English Speaking Internet Groups in Japan
Children's Rights Network Japan
An email list for people interested in the goals of CRCJapan and of course
for parents struggling to keep their kids or keep a relationship with their
kids after separation or divorce. Wnglish and Japanese. Founded 19 April 2003.
27 January 2004: 58 members.
Homeschooling / Afterschooling in Japan E-List
This e-list membership discusses educational and family or parenting issues as
related to education among families raising their kids in Japan. It is an
off-shoot from Aileen's resource newsletters which are all archived at
the site: Homeschooling in Japan.
Open archive. English only. Founded January 2000. 28 May 2005: 145 members.
Japan Learning Web
For discussion of any learning and teaching issues affecting parents,
teachers, and self-directed learners in Japan. All are equally welcome to
participate, whether homeschoolers, afterschoolers, schoolers at Japanese
or foreign schools, teachers of English or other subjects at all levels,
or those interested in pursuing their own studies in Japan or through
distance learning. Membership is screened (no spammers). Archive open
only to members. English only. Founded January 2003. CLOSED 2005 February.
(consolidated together with the Homeschooling / Afterschooling in Japan E-List above)
Kids Japan E-List
This list is made up of parents of children with special needs, such as children with
autism or Down's Syndrome. English only. Founded May 2001. 3 March 2003: 27 members
Book Club for Women
This list is made up of English speaking women living in and around Tokyo
who share good reads. The Saturday teahouse meetings once a month encourage
criticism and discussion of the book for the month."Tokyo-centric" but
others OK. Founded 19 May 2002. 13 September 2004: 25 members
Kumamoto International E-List
A mailing list for foreigners and Japanese interested in Kumamoto city, in Kyushu,
Japan, and the surrounding area. "Kumamoto International" is a forum through
which foreign and Japanese residents of Kumamoto can exchange information and
ideas relevant to life in Kumamoto. Postings may be made in English and/or
Japanese. Founded October 1999. 3 March 2003: 336 members
The Community E-List
Members of "The Community" seek to represent and organize the scattered and
varied peoples who are concerned about the treatment of non-Japanese in
Japan. Founded November 1999. 3 March 2003: 86 members (dropped from 118 in
March 2002) Not active anymore but archives are very interesting.
The Community E-List #2
New location for the above e-list. Founded May 2002. 30 June 2003: 189 members. Very active.
in Yokohama E-List
For people living in or near Yokohama, Kanagawa Ken, Japan. Moved to Yahoo in November
1999. 3 March 2003: 138 members.
Angels With Fur
This list is made up of people living in Japan who adore animals and/or are pet owners.
Founded August 2001. 13 September 2004: 51 members
Small Businesses Japan (run by foreigners)
For people running a small business in Japan (including one-person shops) to
talk about various problems, and how to get around them. Founded May 2000.
14 March 2002: 79 members
Digital Eve Japan E-List (was Japan Webgrrls)
Part of Digital Eve International - a worldwide women's organization dedicated to
promoting women's understanding of computers and digital information technology for
professional and personal use. Holds workshops and has an English/Japanese email
discussion list. Men may join. This list is for announcements only.
Postings may be made in English and/or Japanese. Moved to Yahoo in January 2001.
13 September 2003: 531 members.
The new discussion list for Digital Eve Japan. Founded: Feb 25, 2002.
13 September 2003: 161 members.
The alternative IT e-list in English for women! For those who got tired
of the DE politics and restrictions. Founded: Mar 8, 2004.
13 September 2003: 122 members.
Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese (AFWJ)
Membership dues required. Has email list.
Married in Japan E-List
Email group run by and for foreign wives (or steady partners) of Japanese husbands. We
chat about international marriages, bilingual children, you name it! All Japan, not
just Tokyo. No fees. All membership requests for MarriedinJapan need to be approved by
the owner. English only. Founded July 2000. 3 March 2003: 242 members.
Read the latest news from Japan and hear the opinons of people who live or have
lived here. If you have never been to this very interesting part of Asia, then
learn about all that is Nippon. Be sure to take part in the opinion polls. Visit
the related homepage for more articles about living in Japan at: http://www.eikaiwa1.com/jp.html
English only. Founded January 2001. 14 February 2005: 511 members.
A Broad in Japan E-List
For international women in Japan. English only. Founded November 1999. 3 March 2003:
332 members. List was shut down by owner.
Society of Writers, Editors & Translators in Japan E-List (SWET)
Trade info on sticky points when dealing with Japanese source or end product. Common
topics include dealing with clients, getting work, getting qualified and professional
networking. English only. Moved to Yahoo May 2000. 3 March 2003: 479 members.
Tokyo PC Users
Has newsgroups and several mailing lists.
Tokyo Linux Users Group
Has mailing list and message board.
Macintosh User Group in Tokyo
Mailing list info: http://fm.fukuoka-now.com/ml_e.html
Fukuoka Now Forums --
Share information and make friends across Kyushu, sell/buy, etc.
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