Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 2008 listings

Saturday, January 12, 10-12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House
Location and Venue access:
For more information contact: call (03-5441-9864) or e-mail (

Saturday to Monday January 12 -14th
"THE LAST CHRISTMAS" preformance
Location: Woody Theatre, Nakameguro –
Tickets 3600Y – 4500Y
To reserve contact:
For more info:

Saturday & Sunday January 12 & 13
ALPINE TECH FEST @ Alpine Lodge, Minakami
Accommodation for over 40 people
Location: Alpine Lodge Minakami
Address: Gunma-ken, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi, Yubiso 45
Package cost: roundtrip bus + party + 2 nights accommodation + 2 day lift pass = 20,000 yen
BOOK by JAN 8th!
For more information, contact:
Organised by Parties 4 Peace.

Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-8:30
About the Japan Bar Association's report on the ICCPR (in Japanese)
Location: IMADR/IMADR-JC Office
Access: Minato-ku Roppongi 3-5-11, Matsumoto Osamu Ichiro Commemoration Hall Basement,
Cost: 800yen
Organized by: Japan Bar Association, IMADR,, International Human Rights NGO network
Registration required:

Saturday, January 19, 1:00 ~ 2:00
Volunteer Guidance Session - In Japanese
Location: IMADR/IMADR-JC Office
Access: Minato-ku Roppongi 3-5-11, Matsumoto Osamu Ichiro Commemoration Hall Basement,
Cost: No Charge
Organized by: IMADR,

Monday, January 21, 7:30- 10:30
Biz Nite monthly Networking event series includes a vibrant NPO Nite component (speaker TBA)
Entry: 1000 yen, students free. Please buy 1 drink. Food menu available.
Location: Roppongi Fifty-Seven.
Access: From Roppongi Station Exit #6 walk away from Roppongi Crossing in Tameike Sanno direction until the first traffic signal. Cross the street (Mikawadai Park on the far corner) turn left. 57 is first B1 entrance by the park, a white building with a small black sign. 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
To sign up or for more details:
For details, visit:

Tuesday January 22, 6:20-8:30
""Health and Human rights" workshop - In Japanese

first in a series of G8 NGO Forum preparation workshops (first workshop)
Location PIC Tokyo, World Bank information center (closest stations – Uchisaiwaicho & Kasumigaseki)
To register or for more information: Tel:03-3597-6650

Friday January 25, 6:00-9:00
Children Rights center 15th anniversary symposium
For details:
To sign up send your contact information: FAXÅF 03-5817-3980, E-mailÅF

Saturday, January 26, 10:30-12noon
PSC introductory and 2008 event planning meeting
Planning for 2008 - you can get involved.
Location: Tully's, in front of Yoyogi Station North Exit
Contact for more details

Saturday, January 26, 5:00 - 7:30
Japanese Americans Citizens League New Year's Party
*Includes All-You-Can-Drink plus diverse menu
VENUE: Irodori Restaurant (specializes in chicken)
Qiz Bldg 2F, 4-3-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 5795-0077
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: JR Ebisu (Yamanote Line) – East Exit, 1 minute from the station. 2nd Floor
EVENT FEE: Members: JPY 3,000 / Guests: JPY 3,500 / Children: (price pending).
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 16th (by 6PM).
REGISTRATION and event detials: Please register at

Social Change opportunities

February - Telephone Counselors Training Program
Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) is accepting applications for the Telephone Counselors Training Program that starts in February 2008. No prior counseling experience is needed as this course provides training in the skills required for this role. This is a great opportunity for members of the English speaking community to take part in meaningful work that is both challenging and rewarding. Applicants must be fluent in English and over 21. For information and application forms, visit our website, email or call 03-3498-0246.

Third edition of UNHCR Refugee Film Festival, June 20-27, in Tokyo will bring a new selection of films with compelling stories of refugees around the world. Refugee Film Festival 2008 offers a special in-house film screening at your company/organization. We bring a film (whole program is 70 min), you give a chance to your colleagues to learn about the UN and refugee situation through some of the best socially-conscious cinema available in Japan. Offer is limited. Email for more info. Kirill Konin <>,


UNHCR Internship - RFF is looking for interns, full and part-time, mid of January to late July. Email for more info. Kirill Konin <>

SHARE is looking for 7 interns to start in April, working 2 full days per week for one year. They will be holding two information sessions (in Japanese) on Feb 1. (2 event interns, 2 pr and communications interns, 1 membership services intern and 2 interns for the domestic health service program)
SHARE is also co-sponsoring an intern info session with Oxfam, JVA, Ban Landmines campaign Japan on Feb 9. location: Maruko bldg in the Ueno area.
Get more details: ,