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Chapman University Japanese Club
Connecting Japan and the World

The Chapman University Japanese Club is a group for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. Our primary goals are to add an extracurricular and social component to students in the Japanese department as well as make the culture and language available to the greater student body.

     

We do this by going on outings to authentic restaurants and cultural sites, as well as hosting Japanese language movie nights and study sessions. We are also lucky enough to partner with several local schools that allow us to meet exchange students from Japan.

Overall, the Japanese club aims to become a meeting place for those who want to learn about the culture and those who want to share their culture, all while having fun and helping our community.

               

Our other club events and activities include:

  • An annual Japanese-style spring festival
  • Museum visits to learn about Japanese history and culture
  • Japanese crafts such as origami & paper sumo
  • Cooking Japanese food with the club
  • Learning about and celebrating Japanese holidays
  • Japanese calligraphy writing and painting
  • Tea ceremony
  • Participating in the International Food Festival
  • and our end of the year graduation party for seniors 

Let's have fun together!!

Meet the board!

Alex Sacharske is a junior majoring in Computer Science and the president of Japanese Club. He wants to bring new ideas to the table, and pursue an even richer taste of the Japanese community. He usually spends his free time playing video games, drawing, or otherwise taking it easy. 
Cheryl Koay is a full time student at Chapman university studying business administration. She is currently secretary for Japanese Club. She works at the law library and enjoys dancing and singing during her free time.
Gi-Ling Lo is a Junior art major, production design minor. Left-handed and bespectacled, she is skilled in drawing and painting. She loves Japanese food, Japanese movies, anime and manga. She could speak Chinese and is currently learning Japanese. Gi-Ling currently lives in Diamond bar, California.
Sean Clavey is a Sophmore Business Administration and Computer Information Systems double major from Lake Forest, Illinois. Sean's hobbies including tennis, coding, and flying. Sean wants to bring his financial management skills to use in the Japanese club and help it meet all its goals.

 

 

Kevin Kusumanegara is a senior Computer Science Major and Japanese Studies minor, and is the club's secretary. He helps manage communication and organization in the club and aspires to bring fun events to Japanese Club. He is also president of Chapman's Anime Club!

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The Chapman University Japanese Club is a group for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. Our primary goals are to add a extracurricular and social component to students in the Japanese department as well as make the culture and language available to the greater student body. We do this by going on outings to authentic restaurants and cultural sites, as well as hosting Japanese language movie nights, game nights, and study sessions. We are also lucky enough to partner with several local schools that allow us to meet exchange students from Japan. Overall, the Japanese club aims to become a meeting place for those who want to learn about the culture and those who want to share their culture, all while having fun and helping our community.

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Diversity/Cultural Organizations

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President's Name

Alexander Sacharske

What unique contribution will this organization bring to campus?

The Chapman University Japanese Club is a group for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. Our primary goals are to add an extracurricular and social component to students in the Japanese department as well as make the culture and language available to the greater student body.