Event Recaps

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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Innovation Through Diversity

February 15, 2020
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The Embassy of Canada, in collaboration with FEW Japan, hosted a special symposium on February 6 that focused on how to foster creative workplace cultures in tech. This special event welcomed a panel discussion with representatives of Japan-based companies championing diversity and inclusive business practices, preceded by a keynote speech by Judi Hess, the CEO of Copperleaf.…

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From Teacher to Business Owner: A Designer’s Journey

January 29, 2020
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FEW Japan was thrilled to welcome the energetic entrepreneur Victoria Close to share her inspiring journey from international school teacher to jewelry designer / creator and owner of Bikudesigns, a brand of beautiful accessories made with repurposed vintage kimono, at our quarterly Lunch Gathering on Wednesday, November 20. Set in a rustic room at the…

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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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Japan’s Youth: What the Next Generation of Leaders need to succeed in the world post-2030

October 9, 2019
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FEW was thrilled to welcome one of our new Board members, Program Director Kaoru Utada, to share her personal backstory and why she’s dedicated her career to fostering leadership skills amongst Japan’s youth at our quarterly Lunch Gathering on Wednesday, September 25th. By Alisa Tanaka What started as a desire to help the communities impacted…

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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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Where’s Your True Color Workshop

August 5, 2019
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On a sunny Sunday, May 26th, seven ladies gathered to H&R Roppongi to find out their own color palettes through color analysis with personal and image coach Elsie Yung. Everyone was excited to get to know the colors fitting to them – who wouldn’t like to wear clothes and make-up that look good on them!…

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