FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan

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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 launched in Osaka

  • 2008

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

  • 14

    Presidents have led FEW since its inception

  • 400+

    Monthly networking meetings held to date


  • 11

    Monthly networking meetings per year

  • 45

    Average attendees at FEW meetings during 2015-2016

  • 6

    Women's Start-Up Club meetings per year

  • 13

    Directors from 8 countries make up the FEW volunteer board

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 16

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 153

    FEW members as of May 2017

  • 30

    Percentage of members who identify as entrepreneurs

Something for Everyone

FEW offers women a friendly and supportive internationally-minded community of resources, knowledge and information, opportunities, and more

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Member Spotlight:How I Got Here

This month member Armanda Smit shares how joining FEW provided her with resources, connections, motivation, support and practical information to launch her own business.

May Monthly Meeting Recap

Last month's joint event with FEW and FAJ unveiled quite a few surprises as we listened to presentations about their work, projects, lives, experiences and aspirations.

June 2018 Member Offers

Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners, including special deals on everything from fitness and beauty to coaching, drawing sessions, graduation portraits, and more.