Welcome to Femmes Actives Japon

"Femmes Actives Japon" (FAJ) was established in early 2009 thanks to three French women looking to professionaly settle down in Japan: Nathalie Lugagne, Nathalie Marty and Sabine Delemer.

Foreign women who want to successfully carry professional activities in Japan have to overcome cultural and business hurdles. Moreover, understanding the Japanese market as well as its specificities can turn out to be really challenging.

With a common goal to create a dynamic network of French speaking active women in Japan, they gathered a team of women with extensive experience and knowledge in their respective fields, and started the FAJ journey.

Soon, more than a hundred women who shared the same concern towards their professional activities joined the organisation, formally established under the French Association law of 1901. The first general meeting was held on October 1, 2009 at the Residence of the French Embassy in Tokyo, with Madam Ambassador Christine Faure, Honorary Member of the organisation.

At Femmes Actives Japon our mission is to promote and develop French speaking women network in the Japanese (labour) market.

Around our core values - professionalism, friendship, solidarity and diversity - we hold business and career focused meetings and activities that empower our members to :

  • build their own network in a warm and friendly atmosphere,
  • share their experiences and challenges in Japan,
  • help each other in finding business contacts or jobs,
  • and give them a chance to create common new ventures.

In a male dominant job market where competition is fierce, network is more than ever critical. Becoming a member is a boost in your career and a chance to broaden your opportunities in Japan.

Our members have very diverse backgrounds and together we pride ourselves in gathering many nationalities, generations, work status and most of the main industries.
Important notice !

The present website as well as most of our activities are held in French but please do not hesitate to contact us here if you have an inquiry.


We are open to sponsorship and partneship propositions and always happy to give more information to any person interested in our activities.


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