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CWAJ Print Show

CWAJ Print Show is a highly respected annual exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese prints.  The first Print Show was held in 1956 and showcased a…


Scholarship is the vibrant core mission of CWAJ. In 1949, the founding members were inspired to enable Japanese students to accept their offers to study abroad.…


Promotion of education and fostering multicultural friendships: these are the heart of Education Programs. The three sub-groups Foreign Students Circle, Volunteers for the Visually Impaired and…

Latest News and Events

Foreign Students’ Circle Event – Welcome to Kimono World!

Date: June 17th (Saturday) 13:00-15:00 Venue: Wakan in Sugekari Park in Meguro (2-11-25 Aobadai, Meguro, Tokyo) Rservation: Contact us by June 12th Don’t miss the chance to feel the world of kimono. Several foreign students will be able to wear a kimono on their clothes.

May 22 , 2023 Super

June General Meeting: Make Your Voice Heard- 30 Years Experience in Japan and in the U.S. by Rochelle Kopp

Date: June 14, Wednesday Venue: Tokyo American Club, New York Ballroom, Manhattan 1 Time: 11:30 -14:00 am [Online Streaming] 11:30 -12:40 am Please join us to hear Rochelle’s perspective on how women can make a difference when they communicate effectively and make their voice heard.

May 21 , 2023 Super

2023 Annual CWAJ Scholarship Awards Guest Lecture “How CWAJ Scholarship Changed my Life” by Kanoko Oishi

Date: May 17 Wednesday Time: 11:30 -14:00 Venue:   Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) 11:30 -12:40 am The CWAJ Scholarship Committee invites you on Wednesday, May 17, for a celebration and presentation of CWAJ 2023 Scholarship Awardees.

Apr 13 , 2023 Super

Exhibition by a former Scholar in Washington D.C.

CWAJ loves to share exciting news about our scholars. One of our former CWAJ Scholarship recipients, Kit Brooks, has curated a very special exhibition, ”Ay-Ō’s Happy Rainbow Hell.” The exhibition will open on March 25 at the Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. and will run until September 10.

Mar 24 , 2023 Super

Scholarships & Awards

Graduate Scholarships

- For Japanese Women to Study Abroad     - For Non-Japanese Women to Study in Japan

Scholarships for the Visually Impaired

- To Study Abroad     - To Study in Japan  

CWAJ Print Show Awards

- Young Printmaker Award

Find Us at Print Show

The 66th CWAJ Print Show Date: 2023 10.18 (Wed) - 10.22 (Sun)…

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We Nurture Friendships

Monthly General Meeting

Our monthly meetings offer unique opportunities for learning and education, for promoting cross-cultural values, for entertainment and for encouraging new continued friendships. If you are…

Cultural Programs

Our Cultural Programs are organized for the community at large as well as our members to provide enjoyable often learning experiences (lectures, visits to historic…

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups reflect the personal interests of the CWAJ members. We have many groups that have remained active over a long period of time.…

We Can Make a Better Future

Making a Better Future! Across the globe, educated women are powerful agents of social change, transforming families and societies. CWAJ’s mission is to support higher education, nurturing future leaders who…


Membership in the College Women’s Association of Japan offers many exciting opportunities for women, including LGBTQ+, to connect with Japan and with each other. Coming from around 25 nations including…