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Working and volunteering


Meaningful volunteer work in Tokyo requires Japanese language ability or, if not that, at least an ongoing commitment.

Second Harvest Japan (https://2hj.org/english) is a notable exception. They accept non-Japanese-speaking volunteers, 12 years of age or over, on a rolling basis to serve at their weekly Saturday soup kitchen for the homeless in Ueno-kōen. Register in advance through the website to sign up for shifts.

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