Friday, November 02, 2007

November 2007 events

Saturday November 3, 1:00-3:00pm
"Iraq Crisis as a Global Crisis"
A discussion over brunch with Middle East expert and author Professor Juan Cole
Location: Fujimama's in Harajuku
Cost - 4000yen (2500yen for students and NGO staff)
Includes brunch and a donation Peace Kids Soccer and DAJ's GOTV effort.
* This event is open to all but limited to the first 60 registrants
To register, contact
For more information:
Organized by DAJ and PSC

Now through Sunday Nov 4, daily 10am-6pm
Design Support Project for People with disabilities
NPO Social Concierge, PR support for Social Action together with VOGUE NIPPON , NPO Design Association, and others a show supporting goods produced by disabled persons.
Location: CONTAINER GROUND, Tokyo Designers Week 2007
Central Place, KaigakanMae, Meiji Jingu Gaien
Address : 2-3, Kasumigaoka-cho, Shinguku-ku Tokyo 160-0013
Admission Fee:2000 yen
Organized by NPO Social Concierge
Contact Tamiko at,

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 10:00-4:00
Lifestyle Festival
2007 theme - Ecology and Peace
Music, speakers, yoga, dance and nature!
Location: Yoyogi Park
For more information:

Sunday, November 4, various times
Multicultural exchange symposium
Location Korean YMCA Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
Nearest stations (JR or subway) Suidobashi or Ochanomizu.
Participation fee: 15o00 yen
Get details at
To register:

November 8 -10

"Tokyo Shine on Idol" 2007 Fundraiser by The Tyler Foundation.
Funds benefiting children with cancer and their families.
For details:

Saturday, November 10, 10:30 – 12:00am

PSC Action Team Volunteer meeting
Location: Tully's, Yoyogi north exit

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:00-6:00
International Development Journal annual International Career Fair
Location: JICA Ichigaya Center, 10min. walk from JR and subway Ichigaya station
Participation fee 3,000yen
Advanced registration necessary – send contact details:

Saturday November 10, 6:30-9:30

LGBT Melting Pot Party!
Location: Shimokitazawa, Town Hall 12F, Sky Salon
Access: Shimokitazawa Station, 3min walk from the South Exit
Fee: 3,500yen/J, 2,500yen/non-J * All you can eat and drink!

Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:00 - 4:00

Talk featuring Brad Adams, Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
Location: FCCJ,
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English with simultaneous Japanese interpretation.
Reserve in advance, online ( or at the Front Desk (3211-3161).

Friday, November 16, 7:00-9:00pm
PSC showing of "Darwin's Nightmare" a tale about humans between the North and the South about globalization, and about fish. (
After 9pm - Everyone is welcome to go out for dinner/drinks after and continue the discussion.
Location: Aoyama Fukushi Kaikan/Aoyama Welfare Center Meeting room #2
Access: 5 min walk from Aoyama 1chome station
Cost: 500yen to pay for rental and materials.
Contact to sign up – limited to the first 25 people who sign up.

Nov 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 9:30-6:30

5-day Right Brain Drawing
More details at

Sunday, November 25, 1:00pm
10th anniversary event
JICA Plaza in Hiroo
Action against Child Exploitation
Please contact: for details

Thursday & Friday, November 29 - November 30, 2007

Article 9 and Peace in Asia - Asia Inter-religious International Conference on Article 9 of the Japanese Peace Constitution
Location Korean YMCA Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
For details, please contact Toshi Yamamoto by E-mail:

Friday, November 30, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Peace Concert
Location Korean YMCA Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
Nearest stations (JR or subway) Suidobashi or Ochanomizu.
Cost: 2000 yen (students 1000 yen)
Tickets should be purchased or reserved in advance
For details, please contact Toshi Yamamoto by E-mail: Fax: 03-3204-9495

Friday December 7 1:00-2:00pm

PSC Networking Luncheon
Cost: pay as you go.
Location: Fujimama's Restaurant, Harajuku
Contact before Dec 5 to join.


Second Harvest Japan is looking for a staff person to coordinate the food pantry and take care of some admin work. No experience necessary. The following are needed: excellent people skills, communication, commitment, basic computer skills. English and Japanese language useful but it is not necessary to be bilingual. Interested? Contact 2HJ at with your resume cover letter stating why you would like to work with Second Harvest Japan.

Useful websites:

Project Mgt. toolkits
Capacity building for local NGOs - Chapter 6 Managing projects

Civicus toolkit - Planning overview