About FEW Kansai

FEW was established to support foreign women in Japan, both professionally and socially. Being literally “few” in the world, FEW offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere to meet, network and find like-minded friends. From this idea stems our mission: “To provide a forum for networking, career development, knowledge and information exchange, support and friendship among foreign women living in Kansai."

Upcoming events

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
    • Zoom

    Maybe you tried hot Japanese sake with sushi when you first arrived in Japan and thought “not my thing!” Or maybe you wonder why you love some and don’t like others? Join us for a fun night of sake exploration at our Sake Salon on August 28. We will be hosted by Kyoko Nagano, a director at Sake Lovers, whose passion for sake intertwines with her work supporting craft sake brewers with overseas marketing and sales. 

    Kyoko plans to introduce us to three sake types that she says may even “convert the unconverted” to become sake fans. Our tasting selection will include a sparkling sake, a sake that pairs well with many dishes (not only Japanese food), and a dessert sake. Even long-time sake lovers may discover a new taste! Kyoko will talk about the uniqueness of each sake and what makes the taste different, and of course she is happy to answer any sake questions you have. She will also share a few recipes for sake cocktails!

    Kyoko has also arranged special pricing for FEW Kansai (see below). And it is fine to have more than one person enjoy the tasting set (no extra charge). Invite a friend or partner to join you for this fun end-of-summer event!

    Please register and pay in two steps by midnight, August 21:

    Step 1: Register for the event on the FEW Kansai website (this page)

                    Members: FREE

                 Nonmembers: ¥500 event fee

    Step 2: Purchase the tasting set from Sake Lovers, using the link in your FEW confirmation email.

                  Members and nonmembers: ¥5,000

                  (includes tasting set, shipping, and tax)

    Both steps must be completed for you to participate. Please read your confirmation email--it contains important information!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    The FEW Kansai Board

    CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel your registration for this event, Sake Lovers cannot refund the ¥5,000 you paid for the tasting set. You will receive the tasting set once you have paid, and Sake Lovers will send you a link to a recording of the Zoom event. FEW Kansai, however, will refund the ¥500 event fee for nonmembers,

Past events

27 Jul 2021 Old Fukuchiyama Railway Trail Hike
21 Jul 2021 FEW Online Social Hour
14 Jul 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
24 Jun 2021 FEW Kansai June 2021 Meeting
23 Jun 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
27 May 2021 FEW Kansai May 2021 Meeting
19 May 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
28 Apr 2021 Pre-Golden Week Happy Hour
14 Apr 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
11 Apr 2021 Canceled: Cycling in Nara
25 Mar 2021 FEW Kansai March 2021 Meeting
14 Mar 2021 Cycling in Otsu
10 Mar 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
25 Feb 2021 FEW Kansai February 2021 Meeting
21 Feb 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
20 Feb 2021 Mindful Painting with Cecilie Okada
31 Jan 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
28 Jan 2021 FEW Kansai January 2021 Meeting
20 Jan 2021 Mindful Break with FEW
18 Dec 2020 Mindful Break with FEW
13 Dec 2020 Mindful Break with FEW
05 Dec 2020 Holiday Fun with FEW
29 Nov 2020 Mindful Break with FEW
26 Nov 2020 FEW Kansai November 2020 Meeting
22 Nov 2020 Hike to Minoh Waterfall
13 Nov 2020 Mindful Break with FEW
29 Oct 2020 FEW Kansai October 2020 Monthly Meeting
25 Oct 2020 Mindful Break with FEW (Oct 25)
17 Oct 2020 Old Fukuchiyama Railway Trail Hike
07 Oct 2020 Mindful Break with FEW (Oct 7)
24 Sep 2020 FEW Kansai September 2020 Monthly Meeting
09 Sep 2020 Mindful Break with FEW (Sept 9)
03 Sep 2020 Fireside Chat on Female Empowerment & Fighting Imposter Syndrome
29 Aug 2020 Tasting & Virtual Tour with Watanabe Shuzojo
27 Aug 2020 Fun with a Focus
21 Aug 2020 FEW Zoom Happy Hour
19 Aug 2020 Creative&Crafty Hangout
12 Aug 2020 Mindful Break with FEW (August)
31 Jul 2020 FEW Zoom Cocktail Hour
15 Jul 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW (July)
30 Jun 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW
25 Jun 2020 FEW Kansai June Meeting (online)
10 Jun 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW
06 Jun 2020 DATE CHANGED--May 2020 Monthly Meeting (online)
27 May 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW
13 May 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW
23 Apr 2020 April Monthly Meeting (online)
14 Apr 2020 Take a Mindful Break with FEW
26 Mar 2020 FEW Members' Zoom Event--March 26, 2020
26 Mar 2020 CANCELED--FEW Monthly Meeting: March 26, 2020
27 Feb 2020 CANCELED FEW Monthly Meeting: February 27, 2020
30 Jan 2020 FEW Monthly Meeting: January 30, 2020
07 Dec 2019 2019 FEW Holiday Party
24 Nov 2019 Mini-Mindfulness Retreat
21 Nov 2019 FEW Nov Meeting 2019
31 Oct 2019 FEW Oct Meeting 2019
26 Sep 2019 FEW Sept 26 Meeting 2019
20 Jun 2019 FEW June 20 Meeting 2019 Appreciative Inquiry
30 May 2019 FEW May 30 Meeting 2019
14 Apr 2019 FEW Kansai Spring Brunch 2019
28 Mar 2019 FEW March Meeting 2019
28 Feb 2019 FEW Feb Meeting 2019
31 Jan 2019 FEW Jan 31 Meeting 2019
01 Dec 2018 2018 FEW Holiday Party
22 Nov 2018 FEW November 22 Meeting with Damian Hall
25 Oct 2018 FEW Oct Meeting: The Journey of Scanteak
27 Sep 2018 FEW September Meeting
09 Sep 2018 FEW Supporting HOPE: An afternoon of Hope
31 Aug 2018 Welcome Back from Summer!
28 Jun 2018 FEW June 28 Meeting Spotlight on Kobe: Past, Present, Future
31 May 2018 FEW May Meeting, A Big Bark for ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai)
22 Apr 2018 FEW Kansai Spring Brunch
29 Mar 2018 FEW March Meeting: Make it Happen! Big Dream, Small Steps
22 Feb 2018 FEW Feb Meeting: The Soul of the Japanese Kitchen
25 Jan 2018 FEW January 25 Meeting: The Way of Tea
02 Dec 2017 FEW Holiday 2017 Party
16 Nov 2017 FEW November 16 Meeting: Creating Work You Love
26 Oct 2017 FEW October 26 Meeting: Leading With Empathy
28 Sep 2017 FEW September Meeting: Women Wrongfully Convicted and Unfairly Sentenced
08 Sep 2017 Back from Summer Fun!
27 Jul 2017 FEW Gourmet Club
29 Jun 2017 FEW June Meeting: Homeopathy
25 May 2017 FEW May Meeting: Journalist Patricia Loison
22 Apr 2017 What Makes You Tick? MBTI Workshop
09 Apr 2017 FEW April Spring Brunch
30 Mar 2017 FEW March Meeting: The Artistic Walk - a Personal Path with Art
23 Feb 2017 FEW Febuary Meeting: 2017 ー The Doctor Is In!
26 Jan 2017 FEW January Meeting: 2017 ー Make It Count!
02 Dec 2016 FEW 2016 Holiday Party
17 Nov 2016 FEW November Meeting: Defining your Personal Style
27 Oct 2016 FEW October Meeting: Mindfulness Towards an Inclusive Society
29 Sep 2016 FEW September Meeting
10 Sep 2016 FEW Summer Sunset Party
26 Aug 2016 Pizza Party!
30 Jun 2016 FEW June Meeting: Disaster Preparedness
26 May 2016 FEW May Meeting: FEW is YOU!
10 Apr 2016 FEW Spring Brunch
31 Mar 2016 FEW March Meeting: Painting IN Japanese Paper
25 Mar 2016 FEW Jazz & Cocktail Nite @ The SUITE
25 Feb 2016 February Meeting: Leading Meaningfully for High Performance
19 Feb 2016 FEW Gourmet Club: La Shomon (Kobe)
28 Jan 2016 January Meeting: Working in a Japanese Environment: A fish out of water?
05 Dec 2015 FEW Kansai Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 [November Meeting with Hiro Sato] Realigning your Body Realigns your Life
29 Oct 2015 [October Meeting with Tracy Slater] The Good Shufu: Finding Self, Love & Home on the Far Side of the World
24 Sep 2015 September Meeting: Lessons from the Martial Arts
28 Aug 2015 FEW End of Summer BBQ
28 May 2015 May Monthly Meeting: FEW is YOU!
26 Mar 2015 March Monthly Meeting: The Making of a Documentary

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