Year: 2021

English Conversation Gathering (ECG) – Tomomi Ishiura Talk about Her Journey to Becoming a Paralympic Swimmer!

ECG – SUNDAY December 12, 10:00 – 11:30
Tomomi Ishiura is a CWAJ scholar (SVI-SJ 2008), and had training at JVDCB to enhance her skills prior to job hunting. She has been a frequent participant at CWAJ English Conversation Gatherings. In her 2008 Scholarship write up she said “I am good at swimming and strive to join the Paralympics. So, I am training mind and body every day.”

December General Meeting: It’s Samba Time!

Date: December 1, WednesdayVenue: Foreign Correspondence Club of Japan Marunouchi 3-2-3, Marunouchi Nijuubashi Building 5 http:// Telephone: 03 32113161Time: 10:30 to 12:15Fee: 3,000 yen for members and 4,000 yen for member’s guestsRSVP: Please register via Eventbrite until November 28, Sunday Zoom Meeting: 11:00 to 12:15Fee: Free (Donations are always welcome through Square.) RSVP: Please register via Sign Up Genius until November 28, Sunday For our annual December General Meeting we have invited three professional samba dancers to enthrall us with their colorful costumes and electrifying movements. Please join us for an enjoyable meeting with live dancing and music. Tomoko Mark, Yumiko Harada, and Chisato Mori will present

Thank you for visiting our CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery!

It was lovely seeing so many of you back with us this year and a pleasure to welcome those of you who found us for the first time.
As we close the 64th CWAJ Print Show, we would like to thank our many donors, artists, customers, CWAJ members and volunteers for your generous and enthusiastic support during this unusual year when we could not present our print show in person due to COVID safety concerns. Thank you for making our CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery a wonderful success once again. Your support is always greatly appreciated!
We look forward to seeing you at the 65th CWAJ Print Show to be held at Daikanyama Hillside Forum from Oct 19thto Oct 23rd, 2022.

Pat McDonald Scott’s Member Spotlight

As I begin writing, my desk is covered with orders for the 2021 CWAJ 64th Print Show catalogue. For 10 years, I have distributed the catalogues and products in the U.S.  You can take a woman out of Tokyo, but you can’t always take her away from CWAJ! In 1984, I arrived in Japan for the third time. I spent my junior year on a Waseda University exchange program where I met my husband, returned to Tokyo for graduate work, and finally settled in New York. We hoped to get back and were thrilled when his assignment came through. I had not had a clue as to what I would find,

November General Meeting – View From The Inside by David Atkinson

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:45 Door opens at 9:30
Venue: International House of Japan, Annex Hall, Roppongi
Or online via Zoom
Fees: Members must remit 2,500 yen by November 3
Guests must remit 3,500 yen by November 3
Speaker Profile
David Atkinson, CEO of Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co.,
After a successful career in the financial world David Atkinson found himself being asked to advise an old Tokyo-based company which specialises in the restoration of shrines, temples and other important cultural properties.

Sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show – The Magic of the Print Making

You can already have a sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show simply by watching the series of the videos we have prepared this year, named The Magic of the Print Making. The series is comprised of six videos, each featuring the work of one artist and theirs unique production process. Why do they go to all that trouble? Why not just paint or draw? Preparing the plate requires planning, creativity and expertise, and then the printing is an art in itself. When you watch these artists at work, you will understand why they are dedicated to printmaking, and why every impression is an original work of art. Linocut by HIROTA