Friday, August 07, 2009

August 2009 events

Saturday, August 8th, 1:00-4:30 PM
Bridge for Peace (chance to dialogue with survivors of war)
Videos/Speeches from 1-3PM; Workshop 3-4:30 PM
JICA Chikyu Hiroba, (1 min. from Exit 3 of Hiroo station on the Hibiya subway line)
Entrance fee: 500 yen
For more info: (Japanese only)
Coordinating organization: Peace Not War Japan

Saturday, August 8th, 1:00-4:45 PM
NGO guidance: working in an NGO (in Japanese
Location: Tokyo Olympic Center, Central bldg, Room 405
Entrance fee: 2500 yen
For more info: (Japanese only)
Coordinating organization: Janic

Saturday, August 8th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Candle Terra: Candle Night/Film Showing of "Gate" (movie about nuclear issues)
(Film showing 5PM; Candlelight discussion at 7:15 PM)
Komyoji Temple (
(1 min. from Kamiyacho station on the Hibiya subway line)
Entrance fee: Free
For more info: (Japanese only)
E-mail inquiries:
Coordinating organization: Peace Not War Japan

Tuesday, August 11th, 13:20-14:50
“For Protection and Promotion: The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets”
Location GRIPS 5F, Lecture Room L
To register: contact
Organized by FASID/GRIPS 

Saturday, August 15th, 16:00-22:00
Birth of Peace (lineup of bands featuring musicians interested in peace)
Marz Live House (Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku) 03-3202-8248 /(
For more info:
*PNWJ will have a booth at this event--please stop by!
Volunteers also wanted to help sell CDs!*
Coordinating organization: Peace Not War Japan

Saturday Aug 15 midnight!
Nominations close for FEW International Women in Business Awards. Get more information:

August 22-24, Saturday – Monday, 09:00~17:30
Forum: Asia-Pacific Education for Sustainable Development (in English and Japanese)
Location: Keiko hotel, in Shinjuku
Apply before Aug 18:
For more information contact UNESCO, Asia Cultural Center, Education office (
Coordinating organization: ACCU

Monday, August 24th, 16:00-22:00
Seminar:“Assets versus Cash Transfers: Evidence from South Africa” 
More information;
Coordinating organization: FASID

Sept events
Tuesday September 1, 13:00-16:15
Human rights seminar
Location: Ginza Blossom, center building
Fee: 3000円
For more information contact or visit:
Coordinating organization: IMADR

September 12th until November 28th.
Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Telephone Counselors Training Program
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm
For further information and application forms please contact TELL at or 03-3498-0246.

Saturday, Sept 12, 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:

Sept 30 – Oct 21
TVAC NPO incorporate lecture series (in Japanese)
Wednesday and Fridays
Local TVAC in Iidabashi
Participation fee: 2500 per lecture or 17,500 for the whole series.
Advanced registration required and each lecture is limited to 80 people.
Organized by C’s (NPO法人シーズ・市民活動を支える制度をつくる会)
Get details:
Coordinating organization: TVAC

Monday Sept 28, 7:00-10:00pm
Green Mondays
Fee 3000yen, incl. food and 2 drinks
For more information:

Skills building opportunities:
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. NGO certificate program
NGO classes offered in fall 2009:
International English for NGOs (Wednesdays,19:10-21:00)
Global issues and how NGOs tackle them (Mondays 19:10-21:30)
Environmental issues, (Fridays,19:10-21:00)
Introduction to fundraising (One-day Workshop) (Dec 5)
Location and access: TUJ Azabu Hall
Deadline for applications May 11
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:

Tsuda International Training Program
Classes in international development writing, project mgt and issues (All courses are run in English but information on program is in Japanese only.)
Open house/information sessions will be held on Sept 1, Sept 10 and Sept 17 (in English and Japanese)
Deadline for applications: Sept 18
Find out more at or contact

Make a difference:
The first ever FEW International Women in Business Awards program is kicking & the first awards will be given at a gala on 9/18/2009. The International Women in Business awards will honor 6 women who have been inspiring and making an impact and progressing across 5 fields. The time period for nominations will kick off on at the FEW JULY meeting on 7/9 and nominations time will close on midnight 8/15/2009. Get more information:

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) is accepting applications for the Fall Telephone Counselors Training Program that starts on September 12th until November 28th. This is a night time program accredited by Life Line International with sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm. The type of counseling offered on the Life Line is Client Centered Counseling and based on the principles of Carl Rogers. No prior counseling experience is needed as this course provides all the necessary training in the skills required for this role. Applicants must be fluent in English and over 21. This is a great opportunity for members of the community to take part in meaningful work within Tokyo that is both challenging and rewarding. The standard cost of training is 35,000 yen (which partially covers the cost of training each individual). This amount can be adjusted in cases of special need; and payment can also be made in installments. For further information and application forms please visit our website , email or call 03-3498-0246.

Get your company volunteer committee, school group or friends to join JEN’S Niigata weekend volunteer community development project => stay 2 or 3 nights in a small time and help elderly farmers who are still suffering from the Niigata Earthquake.
Harvest trips are scheduled for the fall: 9/18-9/21, 10/9-10/12, 11/6-11/8, 11/13-11/15
Specific contents of each trip vary but include activities such as rice or sweet potato harvesting, joining local festivals or picnics and meeting with people in the community.
For more information visit the website
Or contact

Help wanted!
Does your org need volunteers or interns for the fall? If so please send us the info and we will send it out in our August listing!

Sept events
I will be making some changes of our listing starting with Sept. We want to list your group's events but I need to ask you to submit information a few days earlier. Start with the Sept 2009 listing, please submit information before the 25th of the month. I will give more details later but for now, please use the outline below.
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