ICAS Event: "To Tohoku": Rebuilding Japan

Date
July 17th, 2011 (Sunday)
Time
15:00 - 20:30
Venue
U.S. Embassy Housing compound in Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Access Map)
Website
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246633605353123
Sponsor
U.S. Embassy (Tokyo) Defense Attaché Office
Organizers
Temple University, Japan Campus, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Sarajean Rossitto (Nonprofit NGO Program and Organizational Development Consultant)
Admission
Free (Barbecue food has additional charge)
RSVP
Please e-mail yuki.takayama@temple.edu by July 15 (Friday).
*We will need to submit a name list in advance, so please send us your name by July 15.
What to bring
Official ID card
*The Embassy has a security check that requires everyone to show an official I.D
(Official I.D.: e.g. – Driver's license, Passport, Health Insurance card)

Participating NGOs

  • Peace Boat
  • Free the Children Japan
  • Oxfam Japan
  • Japan Platform
  • Tokyo English Lifeline (TELL)
  • Eat and Energize the East
  • JEN
  • Association for Aid and Relief japan (AAR Japan)
  • Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions (SHARE)
  • Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS)
  • Nippon International Cooperation and Community Development (NICCO)
  • 震災がつなぐ全国ネットワーク/日本財団ROADプロジェクト

Schedule

15:00
Open.
15:30
Welcome by Defense Attaché Office and Temple University Japan
16:00-17:30
Discussion Panel by NGO leaders (moderated by Sarajean Rossitto )
Panel Themes:
• Community development issues and activities
• Youth supporting youth in Fukushima
• Psycho social support and disaster first aid
• The power of volunteers
16:00-20:30
NGO Fair
Barbecue
17:30-18:00
Q&A session with short presentations by participating NGOs.
18:00-20:00
Small group discussions.

Access map to the Venue

See also: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/47320701/American-Embassy-Compound

Note: the venue location is at the Embassy Housing Compound, which is located between Roppongi and Akasaka. This is not the same location as the main building of the U.S. Embassy near Toranomon. The event is at the Embassy's residential housing facility.

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies: Wakai Project
Produced by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies' WAKAI PROJECT at Temple University, Japan Campus. WAKAI provides a forum for students to interact with cultural innovators, advance serious discussion about social issues and problems facing young people, and impact social policy and debates concerning the status of youth in Japan. The network of universities and organizations that WAKAI draws on provides academic grounding to popular culture issues, and empowers students to integrate their academic and social lives.

Wakai Project Academic Symposia in the Past

About ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.


E-mail Notification of Future Events
If you'd like to be notified of our upcoming ICAS events, please contact us at icas@tuj.temple.edu.

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