Monday, July 06, 2015

July ~ August 2015

July 2015 Tokyo Community News 
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Summer Greetings

I hope this finds you well and ready for summer

Below is some nonprofit NGO event, volunteering and project information. 
It looks a little bit better than usual as I just switched to MailChimp. Below is information on events and opportunities you might be interested in. Please  share with anyone who might be interested. 
We need 3 volunteers for July 17 to help take notes photos and work the front desk - if you have time please shoot me an email.
I hope to see you at one of these events! 
about this picture to the left ...
For two years, I have been working on a training evaluation project with the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). The English and Japanese versions of the ARI project report can be downloaded here or from my blog

Have a great Summer!

International Development Seminar Series

Workshop on Conflict Resolution
Focus on Community based conflict prevention in Africa
Tuesday July 28, 19:00~20:50
Featuring Yukiko Ishii, Executive Director, Japan Center for Conflict Resolution
Location: Tsuda College, Sendagaya Campus
In Japanese
Limited to 25 persons
Registration required

Opportunities of interest

NGO jobs => Second Harvest Japan has several Job opportunities available
フードバンク部 システム担当, 総務・法務スタッフ, ボランティアコーディネーター, フードバンク部 渉外スタッフ Find out more
Empowerment Application for the 2015 Women’s Initiative  Summer Empowerment (WISE) Program is now open! Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JSIE) welcomes young professionals to apply - Dates: July 5 deadline, August 1 – 3 meeting (

2015 Tomodachi Emerging Leaders Program
Conference Nov 6-11 Tokyo Japan
Application deadline July 12
Find out more:

You can expect the TCN to be updated every few months.

Rethinking Sustainability

Friday July 17, 2015 19:00-21:00
Location:  Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus Bldg. 10, Room 301
No registration required.
Organized by Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC)
and the People for Social Change (PSC)

Mirai no Mori July online funding campaign

Mirai no Mori creates life-changing outdoor programs for Japanese orphans based on ‘Outdoor Adventure’, ‘Real life English’, and ‘Ongoing Mentoring’ to help create brighter paths to their future. A total of 1 million yen will enable all children at camp this summer to experience the thrills of rafting, giving them the courage to steer their lives in a better direction.
If you share our dream of supporting these children to create a brighter future, please consider donating to this cause. Support us here:
Note: We must reach 1 million yen to receive any of the donations.
Fall program information will soon be online - i will teach one class at each again as well as at Sophia:
Temple University NGO management
Tsuda International Training Program
international development courses.


Binka Le Breton, President, Amigos de Iracambi
Pania Lincoln, Regional Director, Pangea Seed Japan
Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan
Yuko Omura, International Coordinator, Peace Boat
Professor David Slater, Sophia University
Sarajean Rossitto, Nonprofit NGO Consultant, Sophia Lecturer

Other events

First Tokyo FEEL THE BERN meeting,  Saturday July 25, 1pm, Location TBA
Open to anyone interested in supporting the Bernie Sanders for President 2016 campaign

Pacific Roots Fest in Yokohama,  Friday to Sunday August 7-9, 2015, music, food, dance and a whole lot of fun celebrating art and culture from around the Pacific.

9th ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Theme: Exploring Frontiers of Civil Society, Social Capital and Social Enterprises, August 27-28  2015 College of Law at Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

—RFTC Pink Fest
Saturday, September 12, 2015,18:00–23:00
Volunteers needed
To attend, Register before Monday August 31, 2015

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Sarajean Rossitto
Skills development for nonprofit NGOs, international organizations and civil society activists
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