Clubs & Societies

University life isn't just about the classroom. Social activities are an important part of your university life, providing opportunities to meet people from other cultures, make new friends, learn new skills or develop existing interests.

The University has over 240 student clubs and associations, from taiko drumming, and judo, to skiing, soccer, hiking, manga and anime, music and even Japanese comedic story telling!

Cultural Circles Federation
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Amateur Radio Club

This is club for people who are interested in wireless communication, a.k.a Amateur radio. The main purpose is to participate in contests such as JA & DX every year. You can acquire the license of "amateur radio operating" after joining the club.

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Amusement Creators

Amusement creators club was opened in 2008, students work on developing games, virtual reality and other programs. Activity depends on the yearly schedule.

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Art-Circle Zugadan Contact person by email
Astronomy Club Contact person by email
Cinema Club

Members of club watch different movies together and go to eat together, also participate in various events depending on yearly schedule.

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CLOVER

Students in CLOVER circle help refugees in Japan. Motto "Care and Love for refugees". There are 5 teams that perform different actions: visiting, translating, Japanese language support, organizing teams, promotion.

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English Speaking Society

In this club students arrange regular debate and speech events in order to improve language skills and find new friends.

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Environmental Circle Eco-Ranger

"Eco-ranger" is a group of volunteer students who are interested in environmental issues. They initiate various events that help to save the ecology, especially in our university campus

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Flyers Club Aiolos

Paragliding/hang gliding etc.

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Gardening Club

Members of club have meeting every week and do field works once a week. In addition, members participate in different events such as yearly camp and Christmas party.

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Historical Society Rekitan

Rekitan is the traveling circle to deepen the insight about history. They visit different places such as museums, shrines, temples and castes.If you are interested in history of Japan. it is the great circle to join in!

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Igo Club

From Monday 17:00 to Friday 22:00 students can come at convenient time and play Igo, a traditional Japanese game. Also, students participate in contests twice a year (May and October).

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Ikenobo Flower Arrangement Club

Students can learn the flower arrangement (ikebana) under the quidance of experienced teachers and can create their own arrangements.

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International Talking Club

I.T.S stays for "International Speaking Club". Members of clubs can have conversation in English with both Japanese and Foreign students.

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Karuta Club

Members play competitive Karuta- Japanese game using Uta-Karuta cards.

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Kirikirimai

Yosakoi Soran is Japanese syle of dance usually held in festivals and other celebration. The concept of Kikirimai team is "Universal Sohran", therefore people of all gender, nationality and age enjoy can join the team. Students participate in festivals all over Japan.

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Magicians' Club

Members of club practice magic tricks of different scales (from table to on-stage tricks). Majority of members started after entering university, they regularly perform in university festivals.

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Manga Club

Students learn how to draw manga and draw own works. They can work using SAI and photoshop.

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Marine Club

Members of Skindiving Club participate in big events such as camping, trips to islands, practice in outdoor pool and many other things. (Please, refer to the yearly schedule). P.S Individual expenses may vary from 20000-250000Yen/Year

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Modern Visual Culture Club

The visual graphics circle (Genshiken) was establshed in 1976. Members of group research different aspects of visual graphics such as anime, manga, cosplay, DTM, games, light novels and etc. They also perform various activities considering above written.

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Mountaineering Club

Motto of the Club: "who wants to go, where to go and when to go". Members report previous experiences, plan and organize trips and just enjoy their time together.

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Nature Education Club

Camping and other outdoor events for kids

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Outdoor Activities Club

Members of club enjoy regulat outdoor activites such as BBQ, snowboarding, camping etc. Meeting hold every week througout the academic year.

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Photo Club Sakura

The main activity in the club is taking photos, duh. Having own camera is not compulsory, some stundets take photos on their phones.

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SF Society Albireo

Club members perform various creative activities about SF (Science Fiction), fantasy, anime and other visual graphic. Members also play various board games.

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Shogi Club

Playing shogi (a.k.a. Japanese chess)

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Sign Language Circle Contact person by email
Social Welfare Club

The Social welfare club was established back in 1975 and now it is one of the biggest circles in university. Every week students volunteer in junior and high schools in Tsukuba and Tsuchiura.

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Space Engineering Club

Space Engineering Club members create original rockets together with other projects such as jet engine, liauid rocket engine and experimental platform by balloon. Also members participate in various events, go to trips.

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Storytelling Club

Reading picture books to children

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Student Volunteer Center—Piara

The Piara circle`s main purpose is performing volunteering coordinates (helping people who wants to volunteer and whom who needs volunteers)

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Tea Ceremony Association

In this circle you can learn the Urasenke traditional tea of tea. Activities provided twice a week: on Monday you can volunteer training, on Wednesday a formal lesson is held.

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Tea Ceremony Club: Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility Contact person by email
TOJO K-ON

Light music club & band

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Tsukuba Actual Simulation-Game Club

Board games and tabletop RPGs

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Tsukuba Birdman Works

Human-powered aircrafts

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Tsukuba Literary Club Contact person by email
University of Tsukuba Travel and Railway Club Contact person by email
Wildlife Research Club

Members participate in various activities reated to wildlife of Japan during weekends and holidays.

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Tsukuba Model United Nations

Model United Nations, or MUN, is a simulation of the real United Nations in which students learn to negotiate, debate, and be diplomatic while discussing real issues that affect today’s world.

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