Monday, May 10, 2010

May and June 2010 events

May events

Saturday, May 1, 9:30-12:00
Tokyo English Life Line Annual Run/walk-a-thon
Around Imperial Palace
Price: 3,500 yen for advance registration, 4,500 yen on the day
For details visit:
Registration: (Japanese)
If you would like to help as a volunteer, then contact Marion, TELL
Fundraising and Event Coordinator at

Saturday, May 8, 2010 10 am ~ 4 pm
St Mary's Int'l School family festival. Futagotamagawa
AITEN will have a table. Come along and support us!
Location map:

Saturday, May 10, 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 Legal Issues, MDGs and Global
issues, NGO English, Community Organizing and Grant Proposal Writing
Deadline for applications: May 15
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

Wednesday, May 12, 6:00-7:00
Presentation by the Chief office of UNICEF (English/Japanese transation)
Location: UNU
Preregistration required: online or by fax
For details contact by email: or visit the website:

Wednesday, May 12, 7:00-9:00
ACE Action against Child Exploitation volunteer information session
(in Japanese)
Location ACE office
Get more information:

Thursday – Saunday, May 13 -16 at 7pm, May 15 & 16 at 1pm.
Tokyo International Players presents "Pippin” the dark and comic
reimagining of the coming-of-age musical made famous by
director/choreographer Bob Fosse.
Venue: Theater Sun Mall, nearest station: Shinjuku Gyoen
Reserve your seats today! or call: 090-6009-4171

Thursday May 13, 7:00-9:30
FEW May meeting: “The Reality of Internet Security”
Security on the Net by Karamoon; IT instructor and internet security specialist
Venue: Wesley Centre 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
Price: 3000 members 6000 yen guests (male guests are also welcome)
For more information visit:

Friday May 14, 7:00-9:00
NPO/NGO Networking Happy Hour: Meet people from different organizations, share information about volunteering, and events. Bring your fliers and brochures!
Location: JamRock Restaurant Café in Harajuku
Cost: 4000yen per person includes Jamaican food (served tapas style) + 2 drinks
Access info:
RSVP @ to reserve you place!

JEN Supporter Orientation
Location: JEN Tokyo HQ in Iidabashi
Sign up by writing to with your contact information.
General information:

Saturday, May 15, 2 - 4 pm
Oxfam Japan IVG English Workshop
Participation fee: ¥1000
Location: Oxfam Office, Ueno
*** Please note that this event requires participants to make a reservation. To do so, please email to confirm your place. The workshop will be followed by a casual get-together at a local cafe/restaurant so participants can get to know each other and chat further about the issues raised in the workshop.

Sunday, May 16, 7:30 pm until late
World Cup South Africa - Join the Defenders! (Support human rights defenders in Africa)
Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) and the Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN) invite you to a live music dance party.
What the Dickens, Ebisu, Tokyo.
Live music, bar, food, prize drawing, friendly international crowd.
Tell your friends. Bring your friends. Have a great night out AND
support a good cause!
Suggested donation ¥1,000
More info:
“People who demonstrate and campaign feel purposeful and in charge of their lives! They regularly enjoy feelings of solidarity and friendship. As a result they have less stress, and they live longer, healthier lives! “ (Well, OK, we exaggerated the findings a bit, ...) ;-)

Tuesday May 18, 19:00-21:00
Location AIJ Office, Kanda, Tokyo

Tuesday, May 18, 8.00pm - 10.30pm
Oxfam Charity Pub Quiz at The FooTNiK, Ebisu
Join us for our monthly quiz in Ebisu. It's a fun night of drinking and thinking!
Where: The FooTNiK, Ebisu (
¥1000 to play. Everyone welcome.
Limit 5 people per team.
All proceeds go to Oxfam Japan.

May 18-21
Drop off period: FEW Community Service Clothing Drive
The FEW Clothing Drive in support of Living Dreams affiliated children’s homes
You can also bring items to the May members meeting on Thursday May 13.
If you have any questions, please contact
Please send only the following items – others will be returned.
Children’s clothing for boys and girls ages 2-12
Types: Mostly play clothes such as shorts, t-shirt, and skirts, and
fleeces are very popular as well.
Sizes: All sizes: small, medium, large, extra large.
Teen clothing for youth ages 13-18
Types: All types of clothing, including but not limited to: pants
skirts, shirts and dresses
Sizes: all sizes are needed, including petite and larger sizes
Except for small children’s items we will not accept undergarments
All items should be new or nearly new and dry-cleaned.
Clothes will be distributed to children living in the Living Dreams network of 24 children’s homes/orphanages in Tokyo.

Friday May 21
FCCJ dinner-concert, at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
Table tickets: Group 8,445yen, individuals 9,335 yen each; 4-concert
subscriptions ¥33,000
3-course traditional Russian dinner
For tickets and Information:

May 26, 7:00-9:00
ACE Action against Child Exploitation volunteer information session (in Japanese)
Location ACE office
Get more information:

Wednesday May 26, 19:00~21:30
A Night for the Benefactors of Doctors of the World Japan
Residence of France (French Embassy)
Minimum donation: 25,000 yen per person
Get more information and to reserve your tickets:

Thursday, May 27, 6:30pm - 8pm
Oxfam Japan IVG Hunger Banquet
An audience interactive event which vividly illustrates the inequalities in our world.
Location: Tokyo International School
Cost: Adults ¥2500, Children ¥1500
For tickets and more info please email:

Saturday, May 29, 7:00- 9:00
The British Embassy Choir Tokyo presents A Romantic Journey / Choral Masterworks of the 19th Century
Location: Aoyama Gakkuen Goucher Hall
Get more information

Saturday, May 29, 2 - 4 pm
Oxfam Japan IVG English Workshop
Participation fee: ¥1000
Location: Oxfam office in Ueno
Reservations: Email
The workshop will be followed by a casual get-together at a local cafe/restaurant so participants can get to know each other and chat further about the issues raised in the workshop.

Sunday, May 30, 7.30pm - 10pm
Oxfam Charity Pub Quiz at Heaven's Door
Where: Heaven's Door, Shimokitazawa (
Fee ¥1000 to play. Everyone welcome. All proceeds go to Oxfam Japan.
For more information see

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June events
Tuesday June 1- Tuesday June 14 10:00~22:00
Exhibition on working children
Venue: CUE Café, Daikanyama
For details contact
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Friday June 5
Champagne concert, at Oji Hall (Ginza)
Tickets: Group tickets¥5,500 each; Single tickets ¥6,000; 4-concert
subscriptions ¥20,000
For tickets and Information:

June 9, 7:00-9:00
ACE Action against Child Exploitation volunteer information session (in Japanese)
Location ACE office
Get more information:

June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour !!

Saturday June 12 1:00-6:00
World Day Against Child Labour Symposium & film presentation (in Japanese)
Location: Bunkyo Gakuin, Memorial Hall
Nearest station: Todaimae,
Get more details: or visit

Saturday June 12 1:00-6:00
World Refugee Day Symposium on Refugees support programs (in Japanese)
Location: Seisen University, Bldg. # 2, Room 231
Get more details: or visit

Saturday June 20 is World Refugee Day!
World Refugee Day 2010 - Organize an Event in Your Area

June 23, 7:00-9:00
ACE Action against Child Exploitation volunteer information session
(in Japanese)
Location ACE office
Get more information:

Make a difference: Community service and skills building opps!
Job opportunities!
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JAR (Japan association of refugees) has a full time position opening:
Skills required: computer, planning, events, outreach and PR
Native Japanese with excellent English.
Get details and apply:

Action against Child Exploitation is looking for a part-time staff
person for accounting and bookkeeping
Japanese fluency required
Get details and apply:

Volunteer Opportunities:
Run for the Cure needs you! RFTC is looking for volunteers to form the organizing committee for its annual Run for the cure/Walk for life event held in October/November this year. The committee is made up of eight to ten people, and members are in charge of organizing entertainment, coordinating food, product sales and raffles, running registration tables and managing sign-ups, directing and supervising volunteers on the day, directing set-up and coordinating pre- and post race events. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new
people, contribute to a great cause and organize a fun and fulfilling event. Tell your friends and join RFTC in making this the best Run/Walk ever. For more information please contact us in English or Japanese at 03-5422-8591 or Together we can make a difference!

Living Dreams a volunteer-run non-profit organization focusing its efforts on improving the lives of kids who live in children’s homes/orphanages in the Tokyo area needs your help! If you are interested in helping Living Dreams with their LAST (Learning, Arts, Sports, and Technology) programs, or can help with communicating/coordinating with the children's homes, please contact them to set up an interview. Find out more or contact
Amy for more information:

Other social change and community service news
Summer course on CSR in Geneva:

Information and resources
Scholarships, Grant, Award, Conference, Training, Volunteers,
International job postings:

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See Sarajean’s notes:

SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund) Call for proposals: Foreign
economic aid and government programs have spent billions of dollars
during the past five decades to alleviate the high number of people
living in poverty. No country has been lifted out of poverty as a
result of these efforts, but the mindset remains the same: aid
programs are the key to poverty alleviation. The aim of SEVEN Fund
sponsored research is to challenge the prevailing state of mind in
this field. We want to answer the question of whether wealth-creation
may be the most effective solution to alleviate poverty. We invest our
efforts and resources to find, research, and document examples where
entrepreneurial success is shown to have led to poverty alleviation.
In the process, we will seek to inspire entrepreneurs in developing
countries with advice, investments, role models, and services. Read

Endeavour Awards for Research, Postgraduate study or research,
Vocational education and training, Professional Development and
Student Exchanges: Deadline: 31 July 2010
The Endeavour Awards is an internationally competitive, merit-based
program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific
region to undertake study, research and professional development in
Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same
abroad. Find out more:

UN.GIFT: Business Leaders Award
The private sector is an indispensable partner in the global fight
against human trafficking. To honour business leaders who take an
active stand against human trafficking, End Human Trafficking Now!,
the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the
United Nations Global Compact are together establishing a new
international award, "Business Leaders against Human Trafficking".
Read more:

Funding Opportunity Announcement to Strengthen Evidence-based Decision
Making, Conduct Assessments, and Conduct Research Relevant to
PRM-Funded Humanitarian Programs Worldwide The State Department's
Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides aid and
sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless
people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and
resettlement in the United States. PRM will prioritize funding for
proposed activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities as
identified below: Projects to strengthen evidence-based decision
making tools for use in humanitarian programs, including those funded
by PRM. Read more:

Mario Savio Award
This award, which carries a cash prize of $6000, is presented each
year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human
rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this
commitment into effective action. The recipients should have
demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity. The cash
award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an
organization of his/her choosing. Read more:

UNEP-WCMC Chevening MPhil Scholarships
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, in collaboration with
the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The British Council, and in
association with the University of Cambridge in its partnership with
the Cambridge Conservation initiative, is very pleased to offer four
UNEP-WCMC Chevening MPhil Scholarships in Conservation Leadership
beginning in October. Successful candidates will have the opportunity
to spend a year at the Cambridge-based Centre, whilst undertaking the
MPhil, and where they will work alongside our experts to build their
knowledge base on biodiversity and provide information products and
services to decision makers ranging from UNEP, to the international
environmental agreements, and the private sector. Read more:

AGFUND International Prize
The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) declares commencement
of receiving nominations for AGFUND International Prize for Innovative
Human Development Projects. The Prize subject for the year focuses on
" Development of remote and rural communities through information
technology and communication ". Read more:

HIV Young Leaders Fund
The HIV Young Leaders Fund is seeking grant proposals for its 2010 –
2011 cycle of funding from organizations working to address the needs
of young people most-affected by HIV. The goal of the HIV Young
Leaders Fund small grants program is to enable new leadership in the
HIV response among young people most-affected by HIV, including young
people living with HIV. Young leaders and youth networks drive the
funding priorities and governance of the HIV Young Leaders Fund. Read

International Youth Conference on Biodiversity
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan ("MOE") will hold the
"International Youth Conference on Biodiversity in Aichi 2010" in
Japan in August 2010 in order to promote communication among young
people from around the world and to improve their mutual awareness of
biodiversity. The MOE is now inviting applications from individuals in
colleges, universities and high schools all over the world to
participate in the conference. Read more:

TWOWS Postgraduate Fellowships
Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from
Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of
Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists
to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences.
Deadline for applications: 31 July of each year. The Third World
Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) with funds generously
provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
(Sida), has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from
Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to
pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D., at centres of
excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own
country. Read more:

TWAS Fellowships for postgraduate, postdoctoral and advanced research
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world is an
autonomous international organization founded in Trieste, Italy, in
1983. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and
excellence for sustainable development in the South. Since 1986, TWAS
has been supporting scientists and institutions in developing
countries through a wide range of programmes that focus on scientific
capacity building largely through South-South cooperation. Each year,
the TWAS Fellowship Programme, which operates under agreements with
governments and national organizations in developing countries – and
particularly with partners in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico
and Pakistan – offers a number of fellowships to young scientists from
developing countries to carry out postgraduate research in countries
other than their own. Read more:

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Event schedules and location are subject to change so please confirm with the coordinating organizations. For more information about events please contact the organizing and individuals involved in event coordination.