Friday, May 04, 2018

May / June 2018 Tokyo Community News

Hope you had a good Golden Week!

i would like to highlight a few events below as there are so many in May!
* Tuesday May 8 @ Sacred Heart  "I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope” * Tuesday May 15 "Body positive: Helping your child accept their body" one of TELL's many events this month.
* Wednesday May 23  The Sophia Panel discussion series resumes this month "Nonprofit Leaders Speak out about ... Refugees"
See info and links below for details.

I am looking for 8 of you to serve as guinea pigs to take part in a practice session for a new workshop we are trying out on May 25, 6:30-8:30. It will be about dealing with teams that have conflict - isn't that every team? It's free and limited to 8.  Send me an email if you are interested.

For the Community Pages in Metropolis I am highlighting about 10 events each month by/for nonprofits, cultural, embassy, school and other community groups  (see May page here https://metropolisjapan.com/may-community-news-events/ Please send me your June event information using the outline below.
As always - please share this events listing - we need to spread the word about the many things going on!

Best regards,
Sarajean
  Community Page https://metropolisjapan.com/?s=Community
Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items  Women of the World March Tokyo https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
Site about my work: https://sarajeanrossitto.wordpress.com/
Upcoming Deadlines:
  • May 5 =>   for June print publication
  • June 5 => June/July TCN, for July print publication
Send the Info below to rose.ito (at) gmail (dot) com 
  • Title of event or job or volunteering opportunity
  • Date / time
  • Venue + Access to venue - info or link
  • 2-3 line description
  • Org Link + event or registration link
  • Deadline (if applicable)
  • Cost (if applicable)
  • For more information, contact: (email and phone?)

May highlights

"I Have The Right To" book talk with co-authors Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson
Tuesday May 8, 2018 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Venue: University of the Sacred Heart, Miyashiro Hall
Building 3, 4-3-1 Hiroo Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-8938
* Tokyo native and teen survivor Chessy Prout returns to Sacred Heart to talk about her new memoir, “I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope.”
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-have-the-right-to-chessy-prout-jenn-abelson-in-conversation-tickets-44884682293
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, contact: Charmaine Young, High School Principal, hs.principal@issh.ac.jp
2018 Democrats Abroad Annual Global Meeting in Tokyo
Friday May 25, thru Sunday May 27 9am ~ 6pm daily
Venue: KP Shinagawa Conference Center
3-13-1 TAKANAWA COURT 3F Takanawa, Minato-ku
US Citizens from around the world come together in Japan to prepare for the 2018 elections
For more information visit: https://dageneralmeetingtokyo.weebly.com/

GlobalGiving will be running two Online Fundraising Workshops
May in Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, May 30 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm JST
*Meal included
https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/workshop/online-fundraising-workshop-tokyo-japan-2018-may/
June in Sendai
Tuesday, June 19 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm JST
*Meal included
https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/workshop/online-fundraising-workshop-sendai-japan-2018-may/
Training Programs

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

 
SEMINARS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
Sophia University Global Action Lecture Series
From the front lines: Nonprofit leaders speak out about ... Refugees
May 23rd 6:45-8:15pm
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. 6, Room 307
Free!
Panel Presentations by nonprofit leaders followed by open discussion.
Panelists:
Jane Best, Executive Director, Refugees International Japan (RIJ)  http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
Hiroaki Ishii, Representative Director, Japan Association of Refugees (JAR) https://www.refugee.or.jp/
From the front lines: Nonprofit leaders speak out about ... Poverty
Wednesday June 13 6:45-8:15pm
From the front lines: Nonprofit leaders speak out about ... Gender
Wednesday July 4  6:45-8:15pm
For more information contact: sophia.Global.Action@gmail.com

Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events  http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/

Wednesday May 16, 18:30-20:00
“Are Americans Crazy? What the Trump administration means for U.S. relations with Japan, China, and Korea”
Guest speaker: Christopher Jespersen


Thursday  June 7,  17:00-18:15
Making Hygienic Modernity Visible: Knowledge Translation, Everyday Life, and Taiwan in Asia’s “Colonial Modern” Guest speaker:Hui-yu Caroline TS'AI


Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary


TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. doors open  6:00 p.m.)
How Can Japan “Activate” Women?
ICAS-Showa Women's University Joint Seminar
Room 5L44, 5th floor, Building 8 (8号館), Showa Women’s University
Find out more: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas

UN University series
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
July 81 - 19
Venue: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability , Yokohama
details: https://unu.edu/events/upcoming/international-forum-for-sustainable-asia-and-the-pacific-isap-2018.html
  • OPPORTUNITIES
Peace Boat is always looking for on board volunteers. If you speak Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean, then this opportunity may be for you! Peace Boat's Global Voyages are made possible by the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteer interpreters, and we are always open to applications from talented individuals. This page provides all the information you will need to apply. http://peaceboat.org/english/?menu=113

Asian Rural Institute - ARI welcomes volunteers! You are invited to help change the world by being part of a community doing sustainable organic farming and leadership training. There are short term and long term volunteer positions available. At ARI, participants from Japan,  Southeast Asia, Africa, & South America will be working alongside you. It is often hard to determine who benefits most from being at ARI, so come experience ARI for yourself! http://www.ari-edu.org/en/volunteer/
 
COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS

St. Mary's International School Carnival 2018
May 12, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
RAIN OR SHINE
Games, live entertainment, food, wine and beer from more than 20 countries, a raffle and much more!!
The Carnival features fun-filled game booths with exciting prizes, food booths filled with spectacular food and drinks from over 25 different countries, and fabulous live music. Raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the many outstanding prizes. Proceeds support school educational programs.
Venue:  St. Mary's International School 1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku Tokyo 158-8668
Details and Access information: smis.ac.jp
Contact for more information: smiscarnival2018@gmail.com 03-3709-3411

Nishimachi International School Community Service Flea Market, Bazaar & Talent Show
Sat May 19
Location: Nishimachi International School Nishimachi International School
2-14-7 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Japan
For more information visit: https://www.nishimachi.ac.jp/page.cfm?p=618
Contact info@nishimachi.ac.jp


 

Community Theater & Arts News

 
Tokyo International Players
TOMMY
May 17-20 Nakano Pocket
http://tokyoplayers.org

Yokohama Theatre Group
http://ytg.jp

Tokyo Sinfonia
Sinfonia Plus champagne concert series No. 32
May dinner-concert, Russian Serenade
May 18, Friday evening from 18:30
tickets@tokyosinfonia.comTickets/Information - Sinfonia direct
Advocacy Resources
#HearOurVote - register to vote now! .
UK citizenshttps://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad
Canada citizens http://www.elections.ca/
EU Citizens http://europa.eu/…/…/residence/elections-abroad/index_en.htm
US citizens https://www.votefromabroad.org/

There are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.org

DAJ Speakeasy and Write-Your-Reps  on the 2nd Thursday of every month
7:30 - 9:30pm, at the Aldgate Pub in Shibuya.

Join us for food, drink, conversation and writing to our representatives to make your voice heard in D.C.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2457166797841925/?event_time_id=2457166821175256
For more information on future events please be sure to check out updates posted online:
The DAJ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/demsabroadjapan/
The DAJ events page http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp_events
We are moving towards other actions and need everyone to join the struggle against injustice.  #gimme20min today and everyday - I truly believe you can change the world with 20 minutes of concrete action each day day.
 
RESOURCES - to CALL WRITE AND BE HEARD

US citizens - you can contact your rep on the phone, fax and by letter
https://www.contactingcongress.org/
https://5calls.org/
The attachment is an outline for a letter to your reps about current environment, climate and related issues. Get information on how climate change is affecting your state here http://climatenexus.org/…/regional-impacts/state-fact-sheet
A site for people who want to call their reps on a variety of issues. there are scripts and talking points - 100 calls in 100 days http://www.100calls100days.com/faq.html#subscribecalendar
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Monday, April 09, 2018

April / May 2018

April / May  2018 Tokyo Community News
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Happy April!

Here I would like to highlight 3 big events coming up soon
more info is below and details can be found in the links below
From May I will have a Community Page in Metropolis - This will include  nonprofit events as well as cultural, embassy, school and other group information. I will highlight a few events for print each month and other info will go online. Please send me your information by the fifth of the month.
Deadlines:
  • May 5 =>  May/June TCN, for June print publication
  • June 5 => June/July TCN, for July print publication
Send the Info below to rose.ito (at) gmail (dot) com 
  • Title of event or job or volunteering opportunity
  • Date / time
  • Venue + Access to venue - info or link
  • 2-3 line description
  • Org Link + event or registration link
  • Deadline (if applicable)
  • Cost (if applicable)
  • For more information, contact: (email and phone?)
Please share this events listing with anyone who might be interested!
Best regards,
Sarajean
Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items
Women of the World March Tokyo https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
The online version : http://tokyo-community-news.blogspot.jp/

April highlights

April 21-22 Italia Amore Mio Festival
Two days of Italian music, drink, food, performances and presentations. Sponsored by the Italian Chamber of Commerce - get information all the events here: https://www.facebook.com/amoremio.jp/

Sunday April 29 - The Jarman Charity Cup - Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Registration closes April 10 https://jarmangolf.yolasite.com/sign-up.php
Proceeds benefit Mirai no Mori, which empowers neglected Abused and orphaned youth in Japan
Organized by Jarman International & hosted by EastWood Country Club. https://www.facebook.com/events/1911864245490690/
Price: ¥16,000 JPY (¥4,000 of which will be donated to Mirai No Mori)
Pre-payment via bank transfer. Instructions will be given in the registration confirmation email from Jarman International. 50% of the fee (¥8,000) will be withheld for cancellations after April 19, 2018. No refund for cancellations or no-shows on April 29, 2018.


Earthday Tokyo
Sat and Sunday April 21 and 22 10:00-6pm
In Yoyogi park
Nonprofit NGO booths, food and support the planet!
https://www.facebook.com/earthdaytokyo/
www.earthday-tokyo.org
Training Programs
 Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Continuing Education offers non-credit courses designed to meet the diverse educational objectives of students.
Open house/Information Session May 12, 10-12noon
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/about/form-info-session.html

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

 
Seminars and public lectures
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events  http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
Venue: Sophia University, details online
Sophia University Global Action Lecture Series
From the front lines :Nonprofit leaders speak out about ... Refugees
May 23rd 6:45-8:15pm
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus,
Free!
Panel Presentations by nonprofit leaders followed by open discussion.
Panelists:
Jane Best, Executive Director, Refugees International Japan (RIJ)  http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
Hiroaki Ishii, Representative Director, Japan Association of Refugees (JAR) https://www.refugee.or.jp/
For more information contact: sophia.Global.Action@gmail.com

 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Find out more: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas
UN University series
April 18    18:30 - 19:30
“Fighting Famine: Hindering Hunger, Malnutrition, and Mortality”, a Conversation with Alex de Waal
Venue:
UNU, Aoyama/Omotesando area
https://unu.edu/events/upcoming/fighting-famine.html#overview


FCCJ Book Break: "Yukio Mishima"
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Speaker : Damian Flanagan
Admission: 3,500yen (non-members) / 2,100yen (FCCJ members)
Please sign up by email (front@fccj.or.jp)
Venue: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan
Yurakucho Denki North Building 20F Yurakucho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006
  • Opportunities
Peace Boat is always looking for on board volunteers. If you speak Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean, then this opportunity may be for you! Peace Boat's Global Voyages are made possible by the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteer interpreters, and we are always open to applications from talented individuals. This page provides all the information you will need to apply. http://peaceboat.org/english/?menu=113

Asian Rural Institute - ARI welcomes volunteers! You are invited to help change the world by being part of a community doing sustainable organic farming and leadership training. There are short term and long term volunteer positions available. At ARI, participants from Japan,  Southeast Asia, Africa, & South America will be working alongside you. It is often hard to determine who benefits most from being at ARI, so come experience ARI for yourself! http://www.ari-edu.org/en/volunteer/

Community Theater & Arts News

 
Tokyo International Players
TOMMY
May 17-20 Nakano Pocket
http://tokyoplayers.org

Yokohama Theatre Group
http://ytg.jp

Tokyo Sinfonia
Sinfonia Plus champagne concert series No. 32
April 18, Wednesday evening from 19:00 - doors open 18:30
Hakuju Hall (near Yoyogi park)
May dinner-concert, Russian Serenade
May 18, Friday evening from 18:30
tickets@tokyosinfonia.comTickets/Information - Sinfonia direct
Advocacy Resources
#HearOurVote - register to vote now! .
UK citizenshttps://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad
Canada citizens http://www.elections.ca/
EU Citizens http://europa.eu/…/…/residence/elections-abroad/index_en.htm
US citizens https://www.votefromabroad.org/

There are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.org

DAJ Speakeasy and Write-Your-Reps  on the 2nd Thursday of every month
7:30 - 9:30pm, at the Aldgate Pub in Shibuya.

Join us for food, drink, conversation and writing to our representatives to make your voice heard in D.C.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2457166797841925/?event_time_id=2457166821175256
For more information on future events please be sure to check out updates posted online:
The DAJ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/demsabroadjapan/
The DAJ events page http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp_events
We are moving towards other actions and need everyone to join the struggle against injustice.  #gimme20min today and everyday - I truly believe you can change the world with 20 minutes of concrete action each day day.
 
RESOURCES - to CALL WRITE AND BE HEARD

US citizens - you can contact your rep on the phone, fax and by letter
https://www.contactingcongress.org/
https://5calls.org/
The attachment is an outline for a letter to your reps about current environment, climate and related issues. Get information on how climate change is affecting your state here http://climatenexus.org/…/regional-impacts/state-fact-sheet
A site for people who want to call their reps on a variety of issues. there are scripts and talking points - 100 calls in 100 days http://www.100calls100days.com/faq.html#subscribecalendar
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