North East Japanese Women’s Association
Since 2008 the North-East Japanese Women's Association (NEJWA) has been working tirelessly to establish a support network to help people settle in and make the most of the region.In the last decade the group has won support from dignitaries in the UK and abroad, and has enjoyed the continued backing of the region's business community with links to Japan.
In 2018, to commemorate its ten years of operation, the group has produced an anniversary “coffee-table” book in Japanese and English. An article in the Northern Echo quoted founder and long-standing chairman Sayoko Smith, 71, as saying: "This book has tried to encapsulate all the things that have been done, to celebrate the last ten years. It's a smashing association which has been very successful and we have been so lucky to have so many important people who have supported us with open hearts.We want to contribute a part of our culture but also want to participate in the local culture and society."
Contact: Sayoko Smith