Club Activities @ IUJ

GYM Schedule

*Click the image to enlarge. Subject to change by GSO-EC by term

Leadership is in transition. For information please contact gso-ec@iuj.ac.jp

For a list of current and past activities and clubs, please see this site

HOUSE

 Activity date : As notified
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Coordinator : Izzat is Head of HOUSE (2022-2023)
Contact : HOH@iuj.ac.jp

The 8* HOUSEs of Nakayama are 8 teams, each with a captain, and coordinated by the Head of House (HOH). 3-4 competition each term builds up points for the crowning of the HOUSE Champion at the end of the academic year. HOUSE stands for Honoring Our Unique Social Environment.  The HOUSEs are named after IUJ founding fathers and Chairmen, and the overall program is named after Sohei Nakayama, the creator of IUJ.

  • Sasaki House (Founding Father), Snow Monkeys (White)
  • Doko House (Founding Father), Elephants (Black)
  • Nagano House (Founding Father) Giant Pandas (Orange)
  • Mizukami House (Founding Father), Wolves, (Brown)
  • House of Sugihara (Chairman), Bengal Tigers, (Purple)
  • House of Okamura (Chairman)、Lions (Green)
  • House Kobayashi (Chairman), Blue Jaguers
  • House of Yama-Ushio (Combined house),  Cobras (Yellow)

*From academic year 2022-2023 the 10 HOUSEs were reduced to 8 for smooth tournament arrangements.

Agriculture Club

Activity date : Varies
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Coordinator : Takaaki Hashimoto
Contact :  tak.com@iuj.ac.jp

Tend to the IUJ vegetable garden and learn about Japanese Agricultural industry

Badminton Club

Activity date: Tuesday and Friday
Activity time: 17:30-20:00
Coordinator: Shahriar Parvez
Contact: parves@iuj.ac.jp

Badminton Club has regular gym time, and 1-3 tournaments for fun a year

Basketball Club

Activity date: Thursdays and Saturdays
Activity time: 6:00-9:00 p.m and Saturday 8-10pm
Coordinator: Aini Kartika
Contact: kartikaap@iuj.ac.jp

Friendly club gathered for the love of basketball. Men and Women both join

Billiard Club (Pool)

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Coordinator: TBA
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Friendly gatherings in SD2 1F lounge for a game of 8 ball, or any kind of pool/billiards match. HOUSE events and independent tournaments await. Get to practicing!

Please remember the quiet policy and show respect to those who live above the pool table!

Belly Dance Club

Activity date: TBA
Activity time:  Instructor sought
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BLOOM

Activity date: daily
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Coordinator:  Meo Chanthala
BLOOM brings flower lovers together to add color and a soothing atmosphere to the dorms.  Plant seasonal flowers, nurture them, watch them grow.

Board Game Club

Activity date: Friday Nights
Activity time: 8:00p.m. on in SD3 lounge
Coordinator: Clark Gholamipour

Chess Club

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Activity time:  Saturdays, 8-10pm
Coordinator:  Izzat Adley
Come learn the game of Chess or challenge your skills with some pretty good talent on campus. Logical thinking, strategy, prediction are just a few of the brain power skills you can develop . . . plus have some good fun.

Communication club

Activity date: TBA
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From public speaking and debate skills, from Tedx events and cross-cultural communication empathy, the Communications Club fosters English information delivery techniques for global leaders.

Cooking Club

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Coordinator: Soudsada
Want to share your national dishes, learn to cook great food from around the world, don’t want to starve while living in the dorms?  Join the cooking club and … well, ENJOY
The Cooking Club may coordinate with Local High School students at YouKey Project for an international cook book, sweets events, and more.

Cricket Club

Activity date: TBA
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Coordinator: Surrentrha Rathore
Contact: surendra@iuj.ac.jp

Experienced and new comers welcomed!

Football/Soccer Club

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Activity time: Monday 5:30-8pm,Wednesday 5:30-8pm, and Sunday 5:30-8pm
Coordinator:  Caleb Calenas
Contact: ncaleb@iuj.ac.jp

A group of football enthusiasts either interested in playing, learning to play or just watching. We take part in off campus tournament at Nagaoka Univ. each year. Tournaments for Futsal with HOUSE and outside of HOUSE happen each year

Gaming Club

Activity date: TBA
Activity time: TBA
Coordinator: Tommy Green
Talk to Tommy about what he has in mind for this club this year!

Gym and Fitness Club

Activity date: TBA
Activity time: No specific time. For support contact the coordinator
Coordinator:  Adrinao Barbosa
Contact: adrianob@iuj.ac.jp
For help using the IUJ equipment, finding a work-out buddy, issues with the work out room, please contact the coordinator.  REMEMBER: take all your belongs with you, wipe down machines after use, return items to the appropriate storage spot.
Need heating or air conditioning? Call the Energy Center at x455

Japanese Communication Club (Nihongo Oshaberi)

Activity date: Sundays
Activity time: TBA
Coordinator: Minako Suzuki
Practice Japanese conversation skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

Kendo and Iaido Club

Activity date: Fridays
Activity time: 8:00 – 10:00pm
Coordinator: Atsushi Sakata
Contact: sakata-a@iuj.ac.jp

Explanation of the Club: A Japanese martial art, associated with Japanese wooden swords.

Lean in Club

Activity date: Varies
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Coordinator:  Suzie Sharma

Inspiring and empowering IUJ ladies by organizing table talks on success stories in business, entrepreneurship and leadership of women around the world, as well as facilitating cultural exchange by organizing movie nights, ladies night out, pot lucks,trips …  Interaction with the alumni in the Global Women’s Mentoring Network through IUJ Alumni Association too!

Marketing and Data Analysis club

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The club of the IUJ students who interested in marketing.

Movie Night Club

Activity date: Varies.
Activity time:  Varies based on evening schedules. Watch for announcements
Coordinator:  Clark G.
Contact:  Clarkg@iuj.ac.jp 

Music Club

Activity date: TBA
Activity time: TBA
Coordinator: Ashan Manatunga

Club for people interested in music. Ask for access to the music room. Please keep it clean and tidied up!  Children are not allowed in the music room.  The Music Club sponsors IUJ Unplugged/Winter Blues each winter term, and various other events or stage shows.  OR they just join to enjoy music as a group or individually.

Photography Club

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Coordinator: TBA
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Enjoy learning photo techniques, practicing together, and photo shooting for various campus events. Help with YearBook photos, graduation photos, and sponsoring photo contests withing HOUSE…. and more! Beginners and experts alike – Iphones only or actual cameras . . . all are welcomed.

Ping Pong Club - Table Tennis

Activity date: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Activity time: 8-10pm (Mon)  6:00-8:00 p.m. (Thu) / 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Sat)
Coordinator: Otgonbayar Gantula
Contact: otgonbayar@iuj.ac.jp

Play table tennis together: Organize training sessions & competitions in and out IUJ

Rainbow Peers

Activity date: TBA
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Coordinator:   Fritzie Rodriguez

Rainbow Peers is a club designed to promote awareness, inclusiveness, visibility, and equality for members, allies, friends, and family of the LGBTQIA+ community in IUJ.

Tennis Club

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Coordinator: John Jonas Castuciano
Contact: castuciano@iuj.ac.jp

Advanced and Beginners alike come to enjoy friendly matches, and an occasional tournament. Lessons may be offered for a small fee.

Volleyball Club

Activity date: Tuesdays and Saturdays
Activity time: 20:00-22:00(Tue) and 17:30-19:30(Sat)
Coordinator: Luis Dos Santos
Contact: luis982@iuj.ac.jp

Practicing volleyball while having fun

Yoga Club

Activity date: Fridays
Activity time: TBA
Coordinator: Palmol Yengkhom, Saku, Arif Wicaksono
Enjoy learning the basics and perfecting your skills in a relaxing Sunday session. Perfect for refreshing for the week ahead.

Zumba Club

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Coordinator:  Instructor sought
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Dance fitness class

Religious Affiliations

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Coordinators
   Muslim Student Association – TBA
   Catholic Student Association – TBA
   Christian Fellowship – TBA

IUJ is a campus that respects religious freedoms. Everyone is welcomed to worship in their own way as long as it does not offend others or cause problems or conflicts. Religious propaganda or pressuring is not allowed on campus. That said, many of those from other faiths gather to enjoy and learn about other religions on campus out of mutual respect and understanding!

Aikido

 Activity date : Monday
 Activity time : 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Coordinator : Inactive on campus. Attending in Koide Dojo with membership fees is current option.
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Practicing the Japanese martial art Aikido