July Strategic Partner News

Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners here! Our Strategic Partners are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. And go to our Strategic Partners page to learn more about all of FEW’s Strategic Partners, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting the wider FEW community.

Elana Jade –  Great savings on Summer Waxing, Manicure & Pedicure, and Full Body Spray Tan Elana Jade July

  • Summer Waxing Special: Brazilian, Back, Neck & Shoulder Wax for ¥10,000 (save ¥3,500)
  • Gel Manicure & Pedicure for only ¥15,000 (save ¥4,000)
  • Full Body Spray Tan for ¥5,000 (save ¥2,000)
  • Valid until the end of July : Conditions Apply 

For more information, please visit: or contact: ; 03-6453-9319

FURLA Yoga –  Join special classes or take advantage of the weekday “Beat the Heat” Campaign

Join the special class for FEW members and guests on July 2! Noriko teaches an all-levels class in English.FURLA Yoga

  • Special Classes in July include: “Hip Opening Class” on July 17, “Yoga for Running” and “Seitai Yoga: Yin and Yang” on July 23, “Yoga Kurunta (Rope Wall) Class” on July 1 and 15 (prior experience needed), and three “Restorative Yoga” classes. See the Class page for details and Schedule page for reservations.  (Note: All these classes are taught in Japanese.)
  • “Beat the Heat” Campaign coming in August: From August 1-31, join 1:00pm and 3:00pm weekday classes for 2000 yen (cash only)!

Show your FEW card at the studio for a 500 yen discount on your drop-in classes. (Regularly 3000 yen, FEW members pay only 2500 yen.)

H&R Roppongi – 10% discount off serviced apartment stays for FEW members! H&R LOGO white

Want to stay in a place that’s modern yet quintessentially Japanese? Hotel & Residence Roppongi offers accommodations in central Tokyo for both short stays and longer visits by combining a boutique hotel with serviced apartments for stays of one month or more. Let Hotel & Residence Roppongi be your go-to choice for an extended stay in Japan.

Or come to dine! Serving up healthy Italian-Japanese fusion, COCONOMA Season Dining creates an unforgettable culinary experience in a modern, mixed-art setting. Enjoy fresh dishes prepared with seasonal, local ingredients paired with wines from our extensive collection.

Contact: for details

Sarah Furuya Coaching – 2 sponsored coaching spots for FEW members with limited access/financial means to coaching

2 sponsored coaching spaces for 12,000 JPY + 8% tax /4 sessions — only for FEW MEMBERS (Each person can have up to three packages and wait list will also be available). There are three ways someone FB-Sarah-Furuya-Coaching-plus-tagline-2could be nominated for a package:

  • Nominate themselves
  • Have someone else nominate them
  • A FEW board member could suggest them

If you are interested in one of the sponsored coaching places (or nominating someone) or  on any of my regular discounted coaching sessions, please contact for further details.

Lumina Learning LogoLumina Learning – 20% Discount off Powering Up for Women’s Leadership Programme, on July 11th and 12th

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our next open Powering Up for Women’s Leadership Programme, on July 11th and 12th. This 2-day course is specifically designed for Japanese female high-potential employees and gives confident and practical leadership skills to enable speedy promotion onto the management ladder. The programme uses a blend of robust methodologies, interactive role-plays and up-to-the-minute learning frameworks to build self-awareness of personal strengths, reduce self-limiting beliefs, develop an individual leadership style, negotiate the power balance and gain essential presentation skills. Our experiential learning structure gives opportunities to explore new behaviours, receive coaching and experiment in the moment with simulations and real-work situation practices.

Please contact for more information! (20% discount for FEW members)

Club 360 – Send your kids to Summer Bootcamp – 3 courses available in July and August

Kids Summer Fitness Bootcamp is based on Club 360’s popular Kid Fit 360, Karate, Jr. boxing, and Kids Yoga classes, with a strong focus on fitness and gross motor development. Taught by Club 360’s highly experienced team of fitness specialists, children will improve their fitness, flexibility and self-defense skills, in a safe and fun environment! Ages: 5-12yrsSummer bootcamp 2017

  • Course dates:
  • Course 1: July 4th – July 8th
  • Course 2: August 15th – 20th
  • Course 3: August 22nd – 26th

Times: Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm, (includes a lunch break) (please provide a (nut free) lunch for your child)
Price: 5-days: 36,000JPY, Drop-in: 8,000JPY per day Sibling discount 2nd child half price
*Week course only Contact: 03 6434 9667 ;

Divya Marie Kato – Get details on 6 week summer travelling art show (July 17 – August 25 -)  and how to register for Fall Art classes at Afrika Rose & Tokyo American Club!

Divya Marie Kato has been spreading creativity across Japan for over 11 years through her classes and workshops and now…she’s bringing them home for the holidays! Her art parties, designed and delivered for your family at home, have been wildly popular and include: custom themes, art activities for children to enjoy with friends and parents alike, face and body painting, music and more!

  • 6 week summer travelling art show!Art Road Show 2017
  • Dates: July 17th – August 25th 2017
  • Venue: Home Acresss Japan
  • Email for details

Registering Now For Autumn Drawing Classes 2017 at: Afrika Rose, Hiroo & Tokyo American Club, Azabu. Find out more about Divya’s classes, workshops and drawings here on the DMK Blog.

Divya Marie Kato FRSA, Artist and Founder, When In Doubt, Draw


TopTia Photography – Join Tia and Jayne Nakata of Transformation Retreats for Capture Kyoto Retreat September 2017

Capture Kyoto Retreat September 2017
Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st

Workshops will be a various locations in Kyoto, Japan. Lodgings will be at the Prince Hotel, Lake Biwa: 4-7-7, Nionohama, Otsu, City Siga, 520-8520Copy-of-Instagram-1

Join Tia Haygood of TopTia Photography and Jayne Nakata of Transformation Retreats for a 3-day 2-night adventure in Kyoto. You can learn how to take amazing photos for your business and social media channels using your smartphone or camera of choice, connect with other women in business who want to improve themselves too, be taken care of and enjoy the beautiful location of Kyoto and Lake Biwa. We want you to join us, so please connect with us here:

Tia Haygood: Tia is a photographer with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry. She’s skilled in Event, Portrait, and Product Photography. Her main focus is to provide a visual catalyst to improve branding power to local artists and entrepreneurs in the Kanto area. She brings an abundant amount of energy and compassion that her models and clients enjoy to her photo shoots. She is currently working towards obtaining her certification in professional photography for both America and Japan.

Jayne Nakata: Jayne has lived in Japan for over 15 years working as an English instructor, in Human Resources and as a trainer of English teachers. More recently, Jayne established Transformational Retreats where she is able to work in her “Zone of Genius”: planning and leading retreats that transform the lives of the women who attend. Her super power is the “Plan B”, which ensures her events run smoothly and the attendees feel taken care of. When not planning retreats, Jayne coaches women in transforming their lives for the better, without turning their lives upside down.


Remembering Doreen Simmons, May 29, 1932 – April 23, 2018

Obituary for Doreen Simmons May 29, 1932 – April 23, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of FEW’s longest patrons and members, the inimitable Doreen Simmons. Ms Simmons died in her sleep in the early hours of April 23, 2018 at age 85. Details of her memorial service […]

Published on 26th April 2018

Q&A with Catherine O’Connell and Naoko Matsuzaki

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Lessons from the Lawyers,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with Catherine O’Connell, a bilingual New Zealand lawyer and founder of Catherine O’Connell Law, and Naoko Matsuzaki, Director, International Anti-Corruption and Global Intelligence for PwC Japan’s Forensic Services Group. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into […]

Published on 10th April 2018

Special Event Recap: The Essence of Belly Dance Workshop with Sara Amira

FEW’s March Special Event, “The Essence of Belly Dance Workshop,” was hosted by belly dancer Sara Amira at the Belly Dance Arts studio close to Omotesando, whose team generously allowed us to use their beautiful space for this workshop Sara started by telling the participants about her personal journey and how she first got into […]

Published on 5th April 2018

April 2018 Strategic Partner Member Offers and Other News

Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners here! Our Strategic Partners are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. And go to our Strategic Partners page to learn more about all of FEW’s Strategic Partners, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services […]

Published on 5th April 2018

March 2018 Monthly Meeting Recap: Celebrating Women as Change Agents in Post-Disaster Tohoku

In honor of International Women’s month and the 7th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we welcomed Megumi Ishimoto, Executive Director of NPO Women’s Eye, and Dr. Jackie F. Steele, a political scientist at the University of Tokyo, to share the stories and challenges of the amazing women change agents in post-disaster Tohoku. Neither […]

Published on 5th April 2018

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