JAPAN CLUB                   

Generally meets every other Monday at 2:40pm; meetings last about 45 minutes to an hour usually.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 21st --- FINAL meeting of 2017-2018

We will host our annual Gakunenkai (Academic Year-end Party); all dues-paying members and all those who attended our Showcase may join us, as long as they bring food or drink to contribute to the party.  Please contact the officers or Sensei to let us know what you plan to contribute.

General Minutes from 4/23/2018 - Our Japan Showcase event was a great success!  Thank you to all who contributed their time to organize and present.

We also announced the results of our elections for our 2018-2019 Club Officers:

President-elect: Veema Jhagru

Vice President-elect: Ilene Reyes

Secretary-elect: Aayushi Kini

Treasurer-elect: Bradley Vincent

Historian-elect: William Collazo

Sergeant-at-Arms-elect: Leila Plummer

For more information about the club and and to get onto our email list, you can email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information.

General Agenda for business meetings:

- Administrative business - Calendar of events discussion, Membership status

Learn about Japanese Culture - Hands-on Craft Activities, Cultural Presentations, Videos & Stories

- Field Trip planning (i.e. the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens) or Event planning (Japanese Cultural Showcase)

- Committee task meetings



List of 2017-2018 Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11 (Bounenkai)

2nd Semester - 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23, 5/21 (Gakunenkai)



2017-2018 JAPAN CLUB OFFICERS --- For more info about meetings, please contact the officers via email at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com

Co-Presidents:  Logan Luczek & Gabe Wesley

Secretary:  Veema Jhagru

Treasurer:  Ananda Espinal

Historian: Maria Romero



Generally meets every week on Wednesdays to offer tutoring for Japanese students; one hour meetings from 2:40-3:40pm.


Please sign up with Sensei to inform him of your intentions to tutor or to receive tutoring!

WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES IN CLASSES.  Qualified students in Levels 2, 3 & 4 will be notified in advance.  More information to come.



Last year, and for 3 previous years, our Level 3 & 4 students participated in the 2016-2017 Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We were paired up with Misaki High School in Ehime Prefecture (on Shikoku Island) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for exchange.  We exchanged gifts by mail and discussed topics online, ranging from school and community events to slang/buzzword expressions.  The students learned a lot from their peers across the ocean!

Although we did not participate in this program in 2017-2018, we have re-applied for 2018-2019 and will hopefully be accepted.  Announcement to be made later this month.