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September Meeting Recap: Women in Japan: Past, Now and Future

September Monthly MeetingFEW’s 2017-2018 year kicked off with the inspirational leader Kaoki Sasaki, founder and CEO of ewoman, Inc. founder and CEO of UNICUL. Inc., and the driving force behind Japan’s International Conference for Women in Business, which is now in its 22nd year.

It was an evening full of insights into her past as a journalist, as a working mother, in setting up her first company and becoming a pioneering female entrepreneur in Japan. Her presentation was enthusiastically received by FEW members and guests, and the questions she took from the audience showed the range of her activities and talents, which includes setting up a gospel choir.

For her, diversity is not just about getting more women into the workforce, but about introducing a wide range of voices and views, which will ultimately strengthen the business environment in Japan.

We were honored to welcome her as a speaker at FEW for the second time, and hear first-hand from her how things have changed in the last 16 years.

Find out more about ewoman, Inc. at  http://ewoman.jp, Unicul International at http://www.unicul.com, and The International Conference of Women in Business at http://www.women.co.jp/conf/

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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 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 […]

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