Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese





 
 
 
Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese
 
 
 
 
 
 

Supporting women since 1969 

Who We Are

 AFWJ has over 450 members in Japan and throughout the world. AFWJ provides members:

Support and mutual assistance in adapting to Japanese society.

Opportunities for friendship and networking with women from around the world who share similar concerns and experiences related to:

Family relationships
Children's education
Professional & career development
Personal growth
Cross-cultural challenges & solutions


Benefits

AFWJ Journal & Directory

 
All members receive a membership directory and bi-monthly journal, which features writing and art by members, district events and Board minutes and official organizational announcements.

More about the journal


Opportunities

AFWJ provides members with opportunities for friendships that span cultures and generations, giving members a sense of family as they adapt to Japanese society. There are numerous opportunities for service, personal growth and the development of new skills through activities such as committee participation, board membership, journal production, and Internet group facilitation.


Annual Convention


Once a year, members gather for a weekend of fun, learning and friendship. Events include workshops, panel discussions, outings and a lively cabaret.


More about this year's convention in Nagano


Internet Groups

Internet based groups help members throughout the world stay connected.


Events & Activities

Members host a variety of local events and activities such as workshops, book & crafting clubs, coffee mornings, luncheons and potlucks, ladies nights out and multilingual children's playgroups.



What's new?

Our website renewal is complete and a great source of information!!!


For current members, please click below for guides to our new website.










Membership

Member Qualifications

Women of any national or cultural origin, other than a Japanese born and raised in Japan, who are currently or have been engaged, married, or in a de facto relationship with a person of Japanese national or cultural origin are eligible for membership.

Membership Information

E-mail Info(at)afwj.org

Website www.afwj.org

Membership Fees

Full year (Jan - Dec) 7,000 yen

Half year (July 1 - Dec 31) 3,500 yen

New member special 8,000 yen
(From Sept 1 - Dec 31 of the next year)
 
 

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