Events

Upcoming events

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hilton Osaka (Umeda)
    Register

                                FEW January 2020 Meeting

    Fostering and Adopting Children in Japan
    with

    Melodie Cook, PhD

    Have you ever wondered why adopting or fostering children is so rare in Japan? Would you like to know more about adoption and fostering in this country and the difficulties adoptive and foster parents face? We begin the New Year with a presentation by Dr. Melodie Cook, a professor at the University of Niigata Prefecture. Dr. Cook will draw from her vast knowledge and extensive experience to enlighten us on this topic. Through her zeal for adoption and fostering, she hopes to inspire us to do what we can to help children in need find a loving home. Please join us for an informative and hopeful start to the New Year!

    For further information, please see the poster.


    Date:           Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Time:           6:00 pm-Drinks, 7:00 pm-Dinner, 8:00 pm-Presentation
    Place:         4th Floor Hilton Osaka
    Cost:           ¥5,000 - Members
                        ¥7,000 - Nonmembers (women only)

    RSVP by:    January 23, 2020


    *** Menu ***

    <Fish>

    Chopped salad with grapefruit vinaigrette
    (Red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, tomato, avocado, pomegranate, sweet potato, romaine lettuce, quinoa)

    Roast king mackerel with kabosu citrus flavor, turnip fondant and Madeira jus

    <Meat>

    Chopped salad with grapefruit vinaigrette
    (Red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, tomato, avocado, pomegranate, sweet potato, romaine lettuce, quinoa)
    Beef, bacon, sausage, and chicken pot-au-feu, potato, brussels sprouts, turnip, carrot, onion
    Accompanied with Dijon mustard

    <Vegetarian & Vegan >

    Chopped salad with grapefruit vinaigrette
    (Red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, tomato, avocado, pomegranate, sweet potato, romaine lettuce, quinoa)
    Gratinated endive and mushroom with soy milk

    All meals come with Dessert and Coffee or Tea

    Dessert:

    Strawberry-banana mousse, strawberry sherbet and berry sauce

    Vegan Dessert:

    Strawberry compote and black-tea jelly



    Note:
    Should you need to cancel after the cancellation deadline (January 26), you are responsible for the meeting fee, unless you find someone to take your place.

    Our meeting room is on the 4th Floor of the Hilton Osaka.





    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hilton Osaka (Umeda)

                                 FEW February 2020 Meeting

     TBD


    You will be notified when the information is available and registration opens

    Date:           Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Time:           6:00pm Drinks, 7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Presentation
    Place:         4th Floor Hilton Osaka
    Cost:           ¥5,000 - Members
                        ¥7,000 - Non-Members (Women Only)

    RSVP:         by February 20, 2020


    *** Menu ***

    <Fish>

     

    <Meat>


    <Vegetarian & Vegan >


    All meals come with Dessert and Coffee or Tea

    Dessert


    Vegan Dessert: .


    Note:
    Should you need to cancel after the cancellation deadline (Feb 23), you are responsible for the meeting fee, unless you find someone to take your place.

    Our meeting room is on the 4F of the Osaka Hilton.





    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Free Mind Yoga (near Bentencho station, JR Loop Line)
    • 9
    Register

    Mini Mindfulness Retreat: Quieting, Creating, Discovering
    Facilitated by FEW member, Leigh Kennedy

    Our first mindfulness retreat in November was so...mindful!...that participants agreed it would be a good thing to schedule semi-regularly. Repeaters and first-time joiners all welcome for our mini-mindfulness retreat #2.

    Feeling busy lately? 
    Lots to do and not a lot of time to slow down? Or if you do slow down is it still hard to relax? 
    If any of this sounds familiar, join us for an afternoon of mindfulness! The focus of our time together will be on quieting our body and mind, being present in the moment, and enjoying simply be-ing, with ourselves and others. Our three hours together will include mindful breathing, gentle yoga, journaling, creative expression, sharing, and mindful eating. You will come away feeling relaxed and refreshed and more connected with your inner self. 


    Date and time: March 1, 2020 (Sunday)  12:00 - 3:00pm

    Location: Free Mind Yoga Studio, near JR Bentencho station (less than 10 minutes from JR Osaka)  http://freemind.fun/company.html

    Participation fee: ¥4000 (cash on day)

    Things to bring: water, small towel, a journal if you have a special one to write in. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in. We recommend you have early brunch and not eat a big lunch right before the workshop.

    Instructor: Leigh Kennedy
    Leigh is a licensed clinical social worker as well as a certified yoga instructor (and FEW member!). She has a special interest in the power of mindfulness in our daily lives and is excited to share that with you in this workshop.

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hilton Osaka (Umeda)

                                  FEW March 2020 Meeting


    TBD

    You will be notified when the information is ready and registration opens


    Date:           Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Time:           6:00pm Drinks, 7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Presentation
    Place:         4th Floor Hilton Osaka
    Cost:           ¥5,000 - Members
                        ¥7,000 - Non-Members (Women Only)

    RSVP:         by March 19, 2020


    *** Menu ***

    <Fish>


    <Meat>


    <Vegetarian & Vegan >


    All meals come with Dessert and Coffee or Tea

    Dessert


    Vegan Dessert: .


    Note:
    Should you need to cancel after the cancellation deadline (Mar 22), you are responsible for the meeting fee, unless you find someone to take your place.

    Our meeting room is on the 4F of the Osaka Hilton.





Past events

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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