First founded in 1984, the Japanese Studies Society (JSS) of NUS is a student-run organization that seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture. Through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation, we bring the people of Japan and Singapore closer together.
The Japanese Studies Society is registered with the Registry of Societies of Singapore. It is formed by students of the National University of Singapore and is self-governing. It is not part of the legal entity of the National University of Singapore. It does not represent the National University of Singapore and cannot act or make any representations on its behalf. The activities and views of this University Society are the sole responsibility of the Society and of its members.
More than 35 years after the Society’s founding, our goal remains the same. NUS JSS provides invaluable opportunities for exposure to Japanese culture, uniting students with a shared passion for Japan’s vibrant traditions, arts and language. We also strengthen bilateral ties, through extensive collaboration with Japanese partner universities, companies and the local Japanese community. NUS JSS thus continues to cultivate warm relationships between NUS and its Japanese counterparts.
NUS JSS is proudly managed by:
Tan Wei Tao (Events), Ashley Koh (External Relations), Cheryll Lim (BnS Coordinator), Joseph Lye (Marketing), Kang Bai (BnS Coordinator), Davinia Ho (Publicity)
Brandon Phua (IT), Jason Chang (Logistics), Faith Siauw (Secretary), Elizabeth Ho (Treasurer)
Jaryl Siaw (Vice-President), Shaun Tan (President), Julian Lim (Vice-President)
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NUS JSS is also proud to have the following individuals as our sub-committee members.
Nadya Wong (Events Executive), Ray Ang (External Relations Executive), Kate Zhao (Events Executive), Cheng Yuqing (Publicity Executive)
(Names are listed from left to right)
A traditional Japanese and folk dance club for NUS students, which performs for external organizations and the general public.
A Japanese club which strives to bring enthusiasts together to enjoy a variety of Japanese music, including pop, rock, anime and Vocaloid.
A group of NUS students who wish to spread the love for Odottemita in the community. Join us in spreading the love for 踊ってみた！！
A traditional Japanese club which focuses on playing the koto (箏), a handmade stringed music instrument.
One of the many events that JSS has coming up is an exciting Halloween Night, incorporating puzzle-solving, strategy and of course, Japanese cultural elements, this event is intended to provide an avenue for everyone to unwind and destress after the inevitable slaughter of midterms.
JEver wondered how life is like in the land of the rising sun? Join us every Wednesday for JSS Coffee Hour and you can talk to our friendly Japanese exchange students who are here for the semester! If you're curious about how university life in Japan is like, interested in practicing your Japanese, or simply just want to make more friends, do drop by for an after-school chat!
This year, through the theme “旅” (“Journey”), JCF&N took event visitors through a journey of cultural appreciation.
Members of JSS gathered to relax and enjoy the festive season with delicious food, games, and a gift exchange.
Freshmen Orientation Camp:「七転び八起き」(“Nanakorobi Yaoki”) welcomed many new adventurers aboard our journey and into the JSS family.
As part of a special collaboration between NUS Japanese Studies Society and JCC (Japan Creative Centre), members of the public and JSS members alike participated in this workshop on Traditional Dance.
JCF&N'18 had the theme 記憶 ‘Memories’, bringing event attendees down through a passage of time with a wide array of games, “memory capsules” and performances from three interconnected segments - Past, Present and Future.