• Japanese Culture, Animations and Comics JAC-DAN Standard Membership£3.00
  • Japanese Culture, Animations and Comics JAC-DAN Associate Membership£3.00

About Us

JAC-Dan are a friendly society who meet weekly to socialise, watch anime, east Asian movies and shows, and learn about Japanese culture. We aim to create a happy community and bring together those who have a shared interest in everything Japanese, from cosplay and manga, to anime and Japanese video games. Our community represents a diverse range of subcultures and fandoms (from furries to film lovers). Our hope is that our members will enjoy themselves whilst also having the opportunity to discover something new, and expand their cultural knowledge and experiences. Our current committee for the 2021/2022 academic year is:

President – Gaby Bladen
Secretary – Luke Bates
Treasurer – Alain Graham


Keeping up to date with our events has never been easier through our Facebook page. You can also talk with current and past members on there. Our website offers you more information and a good overview of our society. We also have a discord server and steam group, with links to these available on our facebook group.


We have various activities going on throughout the year. Our Christmas meal is always fun, consisting of a meal at a Japanese restaurant, and then drinks to socialize after. We also have our famous Cosplay Clubnight, where people from across the North East come in cosplay and dance to the latest and greatest J-Pop and J-Rock, as well as music requested by you.

On top of that, we have various unofficial meets, such as meals out, trips to shops and local conventions, and evenings going out. There’s something for everyone!

Membership Benefits

Fully paid membership gives you discounts with places such as Travelling Man Newcastle, Forbidden Planet Newcastle and Animez, with many more discounts included. You also get priority in registering for society events and society event discounts. Membership runs from 1st September to 31st August each year.

Come Along!

It’s clear we’re more than just your average society. So if you’re interested in Japanese culture, come along and check it out! JAC-Dan is sure to have something for you!

For more information visit our website or contact us via email, Twitter or Facebook.

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Steam Group:
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We meet tuesdays 6pm-9pm, in Lipman 0026. Every weekly meeting culminates with a trip to The Five Swans, a Wetherspoons round the corner. It’s a very relaxed after-meeting social, with food available until 11PM. Feel free to bring your trading cards and handheld consoles!

Check the society Facebook for more information on meetings and events.