Expat Clubs & Associations

Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
A community of writers, editors, and translators, as well as copyeditors, proofreaders, book designers, copywriters, teachers, researchers, rewriters, and those working mainly between Japanese and English, and mainly in Japan or for Japanese clients.
Tokyo Speed Dating
A series of short and private dates during which you can decide if you would like to see the person again. Located at Rene-No. 2 Building 3F, 5-3-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku.
Tokyo Rainbow English Speaking Society (TRESS)
Gathering for LGBT people and LGBT-friendly straight men and women with activities such as extemporaneous speech contest and discussion about varied topics each month. Open to LGBT people and LGBT friendly straight men and women are welcome.
Australia Society Tokyo
Organises social events for Australians and friends living in Tokyo. Open for membership.
Troop 51
Outdoor group that organizes monthly outing activities such as camping, hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing, snow caves sleepover and participating in the Boys Scouts of America Far East Council.
Hachioji International Friendship Club
Activities include operation of Japanese lounge, support for learning the Japanese language, cultural exchange, life consulting, training, lectures and native language support groups for children.
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZ...
Aims to develop Australia/New Zealand-Japan business with an effective source of information, representation and commercial connections. Located at COI Akasaka Tameike Building 2F, 2-12-18 Akasaka, Minato-ku.
Yokohama Association for International Communications and Ex...
Assists foreign residents with information and consultation, dispatching interpreters and helps with Japanese classes. Located at 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012.
Hands On Tokyo
Members are both Japanese and foreign nationals who are committed to making volunteer activities more accessible and committed to accelerating the growth of volunteerism in the Tokyo area. Located at Executive Tower Azabudai, 1-4-3 Azabudai, Minato-ku.
WaNavi Japan
Non-profit organization aimed at assisting foreigners in Japan in dealing with information and support particularly during an emergency situation. They host workshops and offer consulting services. Office located at Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
Yokohama International Womens Club (YIWC)
It is a volunteer group of English-speaking Japanese and foreign women.
Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese
Provides members with friendship, support, mutual help in adapting to Japanese society.
Japan Environment Association
Activities include enhancement of public awareness and assisting peoples environmental conservation activities. Located at Bakurocho Daiichi Building, 1-4-16 Nihonbashi Bakurocho, Chuo-ku.
Greenpeace International
Independent global campaigning organization that aims to protect and conserve environment and to promote peace by changing attitudes and behavior. Located at N.F. Building 2F, 8-13-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku - Ku.
The Association for Women in Finance
A Tokyo-based volunteer organization that aims to provide women in finance a forum in which they can further their professional development, network and exchange information, and meet like-minded women of all nationalities.
New Parents Connecting
Open group to connect with other English speaking family. With activities for babies, toddlers and big kids alike. Meets every Friday of the month from 10:00-11:30 at the Tokyo Union Church, 4th floor, 5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001.
Ikebana International
Worldwide organization dedicated to the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship through ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and other related arts of Japan. Located at Misaki Building, 3-28-9 Kanda Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku.
Tokyo Mothers Group
English language support group for mothers around Tokyo, social and support network, activities, Tokyo moms, activities and regular meetings.
Narita International Friendship Society
Society promoting friendship and international exchanges in Narita City, activities include day trips, weekly Japanese language classes and cooking classes. Located at Narita City Hall 3F, 760 Hanazaki Cho, Narita City, Chiba prefecture.
FoE Japan
International non-governmental organization which deals with global environmental issues. Located at 3-30-22 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku.
ICA (International Computer Association)
It is a forum for information exchange, networking, and identification of business expansion opportunities.
Seibu Lions Baseball Fans Unite
International fans club of the Saitama Seibu Lions baseball team in Japan. Regularly watches baseball games at Seibu Dome and sometimes in Tokyo, Chiba and Kanagawa.
Association for Women in Finance
Tokyo-based events and networking organisation for women in the finance industry, or anyone who is interested in the goals and mission of the organisation, or interested in any of the monthly events.
Run for the Cure Foundation
Activities are fund breast cancer education initiatives; fund clinical examinations and mammography machines; donate funds to organizations that promote activities specific to the mission of the foundation; develop and execute community outreach programs
Living Dreams
Empowering and enriching orphans in Japan. Tokyo office is located at 3-4-22 Mita, Minato-ku.
Wiser English Club
English club lounge with cultural activities and English conversations. Japanese lessons are available. Open daily 16:00-23:00. Located at 4-49-6 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0011.
Tokyo Canadian Club
Social group for the Canadian community. Open to members of different nationalities. The only criteria is interest in Canada.
Wine Tasting & Cooking Club
Wine appreciation classes; classes are held for gourmet food, cheese, cooking classes and French language lessons. Also organizes social events including wine party, wine event, wine seminar and wine tasting.
Tokyo International Club
International party network organizing monthly parties with food buffets and drinks.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Organises events, productive networking and promotional opportunities, valuable information services, and access to influential individuals and institutions. Located at Kenkyusha Eigo Centre Building 3F, 1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku.
College Womens Association of Japan
Volunteer, not for profit organization of Japanese and non-Japanese women interested in cross-cultural exchange, friendship and education. Office open Monday to Thursday from 10:00-12:00 at 2-24-13, Room 703, Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
Japan Environmental Education Forum
For the promotion of environmental education practices and establishing related institutions. Located at Twinz Shinjuku Building 4F, 5-10-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Non-profit member organization open to international companies and not limited to American and Japanese companies. Tokyo office: Masonic 39 MT Building 10F, 2-4-5 Azabudai, Minato-ku.
O.G.A. For Aid
Volunteer group for disaster relief, community rehabilitation and economic enhancement. It was formed in response to the March 11, 2011 Great Japan Earthquake Tsunami. Located at 4-3-2 Shiba , Minato-ku.
JAMBO International
An international non-profit organization, providing activities for hiking, environmental improvement, and charities.
Japan Tropical Forest Action Network (JATAN)
A Japanese NGO that works for the conservation of tropical rainforests and forests all over the world. Located at Dorumi 801, 5-29-7 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku.
YWCA of Japan
Promotes women, works for social and economic justice, mobilises womens collective power and bases its works on Christian ecumenical principles. Address : 8-8, Kudan Minami 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074
Japan Environmental Action Network
Non-profit organisation for the preservation of the oceans and rivers by litter investigation and clean-up activities.
Tokyo Crusaders
International rugby club organizing games and social activities for people living in and around Tokyo.
Nihonbashi Century Toastmasters Club
Bilingual language club where one can practice speaking in Japanese or English. It also aims to improve presentation and leadership skills. Regular meetings are held in the Suitengumae vicinity. Schedule of meetings is in the website.
Canadian Womens Club in Japan
A social club for women with a connection to Canada that also supports charities and organizations.
Tokyo Pregnancy Group
Group for pregnant women and women trying to conceive in Japan, regular meetings, delivery and newborn parenting in Tokyo and social group.
Tokyo Exchange Circle
Social network for international exchange, language exchange, social events and meetups. Located at 4-22 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0082.
College Womens Association of Japan (CWAJ)
Nonprofit, volunteer organization of Japanese and non-Japanese women interested in education, cross-cultural exchange, and friendship. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00-12:00. Located at 2-24-13 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku.
Marunouchi Cafe SEEK
Center for international cultural exchange. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00; weekend and holiday 11:00-18:00. Located at Shin Tokyo Building 2F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku.
Tokyo American Club
Club hosts social activities, entertainment, recreation, and cultural and intellectual pursuits through its facilities and programs. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 and Saturday 09:30-18:00 at 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku.
Nippon Asia Halal Association
Non-profit organization for Halal certification body and Halal promotion/education in Japan.
Refugees International
Dedicated to raising funds to assist refugees who have been displaced as a result of war and conflict. Tokyo office location: Daiba Frontier Building 12F, 2-3-2 Daiba, Minato-ku.
International Women in Communications
Tokyo-based bilingual non-profit group to promote professionalism, the free flow of information and the advancement of women in communications. Its main purpose is to bring women together to mentor and learn from each other.
Tokyo Extreme Weekenders
A group of people working and living in and around Tokyo get together on weekends for adventure and outdoor activities.
Tokyo Goannas
Sporting and social club in Tokyo open for membership that are from different parts of world including locals.
Japan Association for Language Teaching | Tokyo Chapter
The group consists of more than 500 active members made up of translators, publishers, teaching professionals and language teachers at all levels of education.