Frequently asked questions

Joining Uprizine

How do I join Uprizine?


If you're a Temple University Japan (TUJ) student, please contact us through our contact form! You can also find us at school events like the club fair or at one of our weekly club meetings. If you are not a TUJ student, you can contribute to Uprizine by contacting us via our contact form. We'll then brief you on submission guidelines as well as discuss your ideas with you. Remember, this zine is created for you and we'd love to feature your contribution!




What happens after joining?


After joining Uprizine, you'll be part of a great team that's ready to make a change not only in our immediate community (Temple University Japan and Tokyo), you'll also indefintiely be part of something that has the power to change the world! Additionally, you'll have a great community to talk about society's pros and cons, but also a great network of cool people, zines, and a variety of NPOs/NGO's to communicate with in Tokyo.




I'm not confident in my English/Japanese skills, can I still join?


Of course you can! Native level fluency is not required to write articles in either language. The editing team will be happy to help you touch up your writings if you're interested! If you want to take part in less langauge excessive activities for the time being, you can get involved in designing, photo, event organization, etc. and we'll welcome you with open arms.





Collaborations

Can schools/organizations collaborate with Uprizine?


Yes! Uprizine is open to collabarting and hosting events with a variety of NPO/NGO organizations as well as schools. In the past, we've worked with Voice Up Japan, iVote, No Youth No Japan, Showa Women's University, and Women's Empowerment Institute.




What kinds of collaborations are possible?


In the past, we have done panel talks as well as workshop style events. Though we're open to new ideas and discussing them with you!




When is the best time to hold a collaboration event?


We usually plan events in accordance with the university schedule as well as by semester. We have three semesters: 1. Fall (September - December) 2. Spring (January - April) 3. Summer (May - July) Usually plans for each semester are planned the semester before. For example, plans for the summer semester are discussed in the spring, and plans for the fall are discussed in summer. In short, collaboration inquiries should be sent at least 2 months ahead of the intended collaboration date so that we can plan and coordinate effectively!




How can my school/organization collaborate with Uprizine?


The flow of planning a collaboration with us goes like this. 1. Contact us via our contact form. 2. Discuss possible dates and times. 3. Discuss other information (venue, speakers, etc.) 4. Advertising and PR. 5. Hold the event! It's important to note that Uprizine follows a university calendar and tailors its events towards students, so it would take some time to discuss/decide the above. If you're interested in collaborating with us, please be sure to contact us at least 2 months ahead of the scheduled event date!





Contributions

Do I have to be a member to contribute to Uprizine?


Not at all! We welcome all contributions even if you are not a Temple University Japan student or a member of the club. If you are intersted in contributing something, please contact us via our contact form!




What kind of contributions is Uprizine looking for?


We look for contributions in various areas like creative and journalistic writing, art, poetry, prose, graphic design, and translation (English and Japanese)!




Does Uprizine accept anonymous contributions?


Yes, we do! We will keep your entries anonymous and will not release any personal information relating to you or the submission.




How do I contribute to Uprizine?


If you are a member of Uprizine or a student at Temple University Japan (TUJ), you can discuss about your contributions to the editor and the team. If you are not an member or TUJ student, please contact us about your contribution via our contact form.





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Frequently asked questions

Joining Uprizine

How do I join Uprizine?


If you're a Temple University Japan (TUJ) student, please contact us through our contact form! You can also find us at school events like the club fair or at one of our weekly club meetings. If you are not a TUJ student, you can contribute to Uprizine by contacting us via our contact form. We'll then brief you on submission guidelines as well as discuss your ideas with you. Remember, this zine is created for you and we'd love to feature your contribution!




What happens after joining?


After joining Uprizine, you'll be part of a great team that's ready to make a change not only in our immediate community (Temple University Japan and Tokyo), you'll also indefintiely be part of something that has the power to change the world! Additionally, you'll have a great community to talk about society's pros and cons, but also a great network of cool people, zines, and a variety of NPOs/NGO's to communicate with in Tokyo.




I'm not confident in my English/Japanese skills, can I still join?


Of course you can! Native level fluency is not required to write articles in either language. The editing team will be happy to help you touch up your writings if you're interested! If you want to take part in less langauge excessive activities for the time being, you can get involved in designing, photo, event organization, etc. and we'll welcome you with open arms.





Collaborations

Can schools/organizations collaborate with Uprizine?


Yes! Uprizine is open to collabarting and hosting events with a variety of NPO/NGO organizations as well as schools. In the past, we've worked with Voice Up Japan, iVote, No Youth No Japan, Showa Women's University, and Women's Empowerment Institute.




What kinds of collaborations are possible?


In the past, we have done panel talks as well as workshop style events. Though we're open to new ideas and discussing them with you!




When is the best time to hold a collaboration event?


We usually plan events in accordance with the university schedule as well as by semester. We have three semesters: 1. Fall (September - December) 2. Spring (January - April) 3. Summer (May - July) Usually plans for each semester are planned the semester before. For example, plans for the summer semester are discussed in the spring, and plans for the fall are discussed in summer. In short, collaboration inquiries should be sent at least 2 months ahead of the intended collaboration date so that we can plan and coordinate effectively!




How can my school/organization collaborate with Uprizine?


The flow of planning a collaboration with us goes like this. 1. Contact us via our contact form. 2. Discuss possible dates and times. 3. Discuss other information (venue, speakers, etc.) 4. Advertising and PR. 5. Hold the event! It's important to note that Uprizine follows a university calendar and tailors its events towards students, so it would take some time to discuss/decide the above. If you're interested in collaborating with us, please be sure to contact us at least 2 months ahead of the scheduled event date!





Contributions

Do I have to be a member to contribute to Uprizine?


Not at all! We welcome all contributions even if you are not a Temple University Japan student or a member of the club. If you are intersted in contributing something, please contact us via our contact form!




What kind of contributions is Uprizine looking for?


We look for contributions in various areas like creative and journalistic writing, art, poetry, prose, graphic design, and translation (English and Japanese)!




Does Uprizine accept anonymous contributions?


Yes, we do! We will keep your entries anonymous and will not release any personal information relating to you or the submission.




How do I contribute to Uprizine?


If you are a member of Uprizine or a student at Temple University Japan (TUJ), you can discuss about your contributions to the editor and the team. If you are not an member or TUJ student, please contact us about your contribution via our contact form.