Sunday, April 26, 2009

May 2009 events

April events:

TAKE ACTION* Sunday was world malaria day …Count yourself in to Count Malaria Out and join the global community in working to ensure that every man, woman and child in malaria-affected regions has access to essential prevention and treatment services by 2010.

Monday April 27
Green Mondays: 'Should we all eat Organic? Can we?'
Location: Fujimamas, Harajuku/Omotesando
Fee 3000yen, incl. food and 2 drinks
For more information:

May events
May 6th, 7:30 p.m.
DUETS: Encore, an evening of music and food will be performed at Stellato on
They're currently looking for performers to sing!
To get involved, contact TIP President Jonah Hagans at

Saturday, May 9, 10:00-12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House (in English)
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:

Thursday May 14
FEW monthly meeting: Emerging Technology and what it will mean in our lives.
Venue: Tokyo City Club, Canada Embassy B1F, 7-3-38 Akasaka
Price: 3000 yen for members and 6000 yen for guests (Women only.)
For more information:

Thursday through Sunday May 14-17
Tokyo International Players presents Oliver!
Tokyo International Players presents Oliver!
Thursday, May 14th @ 7pm
Friday, May 15th @ 7pm LIMITED TICKETS!!
Saturday, May 16th @ 1pm SOLD OUT!!
Saturday, May 16th @ 7pm
Sunday, May 17th @ 1pm SOLD OUT!!
Sunday, May 17th @ 7pm
Visit website for details:

Friday May 15 7:30 ~ 9:30 (or later)
NPO, NGO networking happy hour
Discussion topic: How is the bad economy effecting your nonprofit NGO?
Venue: at the Pink Cow
Contact to RSVP or for details

Saturday May 16, 1:00-5:30 
Asian Activist-α 2009 - panel discussion and presentations on GBV in India
Cost: 1500
Location: Aoyama Gakkuen
To sign up or for more information contact Human Rights Now:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7 PM
To Tweet or Not To Tweet?
Presentation by Lauren Shannon, Restaurateur, Marketing Maven and Internet Addict
Venue: Fujimamas in Omotesando
Price: 3000 yen for FEW members 4000 yen for non members
Price 3000 yen for few members 4000 yen for guests (anyone can attend)
RSVP limited to 20 people so reserve early.

Wednesday, May 20th, 7:30 PM (Doors open 6:30 PM)
Discussion: Poverty and Article 9. (Japanese only)
Venue: LOFT/PLUS ONE: (map in Japanese)Cost: 1500 yen (door) / 1200 yen (advance reservations)
Coordinating Organization: Peace Boat (

Friday, May 22nd 6:30 PM
Event Title: Iraq Five Years Later: Report From Photojournalists and Aid Workers Photojournalists Takashi Morizumi and Rei Shiva, and humanitarianaid workers Nahoko Takato and Maki Sato recently returned to Iraq after fiveyears...hear their reports on the current situation amidst continuing instability in thecountry. (Japanese only)
Venue: Meiji University, Liberty Tower 8F, Room 1083
Cost: 500 yen
For more information contact: info08 at
Coordinating organization: Iraq Hope Network

May 22-25
Tokyo International Players auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors"!
The main cast consists of 5 women and 5 men, they'll also be looking to fill chorus and crew
positions. They especially need a PIANO PLAYER!
Performances are the weekend of October 8-12.
More details:

Saturday, May 23
For more information:

Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24
OXFAM Japan’s Trailwalker
Walk 100kms and raise funds for OXFAM
For more information:

Sunday May 24, 3:00
World AIDS Orphans Day: Campaign main event
Fee: 1500yen
Location: J-POP CAFE J-ATRIUM FLOOR in Shibuya
For more information:,

Monday May 25
Green Mondays
For more information:

Tuesday May 26, from 6:30
NGO guidance for those wanting to work in NGOs (Japanese only)
Location: EPO/environment partnerhisp office by UNU
For more information:

June events

Saturday, June 6, 1:00-6:30
World Anti-child Labour Day Symposium, main event (in Japanese)
Other events - throughout May and June
Fee: 1000
For more information:

Saturday June 6 1pm – 9pm
Refugees International Japan (RIJ) presents Rhythm and Hope
Awareness-raising event for World Refugee Day with art, music, food
Evening: Film screening of SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS and live performance by Latyr Sy and Africa Sunu Xelcom
Tickets: ¥3,000 (advance)/ ¥3,500 (at the door)
Ticket information: Lawson Ticket
Location: New Pier Hall, Tokyo
Access: Yurikamome Takeshiba Stn - 2 mins, JR Hamamatsucho Stn - 7 mins, Oedo Daimon Stn - 10 mins
For more details contact:

Jobs and volunteer opportunities:
Peace Winds Japan is looking for a bilingual intern to work as a project assistant. Send application materials (resume, cover letter and essay in Japanese) to For more information:

Tokyo Multicultural Center is now hiring a full time staff member, applications due April 27, interviews will be conducted in May and the position starts July 1.
Skills required: Native Japanese, office admin & computer skills
Preferred skills and experience: English and Chinese conversation, event or project coordination
Send cover letter, resume and essay explaining why you would like to work at TMC before April 27. (Send Japanese documents only)
Find out more about Tokyo Multicultural Center:
Contact Tanaka for more details.

FASID is hiring a program officer
Applications due April 30, interviews will be conducted in May
Requirements: Native Japanese, Fluent in English, Graduate degree, under 30 yo, office admin & computer skills
Send cover letter, resume and essay before April 30. (Send Japanese documents only)
Find out more

Save the Children Japan is hiring !
Applications due early May for staff person working on Burma and Vietnam programs.
Requirements: Native Japanese, business level of English, excellent written Japanese
For position and application details
Find out more about SCJ

JAR Japan Association of Refugees is hiring !
Applications due May 1
Requirements: Native Japanese, business level of English,
Send Japanese cover letter, resume and essay on「日本の難民保護の現状とソーシャルワーク及びNPOの役割」 to
For position and application details, contact

Earth Festa Kanagawa is looking for volunteers:
This years theme is diversity and multiculturalism
Deadline for applications May 15
Get more information:

Skills building opportunities:
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. NGO certificate program
Classes offered in summer 2009:
International English for NGOs (Wednesdays,19:10-21:00)
Japanese nonprofit Sector (Mondays 19:10-21:30)
Roles and functions of NGOs (Saturdays 1:30-3:30)
Volunteer Management (One-day Workshop) (August 1)
Location and access: TUJ Azabu Hall
Deadline for applications May 11
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:

Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development NGO diploma course
Deadline for applications April 29!
For Japanese NGO staffs, Interns, and Volunteers
Where: FASID (Nearest station is at Kudanshita)
For detail info of the course, please see below website (Japanese only).
Application form(

Tsuda International Training Program
Classes in international development writing, project mgt and issues
Deadline for applications May 1
Find out more at http// or contact

Microfinance course: Sept 3-17, Applications due May 1
Fee 350,000yen
Find out more:

Other news:
Below is the link to the April issue of Microfinance Update, a newsletter covering the latest trends in the microfinance sector in Asia and around the world.

Interesting article on social media and nonprofits.