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JWLI on The Japan Times and Nikkei

JWLI Founder, Atsuko Fish, and three of our Fellows, Megumi Ishimoto, Yuko Nakaoka, and Kiyono Yagami, were interviewed by two major Japanese newspapers, Kyodo and Nikkei. The keynote speaker of our Tokyo Summit, Mari Kuraishi, was also interviewed as well and spoke about what was preventing Japanese women from working and taking leadership roles. Atsuko […]

Kozue Spoke to Showa Boston Students

On January 26th, JWLI Program Manager, Kozue Sawame, gave a presentation to 18 undergraduate students from the Showa Boston Institute, the Boston satellite campus of Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan. The talk was held as part of the Women and Leadership course offered jointly with Emanuel College. In hope that some of these 18 […]

Boston Women’s March

On January 21st, 2017, over 200,000 people participated in the Boston Women’s March as a reaction to the new presidency in the U.S. With other women’s marches across the country and the world, the Boston marchers stood up united to show support for women’s rights. Photo by BOSTON GLOBE

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 […]