Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Introducing "Crafty Tokyo Mama" online shop

From Kansai member Janine Adachi:

When I was required to sew various bags for my daughter's preschool life, I rediscovered my love of bags. Growing up, I collected paper bags and had a nice collection numbering over 300 at one time, so I guess it comes as no surprise that now my hobby is making and selling compact eco bags.

I absolutely love Japanese fabrics and designs and they lend themselves nicely to eco bags. Why carry a plain bag advertising some store or company you don't even know when you can be unique with an eco bag that matches your personality and interests?

Please feel free to drop by and peruse my shop anytime.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Introducing "GFF"

From C.C., a Kanto member:

Green Future Foundation (GFF) is an environmental NGO/PR office.

Locating in Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture promotes community volunteerism, individual environmental responsibility, environmental events, safety-conscious products, and humanitarian efforts.

There is no requirement for membership fee, only a donation of 3,000 yen per year for printing materials and stationery supplies. The goal is to use environmental action as the catalyst for foreigners and Japanese to find common bond to work together, while accepting our cultural differences.

G.F.F wants you to take action to promote the idea of being “green” for the future of our children, for your healthy homes and a healthy long life.

Please visit our homepage at:

Introducing "Annerose's classroom"

Tohoku member Annerose Matsushita-Bader (who is also volunteering as AFWJ co-Journal Editor and Webmaster) recently opened a new classroom in her home in Fukushima. She teaches French, German and selected activities in simple English.

The site is mainly in Japanese, with a few basic information in English, French and German.