Category: What’s New!

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

Interview with Rie Yasuyara, Past Scholar – Visually Impaired to Study Abroad

Tweet 1. Tell me about yourself… My name is Rie Yasuhara. I am a full time employee in the HR department of a foreign pharmaceutical company. I enjoy traveling, hiking, playing flute, reading and eating. 2. What is your relationship with CWAJ? Both your current position and any previous involvement? I received a scholarship for visually impaired students in 2007 and joined CWAJ in 2009, right after graduating from university. For several years I served as a proofreader for the VVI newsletter, and became the newsletter editor in Jan 2020. The VVI newsletter is provided to visually impaired people who participate in VVI activities. As editor, I plan to introduce

September General Meeting & Open Print Art Gallery Kick-Off

Tweet Please join us Wednesday, September 16th at 10:00 am over Zoomfor the September General Meeting and to kick off the:2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery Date: September 16, 2020 Time: 10:00 amVenue: Virtual Meeting Fee: FreeSign-up: RSVP by 17:00 Monday, September 14th Director of Print Show and Print Show Co-Chairs will unveil our exciting new show. They and PS committee members have worked tirelessly to launch this online exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese print art and it is fantastic! The 64th CWAJ Print Show has been postponed until October 2021. But, do not despair! The 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery will be available to the public online

2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery

Tweet The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ)  is excited to announce our first-ever virtual print art exhibition, the 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery to be held in October. It is our great pleasure to provide this occasion to appreciate and purchase high quality prints from the comfort of your home.

June Virtual Meeting

Tweet June 10, 2020. A short performance of rakugo in English by Katsura Sunshine Date: June 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 – 11:00Topic: Rakugo Presenter: Katsura SunshineVenue: Virtual Zoom Meeting – link will be sent to those who sign upFee: Free(Though donations, even very small donations, are always welcome, see the letter that arrived in the mail from the donations team for details)RSVP by noon June 8 in order to receive Zoom meeting link on June 9 Please sign-up today to join us for our upcoming June Monthly General Meeting and hear what committees/members have been up to and plans for the coming months. We are excited to offer us all

May Virtual Meeting and 2020 CWAJ Scholar Presentation

Tweet Date: May 13, 2020 Time: 10:00 The CWAJ Scholarship Committee invites you to join us Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 for the presentation of CWAJ 2020 scholarship winners! Do not miss this chance to hear from our seven scholars who will introduce themselves at our virtual monthly meeting. This is the most exciting organization-wide gathering of the year and our 2020 scholars are an inspiring and impressive group. Additionally, two of our past scholars, Saule and Ririna, who are both extraordinary women, have agreed to speak to us about their activities. What a wonderful opportunity to see how the work you do for CWAJ has ongoing benefits. Please sign-up

April Luncheon Meeting [CANCELED]

Tweet Date: 8 April 2020Topic: Legacy of the 1964 Tokyo OlympicsSpeaker: Ms. Akiko Kuno Venue: Tokyo American ClubTime: 11:30 Social Gathering   11:50 LuncheonFee: ¥5,000 members   ¥6,000 guestsRSVP by noon on Thursday, 2 April 2020 <Reservation> CWAJ Members:  If you are a member of CWAJ, please go to the reservation site. Non-members:  If you are not a member of CWAJ, please contact at “” ————————————————————————————— Countdown for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has already started to provoke a heated national mood for the Olympics approaching in three months. At significant cost, the new National Stadium has been completed and the Olympic Village on the man-made island of Toyosu will soon be open. Names of Japanese athletes

March Luncheon Meeting [CANCELED]

Tweet Dear Friends of CWAJ, Due to the COVID-19 Virus, CWAJ has canceled our March Luncheon Meeting. Although we are sorry to miss an opportunity to gather and to hear Jenifer Rogers, we want to do our part to stem the spread of this virus. Every effort will be made to find a time to reschedule Ms. Rogers. Anyone who reposted details about the March Luncheon Meeting will automatically be entered into the drawing for a free pass to our April Luncheon Meeting. Please be alert for details about April’s meeting which will be posted soon. Thank you all for your support and friendship during this time. CWAJ is women