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)