The Japan-America Women Political Scientists Symposium (JAWS) is a reoccurring program that promotes scholarly exchange between Japan and the US, supports the advancement of women in the profession of political science, and highlights research on issues of contemporary importance in both the US and Japan. With support from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), the women of this network have hosted panels, roundtables, and short courses at several of APSA’s recent Annual Meetings (2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2018). Similarly, several JAWS presentations and meetings held in Japan (2002, 2009, 2017) offered a public forum in which to discuss research findings and identify areas for collaboration. As a professional network of women political scientists, the JAWS community bridges national boundaries and produces research of significant value to teaching and public affairs.