Category: News

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

You can already have a sneak-peak 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

Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko

With great pleasure CWAJ invites you to join the Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko in conjunction with the 64th CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 – 11:10 am Artist Talk (in Japanese with English interpretation)
11:10 – 11:30 am Conversation Gathering for Visually Impaired guests
On Zoom – Admission free. Registration Required

October General Meeting – Woodblock Prints and Beyond – Artist Talk

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JST
Venue: Over Zoom
Ayomi Yoshida began her work in the area of woodblock prints, and later pursued the many possibilities of this medium. Beyond prints on paper, carved woodblock itself and wood shavings, installations and videos defining three-dimensional space, clothing and retail store design all became vehicles for her artistic expression.

September General Meeting – Nuno – Designers’ Talk between Reiko Sudo and Naomi Pollock

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: NunoSpeaker: Reiko Sudo and Naomi Pollock 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, September 13, 2021 Please join us for this highly interesting designers’ talk between Reiko Sudo and Naomi Pollock. Few people have done as much to bring the world’s attention to Japanese creativity and craftsmanship in textiles as Reiko Sudo, Design Director of NUNO Co. Ltd., a textile design company with retail

June General Meeting – Stigma or Art? Reconsidering the Japanese Tattoo

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JSTVenue: Over ZoomTopic: Stigma or Art? Reconsidering the Japanese TattooSpeaker: Alice Gordenker 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, June 7, 2021 In Japan tattoos are associated in most people’s mind with the Yakuza, Japan’s criminal underworld. There is widespread discrimination against people with tattoos, who are barred from many bathhouses, gyms and even public beaches. But has this always been true? Alice Gordenker, an American journalist,

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

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

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