Monthly Meeting

An evening with Karen Hill Anton – Recap

March 4, 2022
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FEW Japan welcomed legacy speaker Karen Hill Anton, a great author, columnist, consultant and coach to speak at our February 2022 monthly meeting. Karen Hill Anton has seamlessly crossed cultures in her adopted home town in rural Shizuoka. She has done this while remaining true to herself and her identity and yet enjoyed the friendships…

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Diversifying Tech & Womxn in STEAM: Japan and the World 2022

January 24, 2022
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March 24th @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST) March is Women’s History Month and the time for us to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day. Naturally FEW Japan is taking part in the celebrations. For the fourth year running, we are hosting our annual special event on the topic of “Diversifying Tech and Womxn in STE(A)M: Japan and…

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FEW Shinnenkai Social – Recap

January 20, 2022
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Off to a Roaring Start to 2022 The FEW Japan Shinnenkai took place online, providing an opportunity for everyone to meet the wonderful Organizational and Corporate Sustaining Members who support FEW Japan, and to hear their insights on a variety of pertinent topics. After welcoming everyone to the first meeting in the year of the…

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An evening with Karen Hill Anton

December 23, 2021
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February 24th @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST) Join us for an intimate evening with author Karen Hill Anton. Enjoy as she reads favorite passages from her multi-award winning memoir “The View From Breast Pocket Mountain”. Hear real-life stories, accompanied by vintage photographs, of how Karen has stayed true to herself and navigated Japanese culture in rural Shizuoka…

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Beyond Bootstrapping! – Recap

November 29, 2021
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Funding pathways for tech and regional revitalization  It’s pretty common to have a ideas you think would make a great business. But without a business education or successful entrepreneur in the family, you’re often left without a next step. November’s monthly FEW meeting brought in two incredible CEOs to discuss options for the hardest step…

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Shinnenkai Social

November 12, 2021
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January 20th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) Spotlight on our Corporate & Community Members On January 20th, 2022 we will welcome the new year connecting our individual members with our fabulous organizational and corporate members in the same space for our FEW Japan Shinnenkai. In this new [Virtual Platform] space, we will be able to learn more…

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Pivot Your Career Through Peer-to-Peer Solidarity

October 20, 2021
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FEW’s September meeting looked at taking a more active and collaborative approach to professional development. Corporate governance specialist Royanne Doi, representative director of the US–Japan Council and external director of social impact startup Gojo & Company, had a Fireside Chat with Program Director Tracey Northcott, which was followed by the launch of the members-only Peer-to-Peer…

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Beyond Bootstrapping! Funding pathways for tech and regional revitalization

August 16, 2021
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November 18th @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST) Are you currently bootstrapping in your business? Are your dreams and passions bigger than your current cash flow? Do you want to leverage your skills to make a bigger impact in your local communities? Is bootstrapping the only option for women-led ventures and entrepreneurial journeys? What does it look like…

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Summer Social- Community Building and Connection

June 17, 2021
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June 17th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) FEW Japan has traditionally held an annual Summer Social gathering and while we had hoped it would have been face to face this year, we are still pleased to welcome our members and guests to make a virtual toast for another year of great community building. For this last monthly…

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Game Changers: New Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Transformation (DX) Era

May 20, 2021
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FEW Japan welcomed financial expert Noriko Saeki-Rzonca to give much appreciated insights on the DX field, trends and careers. Noriko’s stellar career path includes roles such as Decision Management and Advance Data Analytics. Currently Noriko is leading the DX Strategy at Sony Bank.  What is DX and all that? This hot buzz word refers to…

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