Sunday, April 29, 2007

Events for May 2007

April 13- May 25, 7pm-9pmFour-part Workshop series devoted to practical issues affecting women’s lives.
(in Japanese)
Location: Shibuya 1-17-7 Shibuya Women’s Center
Cost: 9800yen for all four talks
Maximum number of participants: 20
For more information or to register contact:
Details can be found at
Organized by: Asia-Japan Women’s Resource Center

May Events

May 3 and 4, 10:00 - 20:30
Toward Democracy and Culture of Peace - The Challenge of Our Time (In English)
Location: The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, International Seminar room 2
Cost: Two days 10,000 yen, Students/Part-time 6,000 yen
Contact: Dr. Alicia Cabezudo
For more information please contact: Asakawa
(tel/fax: 048-825-1006, e-mail:

Saturday, May 5, 18:30
Location: The Pink Cow, Shibuya,
Cost: Pre-event: 2,000 yen w/1 drink, Door price: 2,500 yen w/1drink
For more information or to register

Saturday, May 5 8:00-12noon
The 8th Annual Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Walk & Runathon
Location: Imperial Palace, Tokyo
Contact: 03-3498-0261 or e-mail:
For more information:
Organized by: TELL

Sunday May 6 - Application Deadline
For the 4th ACE Charity Futsal Championship
To be held on Sunday June 3, 9:30am till 3:00pm
Location: FUTSAL POINT J-Foot Urawa Misono (2372-1 Daimon, Midori-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama)
Needed: 24 teams (Each team should have at least 2 women or children under 13 yrs-old)
Fee per team: Adults 18,000 yen, University Students 15,000 yen, high school students and under 10,000 yen
To apply Download the entry form ( and submit it via email( or FAX: 03-3835-7555.

Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-9:00pm
Symposium on protecting human rights in Asia (in Japanese)
Location: Tokyo University, Komaba Campus, Hall #18 Open Space
Access: (2 min. walk from Komaba Todaimae station on the Keio Inokashira line)
Cost: 500 yen (free for members of sponsoring organizations)
Contact: 03-3835-2110 or e-mail:
For more information:
Organized by: Human Rights Now

Friday, May 11, 12:30-2:00
Title: NPO/NGO Leaders Lunch
Location: Fujimama's in Harajuku
Cost - pay as you go,
To RSVP, please contact by May 9.
Organized by: PSC

Saturday, May 12, 2007 1:30 - 4:30
Title: Illustrating and Writing for Children Double Feature
Location: Tokyo Women's Plaza, AV Room 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: Shibuya station/ Omote-sando station. Map:
Cost: 1,000 yen SCBWI members; 1,500 yen nonmembers
For more information or to register visit
Organized by: SCBWI Tokyo

Saturday, May 12th, 7:00pm
Puccini Messa di Gloria Rossini Stabat Mater
Location: Persimmon Large Hall (near Toritsu-Daigaku Station)
Cost: 2,900 yen.
*Get DISCOUNT tickets for 2,000 yen from Carina:
For more information:
Organized By: Tokyo New City Orchestra

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 7:30pm
Tokyo Chapter Benefit Fashion Show
Location: MTV Cafe in Harajuku (next to Gap)
Cost: 2500 Yen Minimum Donation
Contact: "Naomi Y. Pilchen"
Organized by: Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

Sunday, May 13, 2:00-5:00
Title: “NGOs and Society” Symposium (in Japanese)
Location: Osaka Keizai Houka University, Tokyo Azubadai Seminar House
Access: Tokyo Subway Hibiya Line, Kamiyacho Station
Cost: 500 yen
For more information:
Organized by: IMADR

Sat & Sun, May 19 & 20 at 10:00-17:00
Title: ART FESTIVAL 2007
Location: RBR Creative Center
Access: 8 minutes walk from Roppongi or Azabu Juban Station, for a map visit
Cost: No charge
For more information or to register: or (03) 5770-7401
Organized by: The New Center for Creative Art

Thurs, May 17 at 7:30 & Fri, May 18 at 7:30
Sat, May 19 at 2:00 & 7:30
Sun, May 20 at 2:00 & 7:30
Title: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”
Location: Shinjuku Sun Mall Theatre
Access: Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station (Marunouchi subway line)
Tickets: 4000 yen
For more information or to register visit:
Organized by: Tokyo International Players

Thursday, May 17, 7:00-9:00
Title: Volunteer Guidance Meeting (in Japanese only)
Location: At JAR Office, Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Yotsuya 1-7-2, Kakura Building 4th Floor
For more information:
Organized by: Japan Association for Refugees

Thursday, May 24
Title: Tokyo English Life Line Epicurean Night
Location: Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills
For more information:
Contact: Chris Lamatsch,, for details and invitation
Organized by: TELL

Saturday, May 25, 10:30 – 12:00
Title: PSC Action Team Volunteer meeting
Location: Tully’s Coffee Shop
Access: Opposite Metro Yoyogi Station North exit
For more information, visit
Organized by: PSC

Thursday, May 30th, 6:30
Title: Fundraising Concert
Location: Ichigaya Music Hall
Cost: 4,000 yen
For more information:
Organized by: Japan Association of Refugees

Last week was the Action Week of the Global Campaign for Education. The Japan-based Coalition Against Child Labour visited Foreign Minister Mr. Aso on April 26th. In order to show him the support of residents in Japan for more fulfilling educational assistance from Japanese government, they are still collecting 1000 "human chains". Join Up! is the website of this campaign, so you can easily become part of the global chain! So far around 40,000 people have registered including 160 from Japan. Please register your country as "Japan" in order to get counted for Japanese Campaign.

Volunteer opportunities
Run for the Cure
Run for the Cure is looking for more people to work on the fall fundriaisng events: Pink Ball will be held October 12 and the run shortly afterwards.
Volunteers are still needed - for sales/marketing, and entertainment especially.
For more information contact

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)
TELL is looking volunteers to help with a number of projects and events.
Visit to find out about TELL and contact to get more information about TELL volunteer opp

Japan Association for Refugees
Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) is looking for interns to help with legal matters, research, and event assistance. Work schedule is weekdays, for two hour shifts from 10:30-21:00. For more information please reference:
Event Assistance:

People fo Social Change (PSC)
PSC is looking for two people to help with PR for summer events.
At least one should be a native Japanese speaker with good writing skills. If you have are interested in or have skills in outreach, PR an/or design please contact

JEN (formerly Japan Emergency NGOs )
Niigata farming assistance volunteers can travel to
help towns hurt by the earthquake 2 years ago.
Volunteering trip time periods:
Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, June 16
Up to 15 people per trip.
Cost: 6000 yen per person for 2 nights, 8000 yen for 3 nights.
For more information: or 03-5225-9352

Full time job opportunity
An international university in Tokyo is looking for a full time fundraiser. Should have prior experience in pr, marketing and/or fundraising. Native English speaker with excellent writing skills plus at least conversational Japanese. See the full job description online:

Organizations of note for May 2007:
LiNK is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-ethnic and non-religious group formed in pursuit of the following mission statement:
* To educate the world about North Korea
* To advocate for human rights, political and religious freedom,
and humanitarian aid for North Korea
* To protect the North Korean people where they can be reached
* To empower citizens of the world to take effective action and
make a difference
* To bring together and support existing NGOs and other
organizations working to achieve the same ends
* To tell the world the truth
They see themselves as a VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS. To find out more check out the Japan site, the site of the HQ in the US: or the site where you can find out about the US chapters' ongoing efforts

Articles of note:
Anyone interested in find out more about opportunities and challenges faced when starting up a group should view this article in The Japan Times:
NGO startups confront major hurdles in Japan