JAPEWは2020年オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会を応援します!
オリンピック開催に込められた想い…それは平和と尊厳を理解する真の国際的人間教育。
私達JAPEWは、そうしたオリンピックの理念を女子体育の立場から具現化し、次の世代へ受け継いでいくことに尽力します。

 

English Guide

1. Message
2. Board Members for 2017-2018
3. Programs
4. Activities in 2016
5. Activity Plan in 2017
6. History of JAPEW
7. Relationship between organizations
8. Instructions to Contributors for the Research Journal of JAPEW
9. Contact Address
 

1. MESSAGE

 President: Kazuko TAKAHASHI

Japan Association of Physical Education for Women (JAPEW) was established in 1954. Since then we have all along tried to promote and spread physical education in schools as well as lifelong sport in Japan. After 59 years we have started our new history as a Public Interest Incorporated Association as of 1st April, 2013. We could have done it with being led and accompanied by seniors' "blood, labor, tear, and sweat".
We are now strongly wishing to improve and develop our programs more in order to achieve new goals and to meet the needs and demands of our society in cooperation with Member organizations all over the country.
Recently, the field of school education and Japanese society are experiencing a regretable situation in which we have to pay attention to bullying and corporal punishment as a big problem. Such a situation could begin to change through cultivating independant and individual "ability to live", which could be realised by involving our body holistically and making potential energy of life emerge. We believe that the important hints for this should be found in dance education.
It is the time now for JAPEW to share our wisdom and experience which has led the dance education of our country with the confidence. We JAPEW promote "forward-looking, frankly speaking, and acting firmly".  We JAPEW promote ideas and ability to take action so that we can take a broader and sensitive view of the society. We, JAPEW promote activities in cooperation with other organizations, and that could double our own "zest for living".
Any who interested in the field of physical education, dance and sports for women are welcome to join our activities. We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

2. Board Members for 2017-2018

President

Kazuko TAKAHASHI (Yokohama National University)
Vice President
Arisa YAGI (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Eriko HOSOKAWA (Saitama University)

Managing Directors
Roka IIDA (Jumonji University)
Hiroko SATO (Takehaya College for Preschool Teachers)
Makiko TAKANO (Yamanashi Prefectural University)
Yumi TERAYAMA (University of Tsukuba)

Otome MIYAMOTO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)

Directors

Mihoko KOZEKI (Technos College of Tokyo)
Miwako TAKANO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)

Urara TAKAHASHI (Tokyo City University)
Riyako HIRATA (Tokyo Women’s College of Physical Education)

Masako CHINO (Tochigi Association of Physical Education for Women)
Kyoko NAKAMURA (Chiba Association of Physical Education for Women)

Kaori NAGATSU (Tokyo Association of Physical Education for Women)

Kayo KUMAGAI (Gifu Research Society of Dance)

Junko HARADA (Osaka Association of Physical Education for Women)

YokoTUKUDA (Hyogo Association of Physical Education for Women)

Ikuyo SABURI (Tottori Association of Physical Education for Women)
Eriko KOMATSU (Kagoshima Research Society of School Physical Education for Women)
Auditors
Hisako NAKAMURA (Tokushima Association of Physical Education for Women)
Miyoko YOSHIMUTA (Saga Association of Physical Education for Women)

 

3. Programs

. Research and Conference

National Research Conference ofPhysical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR

Training on the teaching methods and materials for physicaleducation and dance in preschool, elementary, junior-high and high schools, aswell as life-long sports, dance and physical activities.

Research Project

It focuses on high necessity of research tasks and will end withintwo years.

Collaborative Research

This is the collaborative research by the JAPEW head office andits member organizations. The results will be in the Research Journal of JAPEWor the bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”.

 

Education andTraining

Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by FutureGeneration

To support young generation as bearers of futurephysical education, Research Presentation and Graduation Dance is held everyyear. It is a time to present their undergraduate/master/doctoraldissertations, and also graduation dance pieces.

Dance Movement Seminar

It is the theoretical and practical seminar forlife-long sports, dance and physical activities, to aim the improvement inteaching skill of teachers. For the seminar, the lecturers of JAPEW visit eachhost prefecture.

Training Course for “DanceMovement Instructor License”DMIL

The aim of this course is toenhance knowledge and skills for life-long dance and also to lead and spread arich and healthy life through Dance Movement in local and sport club.

 

. Publications

Bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women andChildren”

This bimonthly magazine is introducing researchesand practices for the purpose of the development and promotion of physicaleducation, sport and dance for women and children.

Research Journal of JAPEW

It is published annually in Japanese or Englishwith abstracts in both languages. Papers on the field of Physical Education,Health and Sports Science reporting Review, Original Investigation, PracticalInvestigation, Case Study, Literature/ Historical/ Cultural Study will be consideredfor publication. The Editorial Board will decide the acceptability on thesubmitted paper.

 

Domestic and International Exchange

Domestic: All Japan Dance Festival - Kobe

This dance festival is the only national dancecompetition for dance clubs at high schools and universities in Japan. It iscohost with Kobe-city Prefectural Board of Education, to interact participantsand also contribute development and promotion of dance.

International Communication

To cooperate and linkage JAPEW and IAPESGW, works withinternational perspectives are operated, such as exchanging information andresearch, communicate with members of IAPESGW.

 

4. Activities in 2016

Ⅰ. Research and Conference

①National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women
The national research conference was held in 18-19th November at Aichi-Prefecture, with the theme of “Love and Knowledge to the Future ~Go, DO and Dance~”. The practices of physical education and dance in preschool, elementary, junior-high and high schools, as well as life-long sports, dance and physical activities at Aichi were inspected and discussed.

②Research Project
○ Research Title: Improvement for Fitness Habit of Girls in Junior High School –Through Dance Program-
○ Purpose
It have been said while that there is a lack of fitness habit of children. To investigate the enforcement situation of utilized dance for life skill in the society and for change of the society, it is intended to develop the dance program that can deal with the malfunction of the exercise device for female junior high school students.

③Collaborative Research
○ Research Title:
 Research on the Agendas of Creative Dance at Different Development Stages


Ⅱ.Education and Training

①SUMMER SEMINAR 2016

The seminar was held with the theme of “Dance as Active Learning – Independence, Coexistence, Creation” on August 27-29th.  In these 3days, there were 2 sectional courses; Dance as Life-long Sports with the theme of “How do you Walk, Move, and Lead”, and Dance as Physical Education with the theme of “Dance class as Active Learning”.

②Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by Future Generation
It was held on 11 February, and participants include 46 presenters, 43 performers and audience were attended. There were various creative dance performances in Graduation Dance.

③Dance Movement Seminar
The seminar was held in Saitama on February 18-19th 2017, and many teachers had gathered to attend from north to south areas of Japan.

④Training Course for “Dance Movement Instructor License”(DMIL)
This is the 20th anniversary for DMIL, and the training seminar was held on 27th-29st August, and the license examination was held on 17th-19th September. Licenses were certificated as follows; B level for 3 persons, C for 3 persons. Moreover, DMIL lecture for certificated persons were held on 29st August.


Ⅲ. Publications


①Bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”
The annual theme of the publication was “Dance as Active Learning” in 2016. As the contents, there had been many researches about sport and dance for Japanese women outcomes of long-term effort and the pioneer approaches toward the future. Articles on dance practices in elementary and junior high school were contained in every number. Moreover, it offered information from the abroad with the expanded view to worldwide movement.

②Research Journal of JAPEW
Research Journal of JAPEW Vol.33 was published for the purpose of developing research about physical education, sport and dance for women. All the papers were judged by the Editorial Board.


Ⅳ Domestic and International Relation


①Domestic: All Japan Dance Festival - Kobe
In 2016, the 29th All Japan Dance Festival - Kobe was held on 3-6th August. 90 high schools and 27 universities performed their original dance pieces, and it broadcasted by NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation).

Number of schools and universities participating
 ⅰ. Creative-Dance Competition Division      High-school: 90   University: 27
 ⅱ. Non-Competitive Dance Division            High-school: 45   University: 18
Number of students
 ⅰ. Creative-Dance Competition Division      High-school: 1970    University: 480
 ⅱ. Non-Competitive Dance Division            High-school: 821   University: 334

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology Award (For high quality creation piece)
 ・High-school Division:  Cosmology of Imagery (Dance Club in Kobe Noda High School)
 ・University Division: Trance Tribe (Dance Club in University of Tsukuba)
NHK Award (well construction by theme)
 ・High-school Division: Kamlari ~ Grievous Cry of Girls~ (Dance Club in Tedukayama Gakuin High School)
 ・University Division: 100 years Folly(Dance Club in Saitama University)
More Information (
http://www.ajdf.jp)

②International Relation
In 2016, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen was invited for JAPEW International Dance Workshop. It was held in 30th April, and 65 people were participated to learn her Dance and Body-Mind Centering®.

 

5. Activity Plan in 2017

1) International Dance Workshop: 30th April
2) The 51st National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women in Tottori: 24-25th November
3) SUMMER SEMINAR 2017: 12-14th August
4) The 28th All Japan Dance Festival in Kobe: 7-10th August
5) JAPEW-DMIL
   DMIL lecture: 14th August 2017
   The training seminar: 12-14th August 2017
   The license examination: 16-18th September 2017
   Dance Movement Seminar in Yamaguchi: 17-18st February 2018
6) Research Presentation and Graduation Dance for Future Generation: 11th February 2018
   Division of undergraduate/ master/ doctoral dissertations
   Graduation dance pieces

 

6.History of the JAPEW

YearHistoryMajor events, International exchanges, etc.
1954JAPEW started its activities (August 5)Dance seminars, etc. were held.
1955Ms. Haru Tokura was appointed Chairperson. 
1957JAPEW joined IAPESGW.The 1st Meeting for Presentation of Graduation and Master's Theses was held (hitherto existing).
   * (The 3rd IAPESGW Congress was held in London; 5 JAPEW members participated.)
1959 “Physical Education for Children and Women” was published (up to April, 1962).
1961 * (The 4th IAPESGW Congress was held in Washington; 15 JAPEW members participated.)
1962 Monthly magazine “Physical Education for Women” was published.
1965 The 1st National Congress on Physical Education for Women (hitherto existing).
   Summer Seminar for Physical Education for Women was held (up to 1985)
* (The 5th IAPESGW Congress was held in Koln; 40 JAPEW members participated.)
   
1968Foundation of JAPEW was authorized. (November 15) 13 prefectures joined.
   Ms. Chiyoe Matsumoto was appointed President.
 
1969 The 6th IAPESGW Congress was held in Tokyo; 26 countries participated.
1970 The 1st Instructor Training Course was held (up to 1985)
1971 Publication of JAPEW Bulletin started (hitherto existing).
   The 1st National Meeting for Presentation of Practices on Physical Education for Women (up to 1988)
1973 * (The 7th IAPESGW Congress was held in Tehran; 60 JAPEW members participated.)
1975 Creative dance performance was presented to Queen Elizabeth who visited Japan (The Queen actually saw the performance.)
1977 * (The 8th IAPESGW Congress was held in Cape Town; 1 JAPEW member participated.)
1979 Joint research between the head office and member organizations was started (hitherto existing).
1980 The Commemorative Congress on Research for 25th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW was held.
1981 * (The 9th IAPESGW Congress was held in Buenos Aires; 21 JAPEW members participated.)
   JAPEW Movement Lesson [Development of leaders for public physical education] was held (up to 1985).
1983 The 1st Workshop for Training Women Instructors of Public Physical Education was held (hitherto existing).
1984 The Commemorative Congress on Research for 30th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW and Asian Congress on Physical Education for Women were held.
1985 The 1st Seminar of Physical Education for School was held. (After renamed Summer Seminar, and hitherto existing.)
   The 1st Dance Seminar was held (up to 1996).
* (The 10th IAPESGW Congress was held in Warwick; 39 JAPEW members participated.)
   
1988Authorized by the Science Council of Japan as a registered research organization.The 1st All Japan Dance Festival - Kobe for High School and College Students was held (hitherto existing).
198940 prefectures joined.* (The 11th IAPESGW Congress was held in Bari; 80 JAPEW members participated.)
  IAPESGW Post Congress Seminar JAPAN was held.

   - The Commemorative Congress on Research for 35th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW -
   The 1st Preschool Education Seminar was held. (Later renamed Summer Seminar, and hitherto existing.)
1991 JAPEW Movement Festival
   - National Congress on Public Physical Education -
(Sports Promotion Subsidiary was granted.)
1993 * (The 12th IAPESGW Congress was held in Melbourne; 67 JAPEW members participated.)
1994Ms. Chiyo Kawaguchi was appointed President.The Commemorative Project for 40th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW was implemented (From March 1994 to February 1995)
1997 Project for Dance Movement Instructors License (JAPEW-DMIL) started.
  * (The 13th IAPESGW Congress was held in Lahti, Finland; 44 JAPEW members participated.)
   
1999 The Commemorative Congress for 50th Anniversary of Foundation of IAPESGW in Northampton, USA; 15 JAPEW members participated.)
2002Ms. Yasuko Kataoka was appointed President.JAPEW Forum 21
   The 36th National Congress on Physical Education for Women was held.
   The 1st Winter Seminar was held.
2003 41 prefectures joined.
Authorized as a member of Japan Sports Association. (June 24)
 
2004The 50th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEWThe Commemorative Forum for the 50th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW (February 2005)
2005Japanese Academic Conference Association registered JAPEW with “Cooperative Academic Profession”.

The 15th IAPESGW in Edmonton

The personal protection compliance was established.

The 1st sectional seminar was held in Shiga. 

Ms. Chiyoe Matsumoto recieved the Dorothy Ainsworth Award. 45 JAPEW members participated. 

2006 The 40th Anniversary National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women

The 50th Anniversary “Research Presentation by Future Generation”

2007 The 20th Anniversary “All Japan Dance Festival-Kobe”

The magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children” was in existence for 50 yearsthe January and February numbers.

2008

Ms. Yoshiko Murata was appointed the President.

 
2009The 16th IAPESGW in StellenboschThe Research Journal of JAPEW became electronic archive and was established within Japan Science and Technology Agency. 

38 JAPEW members participated. 

Ms. Chiyoe Matsumoto established The Dance Development Award.

2010 

44th National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR

Ms. Yoshiko Murata was appointed Japanese representative of IAPESGW.

2011  
201241 professions participated in JAPEW.

Public Interest Incorporated Association established “JAPEW Achievement Award”.

The 25th Anniversary “All Japan Dance Festival-Kobe”

Teacher's license of Certificate Renewal Course

Dance Movement Seminar for earthquake reconstruction support in MiyagiFebruary 2012

2013

JAPEW was certified as Public Interest Incorporated Association.  

Ms. Kazuko Takahashi was appointed the President.

The 16th IAPESGW in Havana

The articles of association, executive director and logo were renewed.

Ms. Kazuko Takahashi was appointed Japanese representative of IAPESGW.

48 JAPEW members participated. 

2014

42 professions and 280 special members participated.

The 60th Anniversary of Foundation of JAPEW

Ms. Arisa Yagi was appointed the Executive Board member of IAPESGW

“JAPEW Chiyoe Matsumoto Award” was established.

JAPEW 60th Anniversary Conference/ 48th National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR 2014

Dr. Tansin Benn (The ex-president of IAPESGW; U.K.) and Dr. Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (The president of IAPESGW; Venezuela) were invited.

2015  
2016  
 

7.Relationship between organizations

The names of the above organizations are selected at their preference.


Japan Sports Association http://www.japan-sports.or.jp/

 

8.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.

 

9.Contact Address

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,
Shibuya-ku, TOKYO,
151-0052 JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 3469 7995
Fax: +81 3 3469 8427
e-mail: japew@h8.dion.ne.jp