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2015 Fellows Talk at Tokyo Women’s Christian University

Two of our 2015 Fellows, Kei Yoshidome and Akiko Ishiyama, gave a talk at their alma mater, Tokyo Women’s Christian University in February. The gathering was hosted by the university’s alumni association and served as an opportunity for the Fellows to speak to fellow alumni about what they learned through JWLI. Fifteen participants within a […]

2015 Fellows Host Reporting Event in Osaka

Akiko Ishiyama, Yuko Nakaona, Junko Tsuda, and Kei Yoshidome, our 2015 Fellows, participated in the event organized by JWLI Alumni in Osaka on the 27th of February. The theme of the conference was “Women’s Leadership and Management of NonProfit Organizations”. The fellows spoke about their own work in the nonprofit sector, as well as themes […]

2015 JWLI Fellows Program Report

Thanks to the collaboration and efforts of our alumni, the 2015 JWLI Fellows Program Report was published in January this year. This annual report contains weekly reports of the month-long leadership program in Boston, as well as the fellows’ stories of their experiences throughout their involvement with JWLI. “The JWLI program gave me a lot […]

Atsuko Fish Featured in ACCJ Journal’s Article

December 1, 2015 / Tokyo, Japan – JWLI Founder Atsuko Fish is recently featured in an article about her participation as a speaker in the first TOMODACHI Generation Summit in Tokyo. The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public–private partnership between the U.S. Japan Council and the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo. With over 150 […]

2014 Fellow Publishes Article about JWLI

A December 2015 issue of Philanthropy, a magazine published by the Japanese Philanthropy Association (日本フィランソロピー協会), included an article written by JWLI 2014 fellow, Yumiko Nagai. She is the Executive Director of Japanese Philanthropy Association. The article covered our reporting event on Saturday 11/7 at Tokyo Women’s Plaza in Tokyo where our 2015 Fellows gave presentations […]

2009 Fellow Receives a Women Leadership award

Congratulations to our 2009 Fellow, Masako Kurita for receiving the Shining Women (Kagayaku Josei) Award from the Gunma prefecture in November 2015. The award was given in recognition of her 15-year work on women’s empowerment in Gunma. Masako plays an important role in advancing women’s empowerment in Gunma. She has served on the board of […]

2015 Fellows’ Reporting Event

November 7, 2015 / Tokyo, Japan – This year’s JWLI program started on September 8th and ended on October 6th. For the first time ever, our Fellows – Akiko Ishiyama, Yuko Nakaoka, Junko Tsuda and Kei Yoshidome – developed their Action Plans during their regular schedule of visiting our host organizations and participating in an […]

Atsuko Fish Honored by the White House

The White House honors 15 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women as “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to create a safer, more equal, and more prosperous future for their communities and the U.S. in May 2013. JWLI founder, Atsuko Fish, is being honored as a “Champion of Change”. As a […]

JWLI Forum Featured in Article

The 2012 JWLI Forum which was held in Yokohama is featured in the article, titled “NPO・女性・横浜がもつ大きな可能性” in April, and attended nearly by 120 people. The keynote speaker was the mayor of Yokohama, 林文子. The participants had great discussions on women’s leadership in non-profit organizations. Specifically, the goal of the forum is to encourage women to […]