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Atsuko Hosted a Luncheon Featuring the Trainees of the TOMODACHI Disability Leadership Program

Atsuko Fish, the JWLI Founder and a U.S.-Japan Council board member, hosted a luncheon featuring the trainees of the TOMODACHI Disability Leadership Program in Boston on Tuesday, December 6th. It was an inspiring, informative and interactive discussion and held as a part of “Regional Women in Leadership Networking.” 19 people gathered and explored the theme […]

JWLI 10th Reunion in Tokyo

JWLI just had its 10th reunion in Tokyo. It was great to see our Fellows (at least one from each cohort from Year 1 to Year 10!) at a reunion on October 19 at a café overlooking a beautiful view of Tokyo at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. 10 years ago, it was just an idea […]

Yoko Okura Wrote an Article of JWLI on Nikkei Women Online

It was our pleasure to meet Yoko Okura. She is an incredible woman who is a journalist and used to be at a TV station in Japan. She currently studies at Harvard Kennedy School and has her own online column on Nikkei Women Online where she shares her perspective on women’s empowerment and leadership, and […]

JWLI Hosts Tokyo Summit

Celebrating the 10th anniversary, JWLI hosted the Tokyo Summit at Tokyo American Club on October 18, and it was a huge success. Nearly 40 women leaders and JWLI Fellows candidly explored the theme of Women Leading Social Change in Japan with the audience of over 300 people. Mari Kuraishi, a founder of Global Giving, gave […]

JWLI Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Boston

On October 6th, JWLI hosted its 10th Anniversary Reception at Simon College in Boston to celebrate its ten-year efforts in empowering Japanese women and making difference in Japan. Two JWLI alumnae, Tomoe Yamada and Kiyono Yagami, shared the impacts they made in Japan through achieving their Action Plans. They spoke candidly about their experience in […]

Save the Date for JWLI 2016 Tokyo Summit!

In celebration of JWLI’s 10th anniversary this year, we are hosting the Tokyo Summit titled “Women Leading Social Changes in Japan”. It will be on October 18th, 2016 (Tuesday) at the Tokyo American Club in Tokyo. Save the date on your calendar and check out our brand new summit website (jwli2016.jp). JWLI is thankful for […]

2015 Fellow Awarded by Ambassador Kennedy for SelectUSA Investment Summit

Our 2015 Fellow, Yuko Nakaoka and her colleague from the U.S. Consulate General’s office in Kansai have successfully participated in the SelectUSA 2016 Investment Summit, one of the highest-profiled events that promote foreign direct investment in the United States. Over 2,500 people from over 65 countries gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend this event, and […]

Atsuko Fish and Kozue Sawame Meet Ambassador Kennedy

On June 15 in Tokyo, JWLI Founder Atsuko Fish and Program Manager Kozue Sawame were honored to meet Ambassador Caroline Kennedy at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Atsuko and Kozue sat down with the Ambassador who listened to them enthusiastically, while they shared the updates on the upcoming JWLI Summit. The Ambassador has been particularly […]

2015 Fellow receive Toastmasters awards

Our 2015 fellow, Akiko Ishiyama, has received two Best Speaker Awards at recent gatherings of the Yokohama Ocean Toastmasters Club for her speeches in Japanese and English. Akiko recently joined the Club and gave her very first speech in Japanese at the meeting on May 8th, titled “My Mission”. Her second award was for her […]

JWLI Fellows Gathering in Tokyo

JWLI Founder Atsuko Fish and Program Manager Kozue Sawame were thrilled to see 20 of the JWLI Fellows in Tokyo in the evening of Friday, June 10. Thanks to great logistical help by Keiko Sakurai, 2010 Fellow and Hisae Segawa, 2009 Fellow, the gathering went well and smoothly. Atsuko and Kozue shared exciting news of […]