Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer 2017 events

Here are a few highlights of summer events - please scroll down for more info on these events and more.

  • Sunday July 23 in Yokohama a second letter writing nights kicks off Resistance Summer events. There will also be a nomunication postcard writing on Sat August 12 for Activists around this summer. Please scroll down the listing to find out more.
  • PSC will hold a skills-build forum on Sept 16 on the theme of Why get involved? How can i get involved? Details will be sent out in August. We need 4 volunteers to help on the day.
  • Mirai no Mori has an online summer camp funding campaign through July 31. An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today - July 21 https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/35405/npo-mirai-no-mori/
Please share this with anyone who might be interested!

For the next listing - please send me info by the 20th of the month - short and simple. The September news will come out late in August and updated in Mid-September
.

Hope you get out to the beach some time soon,

Sarajean

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Training programs

Temple University, Japan Campus
August weekend workshops
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars-tokyo.html
August 6 10-18:00: Community Organizing for Social Change, one-day workshop. a skills-based intensive workshop based on methods used to get ordinary people involved in their communities
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars/COS101-SU.html  
Upcoming Open house/Information Sessions
  • Sept 9, 10-12noon
  • January 13, 10-12noon
Fall 2017 NGO courses now listed]
Schedule: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/calendar-tokyo.html


Japan Fundraising Association

Nonprofit NGO community events



FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan
http://fewjapan.com/
Midweek Lunch Mixer at Le Petit Marché Roppongi
Thursday July 27th / 12:00 - 14:00

Take a break from work and join us for delicious food and great networking at our monthly midweek lunch gathering at Le Petit Marché in Roppongi!  http://fewjapan.com/event/july-midweek-lunch-mixer/


Mirai no Mori
Thank you to everyone who joined the Mirai no Mori  summer party on July 5  https://mirai-no-mori.jp/tanabata-party-report/
Also support us on September 8-9, 2017 - Charity Sale: Feel Good Store by KEEN https://mirai-no-mori.jp/charity-sale-feel-good-store-keen/


NERD NITE TOKYO 
https://tokyo.nerdnite.com/
When: September 22 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00
Where: Nagatacho GRID (map)

Details to come, but the topics
  • neurology of language disorders
  • plankton ecology
  • mystery third topic!
Price: ¥1500 on the door, includes 1 drink
Be there and be square!


Green Peace Japan
They have a number of events and timely reports about food safety, seafood sustainability, the opening of nuclear power plants in Japan
Find out more here: http://www.greenpeace.org/japan/ja/news/


350.org Japan has a lot going on!
Join this grassroots effort to protect our planet.
Find out more : http://world.350.org/ja/




Refugees International Japan 
http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
Thursday, Sep 28th, 12:30 RIJ Lunch Club
Friday, Oct 13th19:00RIJ Great Wine Bluff
Sunday,Nov 0512:00 Palace Loop Relay Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate
Thursday, Nov 09th18:30 Light up the Life of a Refugee Child
St Mary’s International School http://www.smis.ac.jp/
Friday, Dec 0119:00 F1 Race Night Oakwood Residence Lounge, Midtown Roppongi

 
Seminars and public lectures

Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture
http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary


TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Find out more: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/
Opportunities
These groups are looking or Fall/Winter Semester interns and volunteers - get more information on the links below.
Mirai no Mori https://mirai-no-mori.jp/get-involved/
Human Rights Now! - get more information here http://hrn.or.jp/eng/join/internship/
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. They are now recruiting for the 96th and 97th voyages in 2018. he Volunteer Language Teacher application deadline is 17:00 JST (Japan Standard Time) on Friday, September 8, 2017. National interviews are now scheduled to be held on September 30 and October 1 (Saturday and Sunday) at the GET Office in Tokyo, Japan. Interviews for oversees applicants will be conducted via Skype between September 25-29, 2017. 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.  You can help in many ways  such as in farming, cooking, administrative office work, the library, helping participants improve their English speaking skills, and possibly teaching.  English (and your heart) along with a good sense of humor are often how we communicate with each other at ARI. 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
October 2017 main stage production, SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
Find out more http://tokyoplayers.com
Yokohama Theatre Group http://ytg.jp
Support us by becoming a patron! https://patreon.com/ytg

 
Tokyo Sinfonia in June
  • August 4th, 6:30pm  Japanese Serenade Dinner Concert Foreign Correspondents' Club, Yurakucho
  • Sep. 13   チャイコフスキー セレナーデ  Tchaikovsky Serenade
  • Dec. 13   サリエリ セレナーデ  Salieri Serenade
Tickets/Information - Sinfonia direct tickets@tokyosinfonia.com
Peatix online http://peatix.com/event/188800
More Information http://www.tokyosinfonia.com
JULY / AUGUST ACTIONS AND ACTIVIST RESOURCES
We cannot lose our energy to bring about progressive social change.
Online and in person trainings
GreenPeace Canada and GreenPeace USA have a series of training programs for activists and people to new to community organizing. A great opp for people to add a bit of resistance into their summer holidays!
GPUSA is doing training programs throughout the US throughout the summer 2017 Greenpeace Summer of Resistance
https://www.summerofresistance.org/calendars/greenpeace-summer-of-resistance
GPCA has basic to detailed trainings including basic action organzning to working with the media to materials development - there is something for everyone.  http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Trainings/
Moveon.org also has summer events. check it out: https://act.moveon.org/event/cookouts/search/
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.

Women of the World March Tokyo – Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/

Tokyo Advocacy Exchange - Facebook group sharing information, links and resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207362363069859/
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
Website with useful resources to get involved - links to groups to join, scripts for calling, links to reps and govs etc. http://www.actionagainsttrump.com/
A great resource for those who want act with their economic power through small or large donations:
Movement 2017 - a platform for progressive donors. they feature the vetted voter organizing groups and national resistance networks. https://movementvote.org/
FROM THE WOMEN'S MARCH 100 Actions over 100 Days campaign.

  #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/vote/home.htm

Action #10: PLEDGE OF LIBERATION - THREE WAYS to PARTICIPATE

1.  Please read about the Women's March recent letter to the NRA and actions related to gun violence in the USA. https://www.womensmarch.com/nra Join, set up local events or support them online
2: PLEDGE Sign the Pledge of Liberation. Encourage your friends, family, and community members to do the same.
PREPARE Download our Pledge of Liberation toolkit, which provides information on the different types of direct actions you can choose to engage in, and details the dos and don’ts of civil disobedience, what to do in case of an arrest, and FAQs of what to expect as a result.
3: DEMONSTRATE in August during summer recess join local meetings or demand your congressperson’s hold one in their district.
Picket outside your congressperson’s in-district office if they refuse to hold a public meeting. Hold a sit-in inside your congressperson’s in-district office.

The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.org/

UPDATES FROM ORGS I REPRESENT

Give2Asia Foundation has initiated CSR consulting work to develop more sustainable CSR programs for international companies in Japan. The new program includes staff trainings in strategic community partnership and program development as well as matching community and nonprofit needs.  If your company is interested in finding out more. please contact either Aqeela (info@give2asia.org) or Sarajean (srossitto@give2asia.org)

Mirai no Mori
Mirai no Mori has a new and improved website:  http://mirai-no-mori.jp
Summer 2017 Fundraising Campaign for summer  camp:

I f you’re interested in sponsoring our weekend Back to Nature programs (from 2018) contact us :info@mirai-no-mori.jp
Updates from events and Back to Nature weekends are posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiraiNoMori

Asian Rural Institute
Summer 2017 Fundraising Campaign http://www.ari-edu.org/en/support/
AN EXCITING NEW report on Rural Leaders: by Steven Cutting and Beverly Abma http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2016/11/25/en-ruralleaders/ Info in English 日本語

On a sad note ARI bid Farewell to Rev. Kenichi Otsu, Chair of ARI Board of Directors and Trustees, who passed away in the afternoon on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at the Red Cross Hospital in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2017/06/23/ohtsu/
Other items of interest
For anyone interested in SE Asia after WWI, US policy in the region or Philippine history, I suggest you read this book => Knowledge and pacification by Prof. Reynaldo Ileto.
 The JI Core 50 : A diverse group of highly skilled professionals from a wide range of industries who have all called Japan home for anywhere from a few years to a few decades.
 Learn more  http://www.jarman-international.com/about-us/ji-professional-monitors/#.WJlnKSN97Zs
For anyone working in the area of sustainability or community development: You can order Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster (Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development)  on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Educating-Sustainability-Japan-communities-Sustainable-ebook/dp/B01M0OMN7O/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=
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Saturday, June 03, 2017

June 2017

June ~ July  2017 Tokyo Community News
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Hello !

Hope you all are ready to enjoy the summer ahead. June is always a busy month. Here are a few highlights  - please scroll down for
more info on these events and more.
  • PSC will hold an event in mid-Sept on the theme of Why get involved? How can i get involved? Basic information will be out in July and details in August. email me if you are interested in getting involved.
  • Mirai no Mori has a new website and is holding a summer party on July 5
  • Activist events and tools have been added to the end of the listing.
Please share this information far and wide with anyone who might be interested!
For the next listing - please send me info by the end of the month - please keep it short and simple. The July ~ August news will come out early
in early July.

Best regards,
Sarajean
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Training programs

Temple University, Japan Campus
August weekend workshops

https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars-tokyo.html
 
The Center for Artistic Activism:
 Contact contact@artisticactivism.org
A primer on Artistic Activism https://artisticactivism.org/2017/04/why-artistic-activism/


Japan Fundraising Association

Nonprofit NGO community events



FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan
http://fewjapan.com/

Mirai no Mori
Join staff and supporters for our first summer Mirai no Mori Tanabata Party: Making children's wishes come true!
Wed. July 5, at 18:30-21:00 at BNP Paribas Near Tokyo Station
Registration Deadline: June 28
Online registration form: http://bit.ly/MiraiNoMori-Summer-Tanabata-Party
Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1962189897347996/

 

Refugees International Japan

http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
Sun, Jun 18,12:00
Palace Loop Relay, Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate
Thur, Nov 9, 18:30
Light up the Life of a Refugee Child
St Mary’s International School http://www.smis.ac.jp/

 
Seminars and public lectures

Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture
http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Opportunities
The Japanese Women Leadership Initiative empowers Japanese women to become leaders and to make positive social change and innovation in Japan. 
For more information visit http://jwli.org.
The Nippon Foundation and the Fish Family Foundation will host a forum in Tokyo on Monday, June 19 on the theme of Women Leading Social Change in Japan. Atsuko Fish, JWLI Founder, will speak about JWLI and her past 10-year work. JWLI Fellows, Yuka Miyzawa (2011), Yumiko Nagai (2014), and Ibuki Ozawa (2016) will share how they have applied their learning in Boston to their work in Japan.
For more details and to register for the event, please visit:  http://canpan20170619.peatix.com (Japanese Only).

Community Theater & Arts News

 
Tokyo International Players
Auditions for our October 2017 main stage production, SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will take place by appointment only at Our Space in Hatagaya during the following days/times:
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 10:00-17:00
Monday, June 19, 2017 from 17:00-22:00
An invitation only callback on Thursday, June 22, from 18:00-22:00
Find out more http://tokyoplayers.com

Yokohama Theatre Group http://ytg.jp
Support us by becoming a patron! https://patreon.com/ytg

Sunday, June 11, 13:00 - 19:00
Location: JDS 1F (
::Click Here:: for map)
Cost: 12,000 Yen (50% off if you sign up for the
::other class HERE:: as well)

A workshop in visual composition with the performer’s body.
Wednesdays, June 14 – July 19, 19:30 – 21:00

Location: JDS 2F (::Click Here:: for map)
Cost: 20,000 Yen

Tokyo Sinfonia in June
Brahms Serenade champagne concert
June 14 (Wed.) - Oji Hall (Ginza)
Tickets/Information - Sinfonia direct tickets@tokyosinfonia.com
Peatix online http://peatix.com/event/188800
More Information http://www.tokyosinfonia.com
JUNE ACTIONS AND ACTIVIST RESOURCES
After a few months filled with about 10 marches, we cannot lose our energy to bring about progressive social change. 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.

Women of the World March Tokyo – Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
 
Tokyo Advocacy Exchange - Facebook group sharing information, links and resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207362363069859/
 
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
Website with useful resources to get involved - links to groups to join, scripts for calling, links to reps and govs etc. http://www.actionagainsttrump.com/
A great resource for those who want act with their economic power through small or large donations:
Movement 2017 - a platform for progressive donors. they feature the vetted voter organizing groups and national resistance networks. https://movementvote.org/

 
FROM THE WOMEN'S MARCH 100 Actions over 100 Days campaign.

  #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/vote/home.htm
Action #10: PLEDGE OF LIBERATION - THREE WAYS to PARTICIPATE

1: PLEDGE Sign the Pledge of Liberation. Encourage your friends, family, and community members to do the same.
2: PREPARE Download our Pledge of Liberation toolkit, which provides information on the different types of direct actions you can choose to engage in, and details the dos and don’ts of civil disobedience, what to do in case of an arrest, and FAQs of what to expect as a result.   Find a demonstration near you or register one of your own.
Be sure to tune in to Women’s March on Facebook and Twitter for updates, and to register for our May 5, 6pm EST, webinar on the principles of nonviolence and how to effectively and safely take part in direct action and/or civil disobedience.
3: DEMONSTRATE Hold a demonstration either inside or outside of your congressperson’s in-district office. Collectively read the Pledge of Liberation and our unity principles out loud.
Picket outside your congressperson’s in-district office.
Hold a sit-in inside your congressperson’s in-district office.

UPDATES FROM ORGS I REPRESENT

Give2Asia Foundation has initiated CSR consulting work to develop more sustainable CSR programs for international companies in Japan. The new program includes staff trainings in strategic community partnership and program development as well as matching community and nonprofit needs.  If your company is interested in finding out more. please contact either Aqeela (info@give2asia.org) or Sarajean (srossitto@give2asia.org)

Mirai no Mori
Mirai no Mori has a new and improved website:  http://mirai-no-mori.jp
July 5 - Summer fundraising party - Wed. July 5, at 18:30-21:00 at BNP Paribas Near Tokyo Station
Registration Deadline: June 28
Online registration form: http://bit.ly/MiraiNoMori-Summer-Tanabata-Party
Please contact by email for more information: info@mirai-no-mori.jp
Updates from events and Back to Nature weekends are posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiraiNoMori

Asian Rural Institute
The Spring 2017 issue of Take My Hand, the ARI newsletter is out and it is filled with wonderful stories of Graduates from Bhutan to Central African Republic to Japanese High School kids, all of whom have been changed filled with a commitment for service. Take My Hand Spring 2017
AN EXCITING NEW report on Rural Leaders: by Steven Cutting and Beverly Abma http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2016/11/25/en-ruralleaders/ Info in English 日本語

Other items of interest
For anyone interested in SE Asia after WWI, US policy in the region or Philippine history, I suggest you read this book => Knowledge and pacification by Prof. Reynaldo Ileto.
 
 The JI Core 50 : A diverse group of highly skilled professionals from a wide range of industries who have all called Japan home for anywhere from a few years to a few decades.
 Learn more  http://www.jarman-international.com/about-us/ji-professional-monitors/#.WJlnKSN97Zs

 
For anyone working in the area of sustainability or community development: You can order Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster (Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development)  on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Educating-Sustainability-Japan-communities-Sustainable-ebook/dp/B01M0OMN7O/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=
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