Monday, October 01, 2018

Oct 2018 events

Oct 2018 Tokyo Community News
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Hope this finds you well and not too inconvenienced by the typhoon.

This months listing includes some groups we have never featured before including K. International School Columbia University Alumni Association and the YMCA Foreign Community Supporting Committee as well as pour regulars TELL, Nerd Night and Refugees International Japan (RIJ). Since Fall is the season for fundraising events, there are also several listing for November events, because throughout October they are looking for people to volunteer, register and donate prizes for their auctions and raffles.

From this month, I will generally list events in chronological order. Appologies to anyone whose event info i missed! And be sure to share this events listing with anyone who might be interested.
Hope to see you at one of these events!
Best regards,
Sarajean
Community Page https://metropolisjapan.com/?s=Community
Metropolis this month https://metropolisjapan.com/august-2018/
Women of the World March Tokyo (WoW Tokyo) https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
My work: https://sarajeanrossitto.wordpress.com/
Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Oct 8 => November events
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Oct highlights

This month there is so much information,  I would like to point out 2 things
There are a number of internship and volunteer opportunities listed below.
Details are below for the Peace Boat Disaster Volunteer Open call for international volunteers, Climate Reality Project Japan Strategic Partnerships, SkyLabo and BPW Japan internships.

Also if you are a US citizens and have not requested or gotten your absentee ballot for the Nov 6 elections, please request your ballot TODAY at votefromabroad.org or call your Local Election Official (LEO)  to find out about your status. See below for more information.

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

Training Programs
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) BPW Japan internship
BPW Japan has accepted applications from women aged 30 or younger who are willing to attend the events as internships by October 10th. We appreciate female university students over 20 years old who are interested in gender equity and gender parity.  This is a fantastic opportunity that participants obtain brand-new information of activities and principles by UN, UN Women, and international organizations from various countries to improve gender equality and parity, communicate with participants all over the world while they must incur substantial costs including accommodations, flight tickets, and some events tickets by themselves.
Please see the attached for more details.
If you have any questions including questions about costs, please directly contact at csw2019@bpw-japan.jp (in English or Japanese) .


PR/marketing internship opportunity
SKY Labo (Skylabo.org) is an exciting, new Japanese-founded non-profit aiming to decrease in the STEM gender gap.  It organizes a bilingual summer STEM workshop for female Japanese mid/high school students.  They are looking for a PR/marketing person or company to work with them to reach the Japanese audience (students, parents of students etc.) for the workshop.   The bulk of marketing/PR work would be late January to July.
Skylabo is still small and they are in the process of increasing their network of funders – therefore their budget is very limited as they grow their reach. They would love to hear from people would believe in their mission who could offer pro-bono or  “low-bono” PR/marketing skills for the next event.
Will report to a Japanese manager in Japan, so English skills not required, but a definite bonus.
Contact: Mana Uchino at manatokyo at hotmail dot com

Flooding in Western Japan: Call for International Volunteers (Meet / Finish at Shin-Kurashiki)
October 5, 2018 (Friday) – October 8, 2018 (Monday, public holiday)
Number of volunteers required: 8 English speakers and 2 bilingual speakers
Open call for international volunteers to Okayama, to support the relief project in the areas affected by the flooding. We plan to organize a team of international volunteers (English speakers and English+Japanese speakers) once again for activities for the first weekend in October. The volunteers will meet at Shin-Kurashiki station in the afternoon on 5th October (Friday) and finish the activity in the evening on 8th October (Monday, public holiday).  Get details:
  https://pbv.or.jp/en/news/flood-in-western-japan-call-for-international-volunteers-oct/

Climate Reality Project Japan Strategic Partnerships Internship
Washington, DC
Big news! Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project is coming to Japan, hopefully Tokyo. They are looking for an intern. The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to empower a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis using cutting-edge advertising and communications strategies to demonstrate the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. The Climate Reality Project is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented intern to join our Strategic Partnerships team to support partnership outreach projects for Japan. This is an opportunity to learn collaborative partnership strategies, techniques, and best practices in a rewarding environment.
Core Responsibilities
The intern's primary long-term project will be to identify, research and communicate with prospective partners and speakers, with the aim of creating a Japan-focused database for The Climate Reality Project’s Climate Leadership Training planned for Japan in 2019.
  • Work with Strategic Partnerships Director to build a regional outreach list and help identify partnership opportunities
  • Update partner records in our database with correct information
  • Produce research reports on select partner prospects 
 Required Qualifications
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Innate curiosity
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and advanced web searches
  • Commitment to solving climate change
  • Japanese language proficiency
Eligibility:
Internships are open to:
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least two years of college
  • College graduates or post-graduate degree earners who have graduated during the previous two years
To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Japan Partnership internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.
The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.
Climate Reality Leader・気候変動教育
saxophone@gmail.com
https://www.climaterealityproject.org/
 
Community Theater & Arts News
Tokyo International Players
http://tokyoplayers.org
Good Person of Szechwan!
https://m.facebook.com/tokyointernationalplayers/

https://www.facebook.com/events/460298021145295/

Yokohama Theater Group presents RYOKOU 
http://ytg.jp o

Tokyo Sinfonia
Spanish Serenade dinner-concert ~  October 31
Vote From Abroad
US Citizens - last change ot get your absentee Ballots to vote on Nov 6
www.votefromabroad.org

"From the Women’s March to #WeToo and Beyond"
Video from the Temple University, Japan Campus Event
Public Lecture Video (6.19.2018)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P3pdJ6A328&feature=youtu.be
Public Lecture Slides https://www.slideshare.net/tujicas/public-lecture-slides-6192018-from-the-womens-march-to-wetoo-and-beyond-103900309


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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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Sept 2018 listing #3

Community Theater & Arts News
Tokyo International Players
http://tokyoplayers.org
Good Person of Szechwan!
https://m.facebook.com/tokyointernationalplayers/

https://www.facebook.com/events/460298021145295/

Yokohama Theater Group presents RYOKOU 
A visual show about the movement of people from one place to another, created in rehearsal by the ensemble. From one country to another they go. From a safe home to a safe haven they come. Crossing imaginary lines, climbing real walls, they move. On planes, on boats, by trail, on foot, they journey. An ensemble of immigrants and outsiders brings you a show about traveling.
Saturday, September 15 @ 2:00 & 6:00
Sunday, September 16 @ 1:00 & 8:00
Monday, September 17 @ 1:00
Location: World Peace Theatre in Kawasaki
https://ytg.jp/en/about-en/maps-en/358-jds-en
Tickets: Students: 1500 yen
Adults: 3000 yen
Tickets at http://ytg.jp or email gettickets@ytg.jp
Group discounts available, by contacting the YTG here: https://ytg.jp/en/about-en/contact-us-menu-en
Using bodies in motion, projection mapping, soundscapes, and humour, the Yokohama Theatre Group weaves together its newest original show, Ryokou.
Note: This is an "all-ages" show, but is recommended for ages 3 and up. The show is quite visual: English language fluency is not required.
About the Yokohama Theater Group: https://www.patreon.com/ytg

Tokyo Sinfonia
Spanish Serenade dinner-concert ~ Sept 12 and October 31
Training Programs
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) is calling for international volunteers who can support relief activities in Kurashiki, Okayama. For more information, please visit the following page and/or contact me any time https://pbv.or.jp/en/news/flooding-in-western-japan-call-for-international-volunteers/ they are also looking for Japanese speaking volunteers! https://pbv.or.jp/volunteer/2018_nishinihon Please contact Ikuno Suzuki for more info at i-suzuki@pbv.or.jp>

The Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project (FBCP) started in 2009, as a large biannual beach cleanup that attracts approx. 600 corporate volunteers, both Japanese and nonJapanese. The Project is looking for corporate partners A community activity that brings people together to do something good and to get to know each other better, the Project has historically focused on cleaning beaches in the Shonan area and on gathering data on marine debris. The Project It has grown to include more than beach cleaning: outdoor temporary art/poster exhibition, kids activities and marine leisure sports. Teams of staff and their families as well as students from international and local schools join and remove an average of 350 kg of debris. Plastic items are the most common objects found in this area that will host the Olympic sailing competitions in 2020. As FBCP develops their work to include collecting floating debris in the waters off the coast and to design a sustainability showcase in time for Tokyo2020 and beyond, the Project is looking for more partners to help offset the development costs. The Project offers a ready made platform for larger-scale interaction between stakeholders and employees of their brands, while they work together to protect the environment.To find out how you might get involved, contact Alana Bonzi at alana@segoinitiative.org
Find out more about FBCP http://fbcp.soleilprovence.com/

TELL Volunteer Opportunities in September
Applications for the Fall 2018 Lifeline Support Worker training are now open! Please see the TELL website for more details (https://telljp.com/lifeline/pctraining/) or contact Jane at training@telljp.com to be a part of this exciting opportunity!

Second Harvest Japan has intern opportunities available in support of our ambitious project, “Tokyo2020: Food for 100,000.” Aiming for Tokyo to have a food safety-net in place that can support 100,000 people by 2020. in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders such as food donors, financial supporters, government agencies, faith-based groups, NPOs, and individuals. 2HJ aims to increase the number of food pantries where people in need can access food assistance. 2HJ needs people with all types of knowledge and skills and will match the intern’s interest with project needs. Email Intern@2hj.org if you are interested. Find out more: http://2hj.org/english/100000pj

Place To Grow, a 100% volunteer-led nonprofit that strives to connect and inspire a rising generation of leaders in disaster-stricken Tohoku communities , has opening for people interested in supporting tohoku communities either for weekend away volunteering or ongoing Tokyo team activities.
Two summer and several fall Tohoku Volunteer Road Trips are being held – if interested please contact them as soon as possible because seats rapidly up. Next Tohoku Volunteer Road trips 1) August 18-19 (TEEN volunteer weekend) 2) September 8-9(open to all) 3) October 27/28 (open to all) Volunteers depart Tokyo early on Saturday morning and return late on Sunday night. Find out more: http://www.placetogrow-ngo.org/activities
Project support teams need continuing Volunteers from diverse backgrounds are needed to work from home, to support different organizational functions including communications, social media, Program development and fundraising. On the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm volunteers gather to at Oakwood, in Ropponig Midtown for a regular planning meeting.  Find out more about Place to Grow: http://www.placetogrow-ngo.org/

Refugees International Japan (RIJ) is looking for RIJ GOODWILL AMBASSADORS to spread the message and information about RIH projects across different networks and communities throughout Japan through their goodwill, time and influence. Ambassadors reach out to their contacts by 1) Introducing to companies who can partner with RIJ in the long term, 2) Ideating and organizing fundraising events with the RIJ team 3) Supporting our efforts to expand the volunteer network 4) Participating with corporate teams in fundraising events 5) Collaborating and partnering with RIJ in joint speaking opportunities. If you are a motivated and busy person who is willing to devote a small amount of time connecting the cause of refugees with your personal and corporate connections, you would be
perfect for the role – please contact them at info@rij-npo.org.  Find out more about RIJ : https://rij-npo.org

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

"From the Women’s March to #WeToo and Beyond"
Video from the Temple University, Japan Campus Event
Public Lecture Video (6.19.2018)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P3pdJ6A328&feature=youtu.be
Public Lecture Slides https://www.slideshare.net/tujicas/public-lecture-slides-6192018-from-the-womens-march-to-wetoo-and-beyond-103900309


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