Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 2016

Information on nonprofit NGO events and opportunities.

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Performance  times
April 14 (Thurs) 7:30pm
April 15 (Fri) 7:30pm
April 16 (Sat) 2:00pm
April 16 (Sat) 7:30pm

April 17 (Sun) 2:00pm
April 17 (Sun) 7:30pm
Please reserve online and pay in cash at the door.

Tickets - Minimum donation per person

3500 yen: tickets  reserved before April 1
4000 yen: tickets reserved from April 1 Tickets can be reserved using this online form

All profit from this show will be donated to Resilience, http://resilience.jp/  a nonprofit organization raising awareness of domestic violence in Japan. 

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IWD related EVENTS

For Empowering Women (FEW) http://fewjapan.com/
Japan monthly meeting
Thursday March 10th / 19:00 - 22:00
Professor Akiko Yamanaka, Special Ambassador for Peacebuilding of Japan
Keiko Tamura of Syrian Kitchens to discuss the current refugee crisis.


Mirai no Mori
Updates from camp are posted on facebook
Join us as corporate sponsor: 

Asian Rural Institute
Annual Report for fiscal 2014 is now available for download
=> http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2015/08/25/2014annualreport/

311 events (JCIE)

Memorial: Together for 3.11 (Fellowship for Japan)
March 6, New York, NY
A memorial service in New York will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the disaster and convey the message that the people of Tohoku have not been forgotten.

Conference: The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11 (Sasakawa USA & US-Japan Council)
March 8, Washington, DC
The panel discussions with American and Japanese experts and officials will cover the initial international response to the disaster, the Fukushima nuclear accident, lessons learned from the Tohoku experience, and Operation Tomodachi. It will be livestreamed on their website.

Program: 3-11 and 9-11 Survivor Stories (Asia Society)
March 8, New York, NY
The event showcases the stories from the program that brought 3/11 and 9/11 survivors together, a short documentary film, and a conversation about the power of human connection and healing.

Events:  Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake (US-Japan Council)
Various cities & dates
USJC is hosting several events in the US and Japan on the Tohoku disaster and recovery. Full list is available here.

Film & Discussion: The Role of JET Alumni in US-Japan Cooperation (Sasakawa USA & JETAADC)
March 11,  Washington, DC
An invitation-only event with a panel discussion and a special film screening of Tohoku Tomo.

Forum: Creating a New Tohoku: Firsthand Observations on its Recovery and an Update on the Economy (Japan America Society of Minnesota)
March 10, St. Paul, MN
To commemorate the fifth anniversary, the forum will report on the progress being made in Tohoku.

Lecture: Spring 2016 Special Lecture Series on Japan’s 2011 Disasters (Harvard University)
March 11—Five Years Later: Research Borne from the March 2011 Disasters in Japan
March 25—Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post-3/11 Japan
April 5—Fukushima Five Years Later: A View from the Ocean
April 22—Nuclear Ghosts: Contamination and Containment in Post-3/11 Coastal Fukushima
Symposium: New Directions in Japanese Art and Architecture After 3/11 (Japan Society)
March 11, New York, NY
Leading artists, practitioners and scholars discuss the innovations in art and architecture that have arisen in the aftermath of the disaster and considers the ongoing rebuilding efforts from new perspectives.

Exhibition: In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
March 11–June 12, New York, NY 
The exhibition reveals a range of photographic responses to the 3/11 disaster, showcasing more than 90 photographic works by 17 artists.

Study Trip: Disaster Recovery in Japan
March 12–16,  Japan
Students from University of Maryland will participate in a 5-week program that involves a week of study in Japan to better understand disaster recovery and risk reduction management.

Forum: Humanitarian Innovation Forum Japan 2016 (Japan Platform, JANIC, JCC-DRR, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
March 13, Sendai, Miyagi 
NGO and business leaders from around Japan will gather to discuss how the expertise and resources of the private sector can be utilized for humanitarian assistance work and introduce innovative solutions to the field.

Event: 5th Anniversary Tohoku Commemoration Event (Fish Family Foundation & US-Japan Council)
March 23,  Boston, MA
The event will provide a forum for the Greater Boston community to commemorate the affected individuals and communities in Tohoku and reflect on lessons learned and progress made for recovery.

ConcertFukushima Youth Symphony in Boston 
April 3,  Boston, MA
To commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the Tohoku disaster, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta will travel to Boston to perform at the city’s Symphony Hall. The orchestra was created by students of Fukushima high schools who found music to be an essential vehicle for recovery in the immediate aftermath of 3/11. The students performed at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2014 and gave a performance at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in August 2015, which was attended by the Empress.

March 2016

Dear friends
As we approach Spring, so too come an array of new and exciting events!

I would like to have your support for my about my most recent project. I am producing SEVEN - a play about 7 women in 7 nations who have made it thgout some tough conditions and struggled for the rights of others. See the poster to the left and info below.

I hope I will see you at SEVEN or one of the other events listed this month.


SEVEN a documentary play

As part of the 2016 global campaign to raise awareness about women’s issues and International Women’s Month, Black Stripe Theater presents SEVEN, April 14-17, 2016 @ Trance Mission Theatre
Written by Paula Cizmar,  Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz.


Closest station: Sangubashi, Odakyu line Sangubashi Guest house B1,Yoyogi 4-50-8, Shibuya-ku TokyoMap and access  http://www.trance-mission.jp/access.html

Director: Rachel Walzer
Producer: Sarajean Rossitto

STARRING: Lise Hirooka, Louise Heal Kawai, Eigi Koh, Elena Lin, Reina, Sarajean Rossitto and Alison Lauren, as the SEVEN plus an ensemble cast of multi-talented artists.

Knights in White Lycra Craft Beer Night
@Two Dogs beer bar in Roppongi.

Wednesday March 16
7:30pm ~ 10:00pm
6,000 yen

Reserve your spot by emailing info@kiwl.net
Event information http://www.kiwl.net/

All profits go to Mirai no Mori

Temple University public events

Wednesday, MAR 23, 7:00
The Tokyo Olympics’ Visual Identity & Japanese Graphic Design

Temple University Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
(access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
Speaker Ian Lynam, Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program and adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan Campus

Friday, March 25, 7:00
Understanding Representations, Practitioners, and Consumers in Japan

Florian Kohlbacher, ICAS Adjunct Fellow, Adjunct Professor in International Business at Temple University Japan Campus, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Free. Open to public
RSVP: icas@tuj.temple.edu
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus

Pink  Ball


Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.
Venue: Galaxy, The Westin Tokyo
Dress Code: Black Tie
Registration  http://runforthecure.org/en/pink-ball



March 26, 2016
Tokyo Snow Club and TELL will organize our first Mountain Challenge – a team and individual competition – in Tsugaike, Hakuba, as a charity fundraiser for TELL.

TELL seminars

EPP Workshop: Parenting on the Same Page: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Couple’s Communication in Parenting
Wednesday March 23rd,  6pm - 8pm
Venue Wesley Center 2F
6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo

TELL SEMINAR: Brain Basics, Family Therapy, and Trauma: Blending Old and New, East and West
Thursday March 24th, 10:00 - 12:00
Venue Wesley Center2F
6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062

Refugees International Japan

Friday, Apr 15th, 2016 10:00
The Refugee Collection
The White Space Gallery

Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016 19:00
The Great Whisky Bluff
Le Cordon Bleu

Sunday, Apr 24th, 2016 12:00
RIJ Palace Loop Run
Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate
http://rij.smoothweb.com/docs/Loop relay E.pdf

Seeking NGO Leaders, Paid Fellowship in U.S Deadline: March 10

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps! Priority Deadline: March 10, but applications accepted year-round
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a paid 6-18 month, overseas fellowship program.
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit/NGO professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance.

Applicants: aged 22-35 plus 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for our U.S. Fellowship beginning in September 2016, applications due March 10. For more details please visit bit.ly/AtlasCorps22.

JWLI 2016年プログラム募集要項(4月1日締切)
Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI)

JWLI 2016年プログラム募集要項(4月1日締切)について:2016 JWLI call for applications (Due April 1):
For details and to apply: http://jwli.org/application/

The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) is a Boston-based four-week program for emerging women leaders in the Japanese social sector that provides direct training with successful U.S. nonprofit organizations. We're currently accepting applications for our 2016 program - 4 weeks from Tue, September 6 to Tue, October 4 in Boston. Attached are the application details in English and Japanese. The complete information can be found at http://jwli.org/application/.