More than 70 years ago, a group of women living in Yokohama founded the International Women's Club. They devised lively social programs and gave their attention to welfare work. The outbreak of World War II meant that the club ceased its activities.

In 1948, however, Yokohama women revived the association under the name of The Colonial Women's Club. It changed its name to the Yokohama Women's Club, and in 1956 added a significant word to its name. It became known as the Yokohama International Women's Club, a title that endures.

This well-established club is keenly aware of the social needs of women from different countries coming together in Yokohama. It is also strongly committed to fundraising in order to help those in need.