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2012 Fellow Incorporated with Aozora Bunko

Our 2012 fellow, Rika Tanioka, is a professor of the department of media studies at Tokai University. On top of her full-time job as an educator, she also devotes her time and passion to make books available for all . After JWLI, Rika started an initiative called

2013 Fellow Publishes Books

Tomoe Yamada, 2013 Fellow, has had a wave of successes recently. Her books on Instagram 101 and Instagram Marketing are now available for purchase on Amazon, both in hardcopy and kindle versions. Her books introduce how individuals and businesses can utilize social network to market themselves.

Atsuko Fish Featured in ACCJ’s Journal

JWLI Founder, Atsuko Fish, is being featured in ‪Entrepreneur section of the April 2016 issue of The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)’s Journal. Our 2015 Fellows, Akiko Ishiyama of Yokohama Association for Promoting Gender Equality, Yuko Nakaoka of U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Junko Tsuda of Public Resource Foundation, and Kei Yoshidome of Japanese […]

2015 Fellow Leads SelectUSA Japan Roadshow

One of our 2015 Fellows, Yuko Nakaoka, participated in the SelectUSA Japan Roadshow that took place in early February of this year. Seminar topics included “U.S. legal and regulatory systems, investment visas, and case studies.” Traveling from Nagoya, Osaka, to Fukuoka, Nakaoka spoke about her experience with JWLI, contributing to connecting potential investors with economic […]

2014 Fellow Appointed to Position at United Way

Yumiko Nagai, a 2014 Fellow, started a new job in January this year with United Way as the Japan Representative. United Way is a nonprofit organization founded in the U.S. in 1887 with a current donation total suming up to six trillion US dollars. Their focus is on creating and supporting programs that are rooted […]

2014 Fellow Speaks at International Symposium

In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Institute of Social Science at the The University of Tokyo hosted an event called “An Intergenerational Panel Discussion with Women Pioneers of DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction): Diversity and Risk Governence” on February 16th. Megumi Ishimoto, Executive-Director of NPO Women’s Eye and JWLI […]

2012 Fellow Featured in Asahi Shinbun

Kiyono Yagami, JWLI 2012 fellow, was recently featured in an Asahi newspaper article about her founding a company called “Manabiya mom” in 2013, in Nagoya. Her mission was to encourage and support working mothers. Manabiya mom serves as a gathering place and working space for women with children. The many events and seminars hosted here […]

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 […]