May 23, 2023

Calling all students involved in on-campus or off-campus extracurricular activities such as sports, dance, the arts, debate, business competitions, international exchange, and volunteer activities to apply for the “Incentive Scholarships for Self-motivated Students!”
(100,000 yen awarded to student organizations and 50,000 yen awarded to individual applicants)

The main objective of this scholarship is to recognize students actively involved in extracurricular self-motivated activities. The scholarship has been broken into three separate award categories of “Social Contribution Award,” “Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports,” and “Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning.” Both individual students and student organizations are eligible to apply. It is also possible for individuals involved in off-campus activities to apply.

The University will widely publicize the activities of selected organizations/individuals within the APU community.

Flyer – Download

Scholarship Categories

①Social Contribution Award
Student organizations or individuals whose activities significantly contributed to solving problems confronting local communities or society as a whole either within Japan or overseas.

②Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports
Student groups or individuals who have made continuous efforts to achieve the high goals they have set and who have a record of excellence in one of the areas of cultural activities, the arts, or sports. *This includes participation in extracurricular competitions. (Competitions independent of a course.)

③Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning
Student groups or individuals who have organized and held creative events or activities that utilize their studies at APU to share their learning with a wide range of people.

Activity Period

Activities must have taken place between July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

Application Details

Please refer to the “Application Guidelines for the APU Incentive Scholarship for Self-motivated Students” for details. – Download

Application Form (Designated Form)

Please use the form designated for the award category you are applying for. (Refer to the above application guidelines for further information.)
Applicants who do not use the correct application form for the award category they are applying for will not have their application screened.

①Form A:Social Contribution Award Application Form – Download
②Form B:Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports Application Form – Download
③Form C:Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning Application Form – Download
④Form D:Activity Achievements - List of Supporting Documents – Download
⑤Form E:Activity Assessment Form – Download
※All of the above forms are Microsoft Word documents.

Submission Method

Submit the application forms to the Student Office by email. Submit to:

Application Deadline

Monday, July 3, 2023 (Submit by 10:00 a.m.)

We hope many students will take advantage of this opportunity to apply and be recognized for their hard work!

Student Office

May 19, 2023

A Lifesaving Training Course will be held for clubs and circles to ensure they are able to conduct their activities in as safe a manner as possible. The course will focus on how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, tips to prevent and treat heat-related illnesses (heat stroke, etc.), and basic first aid techniques. Lifesaving Training Course participants should be club/circle core members.

  • Sports clubs/circles:Required to attend. (Limit of 2 people per organization)
  • Dance clubs/circles:Strongly encouraged to attend. (Limit of 2 people per organization)
  • Art & Culture clubs/circles:Clubs/circles that want to attend. (Limit of 1 person per organization)

*Core members who have not taken part in a Lifesaving Training Course since enrolling in APU should be given priority when deciding who will attend.
(If you have participated in a First Aid Training Course when getting an automobile license, please allow someone else to participate. We want people who have not participated in this kind of training before to attend.)

Wednesday, Jun 14 13:30-15:30(should take roughly 2 hours)
Multipurpose Hall (2nd Floor, Student Union II)
Maximum number of participants:30
*The Student Office will make the necessary participant adjustments if more than 30 people apply.
Notes for participants:
Please wear clothing that is easy to move around in.
Be sure to bring writing instruments with you.
How to apply:
Apply via the survey below.
Application deadline:
Sunday, June 4
Results announced:
Wednesday, June 7 - Results will be announced on Campus Terminal.

Student Office

May 19, 2023

Heat Stroke / Heat Illness

Heat stroke (or heat illness) can occur in many different situations, such as when the temperature is not very hot (around 25-30°C) but with high humidity, when it starts to get hot or on a day when it suddenly gets hot, or even when your body hasn't yet acclimated to the heat.

You can take a number of precautionary measures to prevent heat stroke, like making sure you are properly hydrated before beginning any activities and being sure to hydrate and take in appropriate amounts of salt both during and after your activity.

If you see someone who you think might be showing symptoms of heat stroke, you need to take appropriate measures as quickly as possible, which includes getting them some water and salt, starting to cool them down, and getting them to a hospital. Be sure to call an ambulance immediately If someone is unconscious.

We are entering the time of year when we must be aware of the dangers of heat stroke and heat illness during extracurricular activities, and need to take precautionary measures.

Lightning and Thunderstorms

There are also a greater number of lightning-related incidents during this season. When doing your activities, please remember the following:

  1. Check the weather forecast in advance and modify or cancel your activity if the weather suddenly changes.
  2. If you notice any thick, dark clouds gathering overhead, you need to be aware that thunderclouds may be getting close.
  3. Even if the sound of thunder is distant, it is a sign of danger. If you can hear thunder, then there is a real danger of a lightning strike; you should immediately seek shelter in a safe place (in a reinforced concrete structure or inside a car, bus, or train car).
  4. The human body is just as effective as a metal structure when it comes to attracting lightning. Be sure you are not carrying any metal. Even rain boots or a rain coat are not effective protection from a lightning strike.

(Taken from an advisory notice from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.)

Sports Insurance

The University has sports insurance that can be available to cover student organizations in the event of injury or accident during their activities.

In the interests of safety, organizations that participate in tournaments or activities outside of campus (especially sports-oriented organizations) are strongly encouraged to purchase this sports insurance. Culture/arts, cultural exchange, and volunteer activities can also be covered by this insurance.

You need to have at least four people to purchase this insurance, which can also cover your coach or advisor.

For more information, check the following.

Please keep this information in mind, and always remember to be safe during your activities!

Student Office

May 10, 2023

As a general rule, student organizations are not permitted to hold activities or reserve on-campus facilities beginning from the one-week period leading up to the start of final exams and the final exam period to focus on exam preparation. Please note that circle activities and facility use will not be permitted during the following periods:

Tuesday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 31 2023
Friday, July 21 - Wednesday, August 2 2023
Thursday, November 16 - Friday, November 24 2023
Friday, January 26 - Wednesday, February 7 2024

However, if there are student organizations that have a competition or event either during the above periods or immediately after exams and must practice or use campus facilities, please apply in advance. To apply, please submit a "Special Request Form” and an “Event Application” or “Participating in events hosted by non-APU organizations (off-campus)” depending on the situation. Student organizations may be permitted to practice and use campus facilities if the Student Office approves your application.

Apr 26, 2023

The next Fitness Room Guidance will be held on the following dates and times. Reservations are not required to attend.
*Guidance will take about about 45 minutes.
*Please bring your student ID card with you.

Dates Venue
Wednesday, May 17, 4:10 p.m. F203
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2:20 p.m. F106
Wednesday,August 2, 12:30 p.m. As soon as the guidance venue is confirmed, it will be posted on the Campus Terminal and on the Student Office website under 'Notice'.

Students who want to use the Fitness Room must first attend a Fitness Room Guidance. You may not join the guidance once it begins, so do not be late!
Saving a seat for a friend is not permitted.

Next Guidance will be announced on the Campus Terminal as soon as it is decided.

Student Office

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