Living and working in Japan is a challenge at times and here at FEW, we want to be able to support each other through both the happier and harder times.

As part of our mission to empower women in Japan to achieve their personal and/or professional potential, we are constantly updating our resource section to better help our community. If you ever have anything that you think could be useful to add, please get in touch via the contact form on the right.

English-Language Publications and Informational Websites
If you’re looking for news and or info about living and working in Japan, check out these sources for a wealth of useful information, updated regularly:

Savvy Tokyo
Japan Today
The Japan News
Tokyo Weekender Magazine
Metropolis Magazine
TimeOut Tokyo
Deep Japan
Tokyo Families
Best Living Japan

Women’s Organizations in Japan
These women’s groups can be an invaluable way to build you personal and professional networks and find the support you need. Submissions are welcome through this form to ensure the list is relevant, resourceful and up to date. If you’re interested in submitting a group to be added to this list, please note the following guidelines:

  • Please submit information for organizations working specifically with women’s issues on this page. For other work, consider submitting to our Community Service Directory.
  • Only submit information regarding organizations operating in Japan. (Domestic or international organizations with a Japan office)
  • Make sure that the website is a working link.
  • FEW reserves the right to omit submissions if they’re irrelevant, out of date or inappropriate for the FEW community.

Asia Women’s Resource Center
Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
Asian Women & Children’s Network
Association for Women in Finance (AWF)
Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese
Center for the Advancement of Working Women
College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ)
Contemporary Women’s Culture Institute
Foreign Women Lawyers Association Tokyo (FWLA)
Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office
Global Enhancement of Women’s Executive Leadership (GEWEL)
HELP Asian Women’s Shelter (03 3368 8855)
Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University
Institute for Women’s Studies, Tokyo Women’s Christian University
International Women in Communications (IWIC)
JANZ Ladies Group
Japan Association for Women’s Education
Japan Buddhist Women’s Federation
Japan International Women’s Association
Japanese Association for Women in Sport
Lady’s Sun NPO – Supporting Self Sustaining of Female
National Council of Women’s Organizations of Agricultural Cooperatives
National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs in Japan
National Women’s Education Center (NWEC)
New Japan Women’s Association (NJWA)
Society for Women’s Education and Leadership
Space for Women
Tokyo American Club Women’s Group
Tokyo Mother’s Group
Tokyo Union Church-Women’s Fellowship
Women’s Association for Communication & Networking

FEW is governed by a volunteer Board and the website is also maintained by volunteers. We do our best to maintain updated information, but your patience and help is always appreciated! If you are interested in helping FEW, please contact us.