Monday, August 20, 2012


Saturday August 25, 1:00-5:00
Fee: 1000yen
Location: Chuo University
To sign up:
Organized by JACSES and the Environmental Auditing Research Group (EARG)

Saturday September 1 10:00-12noon

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)’s Continuing Education Information Sessions:

Fall 2012 NGO courses:
NGO management, Saturdays 3:00-5:00,
Global Issues and how NGOs tackle them, Fridays 7:00-9:00,
NGO English Wednesdays 7:00-9:00
For details, please visit

Thursday September 6, 2012 8:00 am-9:30am
British Chamber of Commerce Japan presents: Diversity: What’s the Point?
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi ,Muromachi, Tokyo, Chuo-ku, 103-8328, Japan
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Thursday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 -9:30
For Empowering Women in Japan (FEW) monthly meeting
Sept Speaker: South African Ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko
Location Wesley Center, 2F  6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 6000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks.
"FEW is the Go-To place for personal and professional learning & connections”
Get more info:

Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
'Battle stations?' Sea Power and Sino-Japanese Security Relations in the East China Sea
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita 5F
Speaker:  Alessio Patalano
Moderator: Robert Dujarric
Admission: Free (Open to general public)

Thursday, Sept 13, 7:00pm
Mendelssohn Serenade
Venue: Oji Hall (Ginza)
All Mendelssohn programme: Overture in C Major • Concerto for Violin, Piano & Strings in D Minor • Symphony for Strings in D Major
For Tickets or more Information contact or visit

Friday, September 28th
Vintage Carnival Extravaganza!
Grand Hyatt, Roppongi
Have you reserved your seats to this year's extravaganza?
Find out more on the Tyler Foundation site

Saturday Sept 29, 2012, 1- 5 PM
PiNK Beauty Party: PiNK magazine, RFTC’s quarterly publication dedicated to women’s health and breast cancer awareness, would like to extend a beauty party invitation to 50 women who are breast cancer survivors. These beauty treatments serve to bring women together and build relationships, while providing a chance to share their stories. The Japan Esthetic Association will provide professionals who will teach important self-care steps that you can take to feel and look better.
Where: Tokyo American Club: 2-1-2 Azabudai Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8649
If you are interested in joining, please e-mail
About run for the Cure

Saturday, September 29, 2012 1PM-5PM
Cost:  ¥3,000/Adult, ¥2,000/Children (6-12), Free/Children (under 5)
Place: Nozawa Onsen City Hall, Oaza Toyosato 9167, Nozawa Onsen mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano
Courses: 10K & 5K Run/ 2K Walk Click here to register now!
Bus from Tokyo to Nozawa: Round trip bus fair will be ¥7,000 for adults, ¥6,000 for children 6-12, and under 5 is free (Register by clicking link provided above). This bus will leave Tokyo at 7:00 AM on Saturday, September 29 and will return from Nozawa Sunday, September 30 at 2 PM. EastEdge Resorts is offering discounted hotel stays for this event. Reserve by clicking the links below: Kawamotoya Ryokan with breakfast or with two meals, or Nozawa Apartment Hotel with breakfast.
About run for the Cure


Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:30 to 6:00 pm,
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Japan presents: Gender Diversity in the Board Room: Why it Matters, and How to Increase it
Place: TMI Associates, 23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
More information on the event and speakers:

Thursday, October 13, 2012, 7:00 -9:30
For Empowering Women in Japan (FEW) monthly meeting
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 6000 yen for guests includes buffet dinner and drinks.
"FEW is the Go-To place for personal and professional learning & connections”
Get more info:

Saturday December 1st, 2012

Run for the Cure®/ Walk for Life 2012
Place: Hibiya Park

For more information or to sign up:

Other events

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)’s Public lectures: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) hosts more than 40 lectures and symposiums each year.

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Opportunities: RESOURCES, Jobs, Fellowships and Volunteering

Can We Meet? How to Respond When Donors Resist Meeting with You Andy Robinson suggests responses to nine reasons donors often give to avoid meeting—and identifies which objections mean it's time to quit asking. Read more

Nonprofit Awards for Health and Social Justice Nonprofits Are you a nonprofit that focuses on health, fighting disease, or promoting social justice? Ask your supporters to help you gain recognition for your great work. Learn more

Jobs – for all of these please contact the organizations directly for more information.

OGA for AID is looking for a grant proposal writer. Some with experience in writing successful project plans, action plans and/or funding proposals is needed to assist with their tohoku financing strategy. Find out more about OGA for AID and contact them if you are interested in the job.
Run for the Cure Foundation: searching for full time administrative staff. The position includes editing a monthly Japanese magazine, database management, volunteer management, and other general office work. Must have native level Japanese language skills, excellent Japanese report writing skills and intermediary English language skills. An interest in women’s health and the nonprofit sector a must. For more information about RFTC: is still looking for Japan office staff for campaign and communications positions. An interest in social change and a desire to promote online social mobilization in Japan are necessary. Must have native level Japanese language skills, excellent Japanese report writing skills and intermediary English language skills. Get more information: &

UNFPA Japan Office is looking for staff to coordinate events and reports. Native Japanese and high level English skills required. An interest in women’s health and an understanding of reproductive rights a must. Apply by August 26! Get more information here:

Human Rights Now is looking for 2 new staff members 1. A full time admin and bookkeeping staff member ( and a part time general program staff person
An interest in human rights and willingness to learn more a must.

Peace Boat Appeal for Volunteers
Peace Boat has been supporting the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Ishinomaki since March 17. We have made a long term commitment to the community, and we are continuing to aid recovery through a variety of projects. We are appealing for Japanese-speaking volunteers in particular to help with our psychosocial care projects in the Temporary Housing Complexes. We are also appealing for English-speaking volunteers to help on other projects running in the area. Please contact for more information, or visit

Habitat for Humanity Tohoku Tsunami Relief in Tohoku
* recruiting Tohoku disaster relief volunteers. The minimum commitment is for 1 day and no special skill or experience are necessary!
*Locations: 1.Ishinomaki city, Higashimatsushima city, Natori city, Onagawa town, in Miyagi prefecture 2.Ofunato city in Iwate prefecture
*Tasks: Cleaning private houses, public and community buildings etc.
*Schedule: Volunteer days are open throughout the month.
For further information please contact

Give2Asia is looking for 2 translation volunteers to help the translation of Japanese nonprofit materials. Most of the work is project plan translation, but if interested a volunteer can help more with the development of other project materials that need to be adapted for English language formats. About Give2Asia supported projects in Tohoku:  If interested please contact

Job, internship and volunteer opportunities on the JANIC site:
Volunteering opportunities: TVAC


Music funds for Tohoku schools:  funds available for Japanese schools and music programs! Relief International, an international humanitarian NPO based in Los Angeles, is offering up to $5,000 to schools in Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi to support the recovery of their music programs through the collaborative "Jam 4 Japan" Music Education Grant. Please visit the website ( to learn more about this project. Email

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) gets together once a month in Kanda to discuss human rights issues. Join us for information, action and fun. See for directions and call (090) 4744-7111 with any queries

Fundraisers wanted: To help the homeless of Tokyo, we'll be collecting funds and providing services around the city. Train fare contributions and snacks provided to participants if needed. For those who cannot participate, we are providing telephone English conversation lessons where 30% of the fees will be donated to the homeless. See or call Chris on (080) 3219 1997 for more information

English-speaking women's group: College Women's Association of Japan (CWAJ) is an organization for women committed to education, cross-cultural exchange and friendship. CWAJ holds monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and has several special interests groups such as hiking, Japanese conversation, trips and tours, music and ceramics. It's a great way to meet new people and become involved! See

The Japan African-American Friendship Association (JAFA) is a group with chapters located in both Tokyo and Osaka that promotes educational and cultural exchange activities between Japanese people and African-Americans. For more info, check out

Animal welfare/rights: choicesfortomorrow. org is a site with comprehensive information in Japanese and English about animal welfare and animal rights. Choices for Tomorrow strives for a cruelty-free lifestyle and aims to provide beneficial content for you. We would like many people to know about the current condition that animals are facing every day. Please check out and mail inquiries to

We Are One Japan is a voluntary event-organizing group that connects internationally minded individuals in the Kansai area through a wide range of smoke-free events and activities. Visit their website at Email:

Kobe Club is a nonprofit, private-membership club serving Kansai's international community. Featuring fine dining and a wide range of events and activities, it is a center of social, cultural and family life for the transient and long-term expatriate as well as the internationally minded local resident. Email or check out

Bridges is a year-round program for non-Japanese who want to experience Japan, offering monthly events covering a wide range of subjects. With programs that include Japanese language education and development of international volunteers, the Osaka YWCA runs Bridges and has centers in Umeda and Kita Senri. Email or please visit

Chubu Philippine Friendship Association: CPFA is a volunteer group mainly for Filipinos living in the Chubu area. Founded in 1981, it fosters cooperation and networking between Filipinos and Japanese with the support from people of all nationalities. Visit or for more info

FEW Kansai is a networking organization for foreign women in Japan. Dinner meetings feature a variety of guest speakers, usually held at the Hilton Hotel Osaka in Umeda on the last Thursday of each month. The organization also organizes monthly events that provide professional and personal support. Email or visit

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