Resources

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING WOMEN

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 professional potential, we have compiled a list of resources from all ends of life to better help our community.

English-Language Publications and Informational Websites

If you’re looking for news and / or information about living and working in Japan, check out these sources for a wealth of useful information, updated regularly.

News Sites

The Japan Times
The largest English language newspaper in Japan.

NHK World
English edition of Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

The Asahi Shimbun
English edition of the largest liberal newspaper, Asahi Shimbun.

Lifestyle & Events

GaijinPot
Hub for information on working, studying and living in Japan, with a popular job listings & classifieds section.

Savvy Tokyo
Lifestyle media for expats living in Japan covering issues from fashion to family, career to health & beauty.

TimeOut Tokyo
Timely information on the latest events, exhibitions, and eateries in Tokyo.

Motherhood & Family

Best Living Japan
Lifestyle media for families living in Japan with listings on kid-friendly attractions and eateries.

Tokyo Families
Community & information sharing site for families in Tokyo, with listings for hobbies for children and babysitting services.

Tokyo Pregnancy Group
Support group for pregnant women in Tokyo with bi-monthly gatherings and learning groups.

Japan-based Women’s Networking Organizations

If you’re looking for like-minded peers and / or professional support, check out these organizations for various networking opportunities.

Networking Organizations

Femmes Actives Japon
Association of French speaking professional women in Japan with frequent gatherings.

Mums in Business Tokyo
Networking group for working mothers in Tokyo to support both professional and family life.

Tokyo American Club Women’s Group
Women’s networking group inside the American Club with frequent gatherings and events.

Resources & Groups Supporting Women’s Rights & Gender Equality

If you're looking for groups taking action in Japan, putting women and their needs front and center, check out these organizations below.

Women's Rights & Gender Equality

Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office
Japanese government’s gender equality bureau offering information on the policies.

Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University
One of the leading gender studies research institutes in Japan.

National Women’s Education Center (NWEC)
National organization promoting women’s education to realize gender-equal society.

Help Lines

If you're looking for organizations that lend their ears and resources towards difficult and/or delicate subjects, here are a few we know of and are happy to share.

Help Lines

TELL
Mental health support & counselling in English.

Tokyo Rape Crisis Center
Telephone counselling for victims of sexual violence (in Japanese only).

HELP (House in Emergency of Love and Peace) Women’s Shelter
Support for women and their children in need of a safe place to stay (telephone counselling in English available).

In no way is this list exhaustive. If you have anything that you think could be useful to add to the listing, please get in touch by emailing communications[at]fewjapan[dot]com.

While listings are helpful for quick information, a friend in need is a friend indeed – join FEW events to network with FEW members and create those invaluable connections!

Help Lines

TELL
Mental health support & counselling in English.

Tokyo Rape Crisis Center
Telephone counselling for victims of sexual violence (in Japanese only).

HELP (House in Emergency of Love and Peace) Women’s Shelter
Support for women and their children in need of a safe place to stay (telephone counselling in English available).

In no way is this list exhaustive. If you have anything that you think could be useful to add to the listing, please get in touch by emailing communications[at]fewjapan[dot]com.

While listings are helpful for quick information, a friend in need is a friend indeed – join FEW events to network with FEW members and create those invaluable connections!

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