Saturday, September 30, 2006

October 2006 Community News Listing

Thursday, Oct 5, 1:30-5:30pm
Trafficking in persons: What response (in both English and Japanese)
Location Elizabeth Rose Hall, UNU Centre,
For details or to register contact:
Visit for access information.

Thursday, Oct 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Médecins du Monde Japon International Volunteer information session (in Japanese only)
Location JICA Plaza, Hiro (Hiro 4-2-24, Seminar Room #202)
All interested are requested to contact: .
Visit to find out more about Médecins du Monde Japon

Friday, Oct 6 7:30 - 9:30
PSC General meeting followed by Planning Meeting
Location: PSC office, Maruko Bldg, 3F, Ueno-Okachimachi area
1-20-6 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8605
A map can be found at
All interested in joining are requested to contact

Thursday October 12 2006
UNU lecture series
Zero Emission Forum in Shizuoka "Towards Sustainable resources Recycling Society"
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.
For details or to sign up please visit
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto,

Friday, October 13, 6:30pm
The Pink Ball - A fund-raising event dedicated to advancing breast cancer research, education and awareness. 75% of ticket sales & auction proceeds to go directly toward achieving their mission.
Location: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Grand Ballroom
Formal attire, pink dress or accessory, pink tie requested
Registration deadline: October 6, 2006.
For more information visit
Organized by Run for The Cure Foundation Japan

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 ~ late
Dance Party/Benefit Concert for Amnesty International
What: "Rock to Close Camp Delta"
Featuring: INVAGO and EDEN ROGUE
Doors open at 5:00pm for letterwriting, Music from 7.30pm
Where: "What the Dickens", Roob Building, 4F, Ebisu-Nishi 1-13-3, Shibuya-ky
Admission: 1000 yen, all proceeds to Amnesty International

Sunday October 15 2:00-8:00
Hottokenai campaign - Stand up! to end world poverty events
Day of event focusing the on the MDGs - millennium Development Goals
Join us as we set the Guinness World Record for the most people standing up against poverty.
Sunday events will take place in Tokyo at Hibiya City Square
event details:
international campaign information -

Friday, October 19, 7:30 - 9:00
PSC general meeting followed by Planning Meeting
Location: Koots Green Tea, Harajuku/Omotesando area, off Meiji-dori
All interested in joining are requested to contact
Main topics: New projects and PR

Get Involved - Volunteer Events to Become Active in the Community!

Community work project 1 - Saturday, October 21, 10:00 ~ 3:00
Run for the Cure - join PSC in a group walk.
You can make a difference!
October is breast cancer awareness month and Japan's 'Run For the Cure' will be having a walk and a run from Hibiya City and around the beautiful Imperial Palace. Come for a great day outdoors and have fun in the sun while you help bring awareness to breast cancer in Japan. For more information, or to register your interest please contact Pania:
Run for the Cure - 5K Walk/Run benefiting breast cancer research and education.
Location: Hibiya City and around the Imperial Palace
Participation fee: ¥5000
Registration deadline: October 7, 2006.
For more information visit

October 19-29, 2006
UNU-ZEF International Symposium
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.
For details or to sign up please visit
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto,

Saturday, October 28th.
6th annual Tokyo Charity Halloween Scavenger Hunt.
Join with others from all over Japan to traverse the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo city in a furious flurry of tasteless trivia and death-defying dares, all in the name of charity!
For more information check out

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 ~ late
DJs - Naka-G (Pangea), Daisuke Inoue + Special Guests
Location: the Pink Cow, in Shibuya
Cost: 2,500 yen w/ 1 free drink
Sayama International Solidarity Campaign
new sign is being lauched in English to detail and get international support for the Sayama case (Japanese only)
You can take a stand and make a difference by adding your name to the online petition - this site has some information on the case:

Looking for organizations to host Interns in 2007
Students studying Japanese in the US are looking for opportunities to intern at Tokyo area nonprofits and NGOs.
Time frame: 6 months (Jan to June 2007, April to Sept 2007 or July to Dec 2007) or 3 months (April to July 2007, Jan to April 2007, June to August, Sept to Dec
Visit for details.

The sites below have useful resources for teachers:
UN Cyber school bus - hunger link intro
Sample program
Educational Resources for Youth
Oxfam online resources - Cool Planet!
General info :
World Vision CA
Hunger basics
Youthink! Games 4 Change