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  Upcoming events

Yoko MajimaWomen’s Start-up Club (Tue., Dec. 2)
“Starting a Business and Visa in Japan” w/ Yoko Majima, Immigration Lawyer /Legal Advisor

Join us for the December Women’s Start-Up Club meeting as we welcome Yoko Majima to explain the different legal structures available (sole proprietor,  companies, etc.) to run a business in Japan, the requirements and procedures to get started and the visa requirements to satisfy the authorities in order to start running your own business.

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2014 FEW Naughty or Nice Bonenkai
Whether you have been NAUGHTY or NICE this year, come along and join the FEW Community for a night of fun and festivities as we celebrate the holidays! The bonenkai is the one time of the year FEW opens up our monthly meeting to partners and supporters. So bring your darling and some friends (men and women) to share the holiday cheer with the FEW community as we bid good bye to 2014 and welcome new possibilities for 2015.

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Current Strategic Partner Discounts and Offers for FEW Members
Thank you to our Strategic Partners for extending the following benefits to FEW Members. If you are a FEW Member, be sure to show your card when you visit!


For a full details on FEW member benefits or for information on how to become a member, please visit our Membership page or contact membership@fewjapan.com

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Monthly Meetings
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Discount on FEW Special Events and Affiliate EventsOX
Strategic Partner Discounts and OffersOX
FEW Member-to-Member Benefit Program Discounts and Offers OX
Attend BCCJ Events at the BCCJ Member's rate OX
Attend FEW Kansai Meetings and Events at FEW Kansai Members RateOX
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Sponsorship ProgramOX
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  One more time

Miss the Monthly Meeting? Watch the interview or revisit the topic with our recaps.

LandingPage_20140410_Monthly Meeting_Shihoko Fujiwara April 2014
“Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking”
Landing Page_20140313_MonthlyMeeting_TizianaAlamprese March 2014
“Love Branding: Fiat 500 in Japan”
LandingPage_20140213_Monthly Meeting_Maho Takahashi February 2014
“Not Optional: Corporate Responsibility and the Business Model for Sustainable and Ethical Profit”
Landing Page_20140116_Monthly Meeting_Eriko Sekiya January 2014
“Interpreting Your Own Brand: Integrating a Multicultural Mindset in Japan”
Landing Page_20131111_Monthly MeetingSoness Stevens November 2013
“The Power of Emotion: The Fuel that Powers Your Story”
Landing Page_20131010_Monthly Meeting_Krisite Collins October 2013
“The Marginalized Majority: Media Representations and Lived Experiences of Single Women”
Landing Page_130911_MonthlyMeeting_ElizabethHandover_JulieMatsui-1small September 2013
“Beyond Networking: Building Your Relationship Capital”