Joining AFWJ

Who Can Join?

"Any woman of any national or cultural origin, other than a Japanese born and raised in Japan, who is engaged to, is or has been married to, or is, or has been in a de-facto relationship with a person of Japanese national or cultural origin is eligible for membership." 

AFWJ is inclusive of transgender women and non-binary/gender fluid people. We welcome our LGBTQ+ members.

Benefits of Membership

Connect with other women for fun, growth, and support

Online Members' Directory

40+ Special Interest Groups

In-Person and Online Events

Quarterly Journal/ AFWJ publications library

We'd love to meet you!


Our dues cover our ability to stay connected. They fund the AFWJ Journal, the AFWJ website, Zoom services, support face-to-face events, and much more.

  • The membership dues are ¥6,000 per year.
  • Annual membership runs from January 1st - December 31st.
  • If you join later in the year, the annual fee will be pro-rated.

Three Payment Options: 

  1. Pay online on the AFWJ website
  2. Post Office transfer (furikae yoshi)
  3. Bank transfer 

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Renew Membership 

Rejoining members, please use the email that you signed up with. 

Introduce a Friend

If you would like to help a friend join AFWJ, please send her contact details to the Membership Secretary. She will get in touch with her, offer assistance, and provide an AFWJ sample journal. 

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