a jpeg of a flier or logo.
The email address for all point people of events are now including in the mailing list.
The online version of this will be shortened here:http://tokyo-community-news.blogspot.jp/ 

Please share th…

Sake tasting in Iwate

like Sake? i took part in a cool tasting in Iwate - we got to try local varieties and snacks - find out more about our fun day! https://journeyswithsarajean.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/iwate10/

Winter and spring workshops

Happy New Year!
I will be initiating a series of nonprofit workshops this winter. Workshops will take place  in English and include 4 to 10 participants. These workshops will be for anyone interested in improving knowledge or skills, being a better volunteer, sharing information about nonprofit activities and/or learning more about nonprofits in Japan.

Workshop series #1 Introduction to nonprofits series - Jan to Feb, 3 sessions.
Friday nights, 6:30 ~ 8:30 Jan 27 – Intro to series, intro to Japanese nonprofit sectorFeb 3 – Fundraising basicsFeb 10 – Intro to Volunteer ManagementFee: 5000yen per session or 12,000 yen for all 3
Registration deadline: Jan 14
Confirmation will be sent on Jan 15 to all who have signed up.

Workshop series #2  Nonprofit NGO Skills series – March to April, 5 sessions.
Monday and Friday nights, 6:30 ~ 8:30
FR March 10 – Intro to the series, registering an org in JapanMN March 13– Fundraising part 2FR March 24 – Grant writing basicsMN March 27 - Project ManagementMN Ap…