Japanese Olympiad of Indiana
Every year since 2007 the Muncie Central Japan Club has competed in the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana, an academic games competition featuring questions on Japanese language and culture. Teams from high schools around the state gather every year in February or March to compete. Students at this event also get to attend cultural demonstrations. The 2014 competition at Indiana University featured a karate demonstration and folk music with drums and shakuhachi.
On the way to Bloomington for the 2014 Japanese Olympiad of Indiana, students shopped at One World Market, an authentic Japanese grocery store in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to the Japanese Olympiad Team of Andrew Klein, Jalen Green, and James Ong that took 4th place out of seventeen 3rd Year Japanese teams from around the state at the February 22, 2014 competition at Indiana University in Bloomington! They were one question from advancing to the championship round.
Copa Soccer Tournament
Every year students taking one of the five foreign languages offered at Muncie Central take place in the Copa Soccer Tournament. Japan tied for 3rd place with Spanish in the most recent competition in October, 2013.
Japanese Delegation Comes to Muncie Central!
In November, 2012, Muncie Central welcomed a delegation of twelve students from Ushiku High School in Ibaraki. Those student shared stories of their experiences during the March 11, 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster. Japan Club students welcomed these students into their homes for three days.
Other Japan Club Activities
Japan Club has gathered to cook Japanese food, attend Japanese movie nights at Ball State, and participate in various events with Japanese people in the community. We have also welcomed numerous high school and university students from Japan into our school. Anybody is always welcome to attend Japan Club activities and there are NO Membership Fees.