That’s two years from when communication coach, Helen Iwata, hired me as a photographer to cover her presentation at For Empowering Women Japan. At the time, I was four months into preparing and registering my business, TopTia Photography. Initially, my goal was to primarily work with Japanese businesses to bridge a communication gap between restaurateurs and international customers, through my photography. But on that day, Thursday November 12th, 2015, I was introduced to a wonderful group of women who taught me so much about the international community and the amazing support the women in that community have for each other.
TopTia Photography works towards providing a visual catalyst to improve branding power to clients both Japanese and international. Whether at your office, outdoors, or at my Ginza studio, TopTia photographs portraits, events, product and food items to help businesses present themselves with pride to their audiences. From updating LinkedIn profile photos to creating the visuals for a new website, TopTia takes care of those needs smoothly.
FEW Japan has allowed TopTia to grow faster than many independent photographers do. Of the almost 200 photo sessions so far, many of the businesses I’ve worked with have actually been members of FEW.
I have such a deep appreciation for the FEW community and all they have done to help me support other women in Japan and I am honored to return the favor as a FEW Strategic Partner.
If you’re interested in any of Tia’s services, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recap: Mentoring Moments – Finding Love in Japan
The third and final Mentoring Moments event for the year was held, Sunday, July 8th at the Kiwi Kitchen in Hiroo. Despite the sweltering heat, eight ladies came to ask questions to three FEW members about finding love in Japan and the subsequent situations that stem from cross-cultural dating and married life. Married ladies […]Published on 21st August 2018
Strategic Partner Spotlight: Warm Hearts Coffee Club
The Warm Hearts Coffee Club is a community of coffee lovers based in Japan. Since April of this year we deliver freshly-roasted coffee to households & offices all over Japan & provide a connection between the coffee growers, the coffee’s country of origin and our community members. We do this by supporting organic & fair […]Published on 8th August 2018
Appointment of 2018-2019 FEW Japan Board of Directors
Following approval by the current Board of Directors and majority vote of the regular membership, FEW Japan is delighted to announce the appointment of 15 new and returning members to the FEW Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 FEW year, effective September 1, 2018. These outstanding individuals bring to FEW unique experience, expertise and capabilities as […]Published on 1st August 2018
Recap: June FEW Women’s Start-Up Club – Branding with Archetypes
During the last WSC of this season Marci Kobayashi took us on a journey to “Find your Archetype for your branding”. The overall goal is to “Transform your brand and your overall online presence into a genuine reflection of who you are personally, and professionally, from the inside out, not outside in.” Branding by Archetypes […]Published on 28th July 2018
July Community Service Feature: Japan Association for Refugees (JAR)
Numerous crises around the globe have forced men, women, and children to seek safety and asylum as refugees in foreign lands. Refugees are individuals who have been forced to leave their home country due to political or religious persecution, violence, war, or natural disaster. According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the United States, Saudi […]Published on 26th July 2018
Rina Bovrisse - The Accidental Activist : From Chanel to Governor of Tokyo?
Join us for the first meeting of the new FEW year to hear from Rina Bovrisse about how she became an accidental activist working in the fashion industry and ending up with a burning desire to get into politics.
Midweek Lunch Mixer
Take a break from work and join us for delicious food and great networking at our monthly midweek lunch gathering, this time at Blu Jam Cafe in Daikanyama!
Note: The Lunch Mixer will take place on a Wednesday!