Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jan - Feb 2012 events

January events

Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
FEW January Meeting 2011 - Community Service and FEW “what we can do together!”
Location The Wesley Center Minami Aoyama, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
Cost: 3000 yen members 5000 yen guests Includes Dinner and Drinks
Join us at our January 12, 2012 monthly meeting for a panel discussion featuring our three Community Service Strategic Partners, Peace Boat, TELL Tokyo English Life Line, and Resilience.

January 21, 2012, 4 pm-6 pm
The Body Shop Shinjuku, 3rd Floor, The Body Shop Room
Ms. Miho Watanabe, National Women's Education Center
Topic: Demand of Human Trafficking
Venue: The Body Shop Shinjuku, 3rd Floor, The Body Shop Room (max 30 seats) JR Shinjuku East Exit (3-minute walk), Tokyo Metro Shinjuku San-chome A5 Exit (1-minute walk)
Admission Fee: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students; please present your student ID at the door)
Your registration will be complete when you submit the form online (Polaris Project will not reply to confirm your registration).
For more information, contact: Polaris Project Japan Office E-mail:

Sat. January 28, 19:00
Symphonies for Strings champagne concert, Tokyo Masonic Center (Shibakoen)
Tickets: Group 5,000 each; Single 5,500
Proceeds to benefit Masonic charities
Overture to the Magic Flute, K. 620
Concerto for 2 Violins & Orchestra in C Major, K. 190
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Post-concert artists & audience champagne reception
Sponsor Tokyo Scottish Rite Bodies
Tickets/Information 3588 0738

January 29 (Sunday) - AKIKAWA Adventure Course! (500 yenParticipation Fee) (EASY) (Cancelled in case of rain)  Meet at the ticket gate of Akigawa Station (on the Itsukaichi Line) at 10:23AM .  
From Shinjuku, take the Chuo Line at 9:20 , arriving at Tachikawa Station at 9:46. Change to the 9:56 Oume line train, arriving at Haijima Station at 10:08AM. Change to the MusashiItsukaichi Line, leaving Haijima at 10:13 This train arrives at Akigawa at 10:22AM .  David will get on the front of the MusashiItsukaichi Line train at Haijima at 10:13AM.  Course: Akigawa Station - Toukouin Temple Hiking Area - Culture Forest - Nishifukuji Temple - MusashiItsukaichi Station  Walking Time: about 5.5 hours  Please take a look at the basic course at  Hope you'll be able to join us for some of these events.  If you have any questions, email David at ( 

February 3-5
Japan Fundraising Association Annual Conference
Venue Nippon Foundation, Toranomon
Cost: 13,000yen + 5000yen for optional party on Saturday night

Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
FEW February Meeting 2011 – FEW Foddies
Location The Wesley Center Minami Aoyama, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
Cost: 3000 yen members 5000 yen guests Includes Dinner and Drinks

Spring 2012 Life Line Training Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings, 9:30am ~ 12:30 pm
Introductory session on Saturday, February 18th -  final session on Saturday, May 12th)
Training location: Wesley Center 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and fluent in English.
Potential candidates will be interviewed
Get more details on the TELL website at

Friday February 17, 2012 - Sunday February 19 7:30-8:00 pm
2012 WELL retreat  (Women Educators and Language Learners, since 1995)
Venue: The National Women’s Education Center in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Fri. February 17, from 18:30 ~
FCCJ dinner-concert, Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
Table tickets: Group 8,445 each; Single 9,335
4-concert subscription 33,000 includes VIP seating & special benefits

Friday February 24, 6:30 pm until late
Run for the Cure’s Annual Pink Ball
Cost: ¥35,000 /seat, ¥350,000 /table (10 seats)
Place: The Westin Tokyo, Galaxy Ballroom
Minimum donation per person ¥35,000, or ¥350,000 for a table of 10 seats
Contact RFTC by email or phone at 03-5422-8591!

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Thursday March 15, from 19:00
TOKYO SINFONIA IN MARCH - ELGAR 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

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

Second Harvest Japan has 3 job openings!
1.Administrative assistant – native Japanese level writing and communication skills, FT or semi-FT or extended full time.
2.COO – oversee all 4 program areas – bilingual preferred; Fluent Japanese language skills required
3.Driver – for food deliveries
Contact Charles by email with statement of interest and resume to set up an interview
You can contact him by email
The office phone # is 03-3838-3827 but he is out of Tokyo for the next 2 weeks.


Audition Notice: Tokyo International Players
Show Title: The Wizard of Oz
Audition Dates: January 28-30, February 4
Callback Dates: February 5 & 6
Audition Venue: Our Space, Hatagaya
Production Week: May 15-20
First Meeting/Table Read: Sunday, February 12 from 4:00pm.

Audition Times:
Saturday, January 28: 2:00pm-6.00pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, January 29: 2:00pm-6.00pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm
Monday, January 30: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, February 4: 2:00pm-6:00pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm

Please send an e-mail to Lou McLeod at indicating which session you will attend. Please enter "W-OZ Audition" in the subject line of your email. If that session is already full, you will be contacted to chose another session; otherwise no reply will be sent. Be prepared to stay for the whole session time, but you may be released early.

Please prepare:
A one-minute monologue; and a one-minute vocal selection (NOT from Wizard Of Oz), to be sung a capella. During the auditions and callbacks you will be asked to do readings and sing selected pieces from the show. You will be given a small amount of time to prepare for these during the session. You will also be asked to learn a movement piece. Please wear something you can move in. Our Space is a shoes-off venue, but you may bring dance shoes (which have not been worn outside) if you wish.