FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan

FEW By The Numbers

We’re proud of the diversity of the FEW community as we’ve grown over the past 35 years.


  • 1981

    FEW established as a business and social networking organization by two foreign female entrepreneurs

  • 8

    Foreign women attended FEW's first meeting on Oct. 29, 1981

  • 1991

    FEW Kansai was launched

  • 2008

    FEW opened to Japanese women and rebranded from Foreign Executive Women to For Empowering Women in Japan to diversify membership

  • 14

    Presidents have led FEW to date

  • 385

    Monthly networking meetings held since FEW's founding


  • 11

    Monthly networking meetings per year

  • 45

    Average attendees at FEW meetings during 2015-2016

  • 6

    Women's Start-Up Club meetings per year

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 16

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 140

    FEW members as of October 2016

  • 19

    Career Strategies Seminars held to date to help women reach their full professional potential

Become a FEW Member

We welcome women from all nationalities, professions and backgrounds. Our four membership categories provide various benefits and a range of options to suit all women in Japan.

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November Meeting Recap

The FEW November meeting, "From Buffy to the Bloodsucking 2016 Election: The Path to Female Empowerment," featured Fran Rubel Kuzui, a movie director and producer, to discuss female empowerment and creating strong female characters and role models in the wake of the U.S. election.

Bonenkai 2016: FEWturistic

On Friday, December 9, over 75 FEW members, guests, partners and supporters came together at The Classica Omotesando for the FEW 35th Anniversary Bonenkai FEWTuristic. The evening provided an great opportunity to reflect on the past 35 years and toast to a prosperpous FEWture.

Member Spotlight

In this month's How I Got Here member spotlight, Megumi Moss describes how she founded her business, CareFinder, and how the network and motivation of FEW members has helped her company take off and grow.