Jins are the committees of Kinjin. Every jin represents a certain part of the Japanese or general student culture and acts independently from the board. Any member of Kinjin can join any of these Jins or start their own Jin!
Ani-jin organizes an anime screening every Tuesday. Typically, three episodes of two shows (six episodes in total) are watched on one evening. However, there is also room for movies as well. Every anime season Ani-jin also organizes an event to watch many first episodes of that season. All screenings use Japanese audio and English subtitles. For more information, check out the planning or log.
Shoubu-jin organizes a Japanese board game evening every other week on Monday. During this evening Riichi Mahjong, Go and Shogi are played. Riichi Mahjong is an intense four player game and can only be described as a mix of Rummikub and Poker. There is also an opportunity to join the Dutch Mahjong Association to compete in official Dutch tournaments. Go is a typical example of a game which is easy to learn but hard to master, where players place stones in turns to conquer the game board. Shogi is a more complex form of chess as pieces can be revived after they have been captured. No experience is needed to join an activity, as we will gladly explain the rules.
Danmaku-jin organizes a Danmaku evening once every three weeks on Friday. Danmaku!! is a Touhou inspired roleplaying card game for four to eight players. It can be most closely compared to Werewolves of Millers Hollow (Weerwolven van Wakkerdam) but with health bars and many interesting cards.
DDR-jin organizes a Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) evening once every three weeks on Friday. DDR is a very famous dancing rhythm game and can be played with four players at once! While this game was very popular in the west for only a short period of time, it is still widely played in Japan.
Gobenkyou-jin represents the Japanese study group and organizes a Japanese language study session every other Thursday. Note that these are not lessons to teach you Japanese from scratch, but a way for members to practice their Japanese together. There will always be members present to ask in depth questions as well.
Uta-jin organizes a karaoke evening once every three weeks on Friday. Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment in Japan in which amateur and professional singers alike sing along with songs using text that appears on screen. You can sing your favorite songs, in Japanese, English, Dutch or even other languages! The goal is to bring the Japanese karaoke experience to Kinjin.
Tatakai-jin organizes a fighting game evening once every four weeks on Monday. During this evening all kinds of fighting games are played, from classics like Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, to the more niche titles like Divekick and Dong Dong Never Die.
TCG-jin organizes a Trading Card Game (TCG) evening once every four weeks on Monday. TCGs such as Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic the Gathering are played. You can bring your own deck or use one of the decks available at Kinjin. No experience is needed to join an activity, as we will gladly explain the rules.
Pla(stic)-jin offers members the opportunity to import items from Japan in groups. In addition, they host a creative evening every other Thursday. On this evening you can express yourself with many creative outlets, such as cosplay, drawing or Gunpla.
Dentoubunka-jin organizes a variety of classical Japanese activities, like tea ceremonies, Japanese storytelling and calligraphy workshops.
Ibe-jin represents the group which helps at conventions throughout the Netherlands, for example Abunai, Tomocon and Animecon. At these conventions Ibe-jin organizes events for the attendees. These events include but are not limited to:
- Jan Ken Pon, which is our homebrew version of Rock Paper Scissors with additional rules.
- Cards Against Anime, which is a Japanese culture version of the classic Cards Against Humanity game.
- Nippon Bingo, which is a version of Bingo with the numbers replaced by Japan related images.
- Otaku Quiz, which is a quiz that will test your knowledge about everything there is to know about Japan.
- Guess Who? Anime, which is a version of Guess Who but with the normal people replaced with your favorite anime and manga characters.
- Japan Pictionary, which is a version of the classic pictionary with only Japan related words.
- Japan Feud, which is a version of Family Feud with Japan related questions.
Kuishinbo-jin is the cooking committee and its members often cook together in the kitchen of Luna for all members of Scala to enjoy. The dishes are mostly Japanese, but any cuisine is welcome.
Chibi-jin is the IT committee and its members make sure all IT related matters are taken care of. Examples include, but are not limited to, the website, the mail server and the electronic equipment in the Kinjin room.
Kin-jin is the fitness committee for the Kinjin members that want to work out but don’t want to do it alone.
Ryokou-jin is for organizing our once every 2 years Japan-trip.
PR(omo)-jin is the committee for designing and organizing our promotion material.
The AC or Activity Committee is there to organize non Kinjin related activities for Kinjin members
Tsukiai-jin organizes fun activities in which members can have a drink, play some games and maybe even go out to Stratumseind. We host an activity at least once a month in which the members who are present mainly decide what we will do for the evening. Activities may include going to the silent disco; hanging in the Kinjin room; go out together to play pool, darts or something else and many other activities are possible upon request.
Shigoto-jin is the committee that helps with fixing parts of our room that are broken or need improvements.
The Intro Committee is responsible for the TU/e introduction week.
SENPAI is our advisory group, composed primarily of ex-board members
Saikai-jin is here to organize a week to celebrate that we can organize activities again after the reopening after the reduction of Corona measures
Inauguration drink committee:
The Inauguration drink committee is responsible for organizing the inauguration drink of the new Kinjin board.