Membership

Membership in the College Women’s Association of Japan offers many exciting opportunities for women to connect with Japan and with each other. Coming from 25 nations including Japan, CWAJ members have made impressive achievements for seven decades. No other women’s organization in Tokyo offers such unique opportunities to volunteer in the community, opportunities that provide outlets for using skills and talents as we work toward shared goals and build indelible friendships transcending time and distance.

Our primary mission is the provision of scholarships. These scholarships are funded by donations and by proceeds from the CWAJ Print Show, an exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese print art which is the largest of its kind in Japan. Members have the privileges of playing an active part in hanging the extraordinary Print Show and participating in the scholarship selection process.

The monthly general meeting features a powerful speaker series. Attending general meetings is always fascinating and fun-filled. CWAJ members also enjoy a wide range of cultural programs and events, as well as shared interest groups including hiking, languages, reading, music, and crafts.

Regular membership is only 10,000 yen a year.

We also offer Supporting membership, Junior membership and Overseas membership.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years at an academic institution of higher learning
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Residence within commuting distance to Tokyo

PLEASE JOIN US!

Contact membership@cwaj.org we are glad to answer all your questions.

Category and Yearly Fee
Information
Regular Membership for 10,000 yen
Eligibility to participate in all Association programs and Member activities.
Ten monthly CWAJ eNews, access to the CWAJ website, the annual CWAJ Directory, and all mailed communications.
All voting privileges of the General Membership.
Luncheon regular fees
Active participation in CWAJ Activities is expected.
Three volunteer sessions in a year should be the goal.
Members will receive propositions to help CWAJ.
Participation in one committee is encouraged.
Without any volunteer work, Members will be advised to become supporting Members.
Supporting Membership for 15,000 yen
Eligibility to participate in all Association programs and Member activities.
Ten monthly CWAJ eNews, access to the CWAJ website, the annual CWAJ Directory, and all mailed communications. All voting privileges of the General Membership.
Luncheon regular fees
No Active participation required. Help will be welcomed.
Five years of Regular membership are required before becoming eligible for Supporting membership.
Junior Membership for 5,000 yen
Junior Membership shall be granted to individuals who are between 20 and 28 years of age and have recommendation by CWAJ members.
Eligibility to participate in all Association programs and Member activities.
Ten monthly CWAJ eNews, access to the CWAJ website, the annual CWAJ Directory, and all mailed communications.
Membership Term is two years.
No Voting Rights.
Luncheon regular fees
After two years’ term, eligible to switch to regular membership.
Active participation in CWAJ volunteer work is encouraged.
Overseas Membership for 5,000 yen
Overseas Membership is a membership category for those who have previously held regular CWAJ Membership but can no longer fulfill the residency requirement because they are living outside Japan. It is a wonderful way to maintain links with CWAJ members both in Japan and beyond and to help support the organization.


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