Under the Motto “Change the World Through Dance!”
Japan Association of Physical Education for Women (abbreviated as JAPEW) was founded in 1954 as a corporate association in order to promote a high level of physical education for women and children in Japan to a world-class standard, and certified as a public interest incorporated corporation since April 2013.
We are proud to have played a leading role especially in the education of physical expressive activity and dance in Japan. Guided by the ideals of sports and physical education by the founders, we promote the development of practice and teaching methods in both the school education and lifelong education/activities, together with member organizations across the country.
Prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games, the circumstances surrounding physical education and sports in Japan are attracting attention from around the world. JAPEW and the International Association of Physical Education for Women and Girls (IAPESGW) plan together to have an international conference in Tokyo 2021.
Our aim is not just solving immediate concerns, but we are trying to develop both individuality and sociality in a dance-related, and from dance evoked by dialogue, to realize a liberal world. By sharing the free world of dance, we want to make the world we live as a place where diverse people can live in their own way without being hampered. Please take a look at our activities of JAPEW that have such a passion. And let's imagine the world of one step ahead together.
Although the name of association has the word, “for Women”, there are also many male JAPEW members. We do not act only for women. It was named JAPEW, because the founding generation needed more interest for women and children. Additionally, now it is important because we have confidence in our history. Perspective on women also means looking at other genders and different life stages. Our goal is to create diverse partnerships across gender and age, and also to contribute through sports and dance education to create a rewarding society for each and every one.
Board Members for 2021-2022
Board Members for 2021-2022
Arisa YAGI (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Makiko TAKANO (Yamanashi Prefectural University)
Roka IIDA (Jumonji University)
Hiroko SATO (Takehaya College for Preschool Teachers)
Yumi TERAYAMA (University of Tsukuba)
Eriko HOSOKAWA (Saitama University)
Otome MIYAMOTO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Miwako TAKANO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Satsuki TADA（Teikyo University）
Aoi TANAKA (Chiba Meitoku College)
Anri TANAKA (Senshu University)
Itsuka TAMAKI (Tokai University)
Chisato HASEGAWA（Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education）
Midori WATANABE (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Emiko MURASHIMA (Tochigi Association of Physical Education for Women)
Masako TAKADA (Saitama Association of Physical Education for Women)
Kayo KUMAGAI (Gifu Research Society of Dance)
Junko HARADA (Osaka Association of Physical Education for Women)
Mayumi HONDA (Yamaguchi Association of Physical Education for Women)
Eriko KOMATSU (Kagoshima Association of Physical Education for Women)
Masako CHINO (Tochigi Association of Physical Education for Women)
Nobuko ISHIZAWA (Toyama Association of Physical Education for Women)
Ⅰ. Research and Conference
①National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR
Training on the teaching methods and materials for physical education and dance in preschool, elementary, junior-high and high schools, as well as life-long sports, dance and physical activities.
It focuses on high necessity of research tasks and will end within two years.
This is the collaborative research by the JAPEW head office and its member organizations. The results will be in the Research Journal of JAPEW or the bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”.
Ⅱ．Education and Training
This seminar is to train school physical education teachers and lifelong sports instructors from all over Japan on the contents and methods of instruction from a new perspective with various issues related to the "body" and "exercise practice" of all people, from children to the elderly.
We hope that the conference will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from each other, obtain clues for solving problems related to instruction, and enhance their motivation for instruction.
②Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by Future Generation
To support young generation as bearers of future physical education, Research Presentation and Graduation Dance is held every year. It is a time to present their undergraduate/master/doctoral dissertations, and also graduation dance pieces.
③Dance Movement Seminar
It is the theoretical and practical seminar for life-long sports, dance and physical activities, to aim the improvement in teaching skill of teachers. For the seminar, the lecturers of JAPEW visit each host prefecture.
④Training Course for “Dance Movement Instructor License”（DMIL）
The aim of this course is to enhance knowledge and skills for life-long dance and also to lead and spread a rich and healthy life through Dance Movement in local and sport club.
⑤Clinic for “Dance Movement Instructor License”（DMIL）
This clinic will provide an opportunity for certified "Dance Movement Instructors" to enhance their professional knowledge, revitalize their individual teaching methods, and deepen exchanges among instructors.
It is also an opportunity for certified dance movement instructors to exchange information with other instructors, and to renew their certification every two years.
①Bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”
This bimonthly magazine is introducing research and practices for the purpose of the development and promotion of physical education, sport and dance for women and children.
②Academic Research Journal of JAPEW
It is published annually in Japanese or English with abstracts in both languages. Papers on the field of Physical Education, Health and Sports Science reporting Review, Original Investigation, Practical Investigation, Case Study, Literature/ Historical/ Cultural Study will be considered for publication. The Editorial Board will decide the acceptability on the submitted paper.
Ⅳ. Domestic and International Exchange
①Domestic: All Japan Dance Festival - Kobe
This dance festival is the only national dance competition for dance clubs at high schools and universities in Japan. It is cohost with Kobe-city Prefectural Board of Education, to interact participants and also contribute development and promotion of dance.
To cooperate and linkage JAPEW and IAPESGW, works with international perspectives are operated, such as exchanging information and research, communicate with members of IAPESGW.
Ⅴ. Award Programs
“JAPEW Instructor Award” and “JAPEW Research Encouragement Award” were established in 2003, followed by the “JAPEW Meritorious Service Award” in 2012, and the “Chiyoe Matsumoto Award” in 2014. The awards are given to female leaders in Japan who have contributed to the promotion and dissemination of school physical education and lifelong sports, and also to female researchers who have made outstanding achievements in research related to physical education, sports and dance.
Activity Plan in 2021
1) Board Council: 29th May, General Meeting: 20th June 2021
2) The 33rd All Japan Dance Festival in Kobe: 11th-14th August 2021（http://www.ajdf.jp/）
3) Seminar for World Congress: 21st August 2021
4) The 54th National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR 2021：2nd-3rd October 2021
5)JAPEW-Dance Movement Instructor License
The Training Coach Clinic: undetermined
The Training Seminar: undetermined
The License Examination: undetermined
6) Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by Future Generation：11th February 2022
7) Dance Movement Seminar2021: 19th-20th February 2022（http://www.odln.jp/）
History of the JAPEW
Relationship between organizations
The names of the above organizations are selected at their preference.
Japan Sports Association http://www.japan-sports.or.jp/
Instructions to Contributors
Instructions to Contributors for the Research Journal of JAPEW
RESEARCH JOURNAL OF JAPAN ASSOCIATION PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR WOMEN is published annualy in Japanese or English with abstracts in both languages, by the Japan Association of Physical Education for Women, c/o Kamisono-cho Yoyogi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 151-0052
Instructions to Contributors
In principle, the first author must be a member of the Japan Association of Physical Education for Women, but non-members might also submit a paper for publication. If non-members want to publish an accepted paper, the authors must pay for its publication cost.
Papers in the field of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences reporting Review, Original Investigation, Practical Investigation, Case study, Material, Book Review, Current Trend, and Research Problem will be considered for publication. The Editorial Board will decide the acceptability of the submitted paper and date of publication. The submitted original manuscript will not be returned to the authors.
Papers should be written in English and typed on A4 size paper double-spaced with wide margins (3 cm for top and bottom, 2.5 cm for left and right). The elements of the manuscript are to be arranged in the following sequence: The title page(numbered as page one), Summary, Key words, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure Legends, and Illustrations.
The submitted papers reporting Review, Original Investigation, Practical Investigation, Case Study and Material should not exceed 15 printed pages in length. The after submitted papers should not exceed 3 printed pages in length. Extra printing cost for those pages exceeding this length limit must be paid by the authors.
The title page should include the title of the paper, the names of all authors, the name of the institution, and the address. The author(s) must indicate the area of the submitted paper (Review, Original Investigation, Practical Investigation or material) for proper review. Three to five Key words should also be provided on the title page.
The SI units should be used for the numerical expression of the results of measurements.
Tables should be typed double-spaced on separate pages and numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.
Illustration should be restricted to the minimum needed to clarify the text and numbered with Arabic numerals. The locations of the Tables and Figures(Illustrations) must be marked in red ink.
All references cited in the text should be typed double-spaced and listed at the end of manuscript in alphabetical order under the first author's last name. Chronological order is used for works by more than two authors. If there is more than one work by the same author(s) in the year, a,b,c,etc.,are added to the year both in the text and in the list of references.
For further information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JAPEW office.
Japan Association of Physical Education for Women (JAPEW)
C/O National Olympic Memorial Youth Center (NYC)
3-1, Yoyogi Kamizono-cho,
Tel: +81 3 3469 7995
Fax: +81 3 3469 8427