Welcome to Oxford University Japan Society
Oxford University Japan Society (or OUJS) is a vibrant student run society that aims to introduce and promote the enjoyment of Japanese culture, and provide an interface between Japanese students in Oxford and those with an interest in Japan. This easy-to-navigate site will hopefully give you an insight into what we do and who we are, our events and the perks of becoming a member.
We accept new members all year round, so if you're interested in joining please don't hesistate to download an application form and simply follow the instructions to get it to us.
Likewise, we are always looking for new sponsors and opportunities, so if you represent a company interested in working with OUJS to make the most of our university-wide newsletter, as well as get a special mention at all our events, please do get in touch.
Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope you enjoy your time with us!
- お帰りなさい -
22nd April 2013
Yo! Welcome back everyone, it's the third and final term. Are you anxious? Don't be! We'll be continuing as usual with some fun acitivities, including film nights and Welcome Back Drinks this Thursday, 25th April, free entry, at Thirst Bar. There'll also be the usual weekly classes and pub meets, starting this Thursday (25th April) at least until 4th Week. (For all you non-Oxford people, that means the last language class and the last *official* pub meet is on the 16th May.)
Those of you who are more academically minded may want to check out the lecture list at the Nissan Institute. It has absolutely nothing to do with OUJS, but they look pretty interesting, and I think they're open for all university members to attend, so give it a go!
That's all for now. Don't forget, we accept members all year round so just download a membership form to join. Thanks to all those who have applied for next year's committee (it's still not too late for those who want to but haven't yet...!), and please do keep checking our Calendar page to keep up-to-date with our events. And don't forget there's always Facebook.
- More Information about our Special Event ('Living through March 11, 2011' Documentary Screening) -
8th March, 2013
Just some extra information about our special screening of 「３月１１日を生きて」 'Living Through March 11, 2011' this coming Monday (March 11th!). Please see the News post below this for the more concrete details. Meanwhile, here's the supplementary stuff.
About the speaker:
Youth for 3.11 is Japan's largest student led post-disaster volunteer organisation, and provides a youth volunteerism platform for the post-earthquake and tsunami rebuilding effort. In one year, Youth for 3.11 organized 9,000 registered volunteers and over 1,700 of those have volunteered with approximately ten partner organisations for more than 10,000 days (calculated as days x number of volunteers) in the Tohoku region.
- Special Event: 「３月１１日を生きて」 'Living through March 11, 2011' Documentary Screening -
6th March, 2013
お久しぶりです！This post is about a very special OUJS event outside of term time: on March 11th, OUJS will be screening a documentary entitled 'Living Through March 11, 2011 - Words That Remember the Great East Japan Earthquake,' directed by Kenji Aoike (director of several documentaries about the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake), to commemorate the March 11 tsunami that hit the Tohoku region in 2011. Late last year OUJS cooperated with Chorus Without Borders and KnK International, Children Without Frontiers to organise a fund-raising concert in Oxford and photo exhibition in aid of the continuing relief projects occurring in the North-east region of Japan; this time, we are hoping those around and in Oxford will come watch this very special screening, and join us in our continuing efforts to raise awareness of the disaster and its after-effects.
More information on the film can be found at http://www.aftertsunami.net/ (in Japanese.)
Otherwise, we hope you've had an amazing Hilary Term! Photos of our more important events this term (International Food Festival, where OUJS made fresh hot okonomiyaki and dorayaki, and our usual Edamame Trip) are finally up, with more on the way. Apologies for the rescheduling of Tokyo Nights II, but we hope that you'll look forward to it and join us for a night of cultural entertainment next term.
We're still accepting applications for next year's committee members, so make sure to email email@example.com if you're interested, and visit Recruitment'13 for more details. No long application is required, so why not give it a go? Our AGM will be in early Trinity. :)
17th Jan, 2013
Apologies for the delay but the Hilary Termcard is now OUT! Our next big event is our Welcome Back Drinks! which will be at Thirst Bar, Thurs of Week 2 (29th Jan) from 9pm. The bar are ordering in Japanese whiskey and sake just for us, so come join in the fun! Tickets are £3, including one free shot and are available to buy from any committee member..
Another big thing happening this term is our recruitment drive! Some of you may have noticed that there is a brand new section of the OUJS website, which is dedicated purely to finding the 2013-14 OUJS Committee. No word of a lie, we accept applications from absolutely anybody who is interested! The page will have more information on it, and though it's looking a bit bare at the moment, bear with us, because more information will be loaded up onto the page over the course of the term, including events you can expect to organise as part of OUJS (though by no means are these limitations on what you hope to achieve with the society!), personal reflections and so on.
Our AGM will be in Trinity term, so you've got some time to apply yet! :)