Japanese Club


The Melbourne University Japanese Club (MUJC) is aimed towards those who have an interest in Japan. Whether you are learning Japanese, are in love with Japanese culture and society, are part of the Japanese community, or just want to make some new friends, then you will have lots of fun as an MUJC member.

The MUJC holds a wide range of social and cultural events/activities throughout the year – our main objectives are for members to have fun, socialise and learn about Japan (without spending too much). Our events are relaxed, friendly, and a great way to meet new people. For example, our ‘Kaiwa’ (conversation) sessions are held weekly on campus. Come along and see what we’re all about – Japanese snacks are on us.

Other activities that we have lined up include manga drawing workshops, movie nights, origami sessions, and a yakisoba stall on South Lawn. We will also be present at the Festival of Nations and other cultural events throughout the year.

For those that can’t resist authentic Japanese food and sake, come to our semesterly ‘Nomikai’ dinner gathering at Japanese restaurant Izakaya Chuji in the CBD. Keep your ears open for ticket sales – there are only limited places and you wouldn’t want to miss this great night out.

The MUJC also provides information about other events and opportunities occurring in Melbourne that are related to Japan, and assists with connecting Japanese exchange students to the university community.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join the MUJC. You can join us by simply signing up at one of our events (most easily done at O-week or our weekly Kaiwa sessions). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the email address below. We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Club Aims:

  • To provide a forum for mutual educational benefit in the area of Japanese language and studies.
  • To promote interchange and understanding between Australia and Japan by drawing together people with a common interest in Japan and Japanese culture through social and cultural activities.
  • To promote the study of Japan and the Japanese language within the University.

Japanese Club
C/- The Convenor, Japanese Department, Asia Institute
University of Melbourne VIC 3010

You can also sign up through our online membership form.



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