Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall 2012 events


Friday, September 28th 18:00 - 24:00
Vintage Carnival Extravaganza!
Grand Hyatt, Roppongi
Have you reserved your seats to this year's extravaganza?
Dress: Fun cocktail for ladies, suits, sport coats with optional fun bow ties for gentlemen
will feature a live painting by Dragon Artist Divya Cherian!
Find out more on the Tyler Foundation site

Friday September 28th, 2012, 19:00 - 20:30 
Tohoku planning forum #8 – workshop: Learning from the Resilient-Ishinomaki Symposium July 2012. Shaping the future and moving towards resilient communities.
Location Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Building 4, 4F, Room 416
Free but advanced registration required!
Registration This event required advanced registration, first-come-first-served basis. Do please register in advance at

Saturday Sept 29, 2012, 3- 5 PM
Temple University Japan Campus NGO Management course begins
Application is rolling as the class has already been confirmed, but registration needs to be completed by Sept 28.
To register or for more information visit the TUJ website: 
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
About the TUJ certificate in NGO management

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

Monday, October 1, 7:00-9:00
TUJ ICAC Seminar series featuring Jesper Koll: What US Elections and American Politics Mean for the Asian and Japanese Economies
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita 5F
Free (Open to general public)
Sign up by email

Monday, October 1, 15:00-17:30 (reception opens at 14:30)
UNFA Symposium on Aging in the 21st century
Venue: U Thant Hall, 3rd Floor of United Nations University Building
Organizer: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Co-organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,HelpAge International, JOICFP
Supporter: Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare
For more information, contact Ms. Yagi at UNFPA Tokyo Office

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 4, 7:00-9:00
TUJ ICAC Seminar series featuring Hiroshi Ono, Associate Professor of sociology at Texas A&M University Careers in foreign-owned firms in Japan with Hiroshi Ono
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita 5F
Free (Open to general public)
Sign up by email

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 10 am – 5pm
GLOBAL FESTA: meet people from many NGOs, international development agencies and embassies while enjoying a bit of chicken curry!
Place: Hibya Park, Tokyo

Thursday, October 13, 2012, 7:00 -9:30
For Empowering Women in Japan (FEW) monthly meeting
Theme: the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) learning more from people who have not only taken part in the program but have also won the prize! (
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, October 18, 7:00-9:00
TUJ ICAC Seminar series featuring Stefan Lippert, Professor in International Business at Temple University,
Japan Campus, World Class Beyond Toyota: Japan‘s “Hidden Champions” and Their Western Peers
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita 5F
Free (Open to general public)
Sign up by email

October 25-28, Thursday – Sunday
  *  Oct 25th (Thurs) 7:30pm
  *  Oct 26th (Fri) 7:30pm
  *  Oct 27th (Sat) 1:30pm and 6:30pm
  *  Oct 28th (Sun) 1:30pm and  6:30pm
Reserved tickets: 3000 yen (including one drink)
Non-reserved tickets: 3500 yen (including one drink)
Location/Access SANGUBASI TRANCE MISSION B1 Sangubashi Guest house Yoyogi 4-50-8, Shibuya-ku Closest station: Sangubashi, Odakyu line, Map and link to theater site
 Book tickets by email:
Please include your name, phone number, number of tickets, and performance you would like to attend. You should receive a reply within 48 hours.
Note: email reservations will close 24 hours before the first show.
For more information about Black Stripe Theater visit our website:

November Events and Beyond

Tuesday, November 6th 6-10pm
Napa Wine night event benefitting the Tyler Foundation
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Presented in cooperation with the Napa Valley Vintners association, Tokyo American Club Decanter and Flatiron. All proceeds to benefit the Tyler Foundation
Find out more on the Tyler Foundation site

Wednesday November 28, 7:00-8:45pm
International Development Seminar
Guest Speaker, Masaki Inaba, Africa Japan Forum Director, GCAP Japan (Global Call to Action against Poverty) Executive Director.
Venue: Tsuda Open School
More details will be posted online soon Please click on the link for more details.
Registration by telephone (03-3402-7333) or email (

Saturday December 1st, 2012

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

For more information or to sign up:

December 6-9, evening and matinees
Tokyo International Players presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Details will be available soon
Find out more about TIP

Thursday December 13, 7:00-10:00
FEW end of the year party/Bonenkai – Mark your calendar now!
Open to women, men, friends of FEW and anyone wanting to share a bit of Holiday Cheer!
Details will be available later in October.
Find out more about FEW:

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
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

ETIC Opportunities:  Jobs, Fellowships and internships in tohoku:


Run for the Cure® is looking for volunteers!

Run for the Cure®/Walk for Life 2012 will be held Saturday, December 1st at Tokyo's Hibiya Park. Volunteers will be needed throughout the day ranging from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. The 10th annual Pink Ball is scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at The Westin Tokyo. Volunteers will be needed from 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, contribute to a great cause and be part of fun and fulfilling charitable fundraisers. Tell your friends, and join us in making these great events even better. Register to be a volunteer HERE!
For more information, please contact Kiei at 
Together we can make a difference! For more information about RFTC:

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