Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese

Supporting Women since 1969

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Member Services

Join AFWJ and get connected with nearly 500 members in Japan and around the world who know exactly what it's like to be in an intercultural relationship with a Japanese partner. Find friendship, networking and support...and have fun while you do!

As a member, you will have unlimited access to a variety of services, like those below, for as long as you are a member. Join now!

Current members, be sure to sign in to find out details about events! (Click on the icon at the top of this page to access the private members' section.)


AFWJers love a good get-together, whether it's in person or virtual! Enjoy Zoom meetings, coffee mornings, learning opportunities, online concerts, and district mini-conventions.

And...our annual national convention is one of the highlights of the year, bringing together old and new friends and featuring workshops, tours, and our time-honored cabaret!


Find your people!

Enjoy access to AFWJ's:

  • online member's directory
  • 40+ online special interest groups offering a space for friendship and support in almost every possible niche, from health, book clubs, caregiving, cooking, crafting, empowerment, language learning and teaching, to mental wellness, parenting, and career development
  • local and national in-person and online events
  • quarterly Journal

Leadership & Service

In AFWJ, you can discover opportunities to develop leadership skills by serving on the board and committees. Expand your skill set by setting up your own projects for AFWJ with support from the board and membership, and hone your writing and editing skills working on the Journal.


AFWJ members dig deep to provide support to members and non-members alike--from practical offers of help to members stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and support and advice on immigration issues, domestic violence, disaster preparation and career changes, to any and all issues--both big and small!--that come up when sharing a life and home with a Japanese partner.

What are you waiting for?

Join AFWJ and become part of a network of
friendship, fun and support!

Careers & Education

AFWJ members work in a wide variety of industries, both in Japan and overseas. The AFWJ network is where many of our members turn to first when looking for advice or exploring new career opportunities.

Advertise your business in AFWJ's online business directory and discover opportunities to promote pet projects. Attend online seminars to pick up new skills.

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