UPRIZINE was founded in 2017, aiming to create conversation and raise awareness surrounding intersectional issues at Temple University Japan through opinion pieces, creative writing, and occasionally, informative journalism. It is run by students and for students, through the TUJ Zine Club. 

Disclaimer: The site is run by TUJ students and through the Zine Club but is not an instrument of Temple University

Poetry & Prose

March 21, 2018


i love living in tokyo. it contrasts my upbringing in STEPFORD in many ways.

i love blending in.

i love how no one asks me: "but where are you really from?"

i love the reflection...

February 26, 2018

 Photograph by Phyo Thiri

With the author’s permission, we have decided to publish this piece unedited. We believe that this represents a large portion of the TUJ student body who do not hold English as their nat...

February 6, 2018

A glimpse into life with anxiety & leaning into the discomfort.

January 19, 2018

i loved the life on the road, the fantasies of me going

somewhere without all the things i need, but all the things i want.

i loved the life full of smoke in which i could see my future. i loved the thirteen-year-...

December 1, 2017

CONTENT WARNING: Sexual Violence // Why is one allegation not enough? A poem on believing women.

November 21, 2017

A “grey area” is often the term coined in murky situations where both parties end up with diverging experiences gained by the end of the night.

November 16, 2017

People should really stop saying #triggered.

November 5, 2017

Where are you from? You ask as I no longer really have an answer for you, because where am I really from?

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