Being A Broad (BAB) is “a support and information network for foreign women living in Japan. Established by Caroline Pover in 1997, Being A Broad has supported thousands of women during their lives overseas, through a magazine, a best-selling book, events, seminars, speeches, and the BAB website.”
The BAB discussion forum has recently been updated and Caroline has offered to give free subscriptions to “Being a Broad Magazine” to people who post more than 50 times in the new forum. I’m not sure when the contest will end, but if you are a foreign woman in Japan, you will likely find the forum useful even if you don’t win anything!
Right now it seems that there aren’t many members from Tsukuba. If you do decide to join the forum, please introduce yourself in the “In Tsukuba” thread so we can find each other. (You can also send me a private message or an email through the forum to let me know that you have joined.)