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 business and social networking organization by two foreign female entrepreneurs

  • 2008

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

  • 15

    Presidents have led FEW since its inception

  • 400+

    Monthly networking meetings held to date


  • 11

    Monthly networking meetings per year

  • 6

    Women's Start-Up Club meetings per year

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 19

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 140

    FEW members as of July 2018

Learn. Connect. Inspire.

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

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Community Service News

Numerous crises around the globe have forced men, women, and children to seek safety and asylum as refugees in foreign lands. Learn about what The Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) is doing to provide comprehensive aid and critical support for refugees who have fled to Japan and what the FEW community can do to help.

2018-2019 FEW Board

We are delighted to announce the new FEW Board for 2018-2019. Under the leadership of Riya Rapp, the new Board of Directors will leverage their unique experience, expertise and capabilities to continue to help women in Japan reach their full personal and professional potential.

Women's Start-Up Club Recap

During the June Women's Start-up Club Marci Kobayashi took us on a journey to find your archetype to brand your business, with the aim to “Transform your brand and your overall online presence into a genuine reflection of who you are personally, and professionally, from the inside out, not outside in.”