Japan Minami Region

Welcome to the site of Japan Minami Region, a philanthropic organization of women in business, management and the professions. Japan Minami Region is a part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, which is one of four federations of Soroptimist International. There are currently over 80,000 members in 130 countries. The name of Soroptimist comes from two Latin words meaning “Best for Women”.


Who We are

Japan Minami Region is a philanthropic organization of women in business, management and profession. There are five Regions in Japan and Japan Minami Region consists of approximately 2,400 members in 96 clubs across Kyushu and Okinawa, the southern part of Japan. Japan 5 Regions are a part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), one of four federations making up Soroptimist International (SI), the largest philanthropic organization for helping women and girls in need around the world.


What We do

Clubs and members of Japan Minami Region are working together on the programs and projects
in line with SI and SIA to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

History

1921
The first Soroptimist club was found in Oakland, California,
U.S.A.
1960
The first Soroptimist club in Japan was chartered
in Tokyo.
1986
Japan Region was divided into five
Japan Minami Region was founded with 34 clubs.
1986-88
Governor Tazuko Okano
1988-90
Governor Kinuyo Tsuruta
1990-92
Governor Kazuko Tominaga
1992-94
Governor Sekiko Ogata
1994-96
Governor Yumiko Taniwaki
1996-98
Governor Noriko Nishitakatugi
1998-00
Governor Mieko Misumi
2000-02
Governor Midori Tomita
2002-04
Governor Junko Matono
2004-06
Governor Yoriko Wakasugi
2006-08
Governor Masako Sakashita
2008-10
Governor Hiroko Nagayama
2010-12
Governor Asami Kinoshita
2012-14
Governor Yoko Ichigatani
2014-16
Governor Hisako MIshima

Projects & Programs Focused on Women and Girls

SI Project “Educate to Lead”
*For more detailed information, please access to SI Website
listed in our linkage section.

SIA projects and programs;

  • Live Your Dream:Education and Training Awards for Women
  • Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls
  • Soroptimist Disaster Grants for Women and Girls
  • Soroptimist STOP Trafficking
  • Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence

*For more detailed information, please access
to SIA Website listed in our linkage section.

Japan Minami Region projects and programs;

  • Live Your Dream Japan Minami Region Awards
  • Reform and Reconstruction Support Projects in partnership
    with UNCHS(Habitat)
  • Japan Minami Region Girls Conference, leadership development program for young women.

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