- Amnesty International
- Animal Rights
- Books for All
- History Bee and Bowl
- Rooftop Garden
- Medical Society
- Mental Health Awareness
- UNU Lectures
Amnesty International works to fight against the abuse of human rights worldwide, by taking direct action to enact change. We discuss, gather information, and write petitions to address and raise awareness of international issues. We stand for those neglected, mistreated, and unheard. Amnesty allows an opportunity for us students to not only observe and recognize global injustice, but to actively do something about it.
Animal Rights club is a club dedicated to advocating the rights of animals, and fostering a love and compassion for all living creatures in our world. As animal rights is such a broad topic, our field of focus lies within what the members of the club are passionate about. In the past, we have discussed dolphin hunting in Japan, and wrote a petition to the mayor of Taiji, the most prominent exporter of dolphin meat. We also work with ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai) during family festival to promote adopting and rescuing pets over buying them from pet shops. We plan on trying to be more actively involved by volunteering at animal shelters, and possibly raising money for an organization/foundation.
Ekiden,” translated in Japanese to “connect-station,” is a long-distance relay race typically held on roads. The ekiden club welcomes runners of all levels, and we aim to promote the enjoyment of running. In addition to hosting fun group runs around Tokyo such as to Christmas illuminations in Roppongi and cherry blossom streets in Meguro, we also participate in charity races. In the first semester of this year, our club ran in a relay race at the Imperial Palace to donate funds to the victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Our members are dedicated to their fitness and well-being while discovering how fun running can be!
The purpose of the GSA is to raise awareness for the LGBTIQ+ community, advocating for their equal rights. The club will also serve as a place for discussion for any pressing issues (globally for example) regarding LGBTIQ+ and provide a safe and confidential community to not only students struggling with gender identity and expression, but also to straight ally students by creating an environment where all identities are respected. We are also open to discussing and giving support to others through personal experiences and episodes.
The purpose of the History Bee and Bowl club is to deepen our historical understanding and to challenge ourselves of historical trivia through quiz-formatted meetings. We would also like to participate in the annual International History Bee and Bowl regional tournament--usually held at the Indian International School--and proceed to the Asian Championships and the World Championships if possible.
The Rooftop Garden Club maintains a small garden on the top of the JS rooftop.This year, our club has grown vegetables and herbs such as tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and shiso. In our bi weekly meetings, we discuss the progress of our plants and plant new ones, such as a recent addition of garlic. Our members share watering duties outside of meetings and update an almanac where we can keep track of our plants’ growth through pictures. We hope to cultivate what we successfully grow by the end of the year and enjoy simple dishes made from them!
The Medical Society Club is a community that allows students with interests in the medical field to meet, connect, and share their aspirations and dreams. The club will give students the opportunity to be inspired by guest speakers, learn about the different areas and jobs in the medical field, and also gain the experience of conducting various experiments. This club not only aims to expand the student’s knowledge of the medical field, but also exposes students to the different areas of the world of science.