Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


For International Students – ICC Japanese Chat Club Online (June 2021) ▶Deadline: May 27


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 the online format from last fall. You can join and participate from home and even from outside Japan!

Although some classes are being held in person again, we’re sure there are many international students who have not had the chance to make Japanese friends yet. 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

Tuesday-5th Period Club
June 8, 15, 22 and 29  4:45-6:00pm

Wednesday-5th Period Club
June 9, 16, 23 and 30  4:45-6:00pm

You can sign up for one or both Clubs

The Zoom meeting room opens at 4:40pm. If you arrive early, please wait patiently for the event to start.


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


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


Japanese — All levels welcome!




Via MyWaseda

Registration Deadline

May 27 (Thu), 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 (linked above).


Email: [email protected]

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