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Inauguration Day march and vigil to be held in Tokyo

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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…