Monthly Meeting

February Monthly Meeting Recap – Sustainable Building through Passive House Standards with Miwa Mori

February 25, 2021
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For our February 2021 monthly meeting, we very much enjoyed welcoming Miwa Mori, President of Key Architects. Hearing about sustainable and effective ways to make houses in Japan better insulated and thus more comfortable was fascinating. Mori-san explained how Passive House design and strategies have been highly effective in both new builds and retrofit designs.…

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Sustainable Building through Passive House Standards with Miwa Mori

January 27, 2021
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February 25th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) Join us for an inspiring conversation with the remarkable Passive House architect, entrepreneur and community builder, Miwa Mori. Miwa Mori is a torch-bearer for the Passive House Movement in Japan. Passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. Miwa is…

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Shinnenkai 2021 Reimagining Community with FEW Japan

December 23, 2020
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January 21st @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST) Kick-off 2021 by reimagining community and developing engagement across individual, organizational, and corporate members On 21st January, 2021 we will kick off the new year joining individual, organizational, and corporate members together at our Shinnenkai. In this very interactive session, we will enjoy the opportunity to get to know the…

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Reimagining Social Impact During COVID-19 with Christey West

November 5, 2020
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Christey West, co-founder of “Just Peoples” gave an inspiring presentation on what it takes to tackle world poverty especially with the compounded challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Before becoming a wife and mother, Christey travelled to Nepal where she first encountered children in need of appropriate outerwear and shoes. Following the advice of…

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A Creative Mindset: The Key to Success in a Post-Pandemic Economy with Ruth Marie Jarman

June 30, 2020
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By Keri Cromb As June 2020 marked the beginning of post COVID-19, FEW Japan welcomed long term resident Ruth Marie Jarman to give her insights on how we can mentally prepare ourselves for a new economic reality. We had a record sign up for this online event. Ruth as an entrepreneur, author, active member and…

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Coping with the Unknown: Strategies to Develop Resilience with Yukari Horiguichi

June 11, 2020
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FEW’s virtual monthly meeting with guest Yukari Horiguichi, CEO of Communications Psychology International (CPI), discussed the timely topic of resilience as most people have been staying home and avoiding travel outside their vicinity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Excellence and Empowerment in Women’s Pro-Sports

April 27, 2020
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Last week FEW Japan held its first online ZOOM event with Japan Women’s Rugby Team Head Coach, Lesley McKenzie. We are pleased to announce that it was a success! Thank you to Lesley for providing solid advice on team building and motivation. An engaging Q&A session followed thanks to our member and guest participants. We…

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Breaking the Silence: How to Create a Culture of Voice

October 27, 2019
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On October 17, 2019, an informative packed monthly meeting presented by corporate governance specialist Royanne Doi, spelled out specific approaches from a manager’s perspective to encourage communication from employees.  By Keri Cromb A culture of silence, as opposed to a culture of voice, can be misleading as non-communication is far too often interpreted as employee…

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Saving Moms and Babies in Malawi

July 1, 2019
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FEW was delighted to welcome Dr. Jane Namasasu, a reproductive and sexual health expert from Malawi, to share her extensive experience in the field with us for our Monthly Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Dr. Namasasu started her career as a nurse in 1975, and later studied to become a midwife, as in the…

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Multicultural Girls Night

May 31, 2019
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At May’s Monthly Meeting FEW came together to talk candidly about complex cultural identities in Japan. As a bonus, attendees’ daughters were invited to join in the discussion. Japanese-American travel writer and ‘hafu’ active Nina Cataldo came to speak to us about growing up as ‘hafu’, both in the United States and in Japan. We…

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