Q&A with Rina Bovrisse, activist and founder of the Chateau School

PHOTO 1Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting – The Accidental Activist : From Chanel to Governor of Tokyo? – we’re featuring a quick Q&A with speaker Rina Bovrisse. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality.

Join us for an insightful discussion next Wednesday, September 12, as Rina shares her career journey, how that can empower you to have a voice, and how to use that to bring about change.

Register for the meeting here!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?


What is your greatest fear?


What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My son & my cat

When and where were you happiest?

Today in Tokyo

Which talent would you most like to have?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My son

What is your most treasured possession?

My passport

Who are your heroes in real life?

My mother

What is your motto?

Nothing is impossible

What does FEW mean to you?

Warm place

When have you have felt most empowered?

When I don’t have to say, “Let me speak with my husband and get back to you.”


Insider Intel on the Japan Market Expansion Competition

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Published on 7th September 2018

Event Recap: TELL & FEW Presents The Feminine Eye

On Saturday, August 8th, a group of 11 people interested in learning more about photography gathered at the National Art Center in Roppongi for a women-led photo walk by Selena Hoy, TELL Outreach Coordinator and FEW Community Services Director Tia Haygood, who also is a professional photographer of TopTia Photography.

Published on 3rd September 2018

September 2018 Strategic Partner Member Offers & Other News

Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners and other FEW Community Events 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 […]

Published on 27th August 2018

How I got Here: Kirsten O’Connor

  I decided at age 7, quite resolutely that I wanted to be a teacher. All my decisions thereafter created the path to a teaching qualification, a first teaching post in London, a promotion and then the biggest decision of all – to apply for a teaching job overseas. In Japan no less. Accepting a […]

Published on 27th August 2018

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