Category: Luncheon Programs

September Luncheon

TOPIC: Women’s Leadership Networking for Gender Equality SPEAKER: Ms Setsuko Yamazaki   The September luncheon is always a great opportunity to catch up with fellow members after the summer break and learn about CWAJ activities for the year. We are fortunate to have Ms Setsuko Yamazaki join us as our guest speaker. As part of the core development work she focused on during her 30+ years with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Ms Yamazaki will speak about helping women leaders enlarge their circles in other countries. Please join us for what is sure to be an insightful presentation. Luncheon Program Coordinators Joan Rodgers Doi and Shigeko Nagaoka Speaker Profile

June Luncheon

TOPIC: Violin and Piano Duo SPEAKER: Pianist Natsumi Ikenaga and violinist Yuri Matsumoto   Please join us for what will surely be a memorable luncheon meeting. Pianist Natsumi Ikenaga and violinist Yuri Matsumoto (daughters of a current and past member) will perform some of the best-loved classical music written for violin and piano by Beethoven, Chopin, Elgar, and Kreisler. They will talk about their music and how they interpret each piece. Natsumi and Yuri both spent their childhoods in the United States and studied together at the prestigious Toho Gakuen High School of Music in Tokyo.   Program:            Elgar                Chanson de Matin            Chopin   

May Luncheon

TOPIC: 2018 Scholarship Recipients and Presentation on “Milton in World Literature” SPEAKER: Prof. Hiroko Sano, Professor Emerita Aoyama Gakuin University and 1978 CWAJ SA Scholar This year we once again have incredible scholars studying various disciplines which are all very interesting and exciting. CWAJ’s core mission is to grant scholarships, which are only made possible by the print show and our generous donors such as the TAC Women’s Group. Please look at the eNews Scholarship page to see who the scholars are and their study program. We look forward to seeing you at the special May Scholarship Luncheon! Our guest speaker will be Ms. Sano, a Professor Emerita at Aoyama Gakuin University

April Luncheon

TOPIC: Women in the Media SPEAKER: Ms Yumiko Ono, Asia Digital Editor, Wall Street Journal (WSJ)   We are all exposed to media in one form or another on a daily, even on-time basis. Our guest speaker will talk about her career at the WSJ, and how her job changed over the years as the media industry has adapted to the digital age. Yumiko Ono is an experienced news professional with a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry. She is skilled in business journalism, editing, social media and managing a diverse team of reporters, editors, multimedia producers and translators across different regions. Please join us for an inside