Sunday, November 30, 2008

December events listing

December events:
Monday December 1 => World Aids Day
Check for Japan event details.

Tuesday December 2- Sunday Dec 7
Festive Tree campaign: "Light up the Life of a Refugee Child"
Organized by Refugees International Japan
Venue: Oazo building, near north exit of Tokyo station
For more information contact:

Wednesday December 3, 6:30 – 8:00
Oxfam Japan’s Hunger Banquet
Venue: Tokyo International School, 3-4-22Mita, Minato-ku : 5 mins from Tamachi Station (Yamanote Line)
Cost: Adults (18+): 2,500yen and Children: 1,500yen. (under 2 is free)
– No advance reservations.
For more info: contact

Thursday, December 4, 10am - 5 pm
WORKSHOP: Volunteer management by Dec 1

Thursday December 4 to Sunday December 7,
Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Tokyo International Players presents Bertolt Brecht’s “Schweyk in the Second World War”
Venue: Echo Theatre in Ebisu.
Tickets are 4500 (door) 4000 (advance payment)
For more information and directions to the theatre check

Friday December 5, 5:00 pm
Deadline for Skylines 2009 funding applications due!
This time, we are only accepting applications for projects related to women and children’s health.
Application materials can be sent in English or Japanese by email ( or regular mail to me at the address below:
PSC c/o REPP, Maruko Bldg. 3F, 1-20-6 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Application materials can be downloaded from here:
For more information, please contact

Friday December 5 to Monday December 8, 9:30 - 5:30
PCM Procedure Course commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (In Japanese)
For more info:

Sunday December 7, 2008, 1:00~4:00CSEC Japan Forum with Musical Theatre (In Japanese)Ticket: 1,000 Yen (adults) 500 Yen (Children under 18)Place: Yokohama City Education CentreFor more info:

Sunday December 7, 2008, 1:30~4:30
Symposium on the War in Iraq and local programs run by Japanese NGOs(In Japanese)
Venue: Meiji University Liberty Tower Room 1093,
Access info:
Participation fee: 1000yen
Advanced RSVP required, please contact
For more information please visit: 

Monday December 8, 1:30-3:30
UDHR 60th anniversary event (in Japanese)
Location: Japan education center, Hitotsubashi Hall
participation fee; 3000yen
To RSVP, send your contact details by FAX to 03-3586-8966
For more information, visit:

Tuesday December 9- Friday 12(Tuesday 12noon - Fri 12noon)
Future Leader Program (Looking for Japanese participants)
For more info:

Wednesday Dec 10, 2:30- 5:00
UDHR 60th anniversary => Global human rights day march in Shibuya
世界の人々に人権と自由を!--Human Rights and Freedom for the World --
Meeting at Miyashita park on meiji-dori at 2:30pm, the march/parade start at 3:30
The march should take about 90 min.
Organzied by: Burma Citizen’s Forum,, Human rights now, AIJ
For details contact the Burma Citizen’s Forum at

Friday December 12, 7:00pm ~ ?
PSC/Skylines 2009 Volunteer Team Meeting + Bonenkai
Topics to discuss: PR and outreach, NPO selection
Contact by Dec 10 to RSVP or for more details.

Friday December 12
Tokyo Sinfonia in December: Symphonies for Strings Mendelssohn Serenade
Venue: Oji Hall, Ginza
Tickets: Groups ¥5,500 each; Single ¥6,000; 4-concert subscriptions ¥20,000
For more info:, (03) 3588 0738 or

Saturday December 13, 11:00-7:00
JVC annual Christmas concert
Location Showa women’s college near Sangenjyaya stations:
RSVP by email with your name, address, phone number and how many tickets you wish to purchase. to RSVP or contact
for more information

Saturday December 13, 7:00-10:00
Oxfam Christmas Party
Tickets: ¥3,000 * entry fee includes a traditional Christmas meal and one includes a drink.
Venue: Heaven’s Door, Shimokitazawa
Takimoto Bldg 2F, 2-17-10 Kitazawa,Setagaya-ku (map: )

Sunday, December 14, 6:30-8:30Japanese American Citizens League, Japan Chapter, annual Christmas event. Event Fee: Adults: ¥5,250 / Children: please check our website for updated detailsVenue: Bistro & Bar Va-ToutAddress/Tel: Ebisu Plax Bldg. 1F, 1-25-1 Ebisu-minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo / Tel: 03-5724-6105Map: Registration and bank transfer payment: 10 Dec 08To register and for bank transfer information, please go to visit the website for more information

Friday Dec 19-Sunday Dec 28
Shaplaneer Nepal Study Tour
For more info:

Tuesday December 23 – Sunday January 3
The 26th Thai Study Tour
For more info:

February events:
Saturday Feb 21, 2009 3:30 –7:00pm
Skylines 2009!
Location TBA early December
TICKETS/Donation for participation: 5,000 Yen for reservations/payments before Feb 19.
To get a Request for Support application, donate prizes for the raffle, help out with the party or find out more, please contact
For more information, contact

Social Change opportunities:

People For Social Change
The Skylines team still needs 3 people to help with PR and outreach for Skylines 2009.

Oxfam Japan International Volunteer Group (IVG)
International Volunteer Group (IVG) is Oxfam Japan’s English-speaking volunteer group. We are currently seeking volunteers to instruct English Workshops. The English Workshops are a fun and rewarding awareness program and a great opportunity for you to work with a topic you are passionate about. They are generally held on Saturdays from 2-4pm. For more info, email

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) is now accepting applications for the spring, daytime Volunteer Telephone Counselor Training Program. Training schedule: February 14th - April 28th. Sessions are held near Omotesando Station on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 – 12.30pm except for the first session. For information and application forms visit our website or contact: Vickie Skorji, Life Line Services Assistant Director, Tokyo English life Line (TELL)
Phone: 03-3498-0246, Email: