Expat Clubs & Associations
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.
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.
JANZ Ladies Group
Tokyo based association where friendship is shared and understanding promoted amongst women of Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK) Tokyo Branch
Non-profit companion animal rescue centre. Animal adoption fairs held regularly in Tokyo and Kanagawa. *Please note that all animals are in foster care and are not housed in the office. Please contact by email or phone/fax 050-1557-2763, 10:00 - 19:00.
Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese
Provides members with friendship, support, mutual help in adapting to Japanese society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Womens Club in Japan
A social club for women with a connection to Canada that also supports charities and organizations.
Japan Environmental Action Network
Non-profit organisation for the preservation of the oceans and rivers by litter investigation and clean-up activities.
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
ICA (International Computer Association)
It is a forum for information exchange, networking, and identification of business expansion opportunities.
The Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators
Tokyo chapter for members throughout Japan giving illustrators and writers of children’s and young adult literature in Japan support, information and community.
Yokohama International Womens Club (YIWC)
It is a volunteer group of English-speaking Japanese and foreign women.
Tokyo Extreme Weekenders
A group of people working and living in and around Tokyo get together on weekends for adventure and outdoor activities.
Tokyo Pregnancy Group
Support and instruction for all pregnant and trying to conceive women living in Japan. Meeting and many activities throughout the year.
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.
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.
Association for Women in Finance
Tokyo based women in finance club, women networking Tokyo and monthly events.
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.
Tokyo Mothers Group
Support and contact group for mothers in Tokyo. With get together on Wednesday; 2-3 times a month.
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.
Non-profit organization matching tourists with local Japanese families willing to host guests for a lunch or dinner at their home.
Australia Society Tokyo
Organises social events for Australians and friends living in Tokyo. Open for membership.
Club for foreigners and Japanese that organizes events and parties including parties for single people.
Tokyo Canadian Club
Social group for the Canadian community. Open to members of different nationalities. The only criteria is interest in Canada.