About Us

WaNavi Japan is a nonprofit organization that provides international residents and their families with critical information and support to live comfortably and confidently in Japan. The inspiration for our work comes from the events that deeply affected Japan on March 11, 2011 and the dislocation and concern experienced by international residents in Japan. Part of our proceeds support families who have been directly affected by natural disasters.

Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision We envision a dynamic society where people understand and appreciate cultural diversity and proactively support one another. Our Vision for international residents is to… have access to and …

Our Story

Starting from Helplessness On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 pm the Great East Japan Earthquake hit. I was a Japanese language teacher on maternity leave at that time. That day …

Our Team

Learn more about the team behind WaNavi Japan, and the diverse backgrounds, knowledge and talents we bring to our work. Executive Directors Motoko Kimura Founder and Co-Executive Director Motoko is …

Our Impact

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News & Upcoming Events

Remembering March 11

We would like to thank all the participants who came out on March 8th to the Earthquake Preparedness Workshop commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and …

Celebrating Hinamatsuri

On March 3rd, the day of the Hinamatsuri, WaNavi Japan held its Hinamatsuri Workshop at Shounji Temple in Hiroo. Tucked away at the end of the shopping road in Hiroo, …