Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series in Boston

Each month on the second Tuesday, people who enjoy talking about Japan bring their lunch to our office at 50 Milk Street. This event is free and open to the public - one small way we share Japan with Boston. The Brown Bag Series is an ongoing occasion to gather and talk about Japan together. Speakers are selected from across New England as well as special visiting guests. After a brief presentation about the speaker's unique Japan experience or specialty, we enjoy a group discussion together on the topic. 

All Brown Bag meetings are from 12-1p on the 5th floor of 50 Milk St.  After signing the log-book at the front desk, proceed up the elevators on the left to the 5th floor. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. 

Upcoming events

    • 08 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
    Register

    Big Ideas for Japan 

    from emerging Women leaders

    With the 2018 JWLI Fellows

    Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F,
    Boston, MA 02109

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 12 - 1PM

    Join us for a lunchtime discussion about the ambitious projects helmed in Japan by six emerging women leaders. Meet the 2018 Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Fellows! This year's Fellows will introduce their projects and answer questions about their personal experiences developing as leaders in Japan today.

    The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative is a two-year executive leadership development program that invests in emerging women leaders from across Japan and transforms them to be action-oriented leaders. Through a four-week training in Boston, Fellows will acquire the confidence to lead, skills to manage, and create Action Plans to make social change. Upon returning to Japan, they work towards achieving their vision.

    This years Fellows are:

    Noriko Akiyama
    Senior Political Writer

    Noriko works as the first female Senior Political Writer at one of the most prominent Japanese newspaper companies. Among five columnists at the company, Noriko receives the most positive supports from the readers. As a journalist, Noriko focuses on shedding light on the opinions of women and the younger generations, whose voices often tend to be unheard in the male-dominated Japanese society.

    Tomoko Haneda
    Board Member, World Robot Olympiad (WRO)

    Tomoko serves as a board member of World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Japan, a nonprofit organization where children develop their skills together through an international robotics competition. Tomoko is eager to redefine the essential activities of the organization, maximize its assets and values, and make it more well-structured to expand WRO Japan’s programs and serve more children.

    Masumi Kosugi
    Chief Coordinator, Kids’ Door

    Masumi is a Chief Coordinator of Educational Support Department at Kids’ Door, an organization that is dedicated to support underserved children in Japan. In October 2016, Masumi founded a free alternative school for high school students in central Tokyo, where she and her colleagues supported young people in poverty by providing free tutoring sessions, textbooks, and nutritious meals.

    Haruka Maruno
    Program Manager, Salesforce.org

    Haruka works as a Program Manager at Salesforce.org located in Tokyo. Currently she organizes volunteer programs for the Salesforce employees in Japan and manages grants primarily for education and youth workforce projects.

    Mai Takeuchi
    Marketing Coordinator, Persol Career

    Mai works as a Marketing Coordinator at Persol Career. She supported mid-career recruitment for over 100 companies and NPOs
    , and launched the biggest event for NPOs to hire new employees in Japan.

    Maco Yoshioka
    Founder and CEO, MadreBonita

    Maco started MadreBonita, a postpartum fitness program, in 1998. She developed the program combining her experience of childbirth and her expertise in sports science.  Maco aims to form a social infrastructure of postpartum care in Japan to make it more accessible to every family.

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