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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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JMEC, a mini-MBA worth taking

October 26, 2021

Program Report by Ai Takada. If you want to advance in your career, I highly recommend that you participate in the JMEC program. The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) is a 6-month intensive business training program that teaches you how to write a business plan to a client. JMEC is also known as a mini-MBA…

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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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New FEW Milestones, new FEW Board Vision!

August 1, 2021

SAVE the DATES!  9.23.2021 @ 7pm JST – September 23rd Members’ Meeting – Career Mentoring  (7.00-8.30pm)  10.21.2021 @ 12pm JST – October 21st Virtual Lunch – FEW 40th HERStory Event (12.00-1.30pm)  Message from FEW’s Co-Presidents Dear Members & Friends of FEW Japan,  Over the last two years, FEW Japan has undergone some foundational changes. FEW…

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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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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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