Friday, September 25, 2009

October 2009 events

Thursday October 1 to Thursday October 8, Various times and venues
4th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival
A wide selection of films with compelling stories of refugees around the world. Films are in various languages, some with Japanese and some with English subtitles
Get more information about films, venues and schedule:,
Email for more info. Kirill Konin <>

Friday, October 2, from 6pm
a Las Vegas style gala dinner with casino games, entertainment, and fabulous food all in aid of a great cause!
Alan Menken (an eight-time Academy award winning composer), and Tim Rice (an English Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Award winning lyricist) have teamed up to write two songs for the Tyler Foundation which will debut at the event.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Roppongi
Donation is 30,000 JPY per person - includes food, drinks, and an evening packed with entertainment!
Visit the Tyler Foundation website for reservations

Saturday October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 10 am - 5pm
Theme: Environment and Climate change
Location: Hibya Park, Tokyo
Find out more

Saturday October 3 from 2-5pm.
PSC Global Festa group walk
Contact to confirm you will join us and to get the meeting location info.

Saturday October 3, 2009, from 23:00
Parties for Peace presents REDBOX 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY
@ J-Pop Café
ENTRY FEE: 3500 YEN 3000YEN w/ Flyer
Visit the Homepage for details:
Or contact P4P by email:

Monday October 5, 6:30-8:00
4th international health seminar: Human security and children in Brazilian fs slum community (in Japanese)
Location: World Bank Information Center (PIC Tokyo)
Free but limited to 40 people.
Get details or RSVP:

Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11
Four evening shows (7 PM - 10 PM), and two matinees (1 PM - 4 PM).
"Little Shop of Horrors"
Location: Sun Mall Theater in Shinjuku Gyoenmae:
Tickets: door - 4500 Yen, Reserved in advance - 4000 Yen, Early Bird Special two weeks advance purchase - 3800 Yen, Student - 2500 Yen
Get details:

Thursday October 8, 7.00-10:00pm,
FEW monthly event: Biz Women in Tokyo Got Talent
Location SuperDeluxe
Fee: 3,000 yen for FEW members, 6,000 yen for guests.
Get more information: or RSVP:
Organized by FEW:

Sunday, October 11 10am until 6pm.
Workshop: Drawing on the Writer Within (
Level 1 (INITIATION) workshops
ANGELA JEFFS, freelance in japan
The fee of 15,000 yen includes home-cooked lunch, which we eat together, and all snacks and beverages.
The venue is Angela's home in Zushi,

Thursday October 15 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Piano Concert to benefit the Campaign to Ban Landmines
Donation: 4500yen per ticket or 8000yen for a pair, 2500yen for students
Get details;
To reserve tickets
Organized by the Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines

Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, Various times and locations throughout Japan
Stand Up against poverty events taking place throughout the world
It's a global mobilization to end poverty and inequality and for the MDGs.
All you need to do is gather people and ask everyone to Stand Up together for 1 minute, take a picture and send it to
For more info: (Japan site) (global site)
Organised by GCAP Japan, with support from United Nations Information Centre

Friday October 16 through Sunday, October 18
Black Stripe Theater's production of THE HOTHOUSE by PINTER
Showtimes10/16 at 7.30 PM, 10/17 at 2 PM and 7 PM 10/18 at 2 PM and 6.30 PM
Tickets: \3000 Students \2500
Venue: ATELIER FONTAINE near Azabu Juban stations.
Ticket prices are 2500yen (reserved 2 weeks in advance) and 3000yen (door and late reservations)
Contact for tickets.
Check out the website for more information.

Saturday October 17 10am-12noon
Run for the Cure/Walk for Life
Run/walk to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money for educational and support organizations
Location: Imperial Palace, Central Tokyo
Cost: Adult: \5,000 12 years under: \2,500, under 5 / Free
For more information visit:

Friday October 16 to Saturday October 24
UN Week 2009
The Week will commence with gStand Up Take Action h (October 16 to 18), a global event whereby people from around the world are asked to stand up together in support of UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the eradication of poverty.
For more information please contact: United Nations Information Centre by email:
or phone 03-5467-4451

Friday 23 October
UN Day 2009 Symposium, U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University Headquarters
Organised by United Nations University
For more information please contact: United Nations Information Centre by email:
or phone 03-5467-4451

Saturday 24 October
Social Venture Competition, gThe UN and Business: Let fs Change the World Together h
Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall, United Nations University Headquarters
Organised by Japan Model United Nations Society
For more information please contact: United Nations Information Centre by email:
or phone 03-5467-4451

Friday, October 30, 6.30-11:00pm
Pink Ball 2008
Cost: \35,000 /seat, \350,000 /table
Location: The Westin Tokyo, Galaxy Ballroom1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku
For more info:

Sunday October 25 9:00-5:00 (approx)

Gotemba Line Hiking! (Intermediate Course)(Cancelled in case of rain)

Meet at the ticket gate of Surugakoyama Station on the Gotemba Line at 11:05AM.

From Shinjuku, take the 9:11 express Odakyuu Line train (going towards Odawara) to Shin-Matsuda (arriving at 10:35AM). Walk to Matsuda Station (which has the JR Gotemba Line) and get on the 10:45 train. This train arrives at 11:02 AM.

(DEFINITELY get on this train because we can't wait for the next one since they are infrequent.)

We will hike from the station to the Yuujo Waterfall, then to the Choushi Gorge, and return to Ashigara Station (on the Gotemba Line).

The hiking time: about 4 hours.

Please bring your lunch and drink.

Participation Fee 500 yen

For more info:

Friday, October 30, 6.30-11:00pm

Pink Ball 2008

Cost: ¥35,000 /seat, ¥350,000 /table

Location: The Westin Tokyo, Galaxy Ballroom1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku

For more info:

Saturday, October 31 7:00-10:00PM


@ Miran Hall (Chitosekarasuyama Station on the Keio Line)

ENTRANCE FEE: \1,500 & bring snacks and drinks

There will be a costume contest, so bring a good costume

Proceeds from the entrance fee will support the children JAMBO sponsors through Save the Children.

Directions: To go to Miran Hall, go out the East Exit of Chitosekarasuyama Station and up the steps on the left. At the top of the steps, turn right and walk along the railroad tracks (DO NOT CROSS the tracks). The tracks should be on your right. In about 1 minute, you'll come to a stairway on the outside of a barbershop which goes up to Miran Hall.

For more info:

Saturday October 31 8:00PM~late

Heaven's Door and OXFAM’S International Volunteer Group bring you the annual Halloween Bash
All proceeds from the International Volunteers Group Oxfam Japan tricks and treats will go to Oxfam Japan.

Location: Heaven's Door in Shimokitazawa
Price: No entrance fee

For more info:

Saturday October 31 11:00PM~late

Parties for peace Halloween party

Location: Fifty-seven in Roppongi

Entrance: 3,500 yen

Make a difference: job and volunteer opportunities
Living Dreams, a nonprofit working with children's homes in Japan - is looking for volunteers and part time staff to work as Communications Manager, Arts Program Development Manager, Translator, & Home Communication Manager. Get more information at:

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), is an international human rights NGO in consultative status with the UN ECOSOC, is inviting applications for the opening of a full-time Program/Publication Officer at its Tokyo office.
Applicants should be fluent both in Japanese and English to develop regular publications both in Japanese and English, edit and create contents for bilingual website as well as to complete other responsibilities relating to outreach, marketing and to assist in program PR.
Those who are interested in, please contact IMADR for the complete JD at

Tokyo International Players' 113th season is about to start with the exciting musical "Little Shop of Horrors", and they need your help to make it happen. They are looking for volunteers to help with front of house, to help with tickets, drink pre-orders, and the bar. Expect to be at the theater from 5:30 PM to 9 PM for the evening shows, and from 11:30 to 3 PM for the matinees. TIP also needs many helping hands for load-in during the morning and early afternoon of Tuesday, October 6th, and for clearing the theater after the last show on Sunday from 10 PM. What you get: If you help out for at least two performances, you get a complimentary ticket.
- Meet people who share your interest in theater and peek behind the scenes of TIP.
- Join the Cast & Crew Party after the show (date TBA).
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, October 8th to Sunday, October 11th: Four evening shows (7 PM - 10 PM), and two matinees (1 PM - 4 PM).
Location: Sun Mall Theater in Shinjuku Gyoenmae:
Next step: Contact Claudia the Coordinator of TIP Volunteers at with your availability (days and times), when you would like to see the show, and your cell phone number.

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: 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

Tokyo International Players is looking for musicians to play in the live band for their production of the Broadway musical 'Pippin' next May. They need 2 violins, Bass (electric) Guitar, Flute (Clarinet), Trumpet/Horn/Trombone/Sax/Tuba.Musicians should be able to reliably attend rehearsals and must be available for performances May 13-17, 2010. Rehearsals will be once a week beginning in January with preliminary meetings before then. More rehearsals closer to show dates. No experience in theater required, just enthusiasm! Contact the musical director, Ai Yamazaki

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