Saturday, October 01, 2011

October 2011 event listing

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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

Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
La Tour Aobadai SKYLOUNGE 21st floor 3-6-28 Aobadai Map and directions here
Get more information: Please sign up:

Saturday, October 8 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
FVJ face to face
Location: Biervana
Prudential Tower 1F, 2-13-10 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
Admission fee is 2000 yen (includes 1 drink).
Come and enjoy an evening of fantastic music and guest speakers, whilst raising money for Tohoku. It will be a great opportunity to discuss the successes, failures, joys, frustrations and aspirations of all those trying to help the survivors of March 11th.

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:

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm - October 13 at 12:30am
Benefit for Minami-sanriku
Location Super Deluxe, Nishiazabu
Please click on the link for party details, buy a ticket and get all your friends to come as well!! :) we need all your support. Thank you! O.G.A. FOR AIDは南三陸町や地域の教育センターのための募金活動のイベントを 開催します。
イベントは、1012日の19:30から24:30まで西麻布で開催されます。詳しくは下 のリンクをクリックして下さい。
More info:

Thursday October 13, 8:00 - 10:00pm
Recycle in Fashion Event
We welcome clothing donations and encourage everyone to join us in recycling fashion!  at the Peace Boat office in Takadanobaba

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:00 -9:30pm
"FEW is the Go-To place for personal and professional learning and connections”
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 information: Please sign up:

Oct. 17 (Mon.) 19:00~
MOZART SERENADE: Tokyo International University special event, Kioi Hall (Kioi-cho)
Tickets: by invitation from Tokyo International University.
 If you wish to join us (and bring a friend), please enquire about tickets from Tokyo International University at 049 232 1111
See you at the Sinfonia!
For more information please contact
Phone (03) 3588 0738 fax (03) 3588 0731

Sunday, October 23 · 1:00pm - 3:30pm
FEW fall brunch
Location Kimono Wine Bar and Grill, Minami Aoyama 1-15-28, Platinum Ct. 1F
FEW members- 3000 yen, Guests-- 4000 yen
Our first brunch of the year will take place at the fabulous Kimono Wine Bar and Grill, in Nogizaka, and the brunch menu includes shared appetizers, choice of main dish (incl. vegetarian option) and a drink. The fall brunch is for ladies only (members and friends) and will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to get acquainted with new ones. Space for 20 lucky brunch afficionados!
Kimono Wine Bar and Grill website: < >

November events

Wednesday-Thursday November 2-3, 
FOREST vol4 in Minakami, Gunma
Join us for a night of music and relaxation in the beautiful Alpine Lodge in Minakami - Hot springs, BBQ (veggie available), hiking and music on the deck overlooking the river at the lodge. Full package includes roundtrip bus departing from Shinjuku on NOV 2 and returning on NOV 3 evening, BBQ, Hotel, Music and more...

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
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.
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

Saturday, November 5, 20:00 - late
Patagonica DJ Contest
Fee:3000 yen or 2500 w/flyer
Join us for this year`s DJ contest to choose one lucky artist to travel to Chile, South America and help support the Campaign to protect the nature in Patagonia through music and art. 
For more information visit

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.
For more information, contact: Polaris Project Japan Office by E-mail:

Saturday November 12, 7:00pm~10:00pm
Venue: Be Yoga Japan, Nishi-Azabu
Cost: 2,000 yen entrance
Kim Forsythe (

Saturday to Sunday, Nov 12-13 National Volunteer Festival in Tokyo
Sponsored by TVAC

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00-8:45
International development seminar
Panel discussion on rebuilding Tohoku
Speakers TBA
Find out more at or contact

Saturday, November 19: Yamathon
The Tokyo Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line in under 12 hours. The Yamanote line is Japan's busiest and most important commuter rail lines which circles the capital, travelling through Tokyo's major districts as it goes.
Funds will be raised for the Horn of Africa famine crisis.

Saturday, 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:

Lots of Jobs, internship and volunteer opportunities are found on the JANIC site

The Tokyo Sinfonia welcomes those who would like to support the Sinfonia with a bit of their spare time as volunteers. For example, we would dearly love to have a computer-savvy person, male or female, take our website in hand and help keep it up to date. Simply posting our bi-weekly newsletters and chirashi on the website would be an enormous help to the Sinfonia. There is always need for help too around performance time for pre-concert preparation, and for post-concert reparation. Interested? You may email us at, or, perhaps better, phone us at (03) 3588 0738 and speak with Mari Baba directly.

Volunteer bus info: busses leave from various spots all over Japan on a regular basis for short volunteer trips to Tohoku. For people in the Kantoh region there are many types of volunteer opportunities as well as pick spots.

JCN has updated their site

JPF also has new info on groups active in Tohoku as well as in the horn of Africa

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