Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sept 2006 Tokyo Community News

Tuesday September 5, 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: NGO matsuri and Sept forum

Friday September 8, 2006, 12:30 – 13:30,
Social Inequity: What Young People Can Do About It?
Guest speaker:Dr. Sudha Nair
Director of Eco-technology at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai, India
Location: Temple University Japan, Room 317

Friday Sept 8, 7:00 – 11:00
A night of comedy and politics sponsored by the Tokyo Comedy Store & Democrats Abroad Japan
Special GOTV (get out the vote) benefit event
Location: Crocodile Live House, B1 Sekiguchi Bld., 6-18-8 Meiji-jingumae, Shibuya
Participation fee: ¥2000 (funds go towards for promoting DAJ online US voter reg site )
For event details:

Friday Sept 8, 6:30 – 8:30
IMADR series on globalization and the trafficking of persons:
"What can be done end trafficking?"(in Japanese only)
Participation fee: 800 yen
Location Azabu Seminar House, Azabu dai 1-11-5
For more details visit .
To sign up
Coordinating organization: IMADR-JC

Saturday, Sept 9, 10:00 - 12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House
Location and Venue access:
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:

Saturday, September 9, from 1:30 pm
World Peace Now!
Anti-war march
Speakers and set up from 1:30, march from 2:30 pm
Start near Sendagaya station then Around Meiji Park
For more information please visit:

Saturday, September 9, 2 to 5p.m.
Guest Presentation: Patrick Kane, MoveOn
National meeting of Democrats Abroad Japan officers and activists
Location: RBR New Center for the Creative Arts, 1-5-15 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku 106-0004, Tel: 03-5457-6171.
A map can be found at
For details visit the DAJ website

Sunday, Sept 10, 10am-6pm
Ueno NGO Matsuri
Maruko Bldg, Ueno-Okachimachi area
1-20-6 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8605
A map can be found at
For event details check out:

Wednesday 13th September 2006
Amnesty G78 Monthly meeting
At the Amnesty International Japan Office.
Rab Peterson from Sophia University will speak on alternative and independent media
for more info, visit:

Thursday Sept. 14, 7:30 - 9:30
PSC Planning Meeting: for new projects and Skills Build Forum 7
Location: Koots Green Tea, Harajuku/Omotesando area, off Meiji-dori
All interested in joining are requested to contact
Main topics: Sept 23 Forum

Friday, Starting dates for each series Sept 15 and Sept 29
Citizens academia lecture series (in Japanese)
Sept 15 Security and migrant workers insecurity
Sept 29 philosophy of illness - focus on AIDS
For details please visit: http://www.keiho-

Friday, Sept 22, 2006 14:30 am to 16:00pm
Visit to the Diet on the destruction of the constitution.
Topics for discussion : Revision of the Constitution, Fundamental Law of Education change for the worse, conspiracy bill, Self-Defense Act, overseas deployment of army "permanent law", Antiterrorism Law extension
Meeting place: House of Representatives Members' Office Building #2
meeting room #1
in front of Nagatacho subway Station
Organized by several groups opposing Constitutional change
Contact 3221-4668 for details.

Saturday, Sept 23, 2006 10:30 am to 6:30pm, party to follow
Skills Building for Social Change 2006 - Forum 7
Panel discussion theme: NGOs working in Africa
Workshops: Volunteer Mgt, Fundraising, PR and marketing
An event to inform, train and empower participants into active community involvement.
For more information visit or contact contact

Tuesday, Sept 26, 12:30 - 14:00
"Cross-border organized crime treaty does not = conspiracy"
- Examination of report by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
location: House of Councillors Bldg, meeting rooms 3 & 4
Organized by Amnesty International Japan, Japan Consumer Federation
For more information contact:

Saturday Sept 30
Series on Indigenous Peoples and the Commons
Lecture #6 theme: the place of Indigenous Peoples in the MDGs
For details visit

Saturday, Sept 30, all day
Global Festa Japan 2006
Location: Hibiya Park
For details, please visit:

NGO Fellowship opportunities:
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is pleased to announce a unique fellowship opportunity: the spring 2007 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program. The program provides leadership training through applied research and professional mentorships for young scholar-practitioners in the nonprofit sector.
Deadline: sept 15
For details, please visit:

Annual Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University
designed to prepare proven human rights leaders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the U.S. to participate in national and international policy debates on globalization by building their skills, knowledge, and contacts. The Program features a four-month residency at Columbia University in New York City with a structured curriculum of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework.
Deadline: Oct 1
For further information or to download copies of the application, please check out
Additional information can be requested by email from,

Looking for nonprofit and international 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.

Resources: video
This short (30 sec.) is both powerful and professionally done
"Remember the Dream that was America"-- was produced by a movie
producer friend of San Miguel Chapter of DA Mexico member Gunnar
Erickson. The producer financed it himself and wants to make it freely available to anyone who wants to use it. Visit