Japanese Society – LURPS Semi-Otley Run!



Saturday 25th June, 12:30pm from the Hyde Park Pub.

And so the time has come for a final Otley Run. This time it will be a joint event between the Japanese Society and the Leeds U Rock Paper Scissors Society. In each pub along the way there will be a Rock Paper Scissors tournament, with a medal awarded to each winner. At the end, the overall winner (from points awarded depending on each tournaments placings) will be awarded a trophy.

Owing to the timing… of events, and to ensure that people can comfortably relax, this is a half-Otley run. The tournaments will be held under an instant knock-out structure, but people will be able to enter the next tournament in the next pub.

Please remember that you do not need to drink alcohol in every pub, and you are encouraged to drink responsibly. Also please be aware that FAB Cafe has a no sportswear policy, so please no tracksuit bottoms (trainers are ok).

— Schedule —
Please note that you will need to register for each tournament before its start time, as they need to begin on time.

12:30pm – The Hyde Park Pub
1:30pm – The Library Pub
2:30pm – The Packhorse
3:30pm – The Eldon
4:30pm – The Old Bar
5:30pm – The Fenton
6:30pm – Strawberry Fields
7:30pm – Dry Dock
8:30pm – FAB Cafe

Please remember ID!


East Asian Ball Photos!


Hi everyone!

The photos from East Asian Ball are finally up!!

Anyone can view them on by clicking this link. The link is also on the Japanese society page!


Please tag yourselves and friends. Sorry If you’re tagged as the wrong people (Facebook’s new face recogniser believes you to all look the same – so full apologies!)

Happy holidays!!

Japanese Society xx

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu~!


The Faversham
31 March · 20:00 – 23:00


As some of you may know, Natsuki Kitai will be sadly leaving Leeds this week to head back to Japan:(

Meet at the Faversham (which is just behind Charles Morris residences on university campus) from 8:00pm to have a farewell drink and say goodbye:)

Don’t forget I.D. See you all there:)

(videos added by Darlo)

Message from Next Year’s Committee


Greetings Japanese Society!
The recently elected Secretary (Simon Hughes), Treasurer (Isabelle Demaude) and President (me, Daniel Brooks) would like to thank those of you who gave us your support at the AGM. Our new team is looking for people to staff the LUU Japanese Society Committee with us for the upcoming academic year!

We are searching for people to fill the following potential positions:-

1. Vice President (duties would include filling in for me on occasion, and generally helping me out, as well as potentially taking the lead on certain events)

2. Assistant Secretary (the same as above, but acting as Simon’s deputy)

3. Deputy Treasurer (You are starting to get the idea)

The following are less heavy in terms of responsibility but still fulfill specific roles:

4. Representative for Japanese Exchange Students (as in a Japanese National to sit on the committee on behalf of the other ryuugakusei in Leeds and express their views)

5. Representative for Non-Japanese Students (a representative for students who are members of Japanese Society, but don’t study Japanese)

6. Creative Designer- (Someone who’d be willing to handle the design aspect of our p.r)

7. Committee Member (People who do not want any specific responsibility, but would still like to be on the committee and be an extra pair of hands)

If people who are interested in a particular role could (As soon as possible) send their names to me either by facebook email or to jl08dkb@leeds.ac.uk,… including a short statement explaining why you would be good for the role, and what you think you could bring to the committee. We are looking for people who are prepared to make a long term commitment to the society, so please note that committee members will not be chosen on the basis of their relationship to we three (Simon, Izzy and me), but rather on how they can contribute to the society. The positions are open to friends as well as people we don’t know as well. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

Dan 🙂

Lantern Reflection


Lantern Reflection

24 March · 19:00 – 21:00
Terrace, Union Building

Come and experience a space to reflect amongst the bustle of uni life about the recent disasters in Japan.

Purchase a lantern from the Union Foyer in the lead up to the event for £3 and watch the transformation of Terrace’s own terrace as hundreds of lanterns set an atmospheric mood.

Japanese food will be on sale and there will be opportunities to leave a message on a huge message wall that will be sent over to Japan. It doesn’t matter whether you stay 2 minutes or 2 hours, just be sure to witness the spectacle and support this unique event.

All proceeds are going to the British Red Cross. You can also donate on their website at http://www.redcross.org.uk/.

Global Cafe – 28/3/2011 & Thanks


Hey guys,

For anybody that is interested, we need to re-enlist our army of crane folders for Global Cafe on 28th March!! People at the global cafe will be paying £2 to fold a crane and write a message inside which we will then hang up somewhere in the union! The event is on from 3 – 7 and there will be FREE tea, coffee and biscuits available!

Secondly, we have a social on friday and will be going bowling. Hopefully peoples minds will be taken off of current events, if only for a short time, to relax and have fun and to let all of you fundraising de-stress. Bring your student cards and you will get a game for a discount price!

Thirdly, huuuuuuuuuge thanks to Islamic society who have raised a tonne of money for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal, thank you for your support guys, it’s really appreciated!

Also thanks go to our friends EARS, who helped us collect money at their conference last weekend. Really thankful that you guys offered to let us do it! And great conference!

Lastly due to technical and union issues we now cannot send money to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, and will be sending it directly to the Red Cross instead. This is purely a red-tape decision and we still lend our full support to everyone else at JERF and wish them the best of luck in their fundraising efforts.

See you all on Thursday for the lantern reflection, if not see you on friday for chill times at bowling, and thanks again for everyone’s support in this time of crisis, you’ve all been brilliant!

Bowling Extravaganza~!




Heading to AMF bowling this week for this weeks social:)

Friday 25th March. Meeting at Parkinson steps for 7pm and walking to AMF Bowling@the Merrion centre for 7.30pm.

Dont forget student cards!! you get get cheaper games. Not sure of the prices-will post them when we have it:)

Afterwards heading to either FAB cafe or the New Conservatory for a celebratory drink (if you win) or to drown your sorrows (if you lose):D

See you all there!