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I'm curious if other countries do such a good job with club activities and make it a priority like Japan does

Solves a lot of social issues growing up, most of the time
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We don't have any kind of club activities here in my country, it's kinda sad I would love to have the option to go out with a club somewhere or do club activities
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Yes?
There are sports clubs, reading clubs and art clubs. It's mostly teachers who start them, it's not like in Japan, where students make the club and have more decisions on how it functions (if what the anime portray is true).

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ShinAmaterasu wrote:

I'm curious if other countries do such a good job with club activities and make it a priority like Japan does

Solves a lot of social issues growing up, most of the time


Except for all the "Nothing Club" shows we've been getting lately (Yuyushiki, When Magical Battles Become Commonplace) about odd students out who form their own little oddball afterschool club about nothing--usually with some excuse, like YYS's "Media club"--just because Japan's school system enforces the idea of "group participation" even for students who don't want to participate. While those in the actual successful clubs have to deal with finding members and keeping them after the novelty wears off after one or two meetings.
And then bullies any kids who don't have clubs or sports teams as belonging to "the Go-Home Club" because presumably no one wants them or they're not good for anything. To get them ready for the outside world when no party-pooper would leave work early just to be selfish enough to spend time with his family.

In the west, it's the opposite: Belonging to something school-established like the Chess Club, Glee Club, School Council or the Marching Band is considered to be a big neon sign on your forehead saying "Please inhumanly persecute me during every waking hour of my entire school life for being a pathetic nerd".
Because the idea of dedicating all your spare time to a hobby in public is, like, so uncool, and only fit for geeks, when you could be hanging out with your friends...Which everyone knows geeks never have, of course.

(Although to further show the otaku-stereotype divergence between the two countries: Belonging to an afterschool anime club WOULD actually be considered sort of cool by your peers, but it would be your own thing since the school had never heard of it.)
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We had lots of clubs at my high school and I was part of the Future Farmers of America.
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There were several after-school clubs when I went to high school, I recall there was even an Anime club. Unfortunately, I never joined any clubs myself during HS so I can't offer any details.
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I joined clubs, they were so unorganized

joined the martial arts club led by my friend, all we did was mess around and few things.

Joined STEM club in college, also boring, hahaha
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Thanks on the input guys
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wilm210 wrote:

There were several after-school clubs when I went to high school, I recall there was even an Anime club. Unfortunately, I never joined any clubs myself during HS so I can't offer any details.


The anime club at my school was full of strange people
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In high school there was a handful of clubs that were just for personal interest. Things like sports or art type subjects were considered classes and would usually get a 0 or 7th period for practice.

In college it seems like there's a club for everything though it's easy to have no idea they exist since you mainly just hear about frats and sororities that are supposed to help you get your foot in the door for various careers.
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they are around in some schools. not the little small country school i attended but the big ones in the city have them. i briefly went to a big high school and joined the Monty Python club lolol
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