Event Information

NFSJ World Day against Trafficking in Persons Campaign 2021 ~Let’s share the video “What is Human Trafficking?” ~

The issue of human trafficking is often thought to be difficult or irrelevant to us. But in fact, it is very close to us and has a lot to do with our daily lives.

In order to make this issue more familiar to people, NFSJ has created a video featuring a college student named Takumi, with illustrations by Namura Michiyo. Please use this tool to participate in the campaign!

How to participate in the “NFSJ World Day against Trafficking in Persons Campaign 2021”

First, watch the video (8 min.50 sec.) yourself. https://youtu.be/SUXqRq6-ALE

Then, share it to other people:
Share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…etc.);

Whenever there is a gathering in the community, school, PTA, church, etc., watch it together; and

Show it to students and audience in the classes and lectures!

(The campaign will run from July 30 through August 31, 2021. The first goal is to get 1,000 views. The video itself will remain after that.)

*July 30th is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, as designated by the United Nations.

YouTube video link https://youtu.be/SUXqRq6-ALE

(1/15) NFSJ Cafe #23 “From Child Trafficking to LGBT Refugees: Challenges of Munakata Foundation that Delivers Aids to the Poorest Countries”

NFSJ Cafe #23 “From child trafficking to LGBT refugees: Challenges of Munakata Foundation that delivers aids to the poorest countries”

Munakata Foundation is a newly established foundation that fund aid projects in the most impoverished countries in Asia and Africa. It all started when Mana Tanaka, an international development expert, inherited her uncle’s will and fortune to establish a foundation. From survivors and those who are at risk of human trafficking, both girls and boys, to so called “LGBT refugees”, the variety of aid projects that the foundation is supporting are quite amazing.

Let’s hear from Mana the reality of the situations in those countries (India, Pakistan, Malawi, etc.) and think about what we can do to help.

The event will be conducted mainly in Japanese, but the speaker is fluent in English, so you can ask questions in English.

Friday January 15, 2021, 19:00-20:30

Please sign up with the form https://forms.gle/Mtg6y2vZb5d2Rr8BA or if you have hard time filling the form, send an email to japan@notforsalecampaign.org. We will send you the Zoom link by 2 hours before the event starts.


(10/21) NFSJ Cafe #22 “From the Kabukicho Nightlife District~Trafficking in Persons (Sexual Exploitation) and Countermeasures”

We will host an online “NFSJ Cafe” on Oct. 21st 19:00-20:30 in Japanese. (Sorry there will be no interpretation for this event.) Here is the English translation of the introduction for the event.

NFSJ Cafe #22 “From the Kabukicho Nightlife District~Trafficking in Persons (Sexual Exploitation) and Countermeasures”

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest entertainment district in Japan. People who work here have their own unique circumstances; some need support, but are unable to connect with anyone. Some of them may be victims of human trafficking.

Arata Sakamoto has been making night rounds once or twice a week in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and other areas for the past two years, asking people he meets on the streets to come to him if they need help.

What are the thoughts and needs of the people living in the “nighttime city” at this time of the corona crisis? What can we do to help them? Why don’t we listen carefully to what Mr. Sakamoto is doing through his activities to act as a “hub” by going out to places where people are suffering, and connecting those who need support with support organizations?

Reservation form:  https://forms.gle/uckHc9vuMmnbLDec6

(7/30) NFSJ World Day Against Trafficking In Persons Campaign 2020 has launched!

Every year, NFSJ has conducted online awareness-raising campaign around July 30, the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons.

This year, NFSJ staff members introduce books and films to learn about the issue every other day for a month. The campaign was launched on July 30. Join our campaign to raise awareness by liking and sharing the posts!

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/notforsalejapan/

Twitter (@notforsalejapan)  https://mobile.twitter.com/notforsalejapan

Instagram (@notforsalejapan) https://www.instagram.com/notforsalejapan/

If you miss it, don’t worry! We will stock the archive in this website. http://notforsalejapan.org/books-and-films

(“What We Can Do”
⇒”Books and Films to Learn about Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery”)

(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. )