FAQ

Do I need to know Japanese to join TPJCG?

You don’t need to know Japanese! We’re a Japanese culture club, not a Japanese language club. All our activities are held in English.

How do I become a member?

Please contact our main committee at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you. Our membership fee is $15.

Our main intake is during our recruitment drive held at the start of every academic year. However, we accept members during our events throughout the year. Please watch out for event announcements on this website or on our mailing list and enquire about membership at the events.

How do I renew my membership?

Please contact our main committee at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you. Membership renewal is $5 and requires you to produce your previous year’s membership card. From academic year 2010/11, you’ll get a lifetime membership, so there’s no need to renew.

Who can join TPJCG?

TPJCG membership is open to all current students and staff of Temasek Polytechnic.

I’m not a member, can I join in any of your activities?

Yes, you can! Our events are open to all unless otherwise specified. Please watch out for event announcements on this website or on our mailing list.

Can I bring a friend to a TPJCG event?

Yes, you are highly encouraged to! Our events are open to all unless otherwise specified. Please watch out for event announcements on this website or on our mailing list.

What is the membership card for?

The membership card allows the people organising the events to identify you as a TPJCG member. Please present it at all events to enjoy your member benefits.

What happens if I lose my membership card?

Please contact our main committee at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.

What are my membership benefits?

Members currently enjoy free entry into all TPJCG screenings and discounted pricing at all TPJCG cuisine events. They enjoy subsidy of service charge and GST at all official TPJCG restaurant outings, so long as certain criteria are satisfied. Members also enjoy priority booking through our senseis for entry into external events.

We are currently working with various sponsors for additional benefits.

How do I join a sub-committee?

Please contact our main committee at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.

When are your meetings?

TPJCG meets on the first Saturday of every month, in the late mornings or early afternoons. Information on the meetings would be posted on the website as the venues are confirmed. Meetings last for approximately two hours.

Are meetings compulsory?

Meetings are not compulsory for members, but are good to attend for a variety of reasons – to get an understanding of how the club works, and to provide suggestions and receive instantaneous feedback on them.

Are your screenings in English or Japanese? Do you use subtitles?

We screen all Japanese anime and movies in their original language, Japanese, with English subtitles.