Category: News

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.

CWAJ International Women’s Day Special Event on March 8, 2023 – Japanese Women Leading the Way – Talk, Q&A, and reception

A frank and friendly discussion about the future of women’s lives and social advancement with three Japanese women who are leaders in business and science. Hear their personal experiences and perspectives, followed by a Q&A and a networking reception with the speakers. Join us to take part in this rare opportunity!

March General Meeting: ‘Cherry’ Ingram—The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms by Naoko Abe

Date: March 15, Wednesday Time: 20:00 to 21:30 (JST)
Format:  Virtual. Fee: Free
Naoko Abe will talk about Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram (1880-1981), the Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms. Ingram, an eccentric Edwardian gentleman, fell in love with Japanese cherry blossoms at the beginning of the 20th century and went to Japan three times to bring back cuttings of different species and varieties of ornamental cherry trees. By the 1940s, he had created the world’s largest cherry tree collection in his garden in Benenden, Kent. 

Print Show Kick-off General Meeting – Talk by Noriko Yanagisawa “Addressing Social Issues through Art”

Date: October 12, Wednesday Time: 10:00 to 12:00 (Doors open at 10:00, Meeting begins at 10:15) Zoom streaming time 10:15-11:15
Venue: Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Hillside Banquet
Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to hear a dynamic artist talk about her life and art! Her energy is boundless and her passion contagious.
Professor Yanagisawa Noriko believes that her works should reflect the times she lives in, and she expresses herself fearlessly and with conviction. When did she first take an active interest in social issues and begin expressing her concerns through her art? In her talk, she will trace her career spanning over half a century by revisiting her works.

September General Meeting – The Samurai – Myth and Reality by Sven Saaler

Guest Speaker: Sven Saaler
September 14, 2022, 10:00 to 12:00, Online via Zoom
Most people today think of samurai as loyal and honorable defenders of the social order in medieval and early modern Japan. However, as Professor Sven Saaler will explain, that is not an accurate portrayal of the samurai but an image created by later generations to suit the particular social and political objectives of their times. After some remarks about the factors shaping historical perceptions, Professor Saaler will examine how imagery of the samurai has evolved over time.

CWAJ Cartier Scholarship Supporting Women and Education

Cartier Japan and the College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) are pleased to announce the launch of the “CWAJ Cartier Scholarship” for Japanese women to study abroad.
ince its founding in 1949, CWAJ has continued to respond to the needs of society in a wide range of fields, including education, the arts, international exchange, and social contribution.