History of CWAJ
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- Wellesley Club, one of the founders of CWAJ, revived in Japan after the Second World War.
- Mount Holyoke Club, the other founder of CWAJ, revived its activities in Japan.
- Mount Holyoke Club held funding activities to award first travel grants to nine male and female students.
Mount Holyoke Club and Wellesley Club joined forces.
- College Women’s Clubs of Tokyo (CWCT) established expanding membership to all US college alumnae. Travel grants awarded to 31 students.
- First Print Show “Exhibitions of Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints” with 91 prints by 40 invited artists held at International House.
- Membership eligibility changes to “Women of any nationality who has attended college in Japan or abroad for a year or more”.
CWCT English Language Training Program.
- Official name is changed to College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ).
- Volunteer English Teaching program (VET).
- Cultural Seminars, first lecture series, held at St. Mary’s International School auditorium.
- First English Language Summer Seminars to regional areas.
- Travelling Print Show to Philadelphia.
The 1st Associate Print Show.
- Travelling Print Show to Michigan and New York.
CWAJ awarded the Land Bryant International Volunteer Award.
- Travelling Print Show to Okinawa and Sydney, Australia.
- Travelling Print Show to Naha, Okinawa and Minneapolis.
- Membership eligibility changed to “Women with at least two years’ college education.”
Travel Grant program ended. Full scholarships awarded for Japanese women graduates only.
Orientation Program for Japanese Wives Moving Overseas inaugurated.
Council on English Education Kumamoto (CEEK) Scholarship established.
- Print Show venue moves from International House to Tokyo American Club; also held at Odakyu Department Store.
Kadowaki Scholarship inaugurated.
- Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) inaugurated.
- Volunteers for Blind Student friendship group (VBS) inaugurated.
Scholarship for Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies instituted.
- Scholarship for Tsuda College students.
- Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students inaugurated.
- English Children’s Circle (ECC) for Japanese child returnees, Wonder Circle and Paddington Circle, founded.
- CIEE, CEEK, and Tsuda scholarships discontinued.
ECC Kookaburra Circle founded.
The 25th Anniversary Print Show.
- Scholarship for Non-Japanese Women inaugurated.
Orientation Program for Japanese Wives discontinued.
- ECC Miracle Circle founded.
The 30th Anniversary Print Show.
First Art Grants awarded to two artists.
The 30th Anniversary Commemorative Print Show held in Honolulu; Washington D.C.; Chicago; New York City; Salem, Massachusetts; Expo ’86, Vancouver; and London.
- Awarded National Council of Social Welfare for 13 years of service to visually impaired students.
- Tokyo American Club Women’s Group (TACWG) delegates CWAJ to select a TACWG scholarship recipient.
- CWAJ Center opens in Gotanda.
Foreign Student’s Group (FSG) initiated.
- Travelling Print Show to New Zealand and Australia.
- The 40th Anniversary Print Show.
- Hands-On-Art for the visually impaired begins at Print Show.
- The 50th Anniversary Luncheon.
- The 60th Print Show.
- Travelling Print Show to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
- Children’s English Circle (CEC) changed to Children’s Special Project (CSP)