CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan


Luncheon and Monthly Meetings

April 12, 2017 Wednesday



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Recovery in Fukushima from the Complex Disaster of March 11, 2011 and

Presentation of Fukushima Governor’s Award of Appreciation

Join us for a firsthand report from Dr Shinichi Niwa about Fukushima since the triple disaster in 3.11 to the present situation, including an update on the various activities CWAJ has supported in its volunteer work in the area since 2012. On behalf of Governor Uchibori, Dr Niwa will bestow the Governor’s Award of Appreciation to CWAJ in grateful recognition of its encouraging and continued support of Fukushima.

A slideshow presentation prepared by the Fukushima Relief Projects team will show the story of CWAJ’s support for Fukushima. We look forward to extending a warm welcome to Dr Niwa and showcasing the work of CWAJ in Fukushima since the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Shinichi Niwa MD, PhD University of Tokyo School of Medicine.

Senior Policy Administrator of Social Health and Medical Practice Sector, Fukushima Prefecture

Adjunct Professor by Special Appointment, Aizu Medical Center, Fukushima Medical University

Professor Emeritus, Neuropsychiatry, Fukushima Medical University

Dr Niwa was appointed Chief Director of Kokoro Care Nagomi (KCN) when it was established in 2011 and is now a Board Member. KCN serves refugees and residents in the area around Soma and Futaba cities in Fukushima Prefecture to assist with their mental health needs and general welfare. KCN is supported by the Japan Society, the Japanese Medical Society of America, and CWAJ.

Fukushima Medical University Hospital, where Dr Niwa was based, was designated as the medical care foothold in the prefecture immediately after the earthquake. Dr Niwa was engaged in the busy transfer of inpatients from hospitals within 30km of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to other hospitals in safe areas. After the first acute phase, he then became engaged in supporting services for victims of the earthquake and nuclear plant accident, visiting many shelters in the Pacific coast areas of Fukushima Prefecture. He is still continuing his support for victims, particularly in the area along the northern coastline of Fukushima Prefecture.


Note Upcoming Luncheon Schedule

May 10 – Scholarship Committee program

June 7 – Stringed instrument craftsman (violins) & guest performance

September 13

October 11

November 1

December 6

Jan 24

Feb 14


Luncheon Invitation
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At the Tokyo American Club at Azabudai (map)

Social Gathering: 11:30 Luncheon: 11:50
Guests Welcome
*Please make a special effort to be there on time.

Reservations must be received no later than
12:00 on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Register Here

You will receive a confirmation email immediately after completion. Please bring it with you.

For questions and cancellations, please send an email to this address:

Thank you.
Luncheon Managers

Members: ¥4,000
Guests: (Max: 2) ¥4,500

Payable at the door

NOTE: Late cancellations and "no-shows" will be charged the regular fee
Luncheon Menu:

Starter ~

Crispy Sakura Shrimp Caesar Salad

Garlic Croutons,

Parmigiano Reggiano

Main ~

Regular: Seared Pepper Steak Porchini Risotto, Spring Greens, and Red

Wine Sauce

Vegetarian: Vegetable Ratatouille with Quinoa Pilaf

Dessert ~

 Fresh Strawberry Cream Cake




If you are not a CWAJ member but would like to attend a luncheon, learn more about CWAJ, or attend an "Information Meeting", please contact Member Activities at

Luncheon Program Coordinators:
Joan Rodgers Doi and Shigeko Nagaoka