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Mar/Apr  2018 Tokyo Community News
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Happy Cherry Blossom season!

Many apologies for the lateness of this mailing. This is a short update as life has pretty busy. Here I would like to highlight two big events on March 24, more info is below and details can be found in the links below
  • Sat March for Our Lives Vigil =>  March 24 5pm in Shibuya
  • Sat arch 24 6pm at the Syrian Embassy
  • Sunday April 29 Golf Tournament & Fundraiser For Mirai No Mori, Organized by Jarman International & hosted by EastWood Country Club.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 8 for the Women's march and on March 10 for the workshop (see photo above!)
From May i will have a community page in a local English publication (more info next month.) This will include more than nonprofits but also embassy, school and other group information.
  • April 5 =>  April/May TCN, for May print publication
  • May 5 =>  May/June TCN, for June print publication
Info needed
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Please share this events listing with anyone who might be interested!
See you at one of these events below.
Best regards,
Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items
Women of the World March Tokyo
The online version :

March actions

March for Our Lives Tokyo - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
The March For Our Lives movement is led by the Parkland Florida school shooting survivors. These kids and families are inviting people across the globe to take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority for American Politicians. In honor those lost due to America’s gun violence epidemic, a March For Our Lives Vigil will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hachiko Square in front of Shibuya Station. Each Vigil Participant will hold a placard representing one person whose future was taken from them by gun violence. DAJ Kanto will provide the placards, which will include basic information such as name, age and hometown.
Saturday, March 24, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Hachiko Square, in front of Shibuya station
Organized by the Democrats Abroad Japan
For further details and event updates, visit the event page:

"Light a candle for Syria" - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
March 24 6pm
Meet up in front of the Syrian Embassy of your area.
* Note: This is a global action and they are still looking for people in Tokyo to coordinate.
Bring an LED candle or light at 7 pm everyone turns their lights on. This is a peaceful protest to say together it is time to say STOP. It is time to show we care about the people.
Training Programs
 Temple University, Japan Campus
Upcoming Open house/Information SessionsNext Information session May 12, 10-12noon

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

Seminars and public lectures
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Peace Boat is always looking for on board volunteers. If you speak Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean, then this opportunity may be for you! Peace Boat's Global Voyages are made possible by the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteer interpreters, and we are always open to applications from talented individuals. This page provides all the information you will need to apply.

Asian Rural Institute - ARI welcomes volunteers! You are invited to help change the world by being part of a community doing sustainable organic farming and leadership training. There are short term and long term volunteer positions available. At ARI, participants from Japan,  Southeast Asia, Africa, & South America will be working alongside you. It is often hard to determine who benefits most from being at ARI, so come experience ARI for yourself!

Community Theater & Arts News

Tokyo International Players
May 17-20 Nakano Pocket

Yokohama Theatre Group

Tokyo Sinfonia
Sinfonia Plus champagne concert series No. 32
April 18, Wednesday evening from 19:00 - doors open 18:30
Hakuju Hall (near Yoyogi park)
May dinner-concert, Russian Serenade
May 18, Friday evening from 18:30
tickets@tokyosinfonia.comTickets/Information - Sinfonia direct
Advocacy Resources
#HearOurVote - register to vote now! .
UK citizens
Canada citizens
EU Citizens…/…/residence/elections-abroad/index_en.htm
US citizens

There are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use:

DAJ Speakeasy and Write-Your-Reps  on the 2nd Thursday of every month
7:30 - 9:30pm, at the Aldgate Pub in Shibuya.

Join us for food, drink, conversation and writing to our representatives to make your voice heard in D.C.
For more information on future events please be sure to check out updates posted online:
The DAJ Facebook Page
The DAJ events page
We are moving towards other actions and need everyone to join the struggle against injustice.  #gimme20min today and everyday - I truly believe you can change the world with 20 minutes of concrete action each day day.

US citizens - you can contact your rep on the phone, fax and by letter
The attachment is an outline for a letter to your reps about current environment, climate and related issues. Get information on how climate change is affecting your state here…/regional-impacts/state-fact-sheet
A site for people who want to call their reps on a variety of issues. there are scripts and talking points - 100 calls in 100 days
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