Mission & Vision

MISSION STATEMENT – Japan Fans’s mission is to create an environment where we dedicate resources to enrich your understanding of Japanese heritage and traditions through community outreach by educational, social, and recreational programs.

VISION STATEMENT – We envision fostering a collaborative community where people of all ages and diverse backgrounds feel welcome to partake in promoting and preserving Japanese customs and help build bridges between our cultures.

BACKGROUND – Ever since a group of friends decided to unite to advance their shared interest in the culture and customs of Japan, the Japan Fans have committed to providing the residents of Utrecht and other parts of the world with active and vibrant programming to promote a better understanding of the Japanese way of life with cultural, artistic and educational programs.

Through our educational and recreational activities, we invite and gather people from all walks of life to explore the rich heritage of Japan. Some activities include organizing digital or on-the-ground events like origami workshops, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese cuisines, sea monster exhibitions, concerts with Japanese musics, and many other planned events.

We welcome all Japan enthusiasts and strive to maintain an open community where people feel connected, supported, and heard.


These texts were written by Layla Bukhari, a Japan Fan from Pakistan. With many thanks to Tim and Rolf for their feedback!