Event Recaps

Diversifying Tech & Womxn in STEAM: Japan and the World 2022 – Recap

March 24, 2022
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In honor of International Women’s month, FEW Japan was proud to host this special event on the topic of “Diversifying Tech and Womxn in STE(A)M: Japan and the World 2022”, for the fourth year running. This was a good opportunity for us to set this important topic on the radar shining a spotlight on this…

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An evening with Karen Hill Anton – Recap

March 4, 2022
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FEW Japan welcomed legacy speaker Karen Hill Anton, a great author, columnist, consultant and coach to speak at our February 2022 monthly meeting. Karen Hill Anton has seamlessly crossed cultures in her adopted home town in rural Shizuoka. She has done this while remaining true to herself and her identity and yet enjoyed the friendships…

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FEW Shinnenkai Social – Recap

January 20, 2022
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Off to a Roaring Start to 2022 The FEW Japan Shinnenkai took place online, providing an opportunity for everyone to meet the wonderful Organizational and Corporate Sustaining Members who support FEW Japan, and to hear their insights on a variety of pertinent topics. After welcoming everyone to the first meeting in the year of the…

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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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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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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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