There are about 200 clubs and societies run at APU. Most of the students join more than one club to make new friends, enjoy their hobbies with mates, try out new ideas outside of the classroom, and they have a great time. Some of these clubs have taken part in performances, tournaments and competitive events both in Japan and overseas. Also, if you cannot find the one for you, you can always start a new club with your friends. Get involved in one of the numerous groups and enrich your university life!
Eisa is a traditional dance from Okinawa, in the Ssouth of Japan, associated with the Japanese 'Bon' festival, a Buddhist celebration to welcome back the ancestors. The delicate and subtle hand movements mixed with the brave and dynamic dances are a sight not to be missed. In each practice we concentrate very hard on technique and it can be quite intense but during the breaks it's a great way to hang out and have fun with members from all over the world.
I was fascinated by the intensity of the Eisa drumming and the powerful sounds that accompanied them. By joining the club I made many friends, some even from Okinawa itself, who taught me all about traditional Eisa dance, culture and dialect. I'm really proud to now be the representative for the Japanese Traditional Performance Art club.
We welcome you to come and enjoy dancing with us!
The student organization “SYRIA, Your Home” was established to introduce the culture of the Middle East, where it is relatively unknown to Japan and vise versa. We organize tours to countries in the Middle East including Syria, UAE, Turkey and Egypt. The program is designed for participants to experience the significance of cooperation, resilience and awareness of each other.
We spend up to 2 weeks together where we share meals, travel and enjoy learning as one family. As a program leader, I am challenged a lot on how to be strict and at the same time able to be flexible. We end the tour with big smiles on our faces!
MUSY TONE is a chorus club with the members from different countries who want to send a message of harmonious coexistence to not only the campus but also the region and greater world. In addition to individual and joint concerts on-campus, the club also actively gives performances to the people of the region of the songs of different countries and regions at off-campus events.
Since my first year I have been a member of Musy Tone choir club. The first reason I joined this club is simply that I want to improve my Japanese and have more international friends. I really enjoyed its activities such as concerts at schools, hospital and so on. I were able to improve my language skills as well as my communication skills, broaden my mind and experience unforgettable memories with other Musy Tone's members.