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Stage 2 Explore Further

Lesson 19/21

Extracurricular Activities

To be a well-balanced individual, it is important for students to build a network outside of the classroom. At Rikkyo, you will be exposed to many choices of clubs and activities.

Clubs and Societies

There are over 200 Clubs and Societies at Rikkyo University. You can continue a passion that you already have or find a new interest. Either way, you will make new friends along the way. Here are some examples.


Karate, Kendo, Kyudo (Japanese Archery), basketball, swimming, American football and many more.


Anime, Ceramic Art, Choir, Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy), Sado (Japanese tea ceremony), Symphony Orchestra, and many more.

Click here for a list of other clubs and societies.

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)
Sado (Japanese tea ceremony)
Symphony Orchestra

Enrichment and Volunteer Activities

At Rikkyo, we believe that learning happens outside the classroom as well. We have a wide range of over 60 activities, such as volunteer and cultural exchange activities, that will deepen your connection to the community. Through these activities, you can nurture yourself and appreciate the importance of giving back to society. We introduce some activities below.

Yonsei-Keio-Rikkyo-Fudan (YKRF) Leadership Forum

The YKRF Leadership Forum is a collaboration between four leading universities in East Asia: Yonsei University (Korea), Keio University (Japan), Rikkyo University (Japan) and Fudan University (China). The Forum is held annually at one of the four universities with the purpose to enhance leadership skills while developing mutual understanding of one another's culture and thoughts.

Volunteer Activities

Rikkyo University has a long history and tradition of volunteer activities, and the Volunteer Center supports and encourages students to volunteer. You first meet with a coordinator about your interests and needs, and the coordinator then provides appropriate information and advice to you. We strongly recommend that you consider such a rewarding experience.

YKRF Leadership Forum
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