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

  • 395+

    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

  • 12

    Directors from six countries serve on a volunteer board to bring our members a diverse and rich line up of activities

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 16

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 153

    FEW members as of May 2017

Give Back Through Community Services

At FEW, we believe in giving back to the local community. This month we met up with Second Harvest Japan to learn about what they are doing to help fight hunger and improve food security in Japan.

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October Monthly Meeting Recap

FEW’s October Meeting hosted four panelists debating how Japan has been coping with an influx of overseas residents and how foreigners fit into broader government policies for a multicultural Japan

November Strategic Partner News

November is full of great Strategic Partner specials, including fitness classes from Mom in Balance and Club 360, yoga class with Furla Yoga, fine dining at H&R Roppongi, beauty specials from Elana Jade, art classes with Divya Marie Kato, photo sessions with Top Tia, and coaching classes with Sarah Furuya Coaching.

Member Spotlight

In this month's How I Got Here Member Spotlight, Aya McCrindle shares how the personal ‘tsunamis’ in her life gave her strength to create the Find Your Element Workshop and find her own "Element" with the help from the empowering women she met through FEW.