Wednesday, June 11, 2008


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 skillsbuild at gmail .com

Saturday June 14, 4:00-8:00
Skylines networking party.
Location Shinsei Bank HQ 20th floor Map: (E) (J)
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:

FRIDAY June 20, 2008, from 9:00pm
Green Drinks event - a monthly social event for environmental professionals, social entrepreneurs, NGO activists, journalists, designers and anyone who is interested in "green stuff and sustainability", serving great organic food and drinks by our private chef.If you want to find out more about "green" movements happening in Tokyo or want to make friends, socialize and get connected, then join us every second Thursday for Green Drinks....
Location: Favela in Aoyama
Entrance fee: 3,000 yen or 2,500 yen - w/flyer
For details:

Saturday, June 21, 2008, from 4:00pm
DAJ Summer BBQ in Tokyo
Fee - USD25.00 2500 yen per person if you can help out on the organizing committee for this one, email "lauren shannon"
Organized by Democrats Aboard Japan

Saturday June 21, 2008, 1:30 - 4:30pm
"Day of Remembrance" Event with guest speaker, Prof Greg Robinson.
Please join us for one of the most important events in the Japanese American calendar.
Location: Temple University Japan; Azabu Hall, Room 207, 2-18-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
MAP and access:
REGISTRATION: Please register by Friday, June 20th (by 5 PM) online
1. When registering, click on the entry button to fill out the registration form.
2. Please provide us your full name & PC email address. Please no cell phone email address.
3. If you are bringing guest(s), please kindly provide their names.
Sponsored by the Japanese-American Citizens League,

Tuesday June 24, 7:00-8:30pm
Durban meeting emergency report
Sponsored by the Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines
Get more information:
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 Conciliation and Peace brought by Citizens Get more info at

Saturday, July 5th 6-10pm
Rhythms of Life - cross-cultural event celebrating the African Diaspora in the Americas! Three floors of artist and performances-samba, salsa, reggaeton, reggae, capoeira, bossa nova, and more!
Event location: Studio Cube 326, Odaiba
Venue access:
Participation fee: Advance 3500 (1drink) Door 4000(1drink)
For Advance Tickets call: Rock Inn Shinjuku 03-52690795 or Capoeira Zoador in Takadanobaba
For more information contact: Capoeira Zoador Academy E-mail:
URL for event and/or org info or

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Volunteer opportunities:
none right now!

Social change opportunities:
IMADR Study tour - Understanding the situation facing Nepalese minorities.
August 22-30, open to 16 people, cost approximately 230,000yen
Deadline for application and payment: Mid July
For details contact (in Japanese only)

Job opportunities
International financial institution looking for junior staff member for their corp philanthropy team. Native Japanese with excellent English skills. 2-3 years work experience required. To get the full job description contact with philanthropy job in the subject heading.