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(~11/12)Please support the project of “Ethical Report Card of Companies” produced by SSRC (Citizens’ Network to Build a Sustainable Society through Responsible Consumption)

(Illustration: Nanami Minami)

NFSJ is an active member of SSRC, the Citizens’ Network to Build a Sustainable Society through Responsible Consumption. This is a network of 39 nonprofit organizations that deal with various social issues.

One of its main projects is to produce “Ethical Report Card of Companies” where we review each companies according to how “ethical” they are in their own corporate behavior in terms of human rights, workers’ rights, environment, animal welfare, etc. In 2016 and 2017, we have already graded 22 companies in 5 major industries: food manufacturing, apparel, cosmetics, convenience stores, and package delivery.

(Illustration: Nanami Minami)

SSRC is now calling for donation from general public to support its project in 2018 via a crowd funding scheme called Readyfor.

https://readyfor.jp/projects/ethicaltsushinbo

This fundraising is “all or nothing” scheme, that means, we need to achieve our goal of 1,850,000 yen in 42 days (through November 12), otherwise, we cannot gain even 1 yen.  So, will you visit the site and share it through social media and other means?

It’s a pity that we only have Japanese page but if you are willing to donate, please contact us: japan@notforsalecampaign.org or please see the following instruction that were translated into English for another project that also used the Readyfor platform. It’s not exactly the same as ours, but it would surely help you understand how the system works:  https://readyfor.jp/projects/tokyo-friends2018/announcements/76349
(Please scroll down to find the section “Payment Instruction (English).”)

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

10/12 NFSJ Café No. 13 “A Glimpse into Korea’s Domestic and International Human Trafficking Issues”

NFSJ Café No. 13
“A Glimpse into Korea’s Domestic and International Human Trafficking Issues”

Speaker: Michelle Roberts
Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 2018
19:00~20:30(Doors open:18:45)
Place:Tokyo Union Church Fellowship Hall
5-7-7, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(3 min. walk from A1 exit of Omote-sando station)
Join us for a presentation on Korea’s extraordinary history and how it fed human trafficking within the country. As Korea fought for freedom throughout the ages and rebuilt after many wars, trafficking situations came to be seen as essential to survival. From forced marriage to salt mines, learn about the myriad ways women, children, and men are trafficked. Find out who, if anyone, is fighting for the vulnerable and exploited in Korea. And learn what you can do to contribute to the fight locally and abroad.Michelle Roberts is a US citizen, living in Asia for nine years. With a background in marketing and communications, she consults for businesses and NPOs looking to launch or improve performance within the Japan market. When not working, Michelle volunteers with human trafficking related NPOs in Korea and Japan.
Admission: Free
Reservation: E-mail: japan@notforsalecampaign.org
or Check “Going” on the Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1097134853777555/

The event will be conducted in English.

Sponsored by: Not For Sale Japan

(Photo:© travel oriented The view from Haengjusanseong)

Download the flyer⇒20181012 NFSJ Cafe No.13 Flyer (E)

Japanese Translation of the Part on Japan, Global Slavery Index 2018

Walk Free Foundation, an Australian NGO, issues Global Slavery Index, the comprehensive research report on the modern slavery. The 2018 report included for the first time a detailed report on Japan.

NFSJ contributed for the report by giving advice and information. We also translated the part on Japan so that people in Japan would be able to read the contend of the report.

Related Documents

 

7/11 IGC/JNATIP Seminar:“Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in Japan —Looking Ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games—“

Japan Network Against Trafficking In Persons (JNATIP), where NFSJ plays an important role as a core member, will co-host a seminar with Sophia University Institute of Global Concerns on July 11 : “Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in Japan —Looking Ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games—“

The program will include presentations from the frontline (SMJ, Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, Lighthouse, and ECPAT) and also from the private sector: Yahoo and Adidas. The seminar will be held in the University Library Building Conference Room 911 at 18:30-20:30 on Wednesday, July 11. The seminar will be conducted in Japanese language. For reservation, please fill in the form: https://goo.gl/forms/cgeXkFI4RB2wdTyF2

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【5/18 Fri】NFSJ Cafe no.11 “Sierra Leone: Seeking for Peaceful Diamond”

NFSJ Cafe no.11 “Sierra Leone: Seeking for Peaceful Diamond”

Have you ever heard about Sierra Leone in West Africa? It is one of the most short-lived countries in the world: the average life expectancy being 49 yrs old for men &51 yrs old for women, due to the fierce decade-long civil war in 1990s and the outbreaks of Ebola* and other infections. The country was democratized 10 years ago and is now in the process of restoration, utilizing its rich mineral resources including diamond. (*WHO declared the end of Ebola transmission in 2016.)

Our guest speaker, Mr. Joseph Smith from Sierra Leone, is a Rotary Peace Fellow now studying in the graduate school at ICU.

As the film “Blood Diamond”, set in the civil war period, depicts, mineral resources can cause furious conflicts, exploitation, and human trafficking. Mr. Smith who has been fighting for the miners’ working conditions and human rights will frankly speak about the current situation of the nation, along with its history and general information.

This is a casual café-style gathering. Let’s enjoy chatting with drinks after the presentation.

Date & Time: Friday, May 18, 2018
19:00~20:30(Doors open:18:45)

Place:Musashino Place 3rd Floor “Space C”
2-3-18, Kyonancho, Musashino, Tokyo
(1 min. walk from JR Musashi-sakai station)

Admission: Free
Max capacity: 20 people (RSVP required)

Reservation: E-mail: japan@notforsalecampaign.org
or Check “Going” on the Facebook Event Page

The event will be conducted in English.
Sponsored by: Not For Sale Japan

(Cover photo: © Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city,
West Africa. Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(University Students) Let’s plan an awareness raising campaign, looking ahead to 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games.

(The discussion will be conducted in Japanese)

JNATIP, of which NFSJ is an active member, is calling for students’ participation in the meetings to plan an awareness-raising campaign on human trafficking for the 2 years until 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The four meetings will be held every other week in Sophia University, starting Wednesday, May 16, 19:00-20:30, at the room 2-603.  (The other meetings: May 30, June 13, June 27.)

This will be open to university students (both inside and outside Sophia). You don’t have to attend all the four meetings.

Please come and give your ideas!

To participate, please contact Mariko Yamaoka at japan@notforsalecampaign.org

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3/23~4/6 Campaign: Find the #Trafficking Awareness Poster at stations of Tokyo Metro (and other trains)

Find the human trafficking awareness posters at Tokyo Metro Stations (Fri. March 23-Thur.29) and other  railway stations, and post the photo on your facebook wall, twitter, etc to raise awareness of human trafficking problems in Japan! (Hashtag:#人身取引ポスター or #Trafficking Awareness Poster)

The poster is written in Japanese, but there is the English version for the smaller sized flyer.

We only know that Tokyo Metro will post the poster 3/23 thru 29 in some of its stations. We know that JR East and other private railway companies (Tobu, Seibu, Keisei, Keio, Odakyu, Tokyu, Keikyu, Sotetsu, Meitetsu, Kintetsu, Nankai, Keihan, and Nishitetsu) are asked to post the poster but don’t know when, where, and how it will be done.

【March 24】Seminar Event “How can we protect children and youth from sexual exploitation hidden in our daily life?”

NFSJ, in cooperation with Musashino City, will co-sponsor a seminar event “How can we protect children and youth from sexual exploitation hidden in our daily life?” in Musashino Place on March 24.

Inviting two experts, we will hear what is going on in Japan regarding sexual exploitation of youth and children and what we can learn from other countries.
(This event will be conducted in Japanese.)

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 13:30~16:00 (Doors open: 13:00)
Place: Musashino Place “Forum” (4th floor)2-3-18 Kyonan-cho, Musashino, Tokyo
 1 min. from JR Chuo Line & Seibu Tamagawa Line “Musashi-Sakai” station

Admission Free  *Recommended for junior high school level and  older.

Presentations:
Reality of sexual exploitation of children and youth and possible measures to take against it
Arata Sakamoto, Secretary-General, Lighthouse

Learn from Europe: social structure that accepts sexuality of youth and gains understanding of adults
Kazuko Fukuda, Youth Initiative Member, World Association of Sexual Health /
Senior of International Christian University, Public Policy Major  

*If you would like to attend this seminar, please email: japan@notforsalecampaign.org.
Or, see the flyer with Japanese information and contact Musashino Place directly in Japanese.

Download the flyer⇒「みんなの講座(20180324)」チラシ