1. WASEDA UNIV.
Come and Join Us! Let’s have a Wonderful Year at WASEDA!
“Niji no kai” is a club that does all kinds of
different activities throughout the year. Most
of the time, many international students
from all over the world are involved in our
activities. The events include discussing
Japanese culture, playing many sports,
going on trips, and drinking, etc. We look
forward to seeing you guys!
The “Lounge” is where Niji no Kai hangs
out and lots of international exchange
students come too. Especially at lunch
time, there are lots of people here.
Everyone spends their time doing
whatever they want; chatting, eating,
doing homework, naps etc.
You should try coming here!
It’s on the first floor of Building No1.
1.Enjoy life at school
as a REAL Waseda Student!
By spending lots of time with our members, you
can see for yourself how students at Waseda hang
out in and out of school. We also participate in
school events such as Waseda’s festival and
Waseda baseball games where you’re sure to feel
like a real student at our school.
There are more than 100 members
in our club. Everyone has different
hobbies and interests so you will
definitely find someone you can get
2.Make Lots of Japanese Friends
3.Get the Chance to
initiate Events of NIJI no Kai
4.Drink and Do “CALLS”
We have at least one big Nomikai per
month.This is a drinking Party where we all
sit in a big room at an Izakaya (Japanese
style restaurant-type place where you drink)
and enjoy drinking and eating.
Of course many of us regularly go to pubs or
clubs, or just hang around at home and you
can join us. “Calls” are what we do at
Nomikais. It’s a kind of chant and the person
doing the call has to keep drinking when he/
she is being shouted at.
Drinking alcohol is not mandatory at Niji no Kai and you can
enjoy Nomikais without getting drunk.
Every event of our club is initiated by several
members of organizers called Kanji. You can
be one of these organizers to take part in
planning and producing these events.
4. Spring 春 Summer 夏 Autumn 秋
Fuji-Q Highland Trip
World Cooking Competition
Welcome Party for
New Exchange Students
Big Drinking Party
Sumer Night Cruise
MAIN EVENTSNiji no kai holds a lot of events throughout the year!
Hot Spring Trip
New Year’s Party
OHANAMI (SAKURA VIEWING PARTY)
Ohanami is one of the events that Japanese love!
We go on a picnic to view Sakura (Cherry blossoms).
In April, we also hold lots of welcome parties for
This is the most unique event of Waseda!
We take a 100km walk for 2 days wearing funny
costumes. If you want to challenge your physical and
mental strength, come and join this event with your
funniest costumes! Those who completed walking
100km will gain “Waseda Spirit”!! 4
WORLD COOKING COMPETITION
Niji’s cooking competition!
Let’s make and have some delicious
traditional meals from different countries!
It’s a good chance to learn new dishes and
how to make them. Those who are good at
cooking can become a hero!
We go to the ballpark to cheer the Waseda
baseball team. The performance of the cheer
leading girls and the brass bands will make the
atmosphere even more incredible! Show our
love for Waseda! Beat the Keio!
It’s a day that the whole campus is filled with awesome food
stalls and show booths that each club or community will offer!
Many people from other universities and even high school
students come to visit Waseda! Let’s prove together that
Waseda is the most fabulous university in Japan!
Get ready to have an amazing
night with your coolest or sexiest
dresses. No matter what religion
you believe, whether you are
single or not, you enjoy your night
having drinks and chatting with
Say goodbye to the old year, and greet the new year
with! We go to the shrine to and take part in the
countdown event. After that we drink all night long to
celebrate the new year, and then early in the morning
we go to the shrine again to pray to the god so that our
hope will become true.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Get yourself ready to go the mountains
covered with nice lovely white snow!
For some of you it might be the ﬁrst time
in your life to see the snow, and it is a
fantastic view! Having romance with
someone in a beautiful winter day wouldn’t
movies,birthday parties, drinking outside
and so much more...
We have lots of events and you can host
any event that you want!!!
All of the events are good chance to make lots of friends,
improve your Japanese skills and enjoy life as a REAL
Join us and see what it’s like, we hope to see you soon!!
7. JAPAN STUDY and WORLD STUDY are events
where you can learn about culture while surrounding
yourself with the Japanese students of Niji no Kai.
In JAPAN STUDY, we talk about all sorts of different
things about Japanese culture and you can
communicate with many Japanese students. It’s good
chance for you to improve your Japanese skills!
On the other hand, WORLD STUDY is held by
international students and focuses on learning about
different cultures from all over the world. At WORLD
STUDY, you can introduce your own country, culture,
and so on. These are great opportunities for you to
learn about not only the culture of Japan, but the
cultures of the world.
JAPAN STUDY & WORLD STUDY
NIJI --What do you think of NIJI?
--Why did you join Niji no kai?
There was no concrete
“beginning” with Niji for me. We
were warmly welcomed to their
events, and as I continued going,
when I knew it, I was a part of Niji!
--What is your favorite event in Niji?
All events, big or small were
incredibly fun! Some of the events
I remember the most are the
Christmas Party, 100Hai, and the
gasshukus (camp). The Christmas
Party this year was semi-formal,
and was like an American
“themed party”. The 100Hai was
memorable because it was totally
an *only-in-Waseda* experience.
Who in their right mind would pay
to walk 125km in two days... for
nothing?? It was worth it though; I
got to do some deep talks with
people (that’s about all you can
do while you’re walking),
and got to see people’s kindness.
And the Niji’s waiting for you at the
goal, and pouring beer all over you
as you cross the finish line;
--There are different kinds of people
in Niji. How is Niji’s atmosphere?
I feel that Niji has a very homey
kind of atmosphere, and it’s a
place you can come to anytime.
There is no boundary between the
“Japanese” and the
“Ryuugakusei”; we’re just friends
that hang out to have a good time.
What’s different is that we get to
learn random facts about each
other because we are from
different backgrounds. The level of
Japanese or English you speak
doesn’t matter here, as long as
you have the willingness to listen
and understand (which definitely
exists in Niji!)
--BTW,have you ever been involved in
an international relationship?
--What do you think of Japanese men?
They’re different, for sure. I’ve
seen friends be in relationships
here, but it all seems like the guys
don’t take the initiative. The girls
have to prod and push and shove
to get any response from them.
Oh, and even if you are able to get
into a relationship, for some reason
many guys want to keep it on the
DL, and no PDA at all...Which
(sadly) seems like the majority of
Niji men, don’t you think?
--well..they are not all kind of that.
As you know, I’m not that kind of guy!
Joking apart, What is Niji to you?
My home away from home. A
place where I knew I could always
come to. My life in Waseda. My life
in Japan. Niji no Kai is my family.
NIJI INTERVIEW VOL.1
My experience with Niji no Kai began
on my very first day in Japan. After a
grueling 9 hour flight and battlings
with customs with my over-packed
bags, I was greeted by a group of
Waseda students from Niji and WIC.
Let me tell you, no sight was ever
Even though I was only
supposed to be in Tokyo for a
few short months, and had
barely passable Japanese, the
awesome people in Niji
welcomed me with open arms. I
can honestly say that without
their friendship, ,my time here
in Japan would be much
more lonely. Since that first
day, I have taken part in
countless drinking parties, trips
all around Tokyo, and the most
amazing ski/snowboard trip
ever. I have ever been granted
the opportunity to help lead an
event, and give back to the
group that has given me so
To all my Niji no Kai family:
I LOVE YOU!
To all the new Ryugakusei:
NIJI INTERVIEW VOL.2
THE VOICE OF NIJI
--Why did you join Niji no kai?
When I first come to Japan, I took
part in some of Niji no kai’s activities
and met a lot of nice and warm
people. So I joined so I could spend
more time with those people.
--What do you think of the good points in
I think the fact that everyone is
very interested in cultural exchange
is a lot of fun. People always want
to know a lot about each of other
and each other’s countries, which is
also why it’s so easy to strike up a
conversation. Also, the event’s have
a good balance between “serious”
events (like Japan study, Tokyo
Tour) and casual, social events (like
drink party, BBQ).
--I think so too. What events did you enjoy?
Personally, I think the Tokyo Tour was
very helpful. And while I also like Japan
study (who wouldn’t want to learn
some Japanese slang?), I guess the
social events were some of the best
memories because I made some
wonderful friends over beer or two.
--Yes, we can make many friends in events
and drink parties. You know, you were one
of BBQ organizers. Why did you try being
Being asked to help organize on
event made me really happy,
because I wanted to give something
back to the Niji people. But since it
was the first time, I felt kind of useless
sometimes. In the end, it was a great
event with a lot of people and I think
I’ve never talked to that many people
in only a few hours in my life.
--How can we tell the good points
in Niji no kai to ryuugakusei?
At first all Niji can do is hand out
their schedule and provide
information regarding their activities
to get people interested. The good
points are something people will
--Finally, what’s international
communication for you?
other people, countries and cultures
that you cannot find in a book. It’s so
interesting to hear people’s opinions
about their home countries, Japan
and Germany, and even though I’ve
only been here for four months, I feel
like I’ve learned a lot more about other
countries than in my 13 years in
10. PICK UP!
THE GREAT 8 OF NIJI
Midori is one of the most genki members in Niji no Kai.
She has great leadership and public speaking skills. She
is easy going and passionate in helping people. Hanging
out with Midori is always a lot of fun.
She is cute, fashionable, and
proud of being an Okinawa Jin!
He’s got a good personality
and is very friendly. The way
he talks to us foreign students in Japanese really helps us improve our
speaking skills because many SILS Japanese classmates don’t talk to us
in Japanese. He’s always ready to answer questions and give advice. He
has the ability to communicate with people from many countries, so feel free
to talk to him!
Keiichi is one of the goofiest, nicest,
care-free people you will ever meet in your
entire life. No joke. No matter what kind of day
you’ve been having he can always put a smile
on your face and you are bound to have an
awesome time when you’re around him.
If you look up the word “lovable”, you’d find
Hina’s picture as the definition. Always ready to
brighten your day with a friendly smile that’s
contagious. She’ll have you smiling from ear to
ear. She’ so silly that she doesn’t even know it
(or does she?) and she’ll make your belly ache
One of the nicest guys you’re likely to meet,
always with a ready smile and an answer at hand.
He’s a 3rd year student, and currently in charge
of Niji’s International Section. If you ever have a
question, he’s always more than willing to help
out. Ladies watch out: when he isn’t jet-setting
around the world in his private plane, he is busy
breaking hearts with reckless abandon.
Word on the street
is he’s single, but
you didn’t hear that
Niji no Kai’s mascot; she’s popular with everyone
in Niji no Kai! She’s often the center of attention
and is picked on by her loving Niji members.
Whether you’re a girl, guy, Japanese, or a foreign,
she’ll greet you with her kindness. She is patient
and reliable; if you ever need help, she’ll gladly
lend you a hand. She is definitely one of a kind,
so make sure you meet her!
Better known as matuun or Otun-tun.
Maybe better known as the guy flirting with
girls at nomikais when he’s drunken :D
haha just kidding XD On a different note, he’s
our proud treasurer, and can solve a crazy
nomikai situation in a second. He may be
shy at first,but he is one of THE BEST and
nicest and coolest guys you will ever meet,
so go holler at him right now!!
He’s good looking, cool, but a little bit
cute.He’s an awesome cook so if you get
to eat any of his cooking you’re lucky! He
looks scary, but he’s not so just approach
him and he’ll talk to you. He’s especially
nice to the foreign students so you’re in
luck! P.S. As long as you talk about dirty
stuff you’ll be fine!
13. contact info.
If you e-mail us here:
we’ll send you information on our events throughout the year.
And this is our club’s homepage:)
Take a look at our pictures and blog to see
what our activities are like.
You might be so excited and worried at the
same time. Many what-ifs might be driving you
crazy. But you don’t even need to worry about
that. We will strive to make your time here in
Japan fruitful and meaningful, both in terms of
building experience with Niji and enjoying our
culture. Let’s have lots more fun together!
I can’t wait to see YOU!
Thank you for reading the pamphlet about
Niji no kai. Will you be interested in our
circle? I look forward to seeing you in our
events and I hope you will enjoy studying
abroad in Japan!
Welcome to Japan you guys! Probably you might
have some problems during your stay, but there is
no need to worry. Anytime you have trouble, feel
free to ask one of our members. We can make
your worried face into a nice smiling one! Niji no
kai is a place for me, for you, and for everyone!
Come join us and become JAPANHOLIC!