About Us

The University of Kentucky's Japanese Culture in Kentucky Society (JCIKS) is a student run organization aimed at providing students at the University of Kentucky the opportunity to engage in social activities and meetings exemplifying Japanese culture as seen in Kentucky.

In addition, JCIKS aims to provide tutoring in the Japanese language for non-Japanese students, and English tutoring for students from Japan.

JCIKS also exists to offer assistance and support for students from Japan studying at the University of Kentucky, with the goal of fostering a spirit of community among students from Japan and students interested in Japan.

Sound interesting? Check out our Facebook page.


Regular meetings occur every Thursday night at 8pm in Room 228 of the Student Center. All UK students, professors, and staff with interest in Japanese language or culture are welcome. There is no membership fee.


President - Ilona Hoffmann ilona.hoffmann@uky.edu

Vice President - Austin Moss almo224@uky.edu

Secretary/Treasurer - Jennifer Weiler jjwe222@g.uky.edu

Faculty Adviser - Masamichi Inoue msinoue@uky.edu

© 2011, JCIKS

All information contained within this site is the sole property of the Japanese Culture in Kentucky Society. Website design is the property of Jennifer Weiler. Photography taken from internet.