“Want to be a cabin attendant,” says Miss Chuo
Miss Chuo pageant 2015, the annual event sponsored by student group RP (Re-Produce), was held during the school’s Hakumon Festival at the Tama campus on October 31. Five finalists nominated in July from among many candidates had been engaged in various activities during the four months running up to the contest. Marino Itabashi (a third-grader at the Faculty of Letters) won the crown and Naruse Yuasa (a third-grader at the Faculty of Economics) was named the runner-up. Hakumon Herald interviewed the two beauties soon after the contest.
Chuo University outfielder Masayoshi Fukuda (graduating from the Faculty of Commerce in March), kicks off his career as a professional baseball player this spring. He signed with the Tohoku
Rakuten Golden Eagles after being picked in the third round of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) draft last October. Hakumon Herald interviewed him about his decision to become a pro, an
inside story about his draft and memories of his college life.
Garnet Girls (GG), a song leading club of Chuo University, won the gold medal in the Team Cheer Pom division at the World University Cheerleading Championship (WUCC) held at Walt Disney World Resort in California in January. Hakumon Herald interviewed group leader Moe Shiiki (a second grader at the Law Department, the Faculty of Law) who has just returned home.
Interview: Shiori Sugiyama, Miss Chuo2014
Ms. Shiori Sugiyama, a third grader at the Public and Environmental Economics Department, the Faculty of Economics, won the crown at 2014 Miss Chuo Contest last November, an annual event to choose the most beautiful girl in Chuo University. She devoted herself to the contest while keeping her busy regularly attending her seminar and addressing the tasks given by the company where she was interning. Hakumon Herald tried to close up the real face of Ms Sugiyama who is gifted with both brains and beauty.
Yosuke Shimabukuro, a Chuo University southpaw (fourth grader at the Business Administration Department, the Faculty of Commerce), signed a formal contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks after being picked in the fifth round of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) draft on October 23. Hakumon Herald interviewed him to ask what he thinks now and how he images his future as a pro player.
Japan will become the first Asian country to host the 9th Rugby
World Cup in 2019 following the decision made by the International Rugby Board (IRB) in July 2009. Rugby World Cup is claimed to be one of the world’s top three sports festivals along with the
Soccer World Cup and the Olympics. It has been rapidly gaining popularity over the past years. The previous Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand in 2011 drew 1.4 million people to watch the
matches played at 12 stadiums from Sept. 9 to Oct. 23. TV watchers numbered 3.9 billion in 207 countries across the world. In June this year, IRB ranked the Japan national team
10th in the world, the highest slot for Japan in its rugby history. The sport draws growing attention in Japan as the country prepares for Rugby World Cup
The Tohto University Baseball League is one of topnotch student leagues in Japan. It has four divisions, each of which has a promotion/demotion series after the regular season. Because of the cutthroat competition, it is often dubbed “Sengoku Tohto”, literally meaning a league of warring states. The Chuo University baseball team is a celebrity that won the championship 24 times since the league’s inauguration in 1931. But it remained lackluster for the last ten years since the autumn of 2004. Yosuke Shimabukuro, a fourth grader at the Business Administration Department, the Faculty of Commerce, became captain this season to lead his team to a league pennant. He graduated from Konan Senior High School in Okinawa Prefecture. (Read More)
Beauty contests at universities have taken firm root across Japan in recent years. At topnotch universities in Tokyo, such contest is so popular today that it is seen as one of crucial events that provide the gateway to success for female announcers. Ms. Yuka Nishizawa, a second grader at the Public and Environmental Economics Department, the Faculty of Economics, who won the crown at Miss Chuo Contest 2013, also wants to be an announcer upon graduation. She was the first Chuo student who became one of the top 10 finalists at the "Miss of Misses Contest 2013" in which the contest winners from all universities across Japan took part... (Read More)
Chuo University’s English Speaking Society (ESS), with a history of 110 years, has friendly ties with similar clubs at more than 60 universities in the Kanto region. In contrast, Hakumon Herald published by Chuo’s English Newspaper Association once ceased to exist but has undergone a rapid growth since being revived a year and a half ago. In this specially arranged dialogue, the chairmen of the two English language-related clubs, Okuto Suzuki of ESS and Kento Isogai of Hakumon Herald, try to tell newcomers to Chuo University about the charm and pleasure of learning English. (Read More)
A play titled “Charlie Bartlett” was performed by members of Chuo University’s English Speaking Society (ESS) at the school’s Tama Campus on November 23, 2013. Many alumni, friends and family members, both young and old, filled a hall at C Square to watch their performance... (Read More)
Do you know that Chuo University has a world-class student club? That’s “Garnet Girls”, a song leading club made up of 27 girls. Despite its short history (it was actually founded in 2008), it has already been quite successful. In fact, its team won the All-Japan Championships and placed sixth in the World Championships. The track records tell how formidable the girls are. Their performances, full of elegance, power and uniformity, give strong impressions to the audience. Two Hakumon Herald reporters watched (Read More)
Few people seem to know precisely what cheerleading is. It is actually a competitive sport in which athletes vie for better performances in physical expression to attract and impress the audiences. Their performances are judged by... (Read More)
The relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea stay soured at the moment in the height of a territorial dispute over an uninhabited islet in the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in Korea). Before the issue... (Read More)
This student club came into being in October 2008. It all started when one Chuo student volunteered to cooperate in a harassment prevention and awareness campaign. Upon its launch, it had only a couple of member students who worked... (Read More)
Do you know of a musical instrument called electronic organ? Some may know it only by name. But there may be few who have actually listened to its sound. Chuo University has a club made up of students who love and play... (Read More)