一般社団法人FEW Japan (For Empowering Women) is an active and ever-growing Tokyo-based, but nationally serving non-profit business and social networking community whose mission is to “enable internationally-minded women in Japan to achieve their full professional and personal potential.”FEW originally stood for “Foreign Executive Women”, who were literally “few” when the organization was founded in 1981 by two foreign entrepreneurs, and has evolved tremendously over its almost 41 year history, having empowered thousands of women in and outside of Japan.


Ready to start something or just moved to Japan? FEW’s members are from all over the world and know what it’s like to be new. We’re here for you.


Looking to grow personally or professionally? Our events and workshops run the gamut and we guarantee actionable takeaways.


Through everything that FEW offers, the cornerstone is the community that comes with it. Engage with women like you every step of the way.


FEW connects with and gives time and resources to area nonprofits our members care about. Find and support a cause with FEW.

As the “GO-TO place for personal and professional learning, connection and inspiration,”

FEW’s core activities comprise regular monthly networking meetings, annual Peer to Peer professional development program, and a diverse lineup of events that offer opportunities and the chance to learn from, connect with and gain inspiration from guest speakers, fellow members and other like-minded women. All meetings and events are held in English and open to both members and guests.

All meetings and events are held in English and the majority are open to both members and guests.

Events, Workshops, and Seminars

In addition, we hold our biennial flagship Career Strategies Seminar, engage in strategic partnerships, and promote volunteering and mentorship as part of our community services program.Through these activities, we offer our members a friendly and supportive internationally-minded community of resources, knowledge and information, opportunities, and much more; no matter whether you want to establish employment contacts or simply to network and make a new group of friends.


FEW membership is open to women of all nationalities. The over 275+ Members comprise professionals including marketers, journalists, entertainment specialists, attorneys and bankers to freelance photographers, translators and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, and also include women at the start of their careers such as students and interns.

Join FEW as a Member

Become a part of this rich community of women helping women and grow alongside supportive and engaged peers.

Join FEW as a Corporate Member

 Support a community of international women who raise their network up, introduce them to new things, and give back and enjoy the benefits.