Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University

Sign Up! ICC Japanese Chat Club Online – Recruiting Participants (for May 2021) ▶Deadline: 4/30, 9:00am


Let’s speak Japanese!

Do you try your hardest in Japanese class but as soon as you leave the room..

“I don’t really have a chance to speak much.”
“It’s hard to make Japanese friends.”

Do any of these thoughts seem familiar to you?

If so, then join the popular ICC Japanese Chat Club (aka, Pera Pera Club), which is designed to help you communicate in Japanese and enjoy “real” conversation with Japanese students.
If you find it hard to meet and get to know new people, the club-style of this program means that you can meet and chat with the same members many times, and get to know each other on a deeper level.

This semester, in order to allow as many international students to participate as possible we will be continuing our format from last fall of two online clubs per week.
You can join and participate from home and even from outside Japan!

Although some classes will be held in person again, we’re sure there are many international students who have not had the chance to make Japanese friends yet, and who could not participate due to their schedule in October and November. So all of you, don’t miss this chance–sign up now!
This is a chance for you not only to practice your Japanese but also to mix with Japanese students and grow your on-campus network even a little so that you will feel more comfortable when you come to campus.

★ Comments from Past Japanese Chat Club Participants

“It was a short time, but I got to speak a lot of Japanese!”
“I was able to make new Japanese friends.”

Date & Time

Monday-5th Period Club
May 10, 17, 24 and 31  4:45-6:00pm

Friday-5th Period Club
May 7, 14, 21 and 28  4:45-6:00pm

★You can attend either or both Clubs.
(You can enter the Zoom meeting room from 4:40pm. If you try to enter earlier than this time you will be directed to the “waiting room”, in that case please wait patiently for the event to start.)


Online (Zoom)
(We will send the URL and other information by the day before the first dates.)


Waseda Students, Faculty & Staff who want to speak in Japanese


Japanese (All levels welcome!)




Via MyWaseda

Registration Deadline

Apr. 30 (Fri), 9:00am


Around 50 people in each Club
(If applications exceed capacity, participants will be selected by lottery, with the results announced by email on the application deadline day.)

*There is also a form on MyWaseda for native-speaker supporters (【日本語母語学生対象・サポーター募集】ICC にほんごペラペラクラブ), so please be sure to select the correct form.


E-mail: [email protected]

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