Saturday, November 27, 2010

December events

Wednesday, December 1, 7:00-9:00
International development Seminar: Working children: How kids can change the world
Workshop on child labour and how children are making a difference(In Japanese)
Speaker: Sanae Nakajima, Chair, Board of Directors, Free The Children Japan
Location: Tsuda College Sendagaya Campus, 1Floor Conference Room, Tsuda Hall
Fee: Free!
Registration: By telephone (03-3402-7333) or online (
Find out more at

Wednesday – Thursday, Dec. 1-2
Tokyo International Players family Christmas show at Tokyo American Club
"Shape Up Santa"
Details soon at

December 2 - 5, 2010 (evening and matinee shows)
"Tartuffe" by Moliere. Directed by Andrew Woolner.
Venue: Ebisu Echo Theatre
Tickets: 4500 yen at the door, 4000 yen advanced sales and 2500 yen students
Get more information about Tokyo International Players online

Friday, Dec. 3
"Caroling for Peace" (a bilingual service)
Coordinating organization: Peace Network
6:30 p.m. Okinawa puppet presentation,
7:00p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Service including special music, short message, and a peace hula dance
8:00 p.m. Peace Walk to Shibuya Station
Location: Tokyo Union Church in Shibuya on Omote Sando, 5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Free (Open to general public) Join all or just part of the events.
For more information contact: Claudia at (in English) or Monica Watanabe tel.090-9003-1158 (in Japanese only)

Friday Dec 3, 18:30 – 20:30
“Building a Culture of Peace through NVC, Non Violence Communication”
Speaker: Catherine Cadden, CNVC Trainer NVC:
Venue: JICA Global Plaza 4-2-24 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
1 minute walk from Hiroo station
Fee: free
Further info: Kasa / Asakawa

Saturday December 4, 4:00-11:00
Wakai: Politics
Pecha Kucha Night: Activists will present their work in “Pecha Kucha” style (, an innovative format conceived by KDa (, which provide short, focused presentations.
Organizations featured: Amnesty, ACE, Free the Children and more!
Venue: Nitehi Works (in Yokohama)
To get more information: Email:

Sunday, December 5 7:00pm til late
Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN)
Rock for a Free Burma!
Live music gig: What the Dickens, Ebisu.
Featuring: The Oscars (back by popular demand – great for dancing!)
Also: Tom Holliday (rock covers) and Burmese harp music.
Food, drinks, a great international crowd and a good cause!
Tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp and etc.

Tuesday, December 7 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Doctors of the World Japan Latin Jazz Charity Concert
jazz band SOIL&”PIMP” SESSIONS, SALSA dancer Seigo and comtemporary dancer Yuka. All artists will be performing for free to help raise funds that will benefit the most vulnerable populations around the world.
As the place is limited, we advise you to register as soon as possible.
RSVP now: Contact:
Location: SuperDeluxe in Roppongi
Donation per person: \3,500

Thursday December 9, 7-10:00
FEW bonenkai : Hollywood Holidays
Venue: Fiat Space, Kita-Aoyama
Members: \6,000 / NonMembers: \8,000
Includes a festive feast buffet, 2 hrs free flow drinks (wine & beer) & music
\500 cash bar from 10pm
GRAND prize raffle - all proceeds go to the music program run by Living Dreams, a nonprofit organization, improving the lives of kids who live in children’s homes in the Tokyo area.
Join us, bring your friends & make a difference while having a fabulous time!
Get more information:

Thursday December 9, 7-10:00
Bread and Roses: speakers from the Anti poverty network, photography by Q Sakamaki and music by various artists
Location: SuperDeluxe in Roppongi
Donation per person: \500

Friday Dec 10, 10:00-12noon
Women’s Program English language series: seminars to help women who have been through abuse
Dec. 10 theme: Tools to deal with trauma”
Location: Resilience Studio R (4-14-19-110A Jingumae, Shibuya-ku)
(see map : )
For more information,
Fee: 2,100 yen (sliding scale available)
(A more comprehensive series of workshops and seminars are also offered in Japanese. Please contact Resilience for the complete schedule.)

Friday Dec 10, 18:30 – 20:30
SIBELIUS SERENADE: Symphonies for Strings champagne concert, Oji Hall (Ginza)
Tickets: Group ¥5,500 each; Single ¥6,000
4-concert subscription ¥20,000 includes VIP seating & special benefits

Friday-Sunday Dec. 10-12
Yokohama Theatre Group (with TIP) perform "Tartuffe" in Yokohama.

Monday Dec 13 7:00-9:00pm
Party to activate people in 2011: A PSC NPO/NGO Networking event
Meet people from different organizations, and share information about getting involved in nonprofit NGO projects, activities and events.
Cost: ¥3200
Includes 2 drinks and appetizers. (cash bar open.)
Venue: Kimono Wine Bar (03-6438-1685)
Platinum Ct. 1F, Minami Aoyama 1-15-28
RSVP by Dec 8 to guarantee your spot. Space is limited!

Saturday, Dec 15 * Early bird discount ends
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept.
Courses start Sept 20, Deadline for applications: Sept 13
NGO Mgt program courses offered: NGO English, NGO Mgt,  Global Issues and how NGOs tackle them,
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

December 7: Light up the Life of a Refugee Child - Tree of Hope
at the Marunouchi Oazo complex will feature a tree lighting ceremony and performances by school choirs and readings from students. Previous years have been opened by Princess Kiko. A reception will follow at a nearby restaurant.
Please check the website for details:
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2011 events to look forward to:

Saturday, Jan 9, 10:00-12:00
emple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House (in English)
Courses start Sept 20, Deadline for applications: Sept 13
NGO Mgt program courses offered: NGO English, NGO Mgt,  Global Issues and how NGOs tackle them,
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:

* Early bird discount end Dec 15!