Sunday, September 07, 2008

September 2008 Events

Wednesday, Sep. 10, 6:30 - 9:30
The 2nd Devex Tokyo International Development Happy Hour
Location: Suji's Restaurant & Bar, Azabudai Hinoki Bldg., 1st Floor 3-1-5, Azabudai, Minato-ku,
Entrance: Free of charge.
To register:
Map Link:
Organized by The Development Executive Group

Saturday, Sept 13, 10:00-12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House (in English)
NGO classes this semester:
International English for NGOs (Wednesdays,19:10-21:00)
Global Issues and How International NGOs Tackle Them (Mondays 19:10-21:30)
Introduction to NGO Legal Principles (Tuesdays, 19:10-21:00)
Volunteer Management (One-day Workshop) (December 4)
Location and Venue access: TUJ Azabu Hall
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

Sunday, Sep. 14, 10:30 - 7:00
Ueno NGO Matsuri – visit the 18 NGOs in the Maruko Biru – "the Tokyo NGO building"
Various talks, films and fun events (all events in Japanese)
Location: 1-20-6 Higasgu ueno (closest stations Okachimachi, Ueno and Ueno Okachimachi)
Cost – FREE!
For more information visit:
Organized by the NGOs in the Maruko Bldg (sorry but the PSC is not joining this year!)

Thursday, Sep. 18, 7:00 til late!
"Barak the Vote"
Location: Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu
Cost: Advance tickets: ¥3500; ¥4000 at the door
Young Dems, (Americans 30 yrs old and under) - ¥2500 in Advance, ¥3000 at the door.
To register for the Advance Price tickets, please contact ( or Lauren Shannon (
Organized by Democrats Abroad Japan,

Thursday Sep. 18, 7:00 - 8:30
Global seminar (in Japanese)
Location: Tsuda Sendagaya station campus
For more information visit
Organized by Tsuda University Open School

Thursday, September 18 2:00-4:30
PR and outreach workshop for NGOs (in Japanese)
Location OurPlanet-TV media center
For more information visit
Organized by OurPlanet-TV

Friday, September 19
Symphony for Strings in G Major, from Op. 111
Location Oji Hall (Ginza)
For more information contact
Or visit

Friday, Sep. 19, 7:00 - 8:30
Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC), Vietnam project symposium (in Japanese)
Location Bunkyo civic center, 4floor
For more information visit
Organized by JVC Japan International Volunteer Center,

Saturday Sept 20, 1:00-2:00
IMADR/IMADR-JC Intern and volunteer guidance session (in Japanese)
Looking for interns fluent in Japanese. Should be able to commit for 6 months to 1 year, minimum of 3 days a week.
Location: IMADR/IMADR-JCoffice
To join please contact us in advance

Thursday to Sunday, Sept 25-28, from 7:30 nightly
Peace Week in Kunitachi
4-Day Peace Concert Series@ Chikyuya Live House (Kunitachi, Tokyo)

Come out and enjoy some fantastic music while also supporting

artists and organizations who are working for peace!
Please be aware that time schedule may vary slightly.

Fee: 2000 yen/night (includes donation to grassroots peace groups)

Map to venue: (Japanese only)

Organized by Peace Not War Japan (

Saturday, Sept 27, 2:00-4:00
OXFAM Jpn September monthly English Workshop.
Location: Workshop Room, Oxfam Japan Office, 2F Maruko Building1-20-6
Participation fee: 1000yen per person
All proceeds go to support Oxfam Japan's programs
To register or for more information, please contact: International Volunteer Group, Oxfam Japan at (in English) (in Japanese)

Saturday, Sept 27, 10:00-5:00
The 7th Peace as a Global Language Conference
Fee: 3000 yen (pre-registration, 1day: 1500 yen)
Venue: Seisen University (Tokyo, Gotanda)
Further info: Yasuko Shimojima ( )

Tuesday Sept 30, 7:00-8:30
PSC event planning meeting
Our professional networking party scheduled for winter will raise money for 3 organizations being selected through an open application and selection process.
To get details: contact
For past event info visit:

October events

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Women's Workshop Series (in English)
Mobile Families, Nurturing a Portable Identity
Location: TELL office in Omotesando
Fee: 16,000 yen per person for all four sessions
To reserve your place, contact the TELL Community Counseling
Service office at (03) 3498-0231. Places are limited, please apply early.
Organized by Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 – late
Fruits in Suits - a once a month social networking function for gainfully employed Gays & Lesbians in Tokyo
Location: The Pink Cow
Map & directions:
For more information contact:

Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, all day long
Place: Hibya Park, Tokyo
Find out more

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. to 12Midnight
Asia Initiatives Sixth Annual Fundraising Event "The Festival of Lights"
Location: Indian Ambassador's Residence, Tokyo
Tickets: 20,000 yen per person
Proceeds from this year's event will go towards "Micro Enterprise Development Marketplace" to be held at MSSRF in August.
Reservations and information:
Organized by: Asia Initiatives

Wednesday, October 8 and Saturday December 13, 10:00 - 4:00
Fall Film/Video skill workshop (in Japanese)
Location OurPlanet-TV media center
For more information visit
Organized by OurPlanet-TV

Thursday, October 16, 2:00 – 4:30
PR and outreach workshop for NGOs (in Japanese)
Location OurPlanet-TV media center
For more information visit
Organized by OurPlanet-TV

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 - 9:30
Medecins du Monde Japon (Doctors of the World Japan)
Location: Residence of France, 4-11-14 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Donation: per person 25,000 yen minimum.
Please contact by email to receive an application form:
Contact for more information: 03-3585-6436 or

Saturday and Sunday, Oct 25 and Oct 26, 10:30 – 5:00
Place: Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama- Hall B (

Volunteer and internship opportunities:
PSC is looking for a few volunteers to help with the following over the next year:
The monthly events listing, Japanese reports and web materials, website renewal & updates and one person to work on the next networking party. If you can commit 10-16 hours per month, please drop us a line:

*VOICES FROM THE FIELD* internship Applications> to intern or volunteer abroad this winter with a community-based organization in Africa, Asia or Latin America will be accepted through *November 1st*.
To read more testimonials from past FSD participants, visit the Project Experience page <>
For more information, please visit their website at **

TELL Volunteer Telephone Training Program start soon. Visit the TELL website for more information.