FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan

On Their Shoulders

Celebrating the people, progress and efforts made and a reminder there is still a long way to go.


  • 1904

    International Women’s suffrage alliance formed, Equal civil rights for women

  • 1979

    UN adoption of the “convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination of women”

  • 2010

    UN Women, created by the UN General Assembly


  • 1911

    Japanese Feminist magazine Blue Stocking founded by Raicho Hiratsuaka

  • 1948

    First National Women’s Day Convention in Osaka

  • 1960s – 1970s

    Women’s suffrage movements active

  • 1972

    First Women’s Liberation Convention

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Career Strategies Seminar 2016

FEW invites members and friends to complete a survey and share ideas to help us put together our next Career Strategies Seminar (CSS) -- a full-day professional development event organized and led by experienced, successful female business leaders and mentors, to equip participants with the tools necessary to enhance their lives and careers in Japan.


Each year FEW selects two NPOs to support through fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness as part of its Community Service Strategic Partners (CSSP) Program. This year we are excited to partner with Mirai no Mori and Second Harvest Japan, two organizations dedicated to tackling key social issues in Japan with the aim of helping those in need.