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 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 representatives of Human Rights Now to learn about what they are doing to help promote and protect human rights in Asian nations as well as nations outside of Asia.

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January Strategic Partner News

January Strategic Partner specials include discounts on fitness classes from Mom in Balance and personal training from Club 360, beauty specials from Elana Jade, art classes with Divya Marie Kato, coaching sessions with Sarah Furuya Coaching, and discounts from Carefinder, FEW's newest Strategic Partner.

Member Spotlight

In this month's How I Got Here Member Spotlight, Victoria Close of bikudesigns shares her journey in launching her own jewellery brand and how FEW networking events have been crucial in helping her make some amazing connections.

FEW Community Survey Results

Results of the FEW Community Survey 2017 have been released. Respondents provided feedback on meeting and event topics and flow, reasons for joining FEW, professional and personal needs and goals, and awareness of member benefits, including strategic partners and community service activities.