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About JCW

世界で働く全ての日本人女性が輝くために

~ネットワーク・インスパイア・エンパワー~

JCW(元DJCW)は、2018年にYuko KitamuraとHoshi Brooksの2名の日本人女性によって設立された、501 (c) (3) NPO法人です。テキサス州ダラスを拠点として、世界で働く日本人女性へ相互交流の場を提供しエンパワメントに寄与することで、全ての女性が自分らしく輝ける環境を築くことを目標としています。

 
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Let all Japanese working women shine in the world ~ Network, Inspire, and Empower ~

JCW (Japanese Career Women), formerly known as DJCW (Dallas Japanese Career Women), is 501 (c) (3) registered non-profit organization which was founded by two inspiring Japan working women: Yuko Kitamura & Hoshi Brooks in 2018.  JCW is based in Dallas, Texas and always looks for opportunities to make every Japanese working woman grow and shine by providing encouraging, caring, and inspiring experiences in the world . 

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Meet the team

JCW Committee members

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Yuko Kitamura

President

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2001年にルイジアナ州での留学を修了し、現在はテキサス州ダラスの日系企業で勤務。その傍らで「ダラスで働く日本人女性を応援しネットワークを広げる会がほしい」と思い立ち、2018年にブルックス星子とJCWを設立。働く女性達をサポートすべく日々精力的に活動している。趣味はヨガ、エレクトーン、夫と二人での旅行など。好きなフレーズは "Ladies, be ambitious!"

Yuko spent time in Louisiana to finish her master’s degree and moved to Dallas TX in 2001.  Since then she has been in Dallas and working for a Japanese company.  In 2018, Yuko co-founded JCW with Hoshiko Brooks with a strong passion and an insatiable desire to support Japanese women working in the DFW area.  She likes yoga, Electone (the electric keyboard), traveling with her husband.  Her favorite phrase is “Ladies, be ambitious!”

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Hoshi Brooks

Vice President and Secretary

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米国西北部の大学出身。現在はアメリカ企業に勤務の傍ら2018年に北村祐子と共にJCWを発足。会の事業内容や方向性の決定、イベントの企画を担当。又、ダラスローカル日本新聞にて毎月コラムを北村祐子と共に執筆。ダラスには2003年~2022年3月まで在住。2022年3月にデンバーに仕事の転勤で移り、デンバーで出会った日本人女性たちと共に働く日本人女性の会を共同設立。趣味はランニングとピアノ。家族は小学生の娘と夫、愛犬。

Hoshi (Hoshiko) graduated from a university in North West part of the US.  While she works at US company, she co-founded JCW in 2018 with Yuko Kitamura.  She is responsible for setting up the direction of the organization, planning events and co-writes monthly article to local Japanese newspaper.  She lived in Dallas, Texas from 2003 to March, 2022 and moved to Denver, Colorado due to her work relocation.  She met Japanese women there and co-founded a Japanese working women association.  When you do not see her at work or DJCW, she enjoys running outside, playing piano and spending time with her family; a school-age daughter, husband and a dog.

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Akemi Yamashita

Treasurer and Accountant

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兵庫県西宮市生まれ。1985年に米国に移住。テキサス州DFW地区に1995年より在住。25年間Accountantとして営利、非営利団体の経理/税務を担当した後、2019年3月に退職。茶道歴40余年を生かし、現在は裏千家茶道の指導とデモンストレーションを通し地域社会への日本文化と精神の紹介に従事 。2018年よりJCWに参加し、現在はTreasurerとして経理全般と税務業務を担当。

Akemi was born in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.  She moved to the U.S in 1985 and living in DFW area since 1995.  She has worked as a Financial and/or Tax Accountant for Commercial and Non-Profit organizations for 25 years.  She retired from full-time employment in March 2019.  With 40+ years of experience in Uraseke Chado, Japanese Tea Ceremony-Urasenke Style, she is currently introducing Japanese culture and spirituality through instruction and demonstration of Urasenke Chado.  Akemi joined JCW in 2018.  She is now fulfilling accounting and tax related matters as Treasurer of JCW.

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Anita Fujii

Director of Public Relations

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1997年よりテキサス州ダラス郊外在住。米国東部大学院を修了。米国東部、中西部、西部の7州に在住経験有。現在、日系企業に勤務の傍ら2020年5月よりJCWのウエブサイト管理、広報全般を担当。趣味は旅行、音楽鑑賞(特にクラシック)、ワインと日本酒のテースティング、茶道など。家族は夫、社会人の娘、大学生の息子と愛犬。座右の銘は「有言実行」。

Anita lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas since 1997.  She earned her Master's degree at a university in East coast and has lived in 7 different states from East to West coasts including Mid-West. She is working for a Japanese company and is holding a Director of Public Relations role at JCW since May,2020.  She likes to travel, listen to classical music, enjoys wine and Sake tasting, and practices Japanese tea ceremony.  Anita and her husband have a daughter, a college student son, and a dog.  Her words of wisdom is “Walk the walk instead of talking the talk.”   

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Miki Shibuya

Director of Social Innovation

横浜生れ。国際色豊かな環境で育ち、1998年に渡米。カルフォルニアで大学卒業後は、公認会計士のライセンスを取り、大手会計事務所やアメリカ企業等にて税務の経験を積む。2016年にダラスに移り、日系企業で国際税務を担当し現在に至る。2023年7月から、JCWのボランティア活動に参加。趣味は、茶道、華道、ヨガ、漫画など。

Miki’s hometown is Yokohama.  She grew up in a multinational environment and moved to the US in 1998. After graduating from a university in California, she obtained her CPA license and gained tax expertise from one of the big 4 accounting firms and private industry, etc. In 2016, she relocated to Dallas. She is currently responsible for international tax in a multinational Japanese company.  She started volunteering for JCW from July 2023. Her hobbies include tea ceremony, flower arrangement, yoga, manga, etc.

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Yasuyo Shigemoto

Data and Marketing Analyst

東京都出身。テキサス州フォートワースに2020年より在住。 サウスウェスタンバプテスト神学校にて神学及びビブリカルカウンセリングを学ぶ。2023年7月よりJCWの Data & Marketing analyst としてボランティア参加。好きなことはクラシックピアノを弾くこと、ダンス、息子と思い切り遊ぶこと。夫と小学生の息子の家族3人でアメリカ生活を邁進中。

Yasuyo was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She has been living in Fort Worth, Texas since 2020 and studied Theology and Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She joined JCW as a volunteer Data & Marketing Analyst in July 2023. Her favorite things to do are playing classical piano, dancing, and trying her best to keep up with playing with her son. She is currently thriving in Texas life with her husband and an elementary school-aged son.

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Hinano Yanagibashi

Public Relations

& Support Staff

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千葉県在住。早稲田大学国際教養学部3年。2021年8月から2022年5月までテキサス大学ダラス校に交換留学。留学中にJCWの活動を知り、初のボランティアスタッフとして2022年7月からオンラインで活動。JCW広報ディレクターと共にウェブサイトの管理と主にインスタグラムによる学生目線の広報を担当。趣味は旅行で留学中に7つの州を回る。

Hinano lives in Chiba, Japan. She is a junior majoring in international liberal studies at Waseda University.  She studied at the University of  Texas at Dallas as an exchange student from August 2021 to May 2022.  She found JCW during her stay and started working remotely as the first volunteer staff from July 2022.  She supports public relations activities, website maintenance and Instagram management, in collaboration with the Director of Public Relations.   She loves to travel and visited seven states while she was in the US.

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Minami Tsutsumi

Public Relations

& Support Staff

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テキサス大学ダラス校情報技術システム学部3年。高校卒業後、ユタ州の大学に進学し、2022年8月からUTDに編入した。JCWのボランティアスタッフとしてウェブサイトの管理を担当。またJCWの学生団体PAW(sa)の設立に携わっている。趣味は料理、ラジオ、ランニング。家族でニューヨークシティマラソンに参加することが目標。

Minami is a junior majoring in Information Technology Systems at the University of Texas at Dallas.  After graduating from high school, she went to a university in Utah and transferred to UTD in August 2022. She supports website maintenance as a JCW volunteer staff and engages in establishing the student organization PAW(sa), a branch of JCW. She enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and training to run the NYC marathon with her family.

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Eliana Su

Public Relations

& Support Staff

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ワシントン州で生まれ育つ。母が日本人。グランドキャニオン大学英文科(Professional Writing)卒業。ダラスへの引っ越しを機に2024年1月にJCWのボランティアスタッフへ。ボランティアをしていないときは読書やJドラマを見るのが趣味。和食と和菓子愛好家。

 Eliana was born and raised in Washington State。Her mother is Japanese.  She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a degree in English. Upon moving to Dallas, Texas, she discovered the JCW and joined the JCW volunteer staff in January 2024. Outside of studying and volunteering, she enjoys reading and watching Japanese dramas. She enjoys eating Japanese food and sweets.

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