Expat Communities in Japan

There are various members clubs or groups for foreigners to meet up in Japan. Many foreigners participate actively in such communities to make friends, exchange information about living in Japan, and for the opportunities to attend parties or volunteer activities.

Here we introduce the major communities for foreign expats in Tokyo-city, Japan.

Foreigner's Communities in Tokyo

Tokyo American Club

The Tokyo American Club is one of the largest private clubs in Tokyo and is operated in the style of a traditional American private social club.

International House of Japan

The International House of Japan is an independent, non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting international understanding through cultural exchanges among the peoples of Japan and the world.

Roppongi Hills Club

This is a members club located on the 51st floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Members are able to relax at this gathering place which can be used for formal business meetings, luncheons and dinners or simply just for a coffee. Exclusive restaurants and bars can be used in the Club and offers frequent member events.

Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club

For more than 100 years, the Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club has promoted intercultural relations through the spirit of athletic competition. Situated in the peaceful environs of Arisugawa in central Tokyo, the club has become an oasis for tennis lovers.

The Japan-British Society

The society is one with a long and distinguished history, founded in 1908 to encourage the study of things British and to promote cordial relations between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Japan. It has the full co-operation from the British Embassy and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its President is the British Ambassador to Japan, holding periodical receptions including ones to welcome prominent guests from the UK, ranging from members of the Royal Family to leading members of the Government. Other receptions are arranged to entertain major figures in the fields of business, culture and sports, and to ask them for a brief address. It also arranges several English-language courses held in the UK for the members and their children.

Japanisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft

An organization with the history more than 100 years for cultural exchange and mutual understanding between German and Japanese people.

American Clinic Tokyo

The Australia Society Tokyo

*Note for later - The Australia Society Tokyo is no longer around. They have closed.


This social group is for all Canadians in Tokyo. Young or Old. Many fun events are hosted every year including pubnights, picnics, parties, and dances.

Association des Francais du Japon

A organization to bring French and Japanese people together.


This organization is for fellow Swiss families, individuals, and friends living in Tokyo.

College Women's Association of Japan

The College Women's Association of Japan (CWAJ) has been supporting Japanese and non-Japanese women interested in education, cross-cultural exchange, and friendship, since its establishment in 1949.

For Empowering Women Japan

If you're looking to be supported and empowered in order to achieve your goals both professionally and personally, FEW Japan can help provide you with support. A women's networking group in Tokyo, FEW offers opportunities for worldly women to network with other women of diverse backgrounds.

International Women in Communications

Whether you're a freelance blogger or a journalist covering breaking news stories, you're welcome to be a part of this mentor-mentee-based organization.

Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese

Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese. Supporting women since 1969.

Tokyo Union Church

This organization offers a great opportunity to meet female expats from across the globe, learn about Japanese culture and explore your own faith and spirituality through activities such as volunteer work, programs, classes, tours, lunches and more.

Tokyo Pregnancy Groups

Tokyo Pregnancy Group gives pregnant women and women trying to conceive a chance to meet other expecting and TTC mothers.

Startup Lady

Startup Lady is for female entrepreneurs in Tokyo. They build a business network and community. The group provides support to over 150 women from 62 countries in Tokyo.