Friday, May 02, 2008


Sundays, 9:00-11:00am
Tai Chi in Takadonobaba
Just an eight-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station (Yamanote Line and Tozai Line) in the park right beside Shinjuku Sports Center
Participation fee: 2000yen per class
Contact for details:

May 2 - deadline!
JEN's Smile Seeds campaign
May 11 is the Mother's Day in Japan, and many people send flowers to
their mother. JEN has prepared original bouquet to send to the mothers and participant to this "smile seeds" campaign supports, at the same time, the mother in Sri Lanka who has been suffering from Tsunami and the conflict.
Details are here:
Contact today:
Tel. 03-5225-9352Å@Å@Fax. 03-5225-9357

May 2 - deadline

Fuji Rock NGO Village application deadline - see below

Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:00-12noon
The 9th Annual Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Charity Walk & Runathon.
location: Imperial Palace Circuit
Meet at Chidorigafuchi Park, next to Hanzomon Gate Nearest station: Hanzomon (exit 3)
Participation fee: 3500 yen donation before April 21 / 4500 yen donation at the event
To register or for more information: Contact the TELL Business Office: 03-3498-0261 or Go to

May 3 (Sat) Hibiya Park,Tokyo 13:00
Article 9 Peace Walk
Rally Supporting the Peace Constitution, Walk to Ginza (dep. 15:00)
Tel: 080-3434-2684 Fax: 050-8002-4634

May 4 – 6
"Global Article 9 Conference"
Fees for the Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War:
Per day fee: Åè1500 Åi¥1000 with advance purchase, free for junior high school students and younger.Åj
Advance tickets may be purchased at Lawson's convenience stores, or by postal transfer (see for details in Japanese).
For more info and full conference
Venue access: /access/train_access_e.html
For event details

Monday, May 5th (National Holiday) 12:20 – 13:50

Global Article 9 Conference Workshop: Exploring the Connections Between Music and Peace
Place: Makuhari Messe, Chiba (International Conference Hall 3F, Room 304)
Performers: Aska Kaneko (Multi-genre violinist and vocalist)
Ben Kemp & Uminari (Polynesian and Japanese acoustic fusion ensemble)
Likkle Mai & The K (Reggae vocalist/ guitarist)
Emcee: Peter Barakan (broadcaster)
Organizer: Peace Not War Japan (

Tuesday, May 6 11am – 5pm
Toriizaka Art presents Print Extravaganza
All framed and unframed prints and original works on paper offered at fabulous savings
Much of the current inventory can be previewed at

Tuesday May 6 11:30- late
Rally and March for Tibet
Location for rally: Nippon-Seinenkan Hall, starting from 12:30 to 14:00 (the hall opens at 11:30).
The hall accommodates 1000 people on a first-come-first-served basis.
March Route info: Start at 2:30 at Nippon-Seinenkan Hall => Gaienmae Migi (right side) => Aoyama Street => Omotesando Street Migigawa (right side) => Meiji Jingu Shrine Mae => Gorinbashi Bridje => Yoyogi Park (Area B)
l candle light vigil after dark.
Organized by Save Tibet Network
Get details here:

Thursday May 8, 7:00-9:30

PSC event planning meeting
Our professional networking scheduled for June 14 2008 will raise money for 3 organizations that have been selected through an open application and selection process.
To get details on the meeting and the event - contact

Friday, May 9 6pm - 9pm & Saturday, May 10 1pm - 9pm
Mother’s Day Open House in collaboration with De La Concha Silver
Join us for wine, cheese and chocolates.
Much of the current inventory can be previewed at

Saturday, May 10, 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, May 10, 12:00-7:00pm

Global Village/ People Tree World Fair Trade Day 2008 event
Maru Building, 7F Hall
Get details at

Saturday, May 10, 6:30-9:00pm
Global Village Int'l Friendship Sushi Party
Location: Polygon (behind the Oriental Bazaar on Omotesando).
Participation fee Y3,000 with e-mail reservation by Friday before the party, Y3,500 day of.
Contact: for more information or to sign up.

Sunday, May 11, all day!
Mothers'Day Fundraiser – Eat well and do good!
- Donations from participating restaurants will be used to fund medical projects targeting women.
Organized by Medecins du Monde Japon

Sunday, May 11, 9:30am – 2:00

The 34th "Ashinaga P Walk 10"
Walk to raise money for world youth
60 courses in 47 regions of Japan
Find out more:

Thursday, May 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
TELL's workshop series: ÅgMobile Families: Nurturing a Portable IdentityÅh
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Jaegerman, is a US Licensed Clinical Psychologist specialized in life cycle transitions, immigration and cultural values.
Location: TELL office in Omotesando
• Fee: 16,000 yen per person for the four sessions
Reservations are required.
To reserve your place, please contact the TELL Community Counseling Service Intake Office at (03) 3498-0231. Places are strictly limited, please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Friday May 23, 7:00-9:30
PSC event planning meeting
Our professional networking scheduled for June 14 2008 will raise money for 3 organizations that have been selected through an open application and selection process.
To get details on the meeting and the event - contact Sarajean at

Friday May 23, 10:00-5:30
International NGO Symposium In Kobe

Sunday May 25

People's TICAD
Location: Kanagawa Hall
Reservation deadline May 20:
For details visit:
Organized by TICAD IV NGO Network (TNnet)

Wednesday May 28 – May 30
TICAD IV in Yokohama
For event schedule and details visit:

Thursday, May 29, 2008, from 7:00pm

The DAJ Supper Club meets the last Thursday of every month.
Location: Adding Blue, Minami-Aoyama 6-3-16, Tokyo
Organized by DAJ
Meeting fee USD100.00 10,000 yen per person

Friday May 30, 1:00-2:00pm
PSC Networking Luncheon – for nonprofit and NGO leaders
Cost: pay as you go.
Location: Fujimama's Restaurant, Harajuku
Contact before May 27 to reserve your space.


Friday June 6, 7:00-9:30

PSC event planning meeting
Our professional networking scheduled for June 14 2008 will raise money for 3 organizations that have been selected through an open application and selection process.
To get details on the meeting and the event - contact

Saturday June 14, 4:00-8:00
Skylines networking party.
Location Shinsei Bank HQ 20th floor
Map: (E)
Tickets/Donation for participation:
5,000 yen for reservations and payments completed before June 1
7000 yen for reservations and payments completed June 1-10 (limited to 200 people)
Ticket includes appetizers (great selection by Fujimama's restaurant) and music/entertainment (TBA).
Funds raised from cash donations, drinks, raffle and part of ticket costs will go to 3 organizations working locally:
Tokyo Shure, Kalakasan Migrant Women's Empowerment Center and Polaris Project Japan
Organized by the PSC in collaboration with several other
For details:

Saturday, June 21, 2008, from 4:00pm

DAJ Summer BBQ in Tokyo
Meeting fee - USD25.00 2500 yen per person
if you can help out on the organizing committee for this one, email
Organized by DAJ

G8 Summit NGO Forum and Events related to the G8 citizens forum:
June 28 - International Symposium on conservation of forest ecosystem (at Kyosai Hall)
June 28 - July 4 G8 summit cinema festival about indigenous inhabitants and environment (at Theater KINO, free space ATTIC)
July 1 - 4 - Indigenous Summit (at Nibutani, Sapporo Pirka Kotan, Sapporo Convention Center)
July 3 - Symposium on bases and women (at Hokkaido Christian Center)
July 4 - La Via Campesina (International Peasant Movement) (at Kyosai Hall)
July 5 - Peace Walk (at center of Sapporo)
July 5 - Environment Musical (at Chieria)
July 5 – 8 - Alternative Summit (at Sapporo Convention Center)
July 9 - International Symposium ÅgConciliation and Peace brought by CitizensÅh (at LÅEPLAZA)
Get more info at or

Volunteer opportunities:
IMADR holds Volunteer information sessions every month in Japanese, but if you do not speak Japanese, contact them to set up a private meeting. For more information:

Jobs – none this month

Social change opps
Medecins du Monde Japon fundraising event looking for supporting restaurants – Mother's Day (Sunday May 11) all the donations (a % of the turn-over of the restaurant that day) will be used to fund medical projects targetting women. Find more information in English and Japanese on the wesbite or contact Spread the word to restaurants you know

Fuji Rock NGO Village

Now taking applications for NGO to have booths and activities for the last weekend of July.
Application deadline May 2
Themes: global warming, poverty
Selection will be made public on 5/14 and all NGOs selected must participate in 3 meetings: 5/28, 6/11 and 7/16
For application, please visit:
For more information contact - (in Japanese only!)