Event Information

(8/6)NFSJ Café #21 “Detention Center Visitation: Reality of Immigrants in Japan”

NFSJ Café #21 “Detention Center Visitation: Reality of Immigrants in Japan”

The number of foreign immigrants in Japan is increasing to the extent that it can now be called an “immigrant society.” Many of them support the Japanese economy as a labor force.

Some of them are refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries. However, only a small percentage (less than 1%) of those who apply for refugee status are recognized as such. Not only refugee applicants, but also people who have no visa and are unable to return to their home countries for various reasons, are detained in the immigration detention centers.

At this NFSJ Cafe, we will hear from Alex Easley, who has spent many years listening to the voices of, and supporting the detainees at the Immigration Center in Ushiku, Ibaraki, and the Immigration Bureau detention center in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

Migrant workers and refugees are vulnerable to human rights violations and are closely linked to human trafficking. Let’s talk about the issues that are happening right now here in Japan.

《Date&Time》Thursday, August 6, 2020   19:00~21:00

《Place》Online (Zoom)

《Admission》 Free(max.30) *Please make reservation.

《Language》 Mainly English (Japanese can also be used in Q&A)

《Guest Speaker》Mr. Alex Easley
Leader of Detention Center Ministry, Tokyo Baptist Church.

Use the link below to fill in the reservation form.
We will send the Zoom link to your email address 2 hrs prior to the event.

Sponsored by Not For Sale Japan, which works on issues of human trafficking and modern slavery, NFSJ Café is a casual learning experience where interested participants and NFSJ staff talk about a theme or watch a film over a cup of tea. Please feel free to join us.

Contact: japan@notforsalecampaign.org

Sponsored by Not For Sale Japan (NFSJ)

Flyer download ⇒20200806 NFSJ Cafe No.21 Flyer (E)


(6/11) NFSJ Cafe #20 (Online) “Human Trafficking in Japan?”

We decided to have an online NFSJ Cafe “Human Trafficking in Japan?” in the evening (19:00-21:00) of Thursday, June 11, using Zoom conference system.

The “cafe” will first offer a basic online presentation by Mariko Yamaoka, Director of NFSJ, on the trafficking issues in Japan, followed by Q&A, discussion, and networking time.

This event will be conducted in Japanese. (If there is any request for another such event in English, please let us know.) Reservation is required: https://forms.gle/DakMdAzHJL5hKcwy5


2/15 Ethical Consumption to protect Human Rights, Environment, Peace and Animal Rights (Yokohama International Forum)

This is an event to be held on Feb. 15, 15:20-17:10 at Icho (4th floor) of JICA Yokohama, as a seminar in the Yokohama International Forum.

NFSJ will sponsor a seminar to inform the participants of the Ethical Report Card of Companies and Guricho, Green and Ethical Choices, projects of SSRC, or Citizens’ Network to Build a Sustainable Society through Responsible Consumption.

We also invite Ms. Mariko Arikawa, a Sustainable PR Planner and Ethical Consumption Coordinator as a guest speaker. This seminar will be held in Japanese.

(This seminar is for free, but one need to pay for the admission for the Yokohama International Forum which is 500 yen with reservation and 700 yen on-site. )


3/19 Seminar on the Ethical Report Card of Companies

This is an announcement of the event to be conducted in Japanese on March 19 in Tokyo: “Seminar on the Ethical Repot Card of Companies” sponsored by Citizens’ Network to Build a Sustainable Society through Responsible Consumption (SSRC). If you are interested and need an English info, please contact:
japan@notforsalecampaign.org Thank you!

Flyer PDF (Japanese)
企業のエシカル通信簿 第3回結果発表会チラシ

March 7 NFSJ Café #15 Screening of “The Price of Free”

NFSJ Café #15
Screening of “The Price of Free”
Featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi On His Life-Long Mission To End Child Labor and Trafficking

◆Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019
19:00~21:00(Doors open at 18:45)

◆Place: Musashino Place 3rd floor “Space E”
2-3-18, Kyonan-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
(1 min. walk from the South Exit of JR Musashi-Sakai Station)

◆Admission: Free (Max.20)

◆Reservation: japan@notforsalecampaign.org
or indicate your will of participation on the Facebook Event Page


◆Sponsored by: Not For Sale Japan(NFSJ)

Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, a laureate of Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 along with Malala Yousafzai, has been rescuing children from child labor. Child labor is not just children working, but often is slavery or human trafficking with confinement, violence and threat, forcing children to work for long hours with almost no pay.

Let us learn by watching the movie how and why Kailash started and continues his activities, as well as the reality of child labor and the people who rescue and rehabilitate the victims.

NFSJ Café, sponsored by the anti-trafficking non-profit Not For Sale Japan is a casual learning opportunity with tea and snacks to hear or watch movies on related issues. Come and join us!

【”The Price of Free” USA/2018/directed by Derek Doneen/1hr.32min./Subtitled in Japanese & English】

2/2 NFSJ Seminar “Your Foreign Neighbor May be a Modern-Day Slave”. (in Yokohama International Forum 2019)

NFSJ will invite Dr. Junpei Yamamura as a guest speaker for the seminar “Your Foreign Neighbor May be a Modern-Day Slave”..

Dr. Yamamura works for a clinic in Yokohama while helping out trafficked and/or exploited foreign workers in Japan. We will hear about the immigrants to Japan who have suffered from such hardships and also hear about the new Immigration Control Act and its points of concern.

The seminar will be conducted in Japanese. Sorry, no translation will be provided.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 15:20~17:10 (Doors open at 15:10)

Seminar Room 6,   4th floor,  JICA Yokohama

Admission Free (but you are required to pay admission for the Yokohama International Forum.)

Please contact for further information: japan@notforsalecampaign.org