Monday, November 03, 2008

November Events

Please share event info and please send December data by November 25 using the following outline:
Day, Date, time
Event title
Location and Venue access details
Participation fee:
Registration info (where applicable)
For more information contact: contact person name with contact info (email, phone, fax)
Coordinating organization, URL for event and/or org

Saturday Nov 1st 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Oxfam Halloween Party
Tickets: \2,500 (advance) \3,000 (door)The fee includes wickedly good food and a spine tingling drink. Vegan and non-alcoholic options are also available! And there are some spooktacular prizes to win!
Place: Heaven's Door, Shimokitazawa
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Saturday Nov 1st 2PM to 5PM
“World-changing Solidarity Tax: Prescription for the elimination of poverty and correction of the disparities in societies around the world“. (In Japanese)
Seminar organized by the Ohdake Foundation
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Saturday Nov 6th and 7th 6PM
Community Business seminar (In Japanese)
Friday November 7thTELL (Tokyo English Life Line) 13th Annual Connoisseurs' EveningReserve now for this not to be missed auction at the Canadian Embassy featuring fine and rare wines, vacation packages fine art and luxury items.For more info:

Saturday, November 8th 2-4pm
Screening of『Sacrifice』and Latest Chernobyl ReportOrganized by Osaka YWCA (Peace and Environment Section) 
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Saturday, November 8th 12:30-2:00
PSC/Skylines Volunteer meeting
Location: Tully's Coffee Shop at Yoyogi Station (JR), North Exit[]=24
Agenda items: 2009 Feb party and forums
Contact by Nov 7 for more details.

Saturday, November 8th 2-5.30pm
6th International Conference on the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook, TokyoMaternal and Child Health (MCH) handbook originally developed by Japan has received great attention internationally. The event will bring together a very important congregation of key delegates to discuss maternal and child health issues around the world
Program: Part 1: Opening Session, Invited Speech followed by Part 2: Panel Discussion
Venue: U Thant Hall, United Nations University 3F (5-53-70 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925)
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Saturday, November 8th, Nov 22, Dec 6 and Dec 20 4-6pm
Pacific Asia Resource Centre is looking for Students for its “School of Freedom” Seminar
(In Japanese)
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Saturday, November 8th and Tuesday 11th (10.30 to 12.30) and Sunday Nov 9th (2-4pm)“Lets connect the world through multilingualism” (In Japanese)
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Saturday, November 8th -Sunday Nov 9th (Sat 10.30am till Sun 10am)
National Seminar on Regional Welfare (In Japanese)For more info:

Tuesday November 11th
Organized by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
3-course traditional Scandinavian menu, and entertainment by Little Suite for Strings (Neilsen)
Concertstuck (Berwald), mminkainen Legend (Sibelius) and Norwegian Dances (Grieg)
For reservations, visit, or contact by phone at (03) 3588 0738, by fax at (03) 3588 0731, or by email at

Tuesday November 11th, 1.15- 4.45pm
NPO support center Seminar (In Japanese)
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Tuesday November11th, 6.30 -830 pm
AAR Project Report on their work with refugees (In Japanese)
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Tuesday November 11th 6.30- 8.30pm
The 6th Fundraising Seminar “Become accredited and increase donors!” (In Japanese)
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Thursday November 13th, 1.00- 5.30pm
International Forum: Rivers of the Cities of the World (in Japanese)For more info:

Friday November 14 1.00- 4.45pm
Training on NGO Conflict Management and Safety Management (in Japanese)For more info:

Saturday November 15th 1.30- 4.45pm
Community Business Seminar (IN Japanese)
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Monday November 17-21
7th Global Conference on Human Development: Unlocking the Potential to Create a New World Together
Venue: Hida Earth Wisdom Centre, 900-a Chishima-machi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture.
Cost: ¥45,000 (regular registration) or ¥40,000 (full-time students or 25 years or younger)
The conference registration fee includes: participation in all conference sessions, conference materials, lunch, closing dinner, coffee breaks, cultural performances, and site visit transportation. not include breakfast and dinner, accommodation, airfare, or ground transportation to and from the conference site.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 7:00 – 9:30
ICJS Event: The One-Laptop-Per-Child project
Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Mita Hall 502.
Please RSVP to

Thursday, November 20, 2:00 – 4:30

PR and outreach workshop for NGOs (in Japanese)
Organized by OurPlanet-TV
Location: OurPlanet-TV media center
For more information visit

Thursday, November 20 2pm-5pm
Kickoff Seminar for the establishment of the Kinki Social Business Network (In Japanese)
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Saturday, November 22.29 and December 13, January 10,24 (5 Times) (2pm-5pm)
Forest Volunteers Youth Leadership Training Program in Tokyo (In Japanese)
For more info:, November 20 (2pm-5pm)
Eco-Friendly Agriculture Symposium (In Japanese)
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Friday November 28- Saturday November 29 (Sat 9am – Sat 6.15pm)
International Symposium on Earthquake-Proof HousesFor more info:

December events:

Monday December 1 is World Aids Day
Keep checking for event details.

Wednesday December 3rd 6.30pm –8pm
Oxfam Japan’s Hunger Banquet
You may think hunger is about too many people and too little food. That is not the case. Join us at the Hunger Banquet as we bring to life the inequalities that exist in our world and experience first hand how your decisions can affect others.
Venue: Tokyo International School, 3-4-22 Mita, Minato-ku ( 5 minutes from Tamachi Station on the JR Yamanote Line)
Cost: Adults (18+): 2,500 and Children: 1,500. (under 2 is free) – No advance reservations.
For more info, contact

Saturday, December 4, 10-5 p.m.
WORKSHOP: Volunteer management
Registration Deadline: November 25

Friday December 5- Monday 8 Fri 9.30am-Mon 5.30 pm

PCM Procedure Course commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (In Japanese)
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Tuesday December 9th- Friday 12th
Future Leader Program (Looking for Japanese participants)
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Tuesday December 13th
Oxfam Christmas Party

Tuesday December 23rd – Sunday January 3rd
The 26th Thai Study Tour
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Friday Dec 19th-Sunday Dec 28th
Shaplaneer Nepal Study Tour
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Volunteer and internship opportunities:

People For Social Change
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:

Oxfam Japan International Volunteer Group (IVG)
International Volunteer Group (IVG) is Oxfam Japan’s English-speaking volunteer group. It works to create awareness within Japan about issues Oxfam deals with and raises funds to support Oxfam's work. Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Oxfam Office.
For more info:

Online resources
Civicus manual for MDG campaign development

Social change opportunities
Fellowship – The Tokyo Foundation promotes the Acumen Fund Fellows Program (AFAP) and solicits applications in Japan. The Tokyo Foundation expects prospective fellows to commit themselves to tackling socially meaningful endeavors in developing countries and around the world. For more information on the AFFP, visit the Acumen Fund website.
for more information contact by E-mail: or visit the website above.