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March Monthly Meeting Recap – Tackling the Gender Gap: Finding Your Niche with Hitomi Komachi

March 25, 2021
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FEW Japan welcomed Hitomi Komachi, Senior Associate at Allen and Overy to speak at our March 2021 monthly meeting. Hitomi’s personal journey in law began through a Zurich International School Career Fair in 2001 where she met an inspiring female lawyer and a work shadow opportunity at Credit Suisse. Eventually Hitomi landed a training contract…

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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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A Spotlight on Men’s Leadership for Change featuring Terrence Holden

January 10, 2021
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FEW Japan started the New Year with a Virtual Brunch with guest Terrence Holden of Tokyo Speaks. The never ending quest for gender equality cannot continue to be placed on one gender to shoulder. FEW recognizes that men’s leadership plays just an important role in propelling equality and equity into reality. Thus, we are pleased to provide a spotlight…

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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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Recap FEW Virtual Lunches May-July 2020

July 24, 2020
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FEW Japan is pleased to have offered several virtual lunches in the first half of 2020. Thank you to Special Events Director Kyoko Nagano for taking on the initiative and our guest hosts who reached out to our members and participant guests during such an isolating time in history with COVID-19. We would like to…

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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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Rethinking Strengths with Jennifer Shinkai

August 19, 2019
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On November 1, 2018, facilitator and executive coach Jennifer Shinkai held a special session just for FEW Members at H&R Roppongi. The event aimed to give participants ideas on how to shift their inner capabilities into energy to grow their careers by finding their strengths.  According to Shinkai, we as women too often focus on…

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