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Feb/March 2020


Tokyo Community News Feb/March 2020
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Hello everyone!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Develop Yourself to Inspire Others Shinenkai in Jan!
 I would like to share with you some exciting events going on in the Tokyo area as well as some learning opportunities to help you do what you do better 2020.

Hope to see you at one of the events below.
Sarajean
https://sarajeanrossitto.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SarajeanRossitto/
Women of the World March Tokyo (WoW Tokyo) https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595
At any time - you can use the PSC Facebook page to share their event info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18658279740/
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Feb - March  OPPORTUNITIES


THURSDAY NIGHTS
Develop Yourself to Inspire Others 2020 (DYIO 2020)
10-part monthly series aimed at skills development and networking.
Join like-minded people from an array of groups each month for an intensive yet fun workshop aimed at both personal and organizational development. Enhance your skills and knowledge while also networking with other people in the social impact sector.
Register here: https://forms.gle/NTdcsevBerEjMtEY8
Fee: 1500yen per session (500yen for students)
Package Fee: 10,000 yen for the series: Pay in the Feb session for all 10
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/611446306068237


TUESDAY NIGHTS
INSPIRE OTHERS
3-part Workshop series on Collaboration
Tuesdays in April 2020, 7-8:45pm
Session 1 - April 7 Partnership 101 - Working better in the diverse environment. Focus on building better 1-on-1 collaborative relationships
Session 2 - April 14 Organization partnerships - Focus on alliance building for common goals.
Session 3  April 21 For-Profit - Nonprofit partnerships: Going for win-win-win
FEE* 2500yen per session or 5000yen for the series
(in English)
6 to 16 participants, register by April 1 for all 3 or 1 week before the one you want to join.
Registration page:
https://forms.gle/X4LqUbYufUXqEf6Y9
How can we work better together better across borders, organizations and sectors?  This workshop series will review common issues and simple skills and action items we can take to be more effect right away.  Each session will focus on a different area using case studies which will serve as a basis for discussion. Participants will have ample opportunity to share their own ideas, experience as well as pose questions to the group.
Facebook page with more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/981996252163918/

 
Fall 2020 JWLI Program
JWLI offers an executive leadership development program that transforms Japanese women to be action-oriented leaders with confidence to lead, skills and knowledge to manage, and a plan to make social change in Japan.
Target: Emerging women leaders of the Japanese social sector – nonprofit staff, a social entrepreneur, CSR staff of a for-profit company, or a municipal government employee Applications are all due Feb. 21.
Find out more: http://jwli.org/application/
All workshops are listed here:
https://www.facebook.com/SarajeanRossitto/
 
 Nonprofit, NGO community events and organizations
Golfing for Good - Jarman International Charity Cup
- February 22,
- March 28 - A large scale  combined event with Mirai no Mori and TELL

https://telljp.com/event/jarman-international-charity-cup-golf-tournament/
- April 18 and May 23.
Been meaning to get back to your golf game? Have you been missing nature? Come and join the Jarman International Charity Cup golf tournament on Tochigi prefecture, Studies have shown that being out in nature helps to relieve stress and boost the immune system.
A Fun Charity Cup. Beginners welcome :) 
Arrive by 9:15, Tee off will be at 9:45 a.m.  g
Play fee:16,000 yen per person including 18 holes, a great lunch with locally sourced vegetable buffet and more, after party with snacks, raffle prizes, and a ride on the free shuttle from Utsunomiya station if requested.
4000 yen from each fee will be donated to Mirai no Mori.
For details contact Ruth at ruth@jarman-international.com

Refugees international Japan Events
Gala Evening March 13, 6.30
An evening of extravagance, fun, celebration with networking opportunities, great auction items and entertainment.
 We celebrate the achievements of millions of people living in displaced communities as they rebuild to become independent of outside support.
Location Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku) 6-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Find out more: https://rij-npo.org/en/fundraising/rij-gala/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1036213440090347/
Great Wine Bluff
April 17 From 18.30 Join us for a wine tasting event with a difference. You will get to taste a number of wines and each one is paired with three different stories from our esteemed panel. In your groups you pit your palates and lie detection abilities against the panel to determine the truth, thus uncovering the bluffs and the buffs. Location Oakwood Premier Tokyo, 1-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Access
Amnesty International Japan
monthly Quiz Night for Human Rights
– February 19, 2020
– March 18, 2020

Hobgoblin Pubs Shibuya  Ichiban Building, 3F, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN*) invites you to a fun event with serious aims: answer general knowledge questions to show what you know for prizes, maybe learn a few things (especially about human rights and current affairs), meet a multinational crowd of like-minded people, and  support AI's work promoting and protecting human rights for all.
¥1,000 per person to play.  Up to five members on a team. Prizes for the winning teams!  If you don't have a team, we'll help you to find or make one.
For more about AITEN: 
<www.aiten.info> 
or


"Consuming for Sustainability and Human Rights"
The marketplace is full of human rights issues with business practices often undermining the fight for labor rights and climate change action. At the same time, the mass extraction, production, consumption, and disposal required to support our culture of consumption has severely impacted our ability to provide a sustainable world for future generations.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2610488145864534/


TELL
Celebrate White Day with TELL annual Wine Auction March 13th. In the spirit of White Day and Love, TELL will be hosting its 24th annual auction, with all proceeds going to support the crucial programs and services provided by the organization. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available for individuals, young professionals, and companies. Email Kathryn Sheppard at development@telljp.com for more information. Stay tuned for more details!
Spring 2020 Lifeline Support Worker Training
If you’re starting to think about things you want to try or ways to grow and develop in 2020 - maybe the Lifeline Support Worker training is what you’re looking for. A 69 hour intensive program teaching you listening skills and how to support someone in need, this is a great opportunity for personal and professional development while also giving back to the English speaking community in Japan. The “in class” part of the training is scheduled to run from February 29th - May 23rd and is provided online so you can join from anywhere in Japan. There are 3 mandatory sessions on Saturdays, (Feb 29th; Apr 11th and May 23rd) which are offered online and also in person for those in the Kanto area.
For further information please see the TELL website or contact Jane at training@telljp.com


Project Upcycle by Love Charity Tokyo
Love Charity Tokyo is putting on a series of events leading up to Tokyo Fashion Week on Saturday 21st March.
Sun Feb 16 https://www.facebook.com/events/610527876439240/
Sat Feb 22 https://www.facebook.com/events/3014694821897383/
 
 
you will learn skills that can take any item from dull to dazzling. You will be put into groups (for example, Harajuku Style and Streetwear), creating a lineup that we’ll put on the runway in our fashion show.
We also have 3 fabulous guest speakers discussing their projects that promote sustainable living in Tokyo.
This is for you if you’d like to...
✓Find out more about what young people in Tokyo are doing to make positive social and eco change.
✓Learn skills such as silk screen printing, painting on clothes and haberdashery.
✓See your creations on the catwalk during Tokyo Fashion Week!
Expect to be inspired and connect to your creativity!

 
Jambo provides fun activities for people while providing support for the less fortunate.
Feb 15 (Saturday) - 1) Tokyo Area Plum & Green Course Walk & 2) Edogawa River Clean Up (Separate Events)
February 16 (Sunday) - Yokohama Chinatown Walking Tour
February 23 (Sunday) - 1) Gotemba Line Plum Blossom Hiking & 2) Arakawa River Clean Up (Separate Events)
For more information and upcoming events, please visit www.jambointernational.org/en.


Nerd Nite Tokyo
Friday March 19 , doors open 19:30, start 20:00
Every month we gather 3 smart speakers and a curious crowd.
Drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food from Tiny Peace Kitchen will be available. Eat, drink and be square-y! Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite.
Where: Nagatacho GRID B1F (map)
Price: ¥1000 on the door
March 19 info: https://www.facebook.com/events/844242716016970/
Facebook event page with details https://www.facebook.com/pg/nerdnitetokyo/events/
About Nerd Nite Tokyo https://www.facebook.com/nerdnitetokyo/


AUW Japan 11th Annual Fundraising Evening
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
This year’s event theme is: ‘Radical Leadership,’ and we’re excited to welcome AUW’s Founder, Kamal Ahmad, Ms. Rubana Huq, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) , as well as an AUW alumna to speak.
https://www.facebook.com/events/736475470155023/

Run For The Cure
on March 13, RFTC Japan will be hosting Pink Ball 2020, one of its largest charity gala dinners, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.
Find out more: https://rftcjapan.org/


気候変動アクションプラットフォームハッカソン
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/222851795397447/
Intl women's day events
国際女性デーセミナー|ウェスティンホテル東京
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2 PM – 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/475345306685122/


国際女性デーqの会院内集会「議席の半分に女性を!!」
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by クオータ制を推進する会
https://www.facebook.com/events/2036411496504388/

女性が変える!社会が変わる!ウーマンシフト
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30 PM
find out more https://www.facebook.com/events/624890584990414/
https://happywoman.online/event/hwf/hwf2020/womanshift

ウィーメンズリーダーシップサミット2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/events/872016499922310/
https://www.facebook.com/Womens-Leadership-Summit-2020-110429760474705/
Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program / APYLP

I House Events
Three Decades of Political Debates on Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30–8:00 pm
The post-Cold War period has seen drastic changes in the international system, with China’s rise, a declining U.S. commitment to global peace, and accelerating globalization. Japan’s foreign and security policy has shifted accordingly, but how about the debate over security issues within the country?
https://www.i-house.or.jp/eng/
The Role of Sport and Athletes in a Changing World
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm
The role of elite sport and athletes has matured over the decades, and today there is an opportunity for sport to play a much larger role—on issues such as disability, mental health, human rights, and refugees. An example is the Refugee Olympic/Paralympic Team first created at the 2016 Rio Summer Games that has enabled forced migrants to participate.
https://www.i-house.or.jp/eng/

MONTHLY EVENTS
Diversity Dojo
See the Diversity Dojo Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/DiversityDojo.

Perfect Liars Club Tokyo monthly event
Fridays,  Venue Good Heavens British Bar Tokyo
Tickets https://perfectliarsclubapril.peatix.com/
*Get there early for your choice of seats.
*Show is in English. Come if you are fluent or practicing.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/perfectliarstokyo/

Start up lady night Monthly event
Startup Lady events are safe spaces for our members, presenters, and attendees. Entrance is PAY-AS-YOU-WISH. Proceeds will go towards supporting the female entrepreneurship community and other social impact projects!
VENUE La Billage Shibuya 3-7 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Hulic Shibuya Kouen-dori Building 5F
Join THE Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602231423453629/

MORE ORG INFO AND LINKS 
Peace Boat: Peace Boat is a NGO/NPO that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. For more information, please contact www.peaceboat.org.

I Am Jane: No other crime is handled so badly by the criminal justice system as rape and no other serious crime is more under-reported. I Am Jane is a group that provides solutions to the growing rape pandemic. Anyone who has questions, wishes to inform us of any incidents or wants to advise us on useful information is welcome to join. Details of incidents and confidential information will not be published. For more information, please visit www.iamjane.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are available in Tokyo for anyone with a desire to stop drinking. Meetings are free of charge. Dates and times vary so please visit www.aatokyo.org/, email jordan28jordan1@gmail.com or call 080-4355-2285 for details.

For Empowering Women: we welcome you to join our network For Empowering Women (FEW), and to begin building your professional and social network. We offer monthly events incorporating many different topics from lectures to social outings and volunteering. For more information, please visit www.fewjapan.com.

For Empowering Women Kansai: FEW is an organization for foreign women in Japan. Dinner meetings feature a variety of guest speakers, usually held at the Hilton Hotel Osaka in Umeda on the last Thursday of each month. The organization also organizes monthly events that provide professional and personal support. For more information, please email few@fewkansai.com or visit www.fewkansai.com.

A Dream a Day in Tokyo: We provide weeklong, expenses-paid vacations to kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families. We welcome volunteers and supporters. For more information, please mail contact@guesthouse.or.jp or visit guesthouse.or.jp/?lang=en.
Living Dreams: We are a nonprofit organization striving to rebuild, enrich and empower orphans both in Tokyo and Tohoku. Fore more information, please visit www.livingdreams.jp.

Tokyo Comedy Store’s Stand-up Comedy Workshop: Want to learn about humor? Want to be funnier in life, with your friends, or just in general? Maybe you even want to try getting on stage? Come to the Tokyo Comedy Store’s Stand-up Comedy Workshop! For more information, please visit www.tokyocomedy.com/standup_workshops.

Tokyo Vegan MeetUp: Held once a month (time and place varies). Please check the Tokyo For more details, please visit www.meetup.com/vegan-389.

College Women’s Association of Japan: CWAJ is an organization for women committed to education, cross-cultural exchange and friendship. CWAJ holds monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and has several special interests groups such as hiking, Japanese conversation, trips and tours, music and ceramics. It’s a great way to meet new people and become involved! See www.cwaj.org.

Dance with the Disabled: Body & Mind is aiming to open our body and mind through dance. Under the guidance of Natsu Nakajima, a professional Butoh dancer, anyone can participate. There are three locations in Tokyo and classes are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Each class consists of movement for relaxation, group-work and improvisation dance. Yotsuya class: second and fourth Saturdays, Yotsuya Hiroba Gallery Lamp. Suginami class: first and third Saturdays, Koenji Shogaisha Koryu Kan. Machida class: first and third Wednesday, Tamagawa Bunka Center. Fee: ¥1,500 per class. For more information, please visit www.geocities.jp/mutekisha/index1-e.html, email nnakajima7@ams.odn.ne.jp or call 042-391-4087.

Kyoto Journal: KJ showcases poetry that is Asia-related and “out of the ordinary.” Submission guidelines are available here: www.kyotojournal.org/submit-to-kj. For more information, please visit www.kyotojournal.org/fiction-poetry.

Mirai no Mori helps marginalised youth in the outdoors - find out more  http://mirai-no-mori.jp
Contact us by email: info@mirai-no-mori.jp
Find out more about  Mirai no Mori : https://mirai-no-mori.jp/

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/
about Green Peace International http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/

350.org Japan has a lot going on! Join this grassroots effort to protect our planet.
Lets divest campaign: https://letsdivest.jp/
Find out more : http://world.350.org/ja/
SEMINARS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events 
http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Training Programs
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Continuing Education offers non-credit courses designed to meet the diverse educational objectives of students.
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/about/form-info-session.html

Tsuda Open University, Global education for sustainable development (GESD) program
Find out more: https://tou.tsuda.ac.jp/placement/

Japan Fundraising Association
Events and training programs  http://jfra.jp/frj/

RESOURCES

there are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.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/
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Jan 2020 news

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tokyo Community News WINTER 2020
Happy 2020!

I would like to share with you some exciting events going on in the Tokyo area as well as some learning opportunities to help you do what you do better 2020.

I have reconfigued our mailing lists into 2 that will come out about every 6 weeks.  At any time - you can use the PSC Facebook page to share their event info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18658279740/

Hope to see you at one of the events below.

Best wishes for 2020 - May we all contribute to a better future!!!

Sarajean
https://sarajeanrossitto.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SarajeanRossitto/

NOTE: About the Jan 18 Global Women's March: I am not organizing the Tokyo March but you can share info about any related events with the community here on the Women of the World March Tokyo (WoW Tokyo) https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595

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JAN - FEB  OPPORTUNITIES

NPO/ NGO Networking event / Shinenkai / New Years Party
You are all invited to to join us on Friday Jan 17, at 7:30 for a night of networking, sharing and planning for 2020. This will also be a great chance for people wanting to get more involve in 2020 to meet new people doing good works.
Bring friends, volunteers, staff and interns - and bring info on your 2020 programs and events. Please sign up by Jan 14 so we are to have enough food.
Cost: 3000 yen (includes a light buffet dinner)
BYO DRINKS
Facebook page with more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194240527548545/
Register here: https://forms.gle/BwDkfCx9HmBvZJwW6


MONDAY NIGHTS:Intensive course on the SDGs at TUJ
Temple University, Japan Campus Continuing Education course on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
DAY/TIME: Mondays 7:10-9:00
DATES: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10 and Feb 17
Registration deadline: Jan 10
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/professional/SDG101.html
Here we discuss the key themes and issues in the SDGs as well as the roles of governments, NGOs and people like you! This course is for anyone interested in knowing more about current global issues, NGOs, citizen's roles, international campaigns and/or sustainable development.
TUESDAY NIGHTS - INSPIRE OTHERS 3-part Workshop series on Collaboration
DAY/TIME: Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Session 1 TU Jan 28: Partnership 101 - Working better in the diverse environment. Focus on building better 1-on-1 collaborative relationships
Session 2 TU Feb 4: Organization partnerships - Focus on alliance building for common goals.
Session 3 TU Feb 18: For-Profit - Nonprofit partnerships: Going for win-win-win
FEE* 2500yen per session or 5000yen for the series
(in English)
6 to 12 participants only, register by Jan 22
Registration page: https://forms.gle/X4LqUbYufUXqEf6Y9
How can we work better together better across borders, organizations and sectors?  This workshop series will review common issues and simple skills and action items we can take to be more effect right away.  Each session will focus on a different area using case studies which will serve as a basis for discussion. Participants will have ample opportunity to share their own ideas, experience as well as pose questions to the group.
Facebook page with more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/981996252163918/
SATURDAYS: Intensive workshop on Project Management Winter Semester at Tsuda Open University
DAYS/TIMES: Saturdays 10:30-2:30pm
DATES: Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 15 & Feb 22, 4
Information sessions/interviews: TH Jan 9 & WD Jan 15
First day Jan 25, Application deadline Jan 17
https://ssl2.smart-academy.net/tsuda/course/detail/979/
Register here: https://ssl2.smart-academy.net/tsuda/cart-list/
In this course participants will develop skills and knowledge required to develop and manage projects. The contents will be based on the systems used by different international development agencies. The course starts with the key elements of project preparation including Community assessment & problem assessment, goal setting, project selection, and project approaches and implementation. In the final session, methods for monitoring and evaluation as well as budgeting will be discussed. This course is for anyone interested in creating projects to deal with social issues.
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS :
Creative Relationship Building: "I see your point, do you see mine?"

Sunday Feb 2 2:00-4:30
Its a new year! But many of us return to the same issues at work!
We all want to be more effective in working with others but what is holding us back?  This workshop will review common issues and simple actions we can take right away.  Participants will have ample opportunity to share their own ideas and experiences. This workshop is for anyone interested in finding better ways to deal with interpersonal difficulties in the workplace.
Venue: Arisu Iki Iki Plaza, Multi-purpose Space
ありすいきいきプラザ/多目的室
Address: 3F  1-6-7 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
106-0047 港区南麻布4丁目67
Closest station: Hiro Station on the Hibiya Line Access & map: https://www.central.co.jp/plaza/alice/map/index.html
Facebook page with more info:https://www.facebook.com/events/606375863499071/
JAM - The Japan Alliance of (Conflict) Mediators - Call for conflicts to mediate.
Saturday Feb 8, 2pm
Might you have a conflict JAM can help you deal with? JAM provides services that empower participants to actively engage in constructive dialogue in order for them to develop sustainable solutions to the problem the bring forth. On Saturday Feb 8, from 2pm JAM will be using their skills to help mediate your real every day interpersonal conflict.
Bring in your case and let us help you both work through it!
To sign up fill in this form: https://forms.gle/vnb7a9aXy8k3udkK9
To learn more or to join the group, please contact mediation.leadership.committee@gmail.com before Jan 20.

THURSDAYS - Develop Yourself to Inspire Others 2020
10-part monthly series starts in Feb aimed at skills development and networking.
Themes for 2020: presenting your nonprofit, fundraising events, grant prpospoals, online fundraising, elevator pitch, the role of ambassadors, getting the right volunteers, and more!!
Fee: 1500yen per session (500yen for students)
Package Fee: 10,000 yen for the series: You can sign up in the Feb or March session or online.
The 2020 series will be launched on Friday, January 17 at the new years party on 
NPO/ NGO Networking event / Shinenkai more details for 2020!
Facebook page with more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194240527548545/
Register here: https://forms.gle/BwDkfCx9HmBvZJwW6

All these workshops are listed here:
https://www.facebook.com/SarajeanRossitto/


 Nonprofit, NGO community events and organizations
 

Amnesty International monthly Quiz Night for Human Rights
– January 15, 2020
– February 19, 2020
– March 18, 2020

Hobgoblin Pubs Shibuya  Ichiban Building, 3F, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN*) invites you to a fun event with serious aims: answer general knowledge questions to show what you know for prizes, maybe learn a few things (especially about human rights and current affairs), meet a multinational crowd of like-minded people, and  support AI's work promoting and protecting human rights for all.
¥1,000 per person to play.  Up to five members on a team. Prizes for the winning teams!  If you don't have a team, we'll help you to find or make one.
For more about AITEN:
<www.aiten.info> or TELL
Celebrate White Day with TELL
Sad you missed an opportunity to attend the TELL annual Wine Auction? Great news: it’s been rescheduled for March 13th. In the spirit of White Day and Love, TELL will be hosting its 24th annual auction, with all proceeds going to support the crucial programs and services provided by the organization. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available for individuals, young professionals, and companies. Email Kathryn Sheppard at development@telljp.com for more information. Stay tuned for more details!
Spring 2020 Lifeline Support Worker Training
If you’re starting to think about things you want to try or ways to grow and develop in 2020 - maybe the Lifeline Support Worker training is what you’re looking for. A 69 hour intensive program teaching you listening skills and how to support someone in need, this is a great opportunity for personal and professional development while also giving back to the English speaking community in Japan. The “in class” part of the training is scheduled to run from February 29th - May 23rd and is provided online so you can join from anywhere in Japan. There are 3 mandatory sessions on Saturdays, (Feb 29th; Apr 11th and May 23rd) which are offered online and also in person for those in the Kanto area.
For further information please see the TELL website or contact Jane at training@telljp.com
Golfing for Good - Jarman International Charity Cup
- Jan. 25 and February 22,
- March 28 - A large scale  combined event with Mirai no Mori and TELL
- April 18 and May 23.
Been meaning to get back to your golf game? Have you been missing nature? Come and join the Jarman International Charity Cup golf tournament on Tochigi prefecture, Studies have shown that being out in nature helps to relieve stress and boost the immune system.
A Fun Charity Cup. Beginners welcome :) 
Arrive by 9:15, Tee off will be at 9:45 a.m.  g
Play fee:16,000 yen per person including 18 holes, a great lunch with locally sourced vegetable buffet and more, after party with snacks, raffle prizes, and a ride on the free shuttle from Utsunomiya station if requested.
4000 yen from each fee will be donated to Mirai no Mori.
For details contact Ruth at <ruth@jarman-international.com> Refugees international Japan Events
Gala Evening March 13, 6.30
An evening of extravagance, fun, celebration with networking opportunities, great auction items and entertainment.
 We celebrate the achievements of millions of people living in displaced communities as they rebuild to become independent of outside support.
Location Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku) 6-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Find out more: https://rij-npo.org/en/fundraising/rij-gala/
Great Wine Bluff
April 17 From 18.30 Join us for a wine tasting event with a difference. You will get to taste a number of wines and each one is paired with three different stories from our esteemed panel. In your groups you pit your palates and lie detection abilities against the panel to determine the truth, thus uncovering the bluffs and the buffs. Location Oakwood Premier Tokyo, 1-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Access
Find out more: https://rij-npo.org/en/fundraising/rij-great-wine-bluff/Jambo provides fun activities for people while providing support for the less fortunate.
January 12 (Sunday) - 1) Environmental Restoration Project & 2) Arakawa River Clean Up  (Separate events)
January 13 (Monday) - Mt. Mitake & Mt. Hinode Hiking
January 18 (Saturday) - Edogawa River Clean Up & Nijikai
January 19 (Sunday) - Mt. Arashi(406M), Mt. Sekirou(703M) Hiking (& ILLUMINATION EVENT)
January 25 (Saturday) - Tama "Abundance of Parks" Walk
January 26 (Sunday) )ー Arakawa River Clean Up
For more information and upcoming events, please visit www.jambointernational.org/en.
Nerd Nite Tokyo #40 20+20
Friday Jan 10 , doors open 19:30, start 20:00
Every month we gather 3 smart speakers and a curious crowd.
Drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food from Tiny Peace Kitchen will be available. Eat, drink and be square-y! Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite.
Where: Nagatacho GRID B1F (map)
Price: ¥1000 on the door
Jan speakers:
1. Syrielle Montariol -- Neural Networks: Deep Versus Green Algorithms consume a lot of energy. French researcher Syrielle asks: can we make the backbone of AI technology more environmentally friendly?
2. Xiaochen Su -- Seeing Sino-Russian Relations at the Grassroots Level Globetrotter Xiaochen studies immigration issues, including the Chinese influence in Russia's Far East.
3. Anna Murray -- "You Mean it's Just Sounds?": Randomness and Live Music An interactive performance/chat about electronic music and active listening, where *you* can be the composer
Facebook event page with details https://www.facebook.com/pg/nerdnitetokyo/events/
About Nerd Nite Tokyo https://www.facebook.com/nerdnitetokyo/

MONTHLY EVENTS
See the Diversity Dojo Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/DiversityDojo.

Perfect Liars Club Tokyo monthly event
Fridays,  Venue Good Heavens British Bar Tokyo
Tickets https://perfectliarsclubapril.peatix.com/
*Get there early for your choice of seats.
*Show is in English. Come if you are fluent or practicing.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/perfectliarstokyo/

Start up lady night Monthly event
Startup Lady events are safe spaces for our members, presenters, and attendees. Entrance is PAY-AS-YOU-WISH. Proceeds will go towards supporting the female entrepreneurship community and other social impact projects!
VENUE La Billage Shibuya 3-7 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Hulic Shibuya Kouen-dori Building 5F
Join THE Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602231423453629/
MORE ORG INFO AND LINKS 
Peace Boat: Peace Boat is a NGO/NPO that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. For more information, please contact www.peaceboat.org.

I Am Jane: No other crime is handled so badly by the criminal justice system as rape and no other serious crime is more under-reported. I Am Jane is a group that provides solutions to the growing rape pandemic. Anyone who has questions, wishes to inform us of any incidents or wants to advise us on useful information is welcome to join. Details of incidents and confidential information will not be published. For more information, please visit www.iamjane.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are available in Tokyo for anyone with a desire to stop drinking. Meetings are free of charge. Dates and times vary so please visit www.aatokyo.org/, email jordan28jordan1@gmail.com or call 080-4355-2285 for details.

For Empowering Women: we welcome you to join our network For Empowering Women (FEW), and to begin building your professional and social network. We offer monthly events incorporating many different topics from lectures to social outings and volunteering. For more information, please visit www.fewjapan.com.

For Empowering Women Kansai: FEW is an organization for foreign women in Japan. Dinner meetings feature a variety of guest speakers, usually held at the Hilton Hotel Osaka in Umeda on the last Thursday of each month. The organization also organizes monthly events that provide professional and personal support. For more information, please email few@fewkansai.com or visit www.fewkansai.com.

A Dream a Day in Tokyo: We provide weeklong, expenses-paid vacations to kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families. We welcome volunteers and supporters. For more information, please mail contact@guesthouse.or.jp or visit guesthouse.or.jp/?lang=en.
Living Dreams: We are a nonprofit organization striving to rebuild, enrich and empower orphans both in Tokyo and Tohoku. Fore more information, please visit www.livingdreams.jp.

Tokyo Comedy Store’s Stand-up Comedy Workshop: Want to learn about humor? Want to be funnier in life, with your friends, or just in general? Maybe you even want to try getting on stage? Come to the Tokyo Comedy Store’s Stand-up Comedy Workshop! For more information, please visit www.tokyocomedy.com/standup_workshops.

Tokyo Vegan MeetUp: Held once a month (time and place varies). Please check the Tokyo For more details, please visit www.meetup.com/vegan-389.

College Women’s Association of Japan: CWAJ is an organization for women committed to education, cross-cultural exchange and friendship. CWAJ holds monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and has several special interests groups such as hiking, Japanese conversation, trips and tours, music and ceramics. It’s a great way to meet new people and become involved! See www.cwaj.org.

Dance with the Disabled: Body & Mind is aiming to open our body and mind through dance. Under the guidance of Natsu Nakajima, a professional Butoh dancer, anyone can participate. There are three locations in Tokyo and classes are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Each class consists of movement for relaxation, group-work and improvisation dance. Yotsuya class: second and fourth Saturdays, Yotsuya Hiroba Gallery Lamp. Suginami class: first and third Saturdays, Koenji Shogaisha Koryu Kan. Machida class: first and third Wednesday, Tamagawa Bunka Center. Fee: ¥1,500 per class. For more information, please visit www.geocities.jp/mutekisha/index1-e.html, email nnakajima7@ams.odn.ne.jp or call 042-391-4087.

Kyoto Journal: KJ showcases poetry that is Asia-related and “out of the ordinary.” Submission guidelines are available here: www.kyotojournal.org/submit-to-kj. For more information, please visit www.kyotojournal.org/fiction-poetry.

Mirai no Mori helps marginalised youth in the outdoors - find out more  http://mirai-no-mori.jp
Contact us by email: info@mirai-no-mori.jp
Find out more about  Mirai no Mori : https://mirai-no-mori.jp/

Run For The Cure
Find out more: https://rftcjapan.org/

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/
about Green Peace International http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/

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


SEMINARS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events 
http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
  • Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
  • Language: English / No registration necessary
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Jan 28 Tue 7:00 PM Changing Forms of Buraku Discrimination in Contemporary Japan
Feb date TBA --- US voters overseas and the 2020 US elections
  • Registration: RSVP is encouraged (e-mail to icas@tuj.temple.edu), but not required.
  • Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.
Training Programs

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Continuing Education offers non-credit courses designed to meet the diverse educational objectives of students.
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/about/form-info-session.html

Tsuda Open University, Global education for sustainable development (GESD) program
Find out more: https://tou.tsuda.ac.jp/placement/

Japan Fundraising Association
Events and training programs  http://jfra.jp/frj/




RESOURCES

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