Saturday, September 24, 2011

October - November 2011

Friday September 30, 2011 6:00pm ~ 9:30pm

White Hot Extravaganza

Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Cost: 30,000 yen per person
Organized by the Tyler Foundation

October Events
Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 10am – 5pm
2011 theme "Bonds: The world with Japan. Japan with the world.”
meet people from many NGOs, international development agencies and embassies while enjoying a bit of chicken curry!
Place: Hibya Park, Tokyo
Find out more (no English page this year)

Sunday, October 2, Fall Beach Cleanup
Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project Fall Campaign
This is the annual International Coastal Cleanup initiative in Fujisawa. Individual and corporate donations, especially for food and beverage, are always appreciated. We know that this year has been very different in many ways. Nevertheless, we look forward to welcoming you as usual. If you have not already done so, please let us know if you still plan to participate. For more information about what's involved, please take a look at the brochure that was kindly made by PWR New Media
Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project
Japan Times article

October 11, 2011
"The Biggest Networking Night Of The Year"
Location 57-Fifty Seven.
Join the brightest and most connected business professionals, business owners, investors and entrepreneurs in Tokyo. Come prepared to network, create opportunities, expand your contacts and do business at this invite-only once a year event. Happy hour specials on hors d'oeuvres plus discounted drinks. Sponsored by The Chocolate Business Cards. Brought to you by Germaine Moody Events,
To Pre-Register for this event, visit the website:

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:00 -9:30
FEW monthly meeting
"FEW is the Go-To place for personal and professional learning and connections”
For our first meeting of our 30th birthday year we’re hosting a panel discussion with
Location Wesley Center, 2F 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo (map)
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks.
Get more info

November events
Friday, November 4, 2011, 7:30 – 4:00
A Day at Atsugi - Golf Tournament co-organized by the Mustangs and Santa fe Relocation services on behalf of Run for the Cure® Foundation.
Place: Atsugi Golf Club. Naval Air Station, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Enjoy this top-notch golf course at the Naval Air Facility Atsugi. The tournament consists of a scramble format, with a shotgun tee-off at 9am. This year we will continue the fine tradition of the Pink Ball CHALLENGE, as an added competition and the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.
To refresh yourself after the thrills on the course, we’ll be having lunch at the NAF Atsugi Golf Course Restaurant with its sumptuous cuisine, while enjoying a breathtaking view of the 18th hole.
Cost: ¥25,000 per person covers green fees and golf cart, and comes with omiyage bag and golf T-shirt, along with breakfast and lunch. Participation in the $1 million hole-in-one contest, and $10,000 putting contest are included. Plus various fun events throughout the round and great raffle prizes make for a memorable day at Atsugi!
To sign-up, please visit to download the Registration Form (pdf), fill it in and fax it to 03-5447-8832, or send to the Foundation as an attachment by email at

Tuesday, November 8
Polaris Project will host our first-ever international symposium on human trafficking. The symposium will provide a forum in which experts and officials from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States can intensively dicuss their experiences with existing anti-human trafficking measures and programs. We hope to reinvigorate the discussions on combating human trafficking in Japan, and to empower government officials, NGOs, and citizens to re-think our approaches to this issue.
The symposium will feature keynote speeches followed by a panel discussion, which will be open to the public. In the late afternoon, there will be a closed session to allow Japanese officials and experts to be able to discuss issues in more depth.
The final guest list is being confirmed now, but look out for details on our website and in the Polaris Post! For more information, contact: Polaris Project Japan Office by E-mail:

Nov 12-13 National Volunteer Festival in Tokyo
Sponsored by TVAC

November 19: 2nd Annual Beaujolais for Books
The 2nd annual Beaujolais for Books event is on the evening of November 19th. It's a fundraising fete held at Soleil Provence in association with Shonan chapter of Room to Read  an NGO specializing in literacy and girl's education. Please do join us if you can for French workshops, bubbles and Beaujolais by the beach.
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Saturday November 26th, 9:00-11:00
Run for Cure / Walk for life
Location: Hibiya Park Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hibiya Park Service cntre: 03-3501-6428
 Meeting Place: Hibiya Park Fountain Area Course:
Around Imperial Palace
Registration Fee: Adult / ¥5,000 12 years under / ¥2,500 under 5 / Free
Get details here: