Monday, August 06, 2007

August 2007 Tokyo Community News

Friday Aug 3 7:00pm
PSC Networking Happy HourCost: 2600 yen per person for dinner buffet.Drinks - pay as you go.Location: the Pink Cow.
Access information:
English map:

Saturday Aug 4th 6:15~
"Democracy Now! and Current Situation of Media Activism "
Location: Bunkyo--ku Civic hall meeting room #1 & #2 .
Speakers include: Makiko Nakano (translator, founder of DemocracyNow!Japan),
Martin Lucas (Media activist, starting member of PaperTiger TV) and
Kogawa Tetsuo ("Radio-artist",mini-FM movement advocate, prof. at Tokyo Keizai University).
Organized by DNJ(Democracy Now Japan)

Thursday August 8 5:00~6:45
Documentary on Child Labour in Southern India
-"History Expedition"Location: JICA Hiroba Seminar room 302(Hiroo4-2-24)
Access: a few minutes from Hiroo Station Exit A3
Free!!Limited to the first 30 registrants
To register by Aug 8.
Coordinated by Child Labour network

Saturday. August 11, 10:00am-6:30pm
6th Tokyo Pride Parade Event Venue: Yoyogi ParkAdmission Fee: FreeContact: Visit or

Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12, 09:00 – 6:00
Wednesday & Thursday, August 15-16 900 – 6:00
Saturday & Sunday, August 18-19, 9:00 – 6:00

Strawbale building and clay oven workshop
Location and Venue access details: Akiu Onsen, near Sendai Miyagi. collection from Sendai Station available.
Participation fee: 5,000 yen per day (includes local organic food, evening BBQ, a few beers and some evening music.)
Transport to Sendai not included, but we will pick people up at Sendai station. (possible to arrange lift shares from Tokyo.)
2,000 yen for accommodation
Registration info: Please use the contact emails to send us your name and dates you would like to attend
For more information contact: Gavin Allwright at, or

August 11,12,13,14,15, 9:30-18:30
5-day Right Brain Drawing
More details at
Tue and Thursday in August
[ARTful ENGLISH] for KIDS For kids ages 4-12
Instructor: Teri Suzanne
Learn English the ARTful way at RBR this summer!
Please check here for detailed schedule
RSVP and enquiry: or (03) 5770-7401
RBR MAP: by The New Center for Creative Arts

Saturday August 18, 2:00~4:30pm

Cyber anarchism

Venue: Sendagaya Monozukuri School, 3F

Fee: ¥3000

Participants limited to 30 people.
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Saturday, Aug 25, 10:30 ~ 12:00
PSC Action Team Volunteer meeting
Main agenda items - PR and outreach for Sept Forum, fall 2007 event schedule.
Location: Tully’s, in front of Yoyogi Station North Exit
Contact mailto:skillsbuild@gmail.comfor more details

Wednesday, August 29th, 7 -10 PM
International Development Happy Hour
Location: Suji's; 3-1-5 Azabudai, Minato-ku;
For more details :

Volunteer Opportunity in Niigata with JEN
Niigata farming assistance volunteers can travel to help towns hurt by the earthquake.
Volunteering trip time periods:
Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12
Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26
Friday, September 21 – Monday, September 24
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28
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

Polaris Project is growing rapidly and is looking to hire many new staff. They are currently searching for:
Director of Case Management - Outreach and Services Coordinator - Operations and Human Resources Coordinator - Outreach Worker - Shelter Aide- Administrative Assistant
Please help them in this search by forwarding the information to interested friends or by applying yourself! For more information on each of these positions, please visit their website at

Toolkits for workshops and trainings reference materials can be downloaded on these websites: