Year: 2021

Rui Hachimura and Taisho Pharmaceutical Team-Up with CWAJ to Support Women

TOKYO — NBA star Rui Hachimura and Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) have made a joint donation to the College Women’s Association of Japan (Ippan Shadan Hojin CWAJ, Tokyo, Japan). Hachimura decided to make the generous donation after his recent discovery of the educational opportunities CWAJ provides for women in Japan and abroad. “I hope to support women to help them reach their dreams and goals.” Hachimura said. “I am grateful to the women in my life,  my mother, grandmother and sisters who supported me to become who I am today. They have always been very important to me. “My mother experienced many difficult and challenging situations, and I

Marilyn Gosling’s Member Spotlight

Tell me about yourself… I and my husband, Max, have been living for the last 15 years in our home city, Sydney, Australia, and delighted that the management of COVID19 has been so successful here.  As I write this, I am reminded of the old adage “Pride comes before a fall”, and we all know by now that COVID has a way of striking back again and again.  Our children and grandchildren live in London, so they have not had such a happy time. Neither have our friends in Japan and we are always thinking of you and hoping for a miracle for the Tokyo Olympics. After leaving Japan in

May General Meeting – Presentation of CWAJ 2021 Scholarship Awardees

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: Presentation of CWAJ 2021 Scholarship AwardeesSpeaker: Ten Scholars 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, May 12, 2021 Message from Catherine Haskin, Director of Scholarship The CWAJ Scholarship Committee Invites You to Join Us on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, for the Presentation of CWAJ 2021 Scholarship Awardees! Do not miss this chance to hear from our ten scholars who will introduce themselves during our

Lindy Kerr’s Member Spotlight

Tell me about yourself… I have felt a bit like a privileged hermit in the past few years, hidden away in a new house I have helped to both design and build. This simple timber house is surrounded by a lovely native garden including over 60 mature eucalypts, adjoining Terrigal Lagoon on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Retiring to Australia aGer 34 years of expat life in early 2017, my husband Ted and I looked forward to settling into our own (yet to be built) home. Now moved in, lorikeets, kookaburras and magpies have kept us company as we wait out the pandemic on the top floor of

April General Meeting – News in the Age of the Internet by Robin Harding

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: News in the Age of the InternetSpeaker: Robin Harding, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Financial Times 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, April 12, 2021 Twenty years ago, the media was a cosy club of newspapers, radio and television: they took different political positions but usually agreed on the facts. Today people get their news from a host of different sources, especially social media, and the so-called

CWAJ Remembers the Extraordinary Life of Toko Shinoda (March 28, 1913 – March 1, 2021)

Artist Toko Shinoda, to whom CWAJ owes so much, passed away at the grand age of 107 years on March 1st. We had the honor of having her prints at our annual CWAJ Print Show 52 times, between 1966 and 2020. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Shinoda Sensei, who was always a great supporter of CWAJ’s mission of women promoting women’s education. May she rest in peace. CWAJ Print Show Catalogue Cover: 1975, 2005, 2019 (Photos from top left in clockwise way )1) 1966 Her first lithography experience2)2013CWAJ Print Show special exhibition3) 2005 the 50th CWAJ Print Show opening, with Princess Akishino4) 2009 CWAJ Associate Show opening Tweet

March General Meeting – My Noh World – Mother and Daughter’s View of Noh Theatre with Madeleine and Soraya Umewaka

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: My Noh WorldSpeaker: Madeleine and Soraya Umewaka 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, March 8, 2021 The classical theatre, Noh, goes back to the 14th century and is the oldest major theatre art that is still regularly performed today. Yet for many contemporary Japanese, Noh, with its slow movements, poetic language and themes that often incorporate dreams, supernatural worlds and spirits, is difficult to understand.

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