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Upcoming Events


Sunday, April 5 – FEW Hanami at Inokashira Park

Join us for a fun and relaxed hanami at Inokashira Park, one of the famous cherry blossom spots in Tokyo. Let’s enjoy spring in Japan and the famous cherry blossoms together. Bring your own food and drink, nothing else to prepare. Click here for details.

nancysnow300yokookura300Thursday, April 9 – FEW Meeting: “The Art of Persuasive Communication and Spotting Verbal Ticks in Yourself and Others” w/ Nancy Snow & Yoko Okura

Join us for our April Meeting, all women welcome. Click here for details.

Women's Start-Up Club

Tuesday, April 14 – FEW Women’s Start-Up Club: “Three Important Key Learnings From Two Women Who Have Made the Shift From Large Corporates to Running Their Own Business” w/ Joanne Wilkinson & Madeline Pannell

Join our April meeting to find out some useful tips on making the leap from the corporate world to starting your own business. Click here for details.

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One more time

Miss the Monthly Meeting? Revisit the topic with our recaps.

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“Women need women to talk about their needs“: recap of the FEW March Meeting: “Unequal Impact- Gender in Disasters and Action You Can Take” with Nonprofit NGO Consultant Sarajean Rossitto
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“Are You a Digital Hoarder or Digitally Focused?”: recap of the FEW February Meeting “Documenting Your Life” with Tracey Taylor & Dee Green of 37 Frames Photography
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“Branding”: recap of the FEW Women’s Start Up Club February Meeting with Fiona Berwick
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“Being Open to Opportunities”: recap of the FEW January Meeting “Planned Happenstance: A Guide for Creating Chances and Opportunities out of Roadblocks in your Career and Life” with Haruko Nishida
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“Starting Your Own Business in Japan”: recap of the FEW Women’s Start Up Club December Meeting with Yoko Majima
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“Tips for Overcoming Conflict”: recap of the FEW November Meeting with conflict meditator & corporeal mime artist Tania Coke
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Recap of the 18th FEW Career Strategies Seminar (CSS): IGNITE. CSS was a great day which inspired both thought and action, reaffirmed the fantastic community in Tokyo, and gave us a chance to learn and practice some new skills.