19th FEW Career Strategies Seminar “Women Rising” Recap

On Saturday, May 28, FEW hosted its 19th Career Strategies Seminar on the theme of “Women Rising” at Shibaura House. Attended by over 70 FEW members, partners and guests, the day featured a diverse lineup of women from the corporate sector as well as small business owners, coaches and mentors from various industries who led participants […]

Published on 30th May 2016

May Meeting Recap: Women Will – Women in Technology

By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern Both members and guests alike joined FEW’s monthly meeting on May 12 to learn more about what it’s like to work at a world-renowned company like Google. Speaking on her experiences as a woman working in the tech industry, we were fortunate enough to hear from Miki […]

Published on 16th May 2016

April 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club: Outsourcing, Hiring, Partnering and Firing

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern The April Women’s Start-Up Club meeting addressed some common problems faced by women after starting their own business. Outsourcing, hiring, partnering and firing are at the heart of decision making when having one’s own business. Three female business owners came to share their experiences in relation to […]

Published on 30th April 2016

Introduction to GYROKINESIS® Exercise for FEW Recap

The GYROKINESIS® method deserves to be better known; perhaps the esoteric sounding name or the idea that you can exercise hard while seated are confusing. For the record, it is a real, sweaty, stretchy workout. Our teacher, FEW member Maya Ileto has been a certified trainer of the discipline for over five years and teaches […]

Published on 20th April 2016

April Meeting Recap: Interview the Interviewers

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern Few’s April 2016 meeting gathered many members and guests interested in learning more about the experience of four successful female journalists living and working in Japan: Anna Fifield, Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University; Tomoko Otake, staff writer, editor and deputy manager […]

Published on 16th April 2016

Actions You Can Take: Women Preparing for Disaster Recap

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern FEW’s March 2016 workshop focused on the role women can play in disaster preparedness in Japan. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, there has been an even more urgent need to sensitize individuals to take adequate steps in response to but also in […]

Published on 28th March 2016

March 2016 Meeting Recap: The Refugee Crisis and Japan

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern FEW’s March 2016 meeting addressed one issue that is of much debate: The refugee crisis in Syria. Two impressive guests were invited to share their experiences in dealing with refugees and providing solutions for improving the condition of these individuals: Professor Akiko Yamanaka, Special Ambassador for Peacebuilding and […]

Published on 11th March 2016

February 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club Event Recap: Starting, Building, and Transitioning a Business in Japan

By Daphne van der Wielen, Canning Professional On Tuesday February 23, the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club welcomed Anne Good of Eureka! Anne is an executive, career and life coach who shared her experience and expertise about starting her own business in Japan and transferring it to the United Kingdom during our monthly meeting. Anne has been a […]

Published on 1st March 2016

Event Recap: Wonderful Website Workshop for Women

On February 13, a beautiful, spring-like Saturday, a group of women from various backgrounds and industries gathered to learn more about websites: why have one, how to go about making one and how to maintain one. All the women in the room were there for different reasons — wanting to start a blog, create a website […]

Published on 29th February 2016

Collaborative Event Recap: ISS International Symposium

By Petra Trudell, FEW Co-Director for Public Relations & Communications On Tuesday, February 16, representatives of FEW attended “An Intergenerational Panel Discussion with Women Pioneers of DRR: Diversity and Risk Governance,” an international symposium from the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. Held on the university’s Hongo Campus, in Fukutake Hall, the […]

Published on 18th February 2016

February 2016 Meeting Recap: Making a Difference to Individuals and Communities

By Marie Mortreux, PR & Communications Intern FEW’s February 2016 meeting introduced two Community Service Strategic Partners who take an active role in helping communities throughout Japan: Mirai no Mori and Second Harvest Japan. Vice Chair Jeff Jensen and Program Director Kozue Oka spoke on behalf of Mirai no Mori and Mana Nishioka represented Second Harvest Japan. The […]

Published on 11th February 2016

December 2015 FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Recap: Tax in Japan

December 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: “Tax in Japan” with Yasuko Mori, Mori Tax Consulting Recap by Carolyn Pieroway, Organizer of Women’s Start-up Club The December 8 meeting of the FEW Startup Club focused on sobering, but essential, tax advice to business owners with a presentation by licensed tax account Yasuko Mori of Mori […]

Published on 17th December 2015

November 2015 FEW Meeting Recap: Presentation Skills for Life – Secrets to Selling Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Business

November 2015 FEW Meeting Recap: Presentations Skills for Life – Secrets to Selling Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Business, Thursday November 12 Recap by Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler, FEW Program Director Helen Iwata is a true pro when it comes to selling herself – or a product. She proved her sales skills at the young age of […]

Published on 18th November 2015

October 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Recovering From Disaster

October 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Recovering From Disaster with Tracery Northcott Recap by Sarah Everitt Furuya, Organizer of Women’s Start-up Club On Tuesday October 27, 22 small business owners and aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to hear Tracey Northcott’s story of disaster, resilience, recovery and diversification in her business. Tracey is […]

Published on 3rd November 2015

October 2015 FEW Workshop Recap: “Finding Your Authentic Voice: Telling Your Story Using Timeline, Technology and Talk”

October 2015 FEW Workshop Recap : “Finding Your Authentic Voice: Telling Your Story Using Timeline, Technology and Talk” with Sarah Furuya Recap by Saya Matsumoto, FEW Member On Monday, October 12, FEW was pleased to welcome trainer, facilitator and coach, Sarah Furuya, to lead a workshop entitled “Finding Your Authentic Voice: Telling Your Story Using […]

Published on 23rd October 2015
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