Community Service

December 2018 Bonenkai Recap

January 14, 2019
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The Fabulous FEW 2018 Bonenkai Featured “All That Glitters” On the chilly night of December 7, 2018, more than 70 members, guests, and supporters joined FEW for the All That Glitters-themed Bonenkai at Dumbo Bar and Grill on the premises of The Strings Hotel Omotesando. The glamorous atmosphere of the restaurant matched perfectly with the…

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Upcoming Fall 2018 Community Service Events

October 15, 2018
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With the changing of the leaves comes many opportunities to support various NGOs and their efforts. Take a look at the events below and reach out to the organizations through the contact information provided if you’re interested in lending a helping hand! The Big Draw Festival 2018 The world’s largest cross-cultural drawing festival, led by…

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Event Recap: TELL & FEW Presents The Feminine Eye

September 3, 2018
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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.

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May Community Services Feature: APRICOT

May 2, 2018
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Happy Golden Week! Among the many holidays clustered into this late spring holiday, Children’s Day (May 5th) will continue to honor the happiness and health of children. An organization that has been working towards that goal since the aftermath of the March 11 earthquakes is APRICOT NPO, also known a the Allied Psychotherapy Relief Initiative…

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February Community Services Feature: Disaster Relief with Peace Boat & PBV

February 4, 2018
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What is Peace Boat? In October of last year, FEW Japan had the pleasure of welcoming three panelists to discuss multiculturalism in Japan. Among them, Angeli Narandran, International Coordinator of Peace Boat, spoke with the FEW ladies about how to create conversations and environments to foster multiculturalism in Japan. Ms. Narandran regaled us with the…

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January Community Services Feature with Human Rights Now

January 1, 2018
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By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director Happy New Year to the FEW community! This month we are featuring another phenomenal NGO in the Tokyo area, Human Rights Now! Human Rights Now (HRN) is Japan’s first home-grown human rights advocacy organization founded in 2006 by a group of attorneys, scholars and journalists. The NGO currently has…

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December Community Services Feature with Angela Ortiz, Founder of A Place To Grow

December 1, 2017
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By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director “When you experience a disaster, when you lose everything that was important, your world falls apart. You lose hope. You lose purpose. You lose the capacity to recover. Those who survived the disaster now must survive the recovery.” – Angela Ortiz, Founder of A Place To Grow A Place…

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November Community Services Feature with Charles McJilton of Second Harvest

October 31, 2017
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By Tia Haygood, Community Services Director With Winter and the holiday season around the corner, many of us are mapping out our plans for the upcoming thanksgiving dinners, bonenkai, Christmas celebrations, and the like. As we make merry in our end-of-year celebrations, we should still be mindful that in Japan there are 20 million people…

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October Community Services Feature: Tokyo Run for the Cure

October 3, 2017
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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…

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Event Recap: Mirai no Mori Back to Nature Outdoor Cooking Program

June 16, 2017
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FEW members and friends spent a fantastic day as volunteers at Mirai no Mori’s Back to Nature Program on June 10th. On the outskirts of Tokyo, in beautiful and green Mitake, we met with the staff and volunteer teams of Mirai no Mori and a Saitama children’s home to support a program designed to empower…

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