AFWJ Journal & DirectoryMembers receive a membership directory and bi-monthly journal, which features writing and art by members, district events, 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.
Our next annual convention will be held in Tsukuba from 27 May to 29 May 2016.
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.
Long Termer's Luncheon – Sunday, October 18, 2015
If you've been living in Japan for 20 years or more, congratulations, you're a Long Termer! Please join us at our annual lunch and gabfest in Yokohama. There will be an assortment of dishes, including vegetarian options, served buffet-style, 3,000 yen for AFWJ members (includes all drinks, alcoholic and otherwise) 3,500 yen for nonmembers.
For more information or to reserve, email: info(at)afwj.org
Reservations taken from Sept. 1 through Oct. 11, 2015 (Seats are limited to 55.)As of 2015, our dues have changed 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.
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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.
Please contact us for more information.
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 + 2016 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
For current members or those who have been lapsed for less than three years:
Full year (Jan - Dec) 7,000 yen
Half year (July 1 - Dec 31) 3,500 yen