April Community Services Feature: TELL Japan

As hanami season comes to a close, many of us are preparing for the new work or school year. While some welcomed March’s spring weather joyfully, March can also be the most depressing or mentally debilitating time for a person or family in Japan. Sadly, 21,140 people lost their lives to suicide in Japan during […]

Published on 4th April 2018

March Community Services Feature: Five Tokyo-Based Organizations That Fight For or Empower Women

In honor of March’s International Women’s Day, we’d like to present to our FEW community a list of five organizations that have established themselves as organizations who fight for or empower women as well as a list of five events that you can attend to show your support for this year’s theme of #PressFor Progress. […]

Published on 28th February 2018

February Community Services Feature: Disaster Relief with Peace Boat & PBV

What is Peace Boat? In October of last year, FEW Japan had the pleasure of welcoming three panelists to discuss multiculturalism in Japan. Among them, Angeli Narandran, International Coordinator of Peace Boat, spoke with the FEW ladies about how to create conversations and environments to foster multiculturalism in Japan. Ms. Narandran regaled us with the […]

Published on 4th February 2018

January Community Services Feature with Human Rights Now

By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director Happy New Year to the FEW community! This month we are featuring another phenomenal NGO in the Tokyo area, Human Rights Now! Human Rights Now (HRN) is Japan’s first home-grown human rights advocacy organization founded in 2006 by a group of attorneys, scholars and journalists. The NGO currently has […]

Published on 1st January 2018

December Community Services Feature with Angela Ortiz, Founder of A Place To Grow

By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director “When you experience a disaster, when you lose everything that was important, your world falls apart. You lose hope. You lose purpose. You lose the capacity to recover. Those who survived the disaster now must survive the recovery.” – Angela Ortiz, Founder of A Place To Grow A Place […]

Published on 1st December 2017

November Community Services Feature with Charles McJilton of Second Harvest

By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director With Winter and the holiday season around the corner, many of us are mapping out our plans for the upcoming thanksgiving dinners, bonenkai, Christmas celebrations, and the like. As we make merry in our end-of-year celebrations, we should still be mindful that in Japan there are 20 million people […]

Published on 31st October 2017

October Community Services Feature: Tokyo Run for the Cure

By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director  The Run for the Cure Foundation is a Tokyo based non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer in Japan as a life-threatening disease through education, timely screening, and treatment. For over a decade, organizers at Run for the Cure have provided community outreach programs and education initiatives to increase […]

Published on 3rd October 2017