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About us

RHUL JapanSoc supports both Japanese students and students interested in Japanese language and/or culture. We provide opportunities for native Japanese-speaking and native English-speaking students to learn from each other and develop cross-cultural friendships.

We also teach introductory Japanese language and culture lessons to all with an interest. If you have an interest in Japanese language, culture, history, food, geography, etc, JapanSoc might be for you!

For Japanese people, if you want a safe place to interact with, learn from, and build friendships in a friendly and fun environment, please consider joining!


A JapanSoc membership entitles you to attend all of our events and socials. JapanSoc members also receive a substantially discounted rate for our SU-based events.

To join you'll just have to purchase a membership (which is FREE), join us on our Discord Server and let us know that you've gotten the membership!

Events and Activities

Every week, JapanSoc hosts a social and lessons.

In addition, we have language cafés (language exchange) and specific workshops on topics ranging from sushi-making to origami as demand allows.

We plan events such as;

- Japanese Language Class

- Japanese Cooking Class (Ramen and/or Sushi)

- Online Exchange with Japanese University (Organise meetings with Japanese students overseas at Keio University)

- Collab with Anime society

- Spicy Noodle Challenge with K-pop society

- Society Outings/ Day trips

and more...

You can request any activity or event, and we will try to make it happen.


*Check Discord/Whatsapp for up to date schedules*

Beginner Group: Tuesday 7-8PM / Place: George Elliot 1-04

Socials: varies, but mostly on weekends. 

Upcoming Events

Check our social media accounts for announcements! 

Contact Us

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Summer Elections 2024

This election period will elect all the student leaders within our student groups, as well as our unfilled Community Officer positions, who are there to represent underrepresented groups on campus, and members of our Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive, who work with the VP Societies and Sport to develop policy and plans in their area of engagement. For student group elections, if you are a current student and a paid, standard member of any group you can stand and vote for the committee for the coming year. Please note, you must also be a student in the 2024/2025 academic year in order to stand in the election.

1136 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 3 May 2024 (in 19 days)

The polls open at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 (in 3 weeks and 2 days)





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Events Officer
Yusei Ogita
Language Officer
Marcus O'Brien
Emrick Tatem
Dilsah Karaagac
Owain Feasey