List of Clubs & Organizations

Cycling club

We organize cycling events for TUJ students who want to have fun while cycling so they can make memorable experiences. All trips are lead by one or both of the club captains, where we guide the group on a predetermined route through scenic areas and tourist attractions. Breaks, lunch & stops at sites are all factored in. Depending on length they can be half-day to full day events, typically on a weekend. These trips are held regardless of the # of sign-ups.

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Leaders:
Kondo Jorge, Kento ()
Shou-Chun Ou ()
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TUJ Cycling Club

Since Fall 2015

Futsal Club (Soccer)

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To foster an environment where students, no matter what skill level, can experience the team building sport that is futsal in a competitive and respectful manner.

Leaders:
Eiji Hayashi ()
Ryota Tashiro ()
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TUJ Futsal

Since Spring 2012

Grappling/ Jiu Jitsu Club

To provide an open and safe environment to practice and learn about the varying grappling martial art styles such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo.  Meeting information: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Leaders:
Ramsey Gomez ()
Matthew Perez ()
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TUJ Grappling/ Jiu Jitsu Club

Since Fall 2017

Journalism Club: Student Newspaper

The goal of the newspaper is to allow students to practice their journalism abilities as well as provide Temple students with information about upcoming events, places to go, food, culture and more. In addition, The Hoot news room (The Hoot:Temple Japan Student News) as expanded to a news broadcast for students to receive weekly updates. The hope is to allow students to be a part of all the news and information Temple Japan would like to share with their students on multiple platforms and mediums.
Meeting time : Tuesday, Thursday 3:50 pm – 5:30 pm

Leaders:
Rebecca Bender ()
Humera Gul ()
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Since Fall 2017

Kali Club

Training in Kali to develop fitness, balance, agility, dexterity, for self-improvement
and self-defense.  Meeting information: Wednesdays 17:00 – 19:00 at the cafeteria at Azabu Hall.

Leaders:
Benjamin Christian Wood ()
Savon Saint-Anthony Crisp ()
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TUJ Kali Club

Since Fall 2017

LGBTQIA+

To unify LGBTQIA+ members to bring awareness to the student body and solve any issues of inequality.  To provide a safe place for family and allies to meet other LGBT+ members at school and participate in on and off campus activities.  Meeting time: 16:00 on Wednesdays.

Leaders:
Juniper Alexander ()
Olivia Vecchio ()

Since Spring 2018

Marxist Millennials

  • Raise political awareness on campus
  • Comment on current events from Marxist perspective
Leaders:
Juan Carlos Rosers ()
Sayaka Sue ()
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Marxist-Millennials

Since Spring 2018

Motorsports and Karting Club

To promote fandom of motorsports and participate in Karting.   Meeting information: Tuesdays 12 pm at Parliament.  

Leaders:
Robert Maxwell ()
Chris Rasmussen ()

Since Fall 2017

Philosophy Association

Inactive

Not active this semester.

-Give students opportunities to learn and discuss philosophies through exchange of ideas and opinions on given topics.
-Better our critical thinking and how to develop constructive arguments.
-Apply what is learned into our lives.

Meeting Information: MWF 18:00 – 19:00 at TUJ Azabu Hall.  Please inquire for details.

Leaders:
Victoria Gunn ()
Sayaka Takamori ()
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Philosophy Association

Since Fall 2017

Radio Station

The goal of the radio station is to allow students to practice their recording abilities as well as provide Temple students with information about upcoming events, places to go, food, culture and more. In addition, the radio station will feature local and student lead musical groups. The hope is to allow students to learn about the tectonics of radio and to promote TUJ music scene.  Meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday / 3:50pm-5:30pm.   Please inquire for the details.

Leaders:
Rebecca Bender ()
Bobby Maxwell ()

Since Spring 2018

Tea Club

Inactive

Not active this semester.

We will celebrate and appreciate tea culture by performing tea ceremonies, as well as drinking afternoon tea at school together. Our sub-leader, Weiyao Luo, has been practicing Chinese tea ceremonies for several years, though we also plan on celebrating tea from other cultures.

Leaders:
Weiyao Luo ()
Jonnathan Kwon ()

Since Fall 2017

TUJ Psychological Studies Group (PSG)

The purpose of this club is to help students understand psychology as a science and to share psychological concepts and applications beneficial to college life. Our goal is to break down psychological knowledge to a practical level based on class material and research findings. We believe that psychology can help answer many questions commonly asked during the college years, such as “What are some effective study methods?”, “What research has been done towards techniques that better improve one’s study experience?”, and “What are some possible strategies that can help with coping with life at a university?” With positive well-being as an important aspect of psychology, we hope to improve and better students’ experiences at TUJ.

Club-related activities will be organized and hosted through a joint effort among the PSG leadership and faculty members.  Please join us in our pursuit to spread love for psychology!

Leaders:
Ricardo Okamoto ()
Jian Joyner ()
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TUJ Psychological Studies Group

Since Spring 2018

Veterans Club

The purpose of the TUJ Veterans club is to provide assistance to our fellow Veterans in this academic environment.  This is primarily done through providing the following; information regarding Veteran benefits, a free book exchange, a professional network to exchange job opportunities, and a fun place to socialize with peers with similar backgrounds. Meeting information: Once a month on Saturday.

Leaders:
Ted Theodore Lee ()
Michael Clark ()
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TUJ Veterans Club

Since Spring 2014

Video Gaming Club

To unite any video gamers and create a network of players that will bring more communication, competition, challengers, and fun for anyone who wants to.  Accepting of players of all abilities, come join us sometime!  Meeting information: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 13:00 – 16:00

Leaders:
Douglas Jones ()
Mariley Grissom ()
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TUJ Video Game Club

Since Spring 2012

Volleyball Club

To gather students that are interested in Volleyball whether they are experienced or not. Also, to make new friends by using the sport as an “ice-breaker”, developing teamwork and communication skills with one another, regardless of the language barriers.  And most importantly, to have fun playing the sport!  Meeting information: Every Wednesday from 18:00 to 21:00 at Minato Park Shibaura.

Leaders:
Jun Kitagawa ()
Anna Osato ()
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TUJ Volleyball

Since Fall 2014

Yoga Club

Our goal is create a safe and accepting environment for TUJ students to practice yoga, by arranging classes for all skill levels with certified yoga instructor(s).  At least once per week.  Please inquire for details.

Leaders:
Alisa Marika Garcia ()
Aimer Imai ()
Facebook:
Yoga @TUJ

Since Fall 2017

Zine Club

UPRI-ZINE was founded in 2017, aiming to create conversation and raise awareness surrounding inter sectional issues at Temple University Japan through opinion pieces, creative writing, and informative journalism. It is run by students and for students, through the TUJ Zine Club. Website (https://www.upri-zine.com/). Meeting information: Mondays 4:20 – 5:30

Leaders:
Tricia Euvrard ()
Hikari Hida ()
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UPRI-ZINE

Since Fall 2017