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American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
A non-profit membership organization promoting US-Japan business, networking and information for foreign and Japanese professionals. ACCJ's High-Tech and Electronic Commerce Committee focus on issues in the computing industry. For an information packet, call 03-3433-5381, fax 03-3436-1446,, or e-mail

American Electronics Association (AEA)
An organization supporting the needs and championing the interests of American-capital electronics companies in Japan. Monthly meetings at varous locations in Tokyo. Contact Tom Logan (phone 3237-1795, fax 3237-1237), e-mail or access

CODE-J (Content Developers of Japan)
An organization for Web content creators based in Japan, CODE-J provides a forum for the open exchange of ideas and development tips for content creators, both professional and amateur. For more information about CODE-J visit their website at or email The mailing list will initially be open to all, but later will be for members only. To subscribe, send e-mail to with 'subscribe codej' in the body of the message. Meetings are held monthly at Nihon Silicon Graphics headquarters in Yebisu Garden Place (Ebisu Station). For a map, see

Computer Users Group of Yokota (CUGY):
Discussion and classes for all people interested in, and wanting to learn more about computers and the Internet. Meets monthly the 1st Saturday on Yokota Air Base, Bldg. 4018, Rm. 207 at 6:30 pm. BBS (0425-52-2510 ext. 58334). Contact Steve Hill (0425-52-2510 ext. 77303,, Joel Dennis (0425-52-2510 ext. 77504,, or access

DotNight Infonauts
An informal group of people who like to learn the latest technological aspects in computer culture and host a series of seminar-party-complex-events called DotNight. It is an educative, night club style gathering. Past event topics included wearable computers, avatar multi-user environment, VRML, agents technology, web3D, MP3 etc.

Foreign Executive Women
Foreign Executive Women offers speakers, networking, education and support to foreign professional women. The next meetings are Thursday 12 November & Thursday 10 December at 6.30pm at the Foreign Correspondents Club. For more information on our monthly meetings and our forthcoming Careers Strategy Seminar on Saturday 7 November please call /fax 5449-3856 or e-mail:

Forum for Corporate Communications (FCC)
Targeted at professionals working in communications or related fields. Monthly dinner meetings on 3rd Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents' Club Japan (Yurakucho Denki Building, 20F), and other events; monthly newsletter. Contact Tom Boatman (phone/fax 03-3394-6923) or Taro Kondo (phone 03-3371-2077,fax 03-3371-2177; e-mail Award Show: .

International Computer Association
Focusing on technology management, dinner meetings are held every 3rd Thurs. (except Aug.) at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho Denki Bldg., 20 Fl.). Excellent opportunities for networking! Cost: Members-5000yen Non-Members-8,000 yen. Membership: 30,000/yr. corporate, 15,000/yr. individual. Topics presented include: ERP implementation in Japan, Y2K solutions, e-commerce, mass storage technology etc.

Japan SunSystems User Group
For users of Systems Union's SunSystems back office accounting and MIS needs. Discussions about how to use SunSystems. Monthly 3rd Tuesday at the Eclipse Computing Ltd.'s Seminar Room (Ichigaya Sta.). Contact John Dorff (03-3266-0860, fax 03-3266-0864, or

Japan Webgrrls
Women's forum promoting the use and understanding of computers and digital IT. Meets monthly on 2nd Saturday at Global OnLine offices. Contact May Leong (fax 03-5377-7259) or access

Kaisha Society
For foreign professionals working in Japan monthly meetings and other activities aimed to foster information exchange on Japan and Japanese related careers.Monthly speakers on Japan related topics of interest to foreign professionals. Annual membership JPY25,000 and attend meetings for free alternatively pay JPY5,000 per meeting as a visitor. Meets monthly on 3rd Wednesday at Foreign Correspondents' Club Japan (Yurakucho Denki Bldg.,20F) 6:30 pm. Call the Kaisha Society Hotline (03-5562-0382) or contact Mr Tim Vadney (03) 3433 7358, fax: (03) 3436 1446 or Further information on the Kaisha Home Page:

RINGO Tokyo Macintosh Computer User Group. Get the most out of a Mac w/ online & CD-ROM software, BBS (Access 5468-5162) & email. Free meeting every 3rd Fri. at Apple HQ features demos & problem-solving. Info: 03-3386-5996,,

Tokyo English NT Users Group (TENTUG)
Dedicated to providing information and resources to the users of English NT in Tokyo. Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Franklin Covey, Japan at 7 - 8:30pm. Membership is currently free. Access their website: (map can also be found).

Tokyo Linux Users Group (TLUG)
Technical meetings are held every other month (currently in even-numbered months) on a Saturday. Technical meetings are held primarily in English, although Japanese is also used. Everyone is welcome.

Informal "nomikai" meetings are held every other month (currently in odd-numbered months). There are no membership dues or meeting fees. Please see our website for more information on meetings or email For information on our mailing lists and how to subscribe, please see:

Tokyo PC Users Group
For users of IBM-compatible PCs. Meets monthly on 1st Thursday (2nd Thursday if a holiday) in Tokyo Union Church (Omotesando). Annual membership¥10,000 (newsletter, full newsgroup access). Call the TPC hotline at 5956-7228, e-mail, or access

Hokkaido International Internet Association (HIIA)
Discusses Internet concepts, applications, and recent developments. Meets in Sapporo monthly on weekends. Contact Shouya (011-615-0826) or Licia (011-726-6869), e-mail Darren at, or check

Kansai Professional Computer Association (KPCA)
Monthly dinner meetings on 2nd Wednesday at Karma. Annual KPCA membership ¥10,000 (includes newsletter). Contact Dennis Grass (06-377-4714),or e-mail

KINKI Macintosh Users Group (KMUG)14
Meets monthly, usually in Osaka on the 4th Sunday, 1:30-5:00 P.M. First-time visitors free. "Virtual meetings" daily on the KINKI-net BBS which has English and Japanese resources and conferences and can be accessed via direct dial-in or from anywhere via TCP/IP (one month free access). Info: Contact: Francis McNally 0798-41-9910 or Garr Reynolds 06-6973-5834. E-mail: . Annual membership: JPY8,000/year.

Macintosh Association Kitakyushu
Macintosh users. Meets monthly on 2nd Sunday at Kitakyushu Women's Center. Call Jose Cruz (093-962-8087) or Ross Goble (093-522-5273) or e-mail

Nagoya International PC Club
For IBM-compatible PC users. Meets two Saturdays a month in Nagoya at Deacon Computer Consulting's office (Sengencho). We have regular tours of Osu Kannon, product presentations and more. Check out our complete guide to computer shopping in Nagoya or join our mailing list at For more info, contact club president Marty Green ( or call (052-524-5685).

Okayama Computer Club
Computer users group (PCs, Macs, Unix, OS/2, etc.). Meets 3rd Sunday of every month to discuss issues relating to computing in a multilingual environment. Everyone is welcome; there are no membership dues or fees. Contact Jim Schweizer at 086-272-0019, e-mail, or check

Sapporo Mac Users Group
Monthly weekend meetings at Hokusei Women's Junior College (Sapporo). SMUGmembership free; newsletter ¥1,500 per year. Contact Kurt (011-644-0144)or e-mail

Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ):
20th floor of the Yurakucho Denki Building. Take JR Yamanote line to Yurakucho station (Hibiya exit), or subway to the Hibiya or Ginza station (exit A3);walk a short distance.

Tokyo Union Church (TUC):
Take subway to Omotesando station (exit A1; walk 2 minutes) or JR Yamanote line to Harajuku station (walk 8 minutes). Enter church by side entrance;meeting room is in basement.

Apple's HQ in Tokyo Opera City Tower 48F
From Shinjuku Sta. catch the Keio New Line (not the Keio Line!) one stop to Hatsudai Sta.

Eclipse Computing Ltd.'s Seminar Room (Ichigaya Sta.)
Eclipse Computing Ltd. Matsumoto Dai-ichi Bldg. 3F, 2-7 Ichigaya Sadoharacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Four minute walk from Ichigaya Station Exit 5 of the Yurakucho subway line or a 10 minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station. Located across the street from the YWCA.

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