The Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese has changed and grown over the years, but its foundation has always stayed the same.
AFWJ is a source of friendship, support and community for international women who are/were in a relationship with a Japanese partner.
WHAT DOES AFWJ OFFER?
The Directory lists all members. We have a Board that oversees the overall running of the organization, including District Representatives who serve as a voice for members.
Districts hold a variety of activities and events. Check out your district. Members can also access an event calendar on the app/website to find out what is going on each month - be it face-to-face or online. Read more about the kind of events you can access when you become a member.
“It turned out to be the best decision ever made by me. It was a bit like joining the United Nations instead of being just a struggling Brit in a rather strict and at times unfathomable Japanese environment. My horizons widened dramatically!” N.A
“For me, AFWJ has been a life-saver. It has reminded me just how important girlfriends are to laugh and cry with. I had forgotten until AFWJ.” J.O
“The AFWJ Journal is an interesting peek into the lives, experiences, and talents of a diverse group of women.” K.T.
“When I have an experience or thought to share, I know that there will be fellow members who understand.” M.O
“After a friend convinced me to join, I was immediately welcomed by a great group of women. AFWJ being organized into districts and chapters meant I felt a connection with these women almost immediately. The use of real names and the information in the Membership Directory gives me a feeling of trust and security that I sometimes wondered about on more anonymous forums.” H.F