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 2019-2020
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)
Miwako TAKANO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Yumi TERAYAMA (University of Tsukuba)
Eriko HOSOKAWA (Saitama University)
Otome MIYAMOTO (Japan Women's College of Physical Education)
Shoko KUNIKAWA (Junior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba)
Mihoko KOZEKI (Technos College of Tokyo)
Urara TAKAHASHI (Tokyo City University)
Aoi TANAKA (Chiba Meitoku College)
Anri TANAKA (Senshu University)
Yoshiko HAOKA (Seitoku University)
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)
Mayumi HONDA (Yamaguchi Association of Physical Education for Women)
Ikuko TAKARA (Okinawa 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”.
①Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by FutureGeneration
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.
②Dance 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.
③Training 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.
①Bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”
This bimonthly magazine is introducing researches and practices for the purpose of the development and promotion of physical education, sport and dance for women and children.
②Research 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.
Activities in 2018
Ⅰ. Research and Conference on Physical Education for Women
○ Research Title: International Comparative Research on Dance Education
○ Background and Purpose
Leading dance in education and in lifelong education as JAPEW, dance in education now has recognition and understanding of its educational significance. Also in lifelong education, it has been reported that more people are familiar with various dance across generations. Although these beginnings were the introduction of efforts in Western culture, own unique ways have grown, at least in post-war development. By clarifying this, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan are going to be compared the thoughts and current situation regarding dance education.
Not Conducted in 2018.
③ National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women
The 52nd National Research Conference (Tokyo)/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR 2018 ＜*ReferⅡ.1)＞
Ⅱ．Education and Training
①The 52nd National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR 2018
○18th-20th August 2018, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
○Sponsors: Japan Sports Agency, Tokyo city, Japan Sport Association, Sports Safety Association, MIZUNO Sports Promotion Foundation, Japan Alliance for School Physical Education
〇Theme: “A Path for Learning through Dance –Connect Community, Connect to the Future”
○This year was the collaboration with the national research conference and the seminar. There were 2 sectional courses; Dance as Life-long Sports and Dance in Physical Education. More than 300 people from all over Japan were participated in these 3days. Dance, “Welcome to Tokyo” choreographed by JAPEW, was danced for Dance for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
②Research Presentation and Graduation Dance by Future Generation
○11th February 2019, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
○Presentation of Dissertation of Bachelor, Master, Doctor and Graduation Dance
○Participants: 177 (99 presenters, 78 audiences.)
③Dance Movement Seminar/ The 13th JAPEW Dance Movement Seminar 2018 in Okinawa
○10th-11th February 2019, Okinawa Prefectural Martial Arts Gym, arena
○Host: Okinawa Prefecture Board of Education
○Sponsors: Japan Sports Agency, Japan Alliance for School Physical Education, Okinawa city Board of Education, Okinawa Amateur Sports Association, Japan Educational Mutual Aid Association of Welfare Foundation in Okinawa, Japan Alliance for School Physical Education in Okinawa
○Participants: 108 (78 participants, 21 performers, 9 lecturers)
④Training Course for “Dance Movement Instructor License”（DMIL）
(1)Training Course for JAPEW Dance Movement Instructor License (DMIL)
○18th-20th August 2018 (21 hours for thesis and practice), National Olympics Memorial Youth Center ○Participants: Course A-2 people, Course B-2 people, Course C- 3 people
(2)Exam Course for JAPEW Dance Movement Instructor License (DMIL)
○15th-17th September 2018 (19 hours for thesis, practice and teaching practice), National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
○Participants: Course A-2 people, Course B-2 people, Course C- 3 people
○Exam Passer: Course A-2 people, Course B-2 people, Course C- 3 people
(3)Clinic for JAPEW Dance Movement Instructor License (DMIL)
○20th August 2018 National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
①Bimonthly magazine “Physical Education for Women and Children”
The annual theme: “Active, Dialogize, Creative - A Path for Learning through Dance”
②Research Journal of JAPEW
Research Journal of JAPEW Vol.35 (All judged by the Editorial Board) was published for the purpose of developing research about physical education, sport and dance for women.
Ⅳ Domestic and International Relation
①Domestic: The 31st All Japan Dance Festival – Kobe
○7th-10th August 2018, Kobe Bunka Hall
○Host: JAPEW, Kobe city, Kobe Prefecture Board of Education
○Sponsors: Japan Sports Agency, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) , Japan Sport Association, All Japan High School Athletic Federation, National Association of Upper Secondary School Principals, Hyogo, Hyogo Prefecture Board of Education, Kobe City Sports Education Association, MIZUNO Sports Promotion Foundation
○Number of schools and universities participating
ⅰ. Creative-Dance Competition Division High-school: 88 University: 34
ⅱ. Non-Competitive Dance Division High-school: 39 University: 17
Number of students
ⅰ. Creative-Dance Competition Division High-school: 1,868 University: 634
ⅱ. Non-Competitive Dance Division High-school: 774 University: 306
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology Award (For high quality creation piece)
・High-school Division: Mandala (Dance Club in Hikarigaoka Girls’ High School)
・University Division: Pilgrimage (Dance Club in University of Tsukuba) NHK Award (well construction by theme)
・High-school Division: Myths of Tomorrow ~ Burning the Light of Life ~ (Dance Club in Tezukayama Senior High School)
・University Division: Land of Passion ~Trace of Life by C. Boltanski~ (Dance Club in Saitama University) More Information (https://www.ajdf.jp)
(1)Relation with Promotion Group in Other Countries Relation with IAPESGW, Update Newsletters of IAPESGW in JAPEW HP.
(2)International Dance Workshop
○19th August 2018, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center In this year, it was collaborated with the 52nd National Research Conference (Tokyo)/ JAPEW SUMMER SEMINAR 2018. For understanding dance and culture in other countries, FATIMATA, who has been danced and known African culture, was invited as the lecturer.
(3)Disseminate Activities of JAPEW to the World
Update JAPEW HP to English. Post activities of JAPEW to IAPESGW News Letters.
Activity Plan in 2019
1) The 32nd All Japan Dance Festival in Kobe: 6th-9th August
2) SUMMER SEMINAR 2019: 17th-19th August
3) International Dance Workshop: 19th August
4) JAPEW-Dance Movement Instructor License
The Training Coach Clinic: 19th August
The Training Seminar: 17th-19th August
The License Examination: 14th-16th September
5) Dance Forum 2020: 15th-16th February 2020
Collaborative with: The 53rd National Research Conference of Physical Education for Women (Tokyo), Dance Movement Seminar 2019, The 63rd Research Presentation and Graduation Dance for Future Generation
History of the JAPEW
Relationship between organizations
The names of the above organizations are selected at their preference.
Japan Sports Association
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