Helping Tohoku

One of our members has been doing amazing work in Tohoku by helping those who were adversely affected by the tsunami. We are all very proud her! She recently shared this article about her charity work.

Long Termer’s Luncheon – Sunday, October 18, 2015

Have you been living in Japan for 20 years or more?

Congratulations, you’re a Long Termer! And you’re due for a real treat! Please join us at our annual lunch and gabfest in Yokohama. There will be an assortment of dishes, including vegetarian options, served buffet-style, 3,000 yen for AFWJ members (includes all drinks, alcoholic and otherwise)

3,500 yen for non-members.

For more information or to reserve, email: info (at)

Please note: This event is only open to women who are married to or are in a committed relationship with a Japanese person and who have lived in japan for 20 or more years.

Reservations taken from Sept. 1 through Oct. 11, 2015 (Seats are limited to 55.)

Lunch at Ikea

Today I met a fellow AFWJ member for lunch at Ikea. We had lots of fun and laughs and we were able to share a lot of stories. Sometimes living in a more rural part of Japan it is hard to meet other foreign women so it was a lovely opportunity.

I couldn’t resist the hazelnut chocolate and Daim bars on the way out. 


Welcome to the AFWJ Blog!

This Blog was started to show members, potential members or anyone interested in our organisation more about us and our activities.

AFWJ is a support group and networking organisation for foreign women with Japanese partners. We have around 500 members worldwide. Our activities include meet-ups, online groups, a bi-monthly journal and an annual convention.

If you are interested in learning more about us, don’t hesitate to contact us at info(at)