New Japan Women's Association (Shinfujin)

Shin Nihon Fujin no Kai

The New Japan Women's Association (新日本婦人の会, abbreviated Shinfujin) was founded in 1962 by female activists and intellectuals, including Raiteu/Raichō Hiratsuka (critic and activist), Chihiro Iwasaki (children’s book writer) and Yaeko Nogami (novelist).

This group has developed a grassroots movement concerning world peace and protection of the environment and people’s health. Their network has spread all over Japan, and there are branches in each prefecture.

This group has opposed constitutional revision and called for voting out the Abe cabinet. In addition to information about their activities, their website provides flyers and poster designs to organize people for demonstrations.