Club Activities ("Circles") in Japan
Extracurricular activities enrich the four years you'll spend in university, and you're sure to make some incredible memories during the irreplaceable time you spend there. In university, these activities are typically divided into "clubs" and "circles." Put simply, circles have fewer rules, come in greater varieties, and their members get together to enjoy themselves when they like. Club activities are official groups recognized by the school, and they place much more importance on producing results. Both circles and club activities are offered in athletic and cultural disciplines.
Athletic circles include everything from the more typical sports of baseball or tennis to those you may have less experience with, like golf or shooting. Athletic circlees are perfect for students who are hoping to keep enjoying the sports they've been playing since they were younger, or for those who've been waiting for the chance to start that sport they've always had an interest in!
Table Tennis Club
Track & Field Club
Kobe Gakuin University Women's Long-Distance Relay Race (Ekiden) Club
KOBE SHINWA WOMENS UNIVERSITY Table Tennis Club
Compared to athletic circles, cultural circles are generally much easier to participate in casually. Cultural circles are attractive for those looking to make friends in a less intense club activity environment.
Tea Ceremony Club
Student Radio Club
Movie Research Group
Concert Band Club
Go Research Group
Cooking Research Group
Shogi Research Group
Manga Research Group
Literature Research Group
Kobe International University Japanese Culture Circle
University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences RYUKA International Student Club