"Radicals" is a soccer club founded in 1985. In addition to the staff and students of NINS, members include alumni and working people from the community, the approximately 20 members each bring their own experience, skills and strengths while having fun at games and practice sessions. The practice sessions are organized on Sundays (unless there is a game) at Okazaki Junior High School affiliated to Aichi University of Education, a 5 minute walk from the Myodaiji campus (from14:00 in summer and 13:00 in winter, cancelled on rain days). After basic shooting and passing training the participants hold short mini games for fun. The training is well suited to beginners. Matches and practice games are held as a member of the Okazaki City league with teams from the National Institute of Genetics, National Institute for Fusion Science and other local area teams (held Sundays). The Radicals are always looking for new players who want to enjoy the sport together. Even if you're a beginner, please feel free to come out. Many who join the club are beginners or only have a few years experience, but they all continue to progress and gain skills while having fun. As individual circumstances differ some club members are only able to come out a few times a year, and some members only participate in training. If you are interested in finding out more about the team please contact Atsushi Hoshino (Ext: 7534). We hope you decide to give soccer a try!
Every Thursday from 19:30 to 21:45 badminton practices are held at Mishima Children’s House/三島学区子供の家. Participation is not limited to students; anyone from the three institutes is free to join. It is not necessary to attend every practice, participating only during the days and times you have free is fine. Usually between 10 and 20 players attend. We have a system that allows both beginners and experienced players to enjoy practice, and those interested can also borrow racquets, so please come and tryout badminton anytime! Please Contact: Nakagawa Takeshi (Ext: 7341).
We hold practice once a week on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:00, with the help of a nearby elementary school gymnasium. Our volleyball club is setup to be a great experience for beginners and the expeienced alike. Making friends from different laboratories and institutes can also be a nice change of pace. New members can join at anytime. Please contact: Noriyuki Kinoshita (Ext: 7573).
The softball club was formed in April 2011 and participates in League games in the local area. In Spring and Fall games are held on Sundays from 7:20 to 10:00am and in Summer from 18:30 to 21:00 at Mishima Elementary School. Participants are mainly University students and staff of NINS, but friends, family members, and contractors attached to the institute also sometimes come out. Participants who cannot make it every week are also welcome. Those interested should contact Mr. Nakayama at ext. 7622. We are looking for anyone who wants to hear the swish of the bat, or chase down ground balls like when we were kids, or anyone who just wants to get a good fun workout. So come out and mingle with locals while getting your sweat on!