October 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.


Have you ever written a business plan? Want to improve your business skills and learn more about the Japan market?  FEW is teaming up with Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) to offer one full (valued at ¥125,000) and two partial scholarships (valued at ¥62,500) exclusively to FEW members.

Join JMEC’s next information session on Oct 5. Applications due October 15th.

Contact FEW Strategic Partners Director, Bianca Himmelsbach at for scholarship details.
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Elana Jade –  Ilcsi Peeling Facial Course : ¥42,000 for 4 treatments and Shellac Manicure & Pedicure Combo for ¥ 10,000.

Elana Jade has two great specials this month! Ilcsi Peeling Facial Course : ¥42,000 for 4 treatments (buy 3 and get one free) and Shellac Manicure & Pedicure Combo for only ¥ 10,000  (price for one color)

Conditions: * Limited to one per person * Valid until the end of October * Cannot be used with another offer or special

Please mention FEW when scheduling an appointment.  Please contact:;; 03-6453-9319.Fit-360 class image


Club 360 – FEW members get their first class for FREE!

Club 360 is offering FEW members their first class for FREE!

Contact: 03-6434-9667 | |


Divya Marie Kato – Autumn Term Private Drawing Classes (October – November 2017): 20% Discount for FEW members. Module 1 2017

Get Creative This Autumn! FEW members receive a 20% Discount for Autumn Term Private Drawing Classes: October – November 2017.

About Divya: Divya Marie Kato FRSA, Founder of When In Doubt, Draw, is an Artist and Entrepreneur dedicated to getting the world drawing. Her unique 5 step art programme has been widely popular with women, schools and organisations in Japan, teaching people not only how to draw, but how to harness the power of doubt towards self-empowerment and self-discovery.

More information at:; Email:

Sarah Furuya Coaching – Two spots available for sponsored coaching places!FB-Sarah-Furuya-Coaching-plus-tagline-2

Two spots are available for sponsored coaching places. The sponsored coaching for FEW members with limited/financial means to coaching is for 12,000 yen + 8% tax for four one hour sessions.

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Q&A with Multiculturalism Experts Anjeli Narandran and Louise George Kittaka

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Multiculturalism through Japan’s Eyes,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with two of our speakers, Anjeli Narandran, International Coordinator at Peace Boat, and Louise George Kittaka, a newspaper columnist, university lecturer and cross-cultural trainer featured in The Japan Times and Savvy Tokyo. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal […]

Published on 9th October 2017

September 2017 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Share your Passion and Maintain it through Masterminding

26 attendees defied the rain to join The FEW Women’s Start-up Club‘s kick-off meeting of the 2017-2018 year on September 26, 2017. WSC’s goal is to provide resources, support and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs and those who want to become entrepreneurs. We invite everyone to play an active role as WSC is a “business […]

Published on 3rd 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

How I Got Here: Nicola Vote

I first came to Japan over 20 years ago as a one year exchange student to ICU (International Christian University), courtesy of the University of London, my home university. Several of my friends were taking a year off to travel in Europe or USA. I wanted to go somewhere a little more challenging, and Japan […]

Published on 2nd October 2017