we are jwcm!! (⁎⁍̴̆Ɛ⁍̴̆⁎)
The JWCM is a research collective of contemporary music composers. The current core members are Akiko Ushijima, Chikako Morishita, Akiko Yamane, Ai Watanabe and Yukiko Watanabe. They discuss the environments and social changes involving musicians, with topics such as "gender," "freelancing/freelance economies," "nationality/ethnicity," and "career and marriage." They first gathered at the Mid-Career Women Composers Summit in August 2018, and officially launched in June 2019.