AFWJ Journal & Directory
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.
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.
Once a year, members gather for a weekend of fun, learning and friendship. Events include workshops, panel discussions, outings and a lively cabaret.
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.
In 2015, our dues are changing for new members and members rejoining after a lapse of three years or more. Check below for more details.
For current members: To edit your profile or renew your dues by PayPal or credit card please login and click on your name at the top of the page.
Please click below for guides to our website.
How to join?
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.
2015 Dues for New Members or Members Rejoining after a lapse of three or more years (From point of joining in 2015 - 31 Dec 2015) 4,000 yen
2015 Membership Special for New Members or Members Rejoining after a lapse of three or more years (From point of joining from 1July 2015 - 31 Dec 2016) 8,000 yen
** Please note the Friendship Campaign discount cannot be applied to 2015 dues for new/rejoining members**
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)
*Please note this membership will no longer be available after
31 Dec 2014*