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May 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: What Does Abenomics Offer Women Regardless of Nationality?

May 20, 2014
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Recap: “What Does Abenomics Offer Women Regardless of Nationality?” FEW Meeting May 15th, 2014 Speaker: Professor Yoko Ishikura By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, FEW Vice President If you could start again, would you come to Japan to work? Those who answered ‘yes’ to Professor Ishikura’s opening question had many positives to say. They were excited by the…

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April 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Sold for Sex – The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking

April 15, 2014
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Recap “Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking” FEW Meeting April 10, 2014 Speaker: Shihoko Fujiwara Recap by Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW In 2014, it was estimated by Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking that there are approximately 80,000 people in Japan who are labor and…

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March 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Love Branding: Fiat 500 in Japan

March 18, 2014
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Recap: “Love Branding: Fiat 500 in Japan” FEW Meeting March 13, 2014 Speaker: Tiziana Alamprese By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW You would think that being hit by two Fiats while walking would have been enough motivation for Tiziana Alamprese, Marketing Director for Chrysler Japan, to work for another automobile company. But, she is…

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February 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: NOT Optional

February 18, 2014
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as THE business model and strategy for sustainable profit By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, FEW Vice President Maho Takahashi, Charity and Campaign Manager at LUSH Japan presented “Not Optional: Corporate Responsibility and the Business Model for Sustainable and Ethical Profit” at the February 13, 2014 FEW meeting. “We use 2000 types of ingredients…

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January 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Interpreting Your Own Brand

January 21, 2014
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Integrating a  Multicultural Mindset in Japan By Christina Hanazawa Gallagher, FEW Vice President Imagine having the courage to start a business after your first business nearly went bankrupt, your first book failed to sale, and still thinking big enough to successfully go after Al Gore as your first major client in your new start-up company?…

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November 2013 FEW Meeting Recap: The Power of Emotion

November 19, 2013
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The Fuel that Powers Your Story By Christina Kanazawa Gallagher, FEW Vice President Soness Stevens’ November talk “The Power of Emotion: The Fuel that Powers Your Story” started with asking us to write two words on the bottom of our shoes. Any two words that expressed what we wanted in that moment were okay. “Happy”…

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October 2013 FEW Meeting Recap: The Marginalized Majority

October 15, 2013
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Media Representations and Lived Experiences of Single Women By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW Does Single Equal Unhappy? Are single people destined to be unhappy? It’s less a question than a statement in a media landscape awash with the hyper-feminist or sexually free woman. Nevertheless, “Why do I always have to account for my…

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September 2013 FEW Meeting Recap: Beyond Networking

September 17, 2013
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Building Your Relationship Capital By Christina Hanazawa Gallagher, FEW Vice President Do you dread networking events? The ‘race to finish with the most business cards?’ You are not alone. But, according to Julie Matsui, Training and Development Manager at American Express International and Elizabeth Handover, Learning Partner at Lumina Asia, networking leads to relationship capital,…

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