Sunday, June 30, 2013

July 2013 Tokyo Community Events

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Doors open 7:00 p.m / Talk starts 7:30 p.m
The Inheritance of Trauma: Radiation Exposed Communities Around the World
Speaker: Robert Jacobs, Associate professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
Organized by ICAS at Temple University Japan Campus

Thursday July 4, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

“The multifaceted roles and functions of NGOs in the face of Tohoku Disaster”
Venue: Kyoto University
Complete information
If you are in Kyoto, we welcome you to join the seminar and actively take part in discussions. To sign up please email:
Please share this information with your networks and colleagues.

Saturday July 6 
Chuo Line Challenge Hiking (a bit difficult)  (Cancelled in case of rain)
Participation Fee 1,000 yen
meet at the ticket gate of JR Uenohara Station at 08:10.
Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.

Sunday July 7, 2-5pm
Seminar on the revised Labor Contract Law.
Venue:Tokyo Minato-ku, Azabudai 1-11-6
Osaka Keizai Hohka Daigaku Tokyo Azabudai Seminar House
Closet Station: Kamiyacho- Hibiya line"
On April 1st,2013 the Japanese Government revised the Labor Contract Law.
A major revision to the Law is a five-year rule for workers employed under a fixed-term labor contract. This rule will require employers to then convert such contracts to no-term ones, as is the practice among regular company employees.The official interpretation of this is that the amendment will lead to greater job security for workers.
This has created a lot of ambiguous interpretations on behalf of several institutions and organisations; as well as, to the people it will effect ( contract workers).
To give employees a better understanding of what this all means, Tozen Union ( Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union ) will holding  a 3hr seminar on this new amendment.
The main presenters will be: Tozen's Attorney ,Shoichi Ibusuki:Executive President/Advocate, Hifumi Okunuki:General Secretary,Louis Carlet.

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00
RIJ's Pub Quiz challenge
Whether you missed May's trivia challenge or need redemption after it, mark your calendar for the next Pub Quiz challenge. The event will take place at Kichioji's The Hub.  Expect more details next month. For more information please email

Thursday July 11 7:00-10:00pm
FEW Monthly Meeting
Theme: Be your own Publicist!
Featuring: Sarah Hall, Director of PR at ToysRUs
FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and non-members from every background and nationality.
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Map and access info:
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests 
includes buffet dinner and drinks.
* You can pay in advance via bank transfer, or pay at the door.
Email: Bethan at to secure your seat
Find out more about FEW:

Thursday, July 11
Volunteer Network Meetup
During this meet up, Leszek will talk about forest restoration projects and other volunteer events that Jambo International attends regularly. The events are organized by nature-based groups like Shu or JUON.
Details and signup:
Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.

Friday, July 12, 2013 Doors open 7:00 p.m / Talk starts 7:30 p.m.
ICAS/TUJ Law Speaker Series
Medical Error in Japan: A Subsurface Tangle of Law and Politics
Robert B Leflar, University of Arkansas School of Law
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
Organized by ICAS at Temple University Japan Campus

Sunday, July 14
Save the date for RIJ’s next charity golf tournament.
For more information please email

Venue: Gamuso in Asagaya
PSJ’s mission is to contribute to the protection of sharks, our oceans and marine life by undertaking actions that encourage environmental activism and sustainable consumption choices. 
Shark and ocean conservation NGO PangeaSeed International will be launching its official Japanese
branch on July 14th 2013 – the day before “Umi no Hi” or “Ocean Day”, with a day of art and music.
Starting at 3pm, the event will include live music by a number of Tokyo-based bands including The
Mootekkis, Icon Girls Pistols, The Dirty Ts, The Watanabes and DJs. Entrance for the event is free,
however donations to PangeaSeed Japan are more than welcome.
Get more information about the group and the event here:

Sunday, July 14, 12noon – late
Zushi garbage pickup & Capoeira show
Meet at the east ticket gate of Kamakura Station (on the Yokosuka Line) at 12:00 noon. From Yokohama Station, take the 11:24AM Yokosuka Line train (towards Zushi).  This arrives at Kamakura at 11:52AM. Lunch at Zushi Beach and do a garbage cleanup. Please bring gloves for picking up slimy, stinky things. As a special treat, at 4pm, we'll watch a performance by the Bantus Japan School of Capoeira at the Brazilian bar Piquelinhos on Zushi beach!
A day of good work and relaxing fun! Please see:
Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
ICAS/TUJ Law Speaker Series: The Strange Law and Politics of US Immigration Reform
Speaker: Peter Spiro, Charles Weiner Professor of Law, Temple University Philadelphia
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
Organized by ICAS at Temple University Japan Campus

Thursday July 18
Tokyo Sinfonia in July, WENZEL FUCHS CLARINET SERENADE champagne concert
Venue Oji Hall (Ginza)
Eroica Variations, Op. 35 (Beethoven)
Concerto for Clarinet & Strings in B-flat Major, Op. 34 (Weber)
Concerto for Clarinet & Strings in B Minor, Op. 115 (Brahms)
Please enquire about 4-concert subscriptions offering VIP perks, discounted tickets & special seating
Organized by Tokyo Sinfonia

Friday, July 19th Time: 7.00pm
Event Title: Charity Music Event for Animals 
(for Animal Friends Niigata and Animal Refuge Kansai, featuring The Watanabes and Mana Hardcore - organised by Animal Walk Tokyo and the Tokyo Animal Refuge Kansai Meetup Group)
Location and Venue access details: Juke Joint, Nishi Azabu, B1F Ohyama Bldg, 2-13-15 Nishi Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo,
Participation fee: 3,000 yen including one raffle ticket
Registration info: Please see the Animal Walk Tokyo homepage, Facebook page or Meetup page below - details to be posted asap:

July 19 - August 25 (weekends)
RIJ will be participating in a series of children's workshops hosted by the Roppongi Hills community this summer. If you have a workshop idea and are interested in leading a session for kids, or, if you would like to help out as a volunteer, please email Keep your eyes out for more information.

Saturday, July 20, 6:00 - 7:30PM (the door opens at 5:45PM)
Environmental/Social Issues English Class - Earthquakes (Precautions & Assistance)
A monthly JAMBO International Environmental/Social Issues English Class. Like with other JAMBO International events, half of the fees will be given to the charity of the month, so you can learn English, learn (and talk) about a current issue, and help the cause (which is discussed) all at the same time. This month’s collection will be donated to  TERP LONDON Tohoku Earthquake Relief Project, helping the people become self-reliant and build strong community.
The cost is 2000 yen per person and attendance is limited to 12. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis (by writing to . The class is held at JAMBO school in MonzenNakacho.
Afterwards, we will have a social hour in JAMBO School with the participants who want to join, so you are welcome to buy food and drink beforehand, or go out to a nearby store to get some with David after the class. Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.

Sunday, July 21
Tama Yokoyama Green Road Hiking Course (Easy Course)
Participation Fee: 1000 yen
Enjoy walking in the parks and green paths in the Tama area!
Meet at the Odakyuu Line’s Karakida Station's ticket gate at 11:02AM.
Course: Karakida Station - Yokoyama Green Road - Nakasaka Park - Tama Central Park - Tama Center Station It's a fairly easy 4 hour hike with a lot of greenery.   Take a look at for some of this course's details (in Japanese) and pictures.   Bring your own beverages and lunch box and backpack. Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.

Friday July 26
Tokyo Sinfonia in July, JAPANESE SERENADE dinner-concert
Venue Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
Trityque for Strings (Yasushi Akutagawa)
Sinfonietta (Sadao Bekku)
Three Film Scenes (Toru Takemitsu)
Please enquire about 4-concert subscriptions offering VIP perks, discounted tickets & special seating
Organized by Tokyo Sinfonia

Sunday, July 28 10:0017:00
Education for Social Justice – 1 day workshop
Sign up Deadline: July 21

Sunday, July 28 
AKIKAWA Hiking & Swimming Adventure Course(EASY)
 Participation Fee: 1000 yen  (Cancelled in case of rain)
Meet at the ticket gate of MusashiItsukaichi Station (the last stop of the Itsukaichi Line) at 10:50AM. Walking Time: about 4 hours Bring your swimsuit if you want to swim!
Organized by Jambo. If you have any questions, call or email David at 03-5809-9389.


August 3, 10:0017:00
Fundraising for NGOs: Practical Hints (One-day Workshop)
Course Details
This workshop introduces the various ways NGOs raise funds and key fundraising issues. The workshop will concentrate on diverse funding sources and strategies. We will also look at particular case studies highlighting innovative fundraising techniques. The workshop will include a combination of lecture, discussion and group exercises with the expectation that each person will come out with some new ideas and plans. Participants will work in groups to create fundraising plans. Participants with diverse experience are welcome to join, but this workshop is not aimed at fundraising professionals as it is an introductory course.
Sign up Deadline: July 23

August 31 - September 8
Aichi Women’s Festival, Short film competition

16 September 2013(Pre-Summit trainings)
17 - 18 September 2013(Main conference)
The CSR Asia Summit 2013
To register and for more information, please visit:


Friday October 4, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Venue: The Westin Tokyo
Ticket: 15,000 yen (includes dinner and drinks)
Find out more:

Friday November 8
6:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
RIJ Executive Fight Night III at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo
More details:

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A hearty shout out to the nonprofit organization Kyoto Journal - and Kyoto Journal founder John Einarsen in particular! They received an award from the Cultural Affairs Agency for their efforts in cultural exchange and promotion of Japanese culture abroad. Article link from the JT is listed below - but here is the KJ link
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