Month: January 2021

Momoyo Kamimura’s Member Interview

Tell me about yourself… I grew up in a bilingual environment, mostly in Tokyo. After college, I worked briefly at NTT Communications Corporation before moving to USA, where I lived for fifteen years and enjoyed a career in the renovation and design industry. My life in Washington D.C. and New York was both inspiring and humbling, and I am grateful for the freedom I felt in the USA culture to start anything regardless of gender, age or experience. I briefly operated a small business, until I moved back to Tokyo several years ago. I currently primarily spend time at home with my two children, while working as a freelance translator

February General Meeting – Join our meeting to hear Mark Bookman present to us on the costs and benefits of technological innovation in building a barrier-free Japan

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: Building a Barrier-Free Japan with Mark BookmanSpeaker: Mark Bookman Fee: Free. (Though you may choose to pay an Optional Attendance Fee. CWAJ is a 100% volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our work is fueled by kind contributions. Please consider offering an attendance fee, no matter how small)Sign-up: RSVP by noon Monday, 8 February 2021 The preparation, execution, and aftermath of mega events like the Paralympics can create dramatic shifts in disability politics on both local and global scales. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of Japan, where the games have driven ‘accessibility booms’ on two separate occasions. Physical and

Happy New Year!

The members of CWAJ wish you all a healthy, happy year ahead.2021, the Year of the Cow, holds so much promise.Like the women of CWAJ, the Cow is know for making great contributions to the development of society through diligence, persistence, helpfulness and especially education.