Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer 2016 Tokyo Community News


Mirai no Mori
Updates from events and summer camp are posted regularly on the Facebook page

Join MnM as corporate sponsor or work us MnM on weekend Back to Nature programs which include corporate volunteers, marginalised youth, and MnM Staff. Find out more

Mirai no Mori is also looking for volunteers from Sept 2016 to help with PR, marketting and events. please contact us if you are interested in getting involved in making a difference in the lives of children:

Asian Rural Institute
ARI has Graduate profiles online:
ARI Photo Contest
Photographs from ARI community members (participants, volunteers, interns, working visitors, staffs) about their perspectives of daily life at ARI. Visit the official Facebook page and vote for your favorite picture!
ARI Official Facebook Page:


Thank you for supporting our April production of SEVEN!

I appreciate the emails so many of you sent us about the production. Many have asked me about the next performances because every performance was sold out. I am still considering how to maintain the momentum started with SEVEN and will be sure to let you know about upcoming productions.

Thank you to everyone who spent Feb through April with us working to make the production such a memorable experience.

A big shout out to Rodger Sono and John Matthews for the photos and PR !!!
In case you missed these Rodger also created two promo videos, introducing some of the cast members
and a behind the scenes rehearsal video

With your help we raised 346,224 yen for Resilience. Your donation will be put to use to conduct Art Therapy programs for children from abusive homes and to support thier Women's Program supporting domestic violence survivors. Find our more about Resilience at and learn more about other local organizations working on the issues addressed in the show by visiting some of the links on my blog:

We look to doing more socially responsible theater in 2017 - contact us if you are interested in being involved or if your organizations can host performances

SEVEN, Producer                

Second Harvest Japan




*夏季・年末年始休暇 各4~5日(年次有給休暇の計画的付与による)
・Word、Excel、Power Pointの基本的な操作ができること
• 履歴書
• 職務経歴書(ボランティア経験も含めて)
• 志望動機

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Development of Transitional Economy under Economic Globalization: The case of Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Khoi
Date: 28 July, 2016 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
Find out more

Rikuzentakata, Iwate pref.

An organization supporting single-parent families and their children around the damaged area in north east of Japan.

They just started running free-school for the children who are suffering from the disaster. This school is a place for single-parent families who are suffering by poverty. They can leave their children in our care while they're working, and they can eat here for free. There are so many children who can't go to school or even can't go out from their home because of their suffer from the disaster.

Now they are working on the new project that children who are suffered by the disaster do home stay at the families from overseas, and living in Tokyo, in this summer. the purposes of this project are
・ To keep the children of single-parent family off the loneliness in the summer vacation.
・ To simulate experience the life of foreign countries in the families from overseas.

They are looking for the families who can accept the children. Please help find families to volunteer.
Please spread the work about this project
Shizuka Kumagai,

Tokyo Sinfonia

Tokyo Sinfonia in August
Belgian Serenade dinner-concert
Aug. 5 (Fri.) - Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)

Tokyo Sinfonia in September
Berlioz Serenade champagne concert
Sep. 14 (Wed.) - Oji Hall (Ginza)

Tokyo Sinfonia in October
Federico Agostini (Violin) champagne concert
Oct 14 (Wed.) - Italian Cultural Institute (Kudan-Minami)


Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

September 9, 2016 18:00
Yakuza and the Constitution (Yakuza to Kenpo): Film Screening with Director Koji Hijikata

October 5, 2016 19:30
Is Japan learning from foreign-owned companies (gaishikei)?
Find out more

Opps from TVAC

ハンガー・フリー・ワールド 一般職請求業務・総務担当 正職員募集(7月31日締め切り)

NPO法人プレーパークせたがや プレーワーカー 職員募集(10月30日締め切り)

特定非営利活動法人ブリッジフォースマイル: ブリッジフォースマイル スタッフ募集 一緒に活動してくれる仲間を募集しています (9月30日締め切り)

ヒューマンライツ・ナウ リサーチ/プロジェクト・コーディネーター募集 (8月31日締め切り)


Mt. Fuji Climb
Sat, August 6
In case the event is canceled due to rain, it will be announced on Twitter: @jamboleader on the morning of the planned event.
Tel & fax: 03-6659-8112
Find out more:

Summer 2016

Our PSC summer newsletter includes summer and fall event info and job and volunteer information,
Also included is a short report on SEVEN - please see the left column for more information about the funds we raised for Resilience through our 6 sold out performances.

I hope to see some of your at my Aug 6th (education for social justice)  or Aug 7th (volunteer mgt.) workshops or at our quarterly NPO/NGO networking dinner on August 1.

The next e-newsletter will promote September and October events - Please send in your information by August 26 for inclusion.

Enjoy the summer!

Knights in White Lycra

KIWL has raised ¥9,198,297 for Mirai no Mori to date! Funds raised will send 20 children to three years of summer camp providing them with a path to long-term sustainable healing and self-development leading to a brighter future as adults.

Funds will also help launch the "Leader in Training" initiative to build leadership skills in high school aged youth.

You can help us hit the 10 million yen mark by making donations on the KiWL website:

 NGO workshops & Course info

Temple University NGO management program.

NGO courses
Summer 2016

Volunteer Management (One-day Workshop) (VMT101-SU16)
Sunday August 7, 10:00-16:30
Application Deadline  => August 1
Details and application information:

Fall 2016 Info Session 
Saturday, August 27, 10:00-12:00 (Japanese)
Saturday, September 3, 10:00-12:00 (English)

Venue:TUJ Azabu Hall (Access)

Fall 2016
Deadline For Fall 2016 courses => September 12

NGO courses
Japanese Society & Nonprofit Organizations
Friday nights, 19:10-21:30
Start date: Sept 23
Details and application information:

Fundraising for NGOs Saturday April 9th 10:00-16:30
Fundraising for NGOs: Practical Hints (One-day Workshop)
Saturday Dec 10th  10:00-16:30
Location:Temple University Japan Tokyo (Maps & Directions)

Tsuda International Training Program
International development courses.
Information session info
9月13日 19:00~20:45, 
9月21日 19:00~20:45, 
9月27日 19:00~20:45

Summer courses
Deadline For Summer 2016 courses => August 1
NGO English

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30 - 15:20
Education for Social Justice
Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30 - 15:20
Details and application information:

Fall courses
Deadline For Fall 2016 courses =>  September 25
International Development Issues -Current Issues
Tuesdays 18:50-20:50
2016/10/4- 2016/12/6
Details and application information:

Campaign Management Skills

Saturday Oct 15, 2016 10:30 - 15:30
Details and application information:

Professional Writing Skills
Thursdays 18:50-20:50

2016/10/6- 2016/12/8
Details and application information:

TOMODACHI Women's Leadership program

The TOMODACHI Initiative MetLife Women's Leadership program is looking for mentors for this year's session. The program is a 10-month program for highly-motivated female Japanese university students to develop their leadership skills. The initial session will take place on September 9th in Tokyo (for the full schedule of sessions, please click here).
This mentor opportunity is aimed at mid-level career women and is a chance for those interested to hone their leadership skills, network with other professional women, and have a huge positive impact on university-age Japanese women who are future leaders. The ideal candidate would have about 9 years of professional experience and speak English.
TOMODACHI is recruiting women based in Tokyo, Osaka, Naha, and Sapporo. The mentors are responsible for attending four leadership training sessions (one in September, October, December, and February) and the end of year conference in Tokyo, likely in May, and building a mentor relationship with a university student participant that we pair them with. It is free of charge and TOMODACHI provides dinner during the training sessions.
If you are interested in applying to become a mentor, please click on the following link for more details:
The deadline for mentor applications for Tokyo, Osaka, and Naha is July 11. TOMODACHI is still accepting both mentor and mentee applications from those based in Sapporo through August 1.

Seeking NGO leaders: Overseas Fellowship

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps! Priority Deadline: July 15, 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 January 2017, we encourage applications by July 15. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit

 10th anniversary Event - Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI)

In celebration of JWLI's 10th anniversary this year, we are hosting the Tokyo Summit titled "Women Leading Social Changes in Japan." It will be on October 18th, 2016 (Tuesday) at the Tokyo American Club in Tokyo.

The summit will: 

* Highlight successful cases of social change in Japan achieved by women leaders
* Learn from U.S. experience including fundraising - What’s different and similar? What can Japan learn?
Showcase role models of women social sector leaders/social entrepreneurs in Japan, specifically in Tohoku, and JWLI alumnae
* Explore obstacles for Japanese women leaders and how to overcome them, and what to learn from the U.S

Save the date on your calendar and check out our brand new summit website ( as well as the JWLI website ( for updates.

Mari Kuraishi
Keynote Speaker, Founder and President, GlobalGiving

Irene Inouye
Morning Panel Speaker, President, U.S.-Japan Council

Yuka Matsushima
Morning Panel Speaker, Founder, Cross-Field JWLI Fellow

Emily Reichert
Morning Panel Speaker, Chief Executive Director, Greentown Labs

Minami Tsubouchi
Morning Panel Speaker, Executive Director, Beyond TOMORROW

JWLI is thankful for the generous funding from the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the implementation partnership with the Japan Association of Charitable organizations. 

Refugees International Japan - Fall events

Sep 15,
Atsuko Tenma violin concert
Blue Rose Hall, Suntory Hall
Sep 27, 12:00
RIJ Lunch Club
Beacon, Urban Chop House
Oct 2,
RIJ Palace Loop Run
Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate relay E.pdf
Oct 21,
The Great Wine Bluff
Le Cordon Bleu
Nov 10,
Light up the LIfe of a Refugee Children
St Mary’s International School
Nov 18, 18:30
F1 Race Night
Oakwood Midtown

TELL Events

TELL Pub quiz
Wednesday August 3rd,  8pm
@ the Hobgoblin in Shibuya
Address 3/F, Ichiban Building, 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043

TELL  21st Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction
Venue: Ark Hills Club
Friday, November 11

Run for the Cure Foundation

Casino Night 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
Min donation per person: 17,500JPY / person, 175,000JPY / table for 10 (including buffet dinner and drinks)
Games Available: Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Big Six, Craps & Slot Machines
Registration Deadline:Friday, August 26,

Cuisine for the Cure™
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Venue: Australian Embassy Tokyo
Min donation per person:15,000JPY/person (including dinner and drinks)
NOTE* there are only 31 spots available (first come, first served basis)
Registration Deadline:Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00 midnight
Dresscode:Business Formal


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