Columbia Japan Society is an undergraduate organization of Columbia University, run by and composed entirely of students. We are dually recognized by the University under the Activities Board of Columbia and the Student Governing Association. Our purpose is to introduce and spread aspects of Japanese culture to the Columbia community, bridging the gap between East and West.


We use a variety of food-related events, arts and media showcasing, and educational lectures to foster an appreciation for the nation’s unique blend of tradition and modernity. While MATSURI is our largest effort during the year, we hold several other events, including Sushi Night and Curry in a Hurry. The organizational structure consists of a Board of 25 students who plan all events and coordinate activities. Our mailing list reaches approximately 500 general body members who attend our events and support our efforts.




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