• Japanese Studies Society


  • Welcome to JapSSoc

    Yokoso! We here at the Japanese Studies Society (or JapSSoc for short!) would like to thank you for visiting our website.


    Another big thank you to all members, new and old, on joining for what will surely be another fantastic year of Japanese language and culture study in UWA.


    While many of our members have some Japanese academic background, we certainly encourage anyone who is interested in the language or culture to get involved in our events, even if you don't speak a word of the language as many of the Japanese people attending our functions seek to learn about Australian culture and English. So what are you waiting for? Get moving! Get involved!


  • About Us

    The Japanese Studies Society at the University of Western Australia has a charter of fostering the exchange of culture, language, and information among Japanese and local students in Western Australia. Established in 1975, JapSSoc has a history spanning more than 40 years, the society has become a respected and vital medium for academic, social, and professional interaction on campus, and in the community at large. In 2002, the club was part of the founding group of societies collaborating with the Consulate General of Japan in Perth to create the Friends of Japan network combining the information resources of the professional community, Japanese ex-patriot, and Japanese Exchange communities with our own in pursuit of our aforementioned goals.

    Our Aims

    Here at JapSSoc, we have two aims.


    1. To encourage and facilitate Social, Cultural and Educational interest in Japanese studies, the Japanese Language and Culture.

    2.To facilitate and promote cultural exchange between native Japanese and students of UWA as well as the Japanese community at large in Perth.



  • Kaiwa

    Kaiwa is held on Wednesdays from 4-6pm in the Economics Conference Room at UWA

    English-Japanese Conversation Meetup

    JapSSoc runs Kaiwa (conversation) sessions every week on Wednesdays between 4pm to 6pm at the UWA Crawley campus during the academic semester. Currently this is at the Economics Conference Room in the Social Sciences building; click the image below for visual directions. This is an event where many UWA students, or in fact, anyone studying or has an interest in Japanese, can meet and interact with many Japanese people within Perth. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to improve their Japanese or English, as well as make new friends!


    If you are interested but am not sure how to get to the venue, please feel free to message us on Facebook or send us an email through japssoc@gmail.com

  • Committee

    2019 JapSSoc Committee Members

    William Au


    Scott May


    Fiona Iwansantoso


    Anbee Toh


    Angelo Yu

    Academics Team

    Ashley Musgrave

    Academics Team

    Clare Wan

    Academics Team

    Akihiro Ono

    Events Team

    David Kang

    Events Team

    Doris Huang

    Events Team

    Edi Singh

    Events Team

    Hanning Yang

    Events Team

    Jonathan Baars

    Events Team

    Kelly-Vy Nguyen

    Events Team

    Matthew Westoff

    Events Team

    Minami Yoshimura

    Events Team

    Nara Adenan

    Events Team

    Ruriko Matsuda

    Events Team

    Syed Faraz Abrar

    Events Team

    Terence Leong

    Events Team

    Claudia Chin

    Social Media Team

    Patrick Wang

    Social Media Team

    Sophie Chen

    Social Media Team

    Vania Carolina

    Social Media Team

    Jasmine Sim

    Advisory Officer

  • Sponsors

    Check out our amazing sponsors! Each of them offers something for members - just present your 2019 membership card or sticker and you're good to go~

    Freo Icecream & Waffles

    Shop/24 36 South Terrace, Fremantle 6160

    Opening Hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00 – 17:00
    Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00
    Friday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
    Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

    Restaurant Jun

    568 Hay St, Perth 6000

    Opening Hours:

    Monday – Friday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
    Saturday: 18:00 – 21:30
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Hi Tea Broadway

    1/126 Broadway, Nedlands

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30 - 18:30

    Sunday: 11:30 - 15:00


    191/580 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

    Opening Hours:

    Monday – Thursday: 11:30 – 18:00
    Friday: 11:30 – 21:00
    Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

    Roselle Hair Lounge

    Shop 1, 448 Murray Street, Perth

    Opening Hours:

    Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday: CLOSED
    Wednesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
    Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00


    38 Hulme Ct, Myaree 6154

    34 Kearns Cres, Applecross 6153

    Opening Hours:

    Wed – Sun: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00
    Tue – Sat: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00

    Sik Gaek Korean Restaurant

    Shop 7/68 Langford Avenue, Langford 6147

    Opening Hours:

    Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00-21:00
    Tuesday: CLOSED

    Tokyo Underground

    Level 1/858 Hay St, Perth 6000

    Opening Hours:

    Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
    Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
    Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

    Verde Brio (Myaree)

    7/16 Hulme Ct, Myaree 6154

    Opening Hours:

    Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 – 22:00
    Friday: 11:30 – 23:00
    Saturday: 10:00 – 23:00

    Morning Glory

    207 Murray Street, Perth 6000

    Opening Hours:

    Monday – Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Friday – Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
    Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Supporters

    Hakata Gensuke - Ramen Professional

    850 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm

    Sat & Sun & PH - 11:30- 9:30pm

    Oishii Ramen

    33 Hulme Ct, Myaree WA 6154

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 10:30 - 14:30

    Friday: 10:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:45

    Saturday: 9:30 - 14:30

    Saturday: 9:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:45


    Various Locations

    Yobe Cosplay

    Coventry Village, 70/243-253 Walter Rd W, Morley WA 6062

    Opening Hours:

    Wednesday - Monday: 11:00 - 17:30

    Tuesday: Closed

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