Saturday, November 21, 2009

December events 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 5.00pm~

Auction: Viva the Children

Auction of sports and celebrity memorabilia in support of Refugees International Japan and the Global Rock Challenge - free entry and a tremendous selection of items.

For more information:

Thursday December 3 to Sunday December 6, 2009, evening and matinee performances.

Tokyo International Players (TIP) presents a fun Holiday show: Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

Directed by Ron Scott with many of our TIP favorites!
Place: Ebisu Echo Theatre

To reserve tickets and get more information visit

Saturday December 5, 10:00-5:00

NGO mgt. workshops at TUJ: Introduction to Fundraising for NGO's: Practical Hints (PWW102)

Location Temple Unive

rsity Japan,

Workshop information:

Participants: 6-15 people from diverse backgrounds

To sign up:

For more information please contact TUJ directly: / 03-5441-9864

Sunday December 12,


PSC workshops: Smart Shopping: practicing ethical consumerism

Workshop details will be posted 11/1 on

Participants: 6-15 people from diverse backgrounds

Fee: 2,000yen for FEW or PSC members, 3000yen for all others

Location: Tell community center meeting room

For more information or to sign up:

Tuesday December 8,


Refugees International Japan pub quiz is an occasion to test your knowledge and have fun.

Prizes for top teams and original team names as well as fun booby prizes.

Location: Town Cryer in Kamiyacho


Donation: 4,000 yen (includes buffet dinner and one drink)

Sign up at:

Thursday December 10, 7:00-10:00

FEW Bonenkai 2009 “Jazzy Nights and Twinkling Lights”

Location: Stellato in Shirokanedai

Cost: 5000 for FEW members, 8000yen for guests

Money raised from bonenkai raffle will go to KYOFUKAI STEP HOUSE, a community-based nonprofit supporting and advising women who become homeless women due to home violence or other serious family problems.

RSVP before December 1st by sending an email with the name/s and email of attendees to

Friday, December 11, 6:00-8:30

Free the Children Japan’s 10th Anniversary Event: Canadian Activists talk about the work they are doing.

Location: Canadian Embassy



RSVP: send name and contact information before Dec 8 to

Friday – Sunday, December 11, 12, & 13, 2009
Audition to become a part of Tokyo International Players' exciting 2010 Spring musical, PIPPIN!
Singer? Dancer? Street performer? Magician?
Can you juggle? Walk on stilts? Hoop? Balance things on your nose?
We are looking for people from all walks of life, of all shapes and sizes, with all forms of talent and expertise, to make a circus-like world come alive!

Where: Our Space in Hatagaya. Click here for a map:

To book an audition, and to see complete character descriptions and audition information, visit the TIP website:

Saturday, December 12, 11:30-6:30

Free the Children Japan’s 10th Anniversary event: 2 workshops

1. Social business

2. How kids are changing the world

Fee: 1000yen

Location: Meijigakuin, Room 3102


RSVP: send name and contact information before Dec 9 to

Saturday, December 12, 7:00-9:00

Free the Children Japan’s 10th Anniversary Party

Fee: 5000yen

Location: Meijigakuin


RSVP: send name and contact information before Dec 5 to

Sunday, December 13th
Live music gig: What the Dickens, Ebisu.
Featuring: Johnson’s Motorcar (Irish music – loud and fast – great for dancing!)
Also: Forrest Nelson (rock covers) and The Eternal Happiness Orchestra.
Fee: Only ¥1,000 admission.

Put it in your diary today! Have a great night out and support a good cause!

Organized by Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN)

Monday December 21, Deadline!

Tokyo International Players (TIP) Logo Contest =>
Now in their 113th year, Tokyo International Players is looking to update and modernize their logo. Prizes valued at nearly 100,000jpy are being offered for the best design, including a hotel getaway and theater tickets! For full details and requirements, contact Ron Scott at

HEADS UP! Events further out in the future: 2010 Events:

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

Location and Venue access: TUJ Azabu Hall
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. NGO certificate program, NGO courses on offer: NGO management, Roles and functions of NGOs, The Japanese nonprofit sector, Gender issues, NGO English and Environmental Issues

Deadline for applications: Jan 15 (early bird discount expires Dec 16!)

For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010, 19:00 – 22:00

FEW MONTHLY EVENT: Healthy habits presentation and discussion.

Venue: City Club Aoyama (business casual dress code)

Price: 3000 yen for FEW members 6000 yen for guests

More details in the next TCN!

Sundays, January 17 to February 28

Yokohama Theater Group will hold a theater workshop in Tokyo for ages 13-18 on from with a final class presentation on Friday, March 5. Contact the instructor, Andrew Woolner, for information at or see their website at

Friday JANUARY 27

Tokyo Sinfonia Plus champagne concert, @ Oji Hall (Ginza)


Tickets: Group 5,500 each; Single 6,000; 4-concert subscriptions 25,000

Featuring Tchaikovsky prize-winner Sara Buechner (USA), piano solo

Followed by a Champagne reception


Get more information:

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 19:00 – 22:00

FEW MONTHLY EVENT: Panel on women’s rights issues will address DV and trafficking and how to get involved in community organizations.

Venue: City Club Aoyama (business casual dress code)

Price: 3000 yen for FEW members 6000 yen for guests

More details in the next TCN!

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010


Symphonies for Strings champagne concert, Oji Hall (Ginza)

Tickets: Group 5,500 each; Single 6,000;

Kindly email us at, phone us at (03) 3588 0738, or order online at

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 19:00 – 21:00

International Development Seminar #4: Gender in development, women at the heart of development

Location: Tsuda College Sendagaya Campus, Tsuda Hall in front of Sendagaya Station

More details in the next TCN!

Sunday, Feb 21 1:00~

FEW media bazaar benefiting JEN

Enjoy snacks and hot cocoa while meeting new people and sharing ideas.

You can take as many books DVDs and CDs as you bring. All left over items will go to Bookoff benefitting a girls school in Afgahnistan.

Donation: 1000yen

More details in the next TCN!

RUNNERS entered for the Tokyo Marathon in February 2010: If you or your colleagues would like to run on behalf of RIJ, contact us to register and obtain your sponsorship form:

Make a difference: job and volunteer opportunities

JOB* FASID is hiring a Junior program officer. Native Japanese language level with fluent English and graduate degree. Apply before Dec 21. Get details on the position and application requirements:

JOB* The Tyler Foundation ( is hiring and administrative assistant: support for banking, documentation, translation, communication with hospitals and other stakeholders. This position offers significant growth opportunities into areas such as Program Management and Sponsorship Management. Japanese language ability preferred. Part time or Full time. For more information, contact

Volunteer* Tokyo International Players (TIP) is looking for musicians to play in the live band for their production of the Broadway musical 'Pippin' next May. Rehearsals will be once a week beginning in January with preliminary meetings before then. More rehearsals closer to show dates in May. No experience in theater required! Contact Ai Yamazaki

Sarajean’s notes:

Japan women's rights hotline 2009女性の人権ホットライン

Did you know this week is a week to raise awareness about abuse? The websites highlight domestic violence and stalkers abut about wage equity, sexism and other actual women's rights? On my blog is a chart with what women called about last year.

Nov 15- Nov 21, Daily 8:30am-7:00pm  
TEL: 0570- 070-810

It just seems sad that this gets attention only get one week a year => so do we call after Nov 21?

Get more information about local numbers to call:

Interesting resources and articles:

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And input your event info => lots of traffic guarantees someone will find out about your event!