Category: News

June General Meeting – How Can Business Operate Responsible in Mynamar?

Guest Speaker: Vicky Bowman
Date: June 8, 2022 Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
As Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) since 2013, and with 15 years of living and working in Myanmar, including as British Ambassador, Vicky Bowman has been a sounding board for companies who are wondering whether to stay or go, and how to do either responsibly, and consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. She will share her thoughts on this, and also provide ideas for how people in Japan can support Myanmar in these challenging circumstances.

14 CWAJ prints adorn Kawabata book covers!

Shincho Library has selected fourteen prints from the CWAJ Print Show to honor the 50th anniversary of Kawabata Yasunari’s death. Kawabata received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968.

A special exhibition of the fourteen prints is planned for the 65th CWAJ Print Show, which is scheduled from October 19 to 23.

May General Meeting – Presentation of CWAJ 2022 Scholarship Awardees

Guest Speaker: Ten 2022 Scholars and two past Scholars
Date: May 18, 2022 Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
The CWAJ Scholarship Committee Invites You to Join Us on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, for the Presentation of CWAJ 2022 Scholarship Awardees!
Do not miss this chance to hear from our ten 2022 Scholars who will introduce themselves during our virtual monthly meeting. This is the most exciting organization-wide gathering of the year, and our scholars are an inspiring and impressive group. Additionally, two of our past scholars, Mayumi Imahashi (SA 2015) and Mariia Ermilova (NJG 2019) have agreed to speak to us about their activities since their scholarship years.

April General Meeting – Affinity – a sculptor’s view with Kate Thomson

Date: April 13, 2022 Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: Volunteer donation Guest fee: Free
Reservations:  by noon April 11 2022
Outside Tokyo’s Otemachi Financial City complex 5 marble play sculptures undulate along the pavement, their natural lustre and elegant curves offering an oasis for relaxed conversation amidst the business high rises. Titled “Keys of Affinity,” the group of sculptures is one of countless installations created by Scottish artist Kate Thomson, which grace the public spaces of prestigious institutions, hotels, residences, corporate buildings and city streets throughout Japan.

March General Meeting – Inflation in Japan – another headfake or dawn of a new era? by Izumi Duvalier

Date: March 9th, 2022 Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: Volunteer donation Guest fee: Free
Following years of weakness, inflation has been picking up sharply across the developed world. In what ways does the current pick-up in global inflation differ from the past, and is it sustainable? And how should central banks react? Most importantly, will inflation finally reach the shores of Japan. If so, what are the implications for the Japanese markets?

February General Meeting – Culture, Economy and Life on the Phone Screen by Wakayu Sato

On trains, in supermarket queues, even at the family dinner table – we always see young people looking at their smartphones. What are they really doing? Watching TikTok? Playing an online game?

Wakayu Sato, a content marketing and creator economy specialist, will tell us about the new services and programs that have young people hooked.