Attend a Civic Engagement Workshop in Japan this Summer!


Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), the US-Japan Council (USJC), and the TOMODACHI Initiative would like to invite you to attend one of three workshops happening in Japan this July. The workshops are a part of the ICP-TOMODACHI Collegiate Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship Program but are being independently organized by each of the universities. All share similar goals of encouraging students and faculty to take a more active role in their communities, building support for civic engagement initiatives at universities in Japan, and strengthening US-Japan relations. (For each workshop agenda please click on the title link).

Tohoku University      

The Role of University and Students in the Community

Date: Thursday, July 10th 2014

Time: 9:30 -18:00

Venue: 11th floor meeting room, New Humanities Building, Tohoku University Kawauchi-South Campus, Sendai

Partner Organizations: Graduate School of Economics and Management and Faculty of Economics at Tohoku University, Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), TOMODACHI Initiative

Target Participants: Students, faculty members and staff, practitioners in public, private, and non-profit sectors, and social entrepreneurs, etc.

Language: Japanese/English with interpretation


Contact: Associate Professor Yuko Nishide @

Okinawa International University

University Social Responsibility in Action – Student Initiative and Civic Engagement (OIU English Version)

Date: Saturday, July 12th 2014

Time: 10:00 -18:00

Venue: Urasoe Harmony Center 2-3-5, Ahacha, Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan

Partner Organizations: ICP, TOMODACHI Initiative, Okinawa Institute of Economics and Environmental Studies

Language: Japanese/English with interpretation


Contact: Professor Ryota Murakami @

University of Tokyo

The 19th GSDM Platform Seminar – University Civic Engagement and Social Innovation (English Version)

Date: Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Time: 10:00 – 18:00

Venue: Fukutake Learning Theater (Keynote Session) and Gallery 1 in Ito International Research Center (Workshop Session) at the University of Tokyo

Partner Organizations: ICP, TOMODACHI Initiative, and of the University of Tokyo

Language: English (No interpretation)


Contact: Professor Shunsaku Komatsuzaki @