The Tokyo Women’s Club of which I have the honor to be the 74th President, welcome you to its home-page.
Our Club was founded in 1908 by Dr. Marie Carmichael Stopes, English botanist who came to Japan on scientific expedition founded by the Prestigious Royal Society of England. Together with her friends, both Japanese and foreign, she established a kind of a Debating Society.
She wrote, May 4th 1908, in her diary “A journal from Japan “
” I hope this amazing debate will find a society which live forever”.
In 2012, it is still vigorously alive, and next year in 2013 we will celebrate the 105th years’ anniversary & TWT Centennial Celebration of the establishment in 1913 when the actual name of our Club ” The Tokyo Women’s Club” was adopted.
We have come from a very long way!
Tokyo women’s Club is a non-profit organization, compose of Women of various nationalities residing in Japan who share common interest in cultural exchanges through a variety of programs ranging from musical recitals, dances, lectures, demonstrations and outdoor trips. The club-language is English and we are neither political, religious, nor commercial.
The Japanese members should have a good working knowledge of English language
Three years after its establishment in 1913, The Society took the name
The Tokyo Women’s Club,
Surviving two world wars, and after an interruption of 6 years during the second war from 1942 to 1948, thanks to many Japanese members of the early years, our club has settled comfortably into a Monthly Meeting once a month between September and June on the 1st Monday from 14:00pm to 16:00pm. Programs was arranged to represent not only Japan but also many countries on the globe. Occasionally embassy programs are featured, providing a wonderful opportunity for learning a great deal and promoting understanding and friendship between women of many countries. The Ambassadors’ wives are Honorary Members and the spouses of the chief of Mission in Japan are always welcome. Its function have expanded since its foundation.
We maintain strong commitment to organize varied and dynamic activities. This diversification of the club’s activities is by no means a recent development.
As one of the oldest Women’s Club in the world, our objective is to continue to widen our horizon, to promote intellectual exchange, cultural interest, international goodwill, and friendship.