Students create club to share Japanese culture – The Washburn Review
Japanese Club is a new student organization in Washburn, founded by two students who want to share their love for their country, Japan.
Japan is an island country located off the east coast of Asia. Those who know a little about Japan may know that its culture is very different from that of the United States. However, Japanese culture has become a part of America thanks to the popularization of sushi, anime, manga, and other Japanese trends.
“We wanted to create a club where we can explore things about Japan. We want to get in touch with the students here who are interested in our country. A lot of students love Japanese anime and food, ”said Justine Gutierrez, President of the Washburn Japanese Club.
The Japanese Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Blair Room at the Living Learning Center on campus.
At Japanese Club meetings, attendees can play Japanese games, learn about Japanese culture and trends, watch Japanese movies and entertainment, eat Japanese food, and learn some basic Japanese phrases.
“We’re also planning a foodie trip where we’ll go to Kansas City and try some Japanese food,” Gutierrez said.
Participating in the Japanese Club is a great way to learn about another country and another culture. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and join the Japanese Club, regardless of nationality.
“We have American students, Japanese students and international students who come to the Japanese Club,” said Kana Furuichi, vice president of the Japanese Club.
If you want to get more involved on campus, the Japanese Club will welcome you with open arms.
“I think it’s good for people who want to make friends [to come]”said Gutierrez.
the Japanese club Instagram page also highlights Japanese words, phrases and trends.
The next Japanese Club meeting will be on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blair Room.
Edited by Ellie Walker, Simran Shrestha