UBC Japan Association

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About Us

The University of British Columbia Japan Association is the only student club at the University with an extensive focus on Japanese culture. Our primary purposes are to promote Japanese culture to the campus community, and to provide opportunities for visiting Japanese students to interact with the local students at the University. UBC Japan Association is recognized as a club that belongs to the Alma Mater Society, the student society of UBC.

The UBC Japan Association has over 250 members, diverse in multicultural backgrounds. Not only does the UBC Japan Association have Japanese students but also students who are interested in Japan and its culture. We welcome anyone who is interested in Japanese culture and/or language. We have a variety of events throughout the year, including cultural, social, and sports events (all events are held online for 2020 Term1).

JA is led by a group of top class leaders and sub divided into the following 4 departments Social, Cultural, Sports, Promotions. Each department has the arduous and fun task of keeping all the JA members happy and entertained during the school year. We know that school life can be somewhat stressful at times and the JA Exec team works hard to help you de-stress and keep you laughing.
If you find passion in event planning or art/design, you might be a good fit for an exec! Definitely come to our online booth on Imagine Day (Sept. 8th) if you are interested.

Our awesome team of elite Executives will set up a Halloween party, a karaoke contest, sports nights, Japanese movie nights, ski trips, live band shows, clubbing nights, etc. just to name a few of the events JA will be hosting during the year. Don't miss out! (The events may be subject to change due to restrictions by the online environment)









How to Become a JA Member

Members Benefits

You will get full access to our virtual events with your membership for the entire school year!

You will be invited to join our members-only Discord server when you sign up!
There will be various channels for everyone to chat and interact (e.g. language, anime, music, etc.)
We will be sharing opportunities that come into our email here as well.
They will mainly be educational/cultural events and/or volunteer positions related to Japan and/or UBC
JA execs will be on the server to chat and inform you of any activity updates.
We might also utilize the voice channels in addition to zoom for future events!

We also have members-exclusive sponsorship deals from
Japanese restaurants, cafes, stores, and more! 
(Show your membership card to get a discount if not specified)
See below for the active sponsorships!

10% OFF
$35 +tax for shampoo and cut
10% OFF (dine-in)
10% OFF your first month (use code UBCJA)

Where to find our event infomation

Our event information will be updated both on Facebook and Instagram.
We also created a members-only Discord server starting in 2021!
We will be communicating the latest updates on all the club activities there as well,
so don't forget to join when you become our member!

*If you have not received an invite to a discord server, please contact us via email or DM
(contacts are listed on the bottom of this page)

Our Team

Franklin Ma
Mimi Shu
Ren Niikura
Joshua Mac
Eos Chow
Carmen Ou
Anika (Ji Woo) Choi
Arisa Kinugawa
Shoue Nariyoshi
Megumi Kato
Kana Kawanishi
Kaya Shimizu
Mihi Nambu
Matthew Boyd
Keina Aoki
Sophia Provenzano
Sana Komatsu
Noah Shibagaki-Ong
Napat Jivakanun
Risako Ninomiya
Kai Arii
Karin Yamashita
Shunya Sunami
Chie Nakayama
Shunsuke Watanabe
Riku Yokoyama


Email: ubcjapan@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UBCJA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubc_ja/