ANU student & community groups

ANU Alumni in Japan

ANU has a network of alumni working, living and continuing their studies in Japan. To connect with this network, contact Adam Johns via email ( ) or by telephone (+81 3 3985-4007).


ANU Aiki-Kai

The Aiki-Kai Australia is affiliated with the internationally recognised organisation for Aikido in Australia and runs courses through the ANU Sports Union.


ANU Aikido Club

Founded in 1968 and now the longest running Aikido Club in Australia, ANU Aikido Club trains at the ANU Dojo.


ANU Anime and Gaming Society

The ANU Anime and Gaming Society is a group of ANU students brought together by their love of Japanese animation (or anime) in its pure or undubbed form and gaming.


ANU Japan Club

The ANU Japan Club brings together students studying Japanese, exchange students who have come from Japan to study at the ANU and those just interested in Japan.


ANU Judo Club

The ANU Judo Club trains regularly at the ANU Dojo.


ANU Jujutsu Club

The ANU Jujutsu Club has been affiliated with the ANU since 1976. It is the only martial arts club to have won the ANU Club of the Year award twice - in 1998 and 2004.


ANU Kendo Club

The ANU Kendo Club operates under the Sport and Recreation Association of the Australian National University, Canberra, and is the only Kendo club in the Australian Capital Territory. It is affiliated with the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) and the International Kendo Federation.


Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJEL) Negotiation and Arbitration Moot Competition

ANJEL’s annual Intercollegiate Negotiation & Arbitration Competition, an international student competition is held annually at Sophia University in Tokyo. ANU Law students have the opportunity to compete in this moot competition in English or Japanese.


Canberra Go Club

The Canberra Go Club meets each Wednesday at the ANU and is the club for those interested in meeting, chatting and of course, playing some Go.


Za Kabuki

Founded in 1976, the ANU Kabuki troupe, ‘Za Kabuki’, is the longest running Kabuki troupe outside of Japan. Za Kabuki performs in a Kabuki play in classical Japanese annually with a cast and crew comprising predominantly of ANU staff and students.


Updated:  27 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  JI Management Group/Page Contact:  Japan Institute