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Lifelong Takeaways from the JMEC Program

July 4, 2019
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By Sabrina Hassanali Why would you give up your weekends for about 8 months, commit 200+ hours of your time, and coordinate with a group of 3–4 other working professionals to prepare a business plan for an existing business? Why have over 1,300 people participated in the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) over the lifetime…

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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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June 2019 Sponsor Offers and Member News

June 4, 2019
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Check out the latest offers and opportunities from our Sponsors and other FEW Community Events here! Our Sponsors are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. Visit our Sponsors page to learn more about all of FEW’s Sponsors, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting the…

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Finding the Inner Entrepreneur in Japan

June 3, 2019
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This article is a part of the photo essay series Women of FEW, introducing FEW Members to one another and beyond. For more personal stories from expat women, click here. by Tanja Kinnen Before moving to Japan with my husband, I was working as a marketing manager in Luxembourg, my home country. I probably would…

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May 2019 Sponsor Offers and Member News

May 3, 2019
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Check out the latest offers and opportunities from our Sponsors and other FEW Community Events here! Our Sponsors are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. Visit our Sponsors page to learn more about all of FEW’s Sponsors, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting the…

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Decluttering as a State of Mind

May 3, 2019
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On the second Thursday of April, a full room of women gathered at Tokyo Chapter to hear two professional organizers, Nathalie Brantsma and Paula Esguerra, talk about how decluttering makes not only your house clean and nice, but also affects your mind in a positive way. Marie Kondo is an avid advocate of the idea,…

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April 2019 Sponsor Offers and Member News

April 4, 2019
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Check out the latest offers and opportunities from our Sponsors and other FEW Community Events here! Our Sponsors are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. Visit our Sponsors page to learn more about all of FEW’s Sponsors, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting the…

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From CEOs to SheEOs – Balancing for Better

April 3, 2019
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In March Monthly Meeting, we celebrated International Women’s Day and the International Women’s Month with a panel discussion on how to make technology industry more diverse. FEW was proud to be supported by W20 Japan Committee 2019. On March 14th, three leaders and pioneers in diversifying tech, Casey Wahl, CEO of recruiting company Wahl &…

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The Struggles of an Accidental Housewife

April 1, 2019
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This article is a part of the photo essay series Women of FEW, introducing FEW Members to one another and beyond. For more personal stories from expat women, click here. by Liz Noh When people ask me what I do, I say, “Not much. Actually, I’m a former journalist, turned accidental housewife”. I’m embarrassed about…

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Finding Your Inner Storyteller with Christiane Brew

March 30, 2019
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Around 20 women gathered to Tokyo Chapter on chilly February night, ready to release their inner creative storyteller. During the night, actress, coach, and master communicator Christiane Brew led the group through fun improv exercises, and lots of laughs ensued. Christiane Brew, who is trained in several schools of improv, has extensive experience of performing…

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