- Club & Sircles
Deutscher Ring is an intercollegiate club officially recognized by the Department of German Studies. It meets online about twice a month and holds German study sessions and movie-viewing parties.
With the support of alumni and the AV Edo Rhenania, which is an associate member of Union of Catholic German Student Fraternities in Germany, the club also holds an annual German speech contest in December each year.
Each year, members also work part-time selling German sweets at the Christmas market in Hibiya Park.
When the organization administering the Diplom Deutsch in Japan called for COVID-19 donations, its members gave a donation as Deutscher Ring.
It also organized an online exchange between Japan and Germany through a student project via the Center for Global Education and Discovery. Its initiative received positive reactions from students on both sides, such as “I was able to talk to a German person for the first time in my life” and “I am glad I was able to talk to a Japanese person even though I cannot come to Japan because of COVID-19!”
Through these activities, the club contributes to SDGs for Goal 4, quality education.
Donating to the Diplom Deutsch in Japan and holding online exchange events, it supports students in Japan who want to study German and students in Germany who wanted to study in Japan but could not due to the COVID-19 pandemic.