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Multiculturalism through Japan’s Eyes

At our October Monthly Meeting, we're welcoming a panel of diverse speakers to discuss what multiculturalism means in Japan today.

Thursday October 12th / 19:00 - 22:00 / Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Guests (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000 (includes salad/finger food buffet and soft drinks/wine)

Japan is different. Certainly, if you’ve been here a while you might have heard someone say this. But how long can Japanese society remain apart, especially in an increasingly globalized world? What steps does Japan need to take to develop an inclusive society that will empower personal and professional growth?

At our October monthly meeting, we will hold a panel discussion to explore what multiculturalism means in today’s Japan. We will look at ways in which organizations and individuals are helping to open up Japanese society, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. FEW has brought together a diverse group of panelists, each working in different areas of multiculturalism in Japan, to discuss these important issues.

Come and enjoy a delicious finger food buffet and wine and the chance to win some fantastic prizes from our Strategic Partners! Learn insights and practical takeaways from the speakers about opportunities in developing a more multicultural Japan that you can apply to your personal and professional lives. The Monthly Meeting is also great opportunity to meet and catch up with fellow members and connect with other diverse women around the world.


19:00: Doors Open
Registration, Food, Wine, Networking
19:30: Opening Remarks
FEW Board Announcements
Guest panelist introduction
19:45:  Panel Discussion + Q&A
20:45: Prize Draw & Strategic Partner Announcements
FEW Member Announcements –  Share news, asks/gives with the community
21:00:  Wine & Networking
22:00:   Meeting closes


Anjeli_Photo 2Anjeli Narandran, International Coordinator at Peace Boat, a Japanese organization which aims to create a neutral space for peace, human rights and sustainable development through round-the-world voyages.



Chris Burgess picChris Burgess, a professor at Tsuda University, Tokyo, whose work includes researching migration, globalization and multiculturalism in contemporary Japan.




Louise George Kittaka.Louise George Kittaka, a newspaper columnist, university lecturer and cross-cultural trainer. Louise’s articles are featured in The Japan Times and Savvy Tokyo.




Yusuke SasakiYusuke Sasaki, Project Manager at the Multiculturalism Promotion Division of Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), a Japanese agency aimed at supporting the multicultural efforts of local governments.



Enjoy FEW meetings? Don’t keep the secret to yourself! FEW members may bring up to two first-time guests to each monthly meeting for a special rate of ¥4,000. Simply make a note of your guest’s name or have your guest mention your name in the Questions and Comments box when registering. If your guest becomes a FEW member at the meeting, you’ll receive a ¥1,000 voucher to use towards your next meeting

Note: Those attendees travelling to the Minami Azabu Centre by bicycle are kindly asked to please refrain from parking in front of the Kenzo Estate Winery. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in ensuring bicycles are parked in an orderly manner.

Kiwi-Kitchen-Logo-Red-200pxFEW Monthly Meetings are catered by well-known gourmet food company Kiwi Kitchen. Based on providing healthy, delicious food from all corners of the globe, Kiwi Kitchen delivers gourmet meals and  provides catering services for businesses and international schools, office functions and meetings, cocktail parties, BBQs and other functions requiring food delivered on-site within Tokyo Metropolitan area.  The company also operates a cafe in Shirokane, right on Platinum dori, less than 10mins walk from Shirokanedai station.

Event Details

Multiculturalism through Japan’s Eyes
Thursday October 12th
19:00 - 22:00
Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Guests (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000 (includes salad/finger food buffet and soft drinks/wine)
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047