"Contributing to mutual friendship and support among members, and friendship between Malaysia and Japan".
The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur was established on 25th November 1963, with the aim of "Contributing to mutual friendship and support among members, and friendship between Malaysia and Japan".
As of the end of November 2023, there are 273 corporate members, 1,314 individual members (*3,175 members), 304 asociate members (*612 members), and 11 student members. (* including family members)
The activities of JCKL are New Year Family Day, Bon Odori, Charity Bazaars, about 70 club activities, and volunteer activities as a community contribution etc.
JCKL is located in Taman seputeh near Midvalley.
It was originally a Japanese school building, and was renovated and started to be used as clubhouse from 1995.
There are halls and classrooms, and cultural and sports club activities are actively held.
There are about 60,000 books in the library, many of them are newly published books, and it is a place of relaxation for members. Also, there are Japanese restaurants, mini-marts, souvenir shops, travel agencies, cafes, second home visa agents, wellness spa, etc.
JCKL has established the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur and is responsible for the maintenance and management of Japanese Cemetery on commission from the Embassy of Japan.
JCKL has developed over a long history of 60 years thanks to the hard work and dedication of its members and seniors, and with the warm understanding and support of the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, governmental organizations, Japanese companies, and others.
In the future, we will continue to maintain friendly relationship between Malaysia and Japan, and make efforts to contribute to the Japanese community and local communities.
History of the JCKL
|1963||27th July||Inaugural meeting held at Raya Nozawa Asbestos factory|
|25th Nov||Officially approved by the Malaysian government|
|1964||1st May||Opening of the clubhouse
No.368-C, Circular Road, Kuala Lumpur
|1966||Feb||Preparations for the establishment of a Japanese elementary school started. An official lecture was held at the Kia Peng school in Sep.|
|1970||Jan||Establishment of the Japanese elementary school|
|1971||Jan||Establishment of the Japanese junior high school|
|1972||May||Japanese Women's Associsation inaugurated|
|Dec||The 1st Women's Association Bazaar held (At the Japan Club)|
|1976||Women's Association was named Cattleya Kai|
|Aug||Relocated Japanese School to Taman Seputeh, completed and opened|
|1977||The 1st Bon Odori was held.
(Organized by Japanese School PTA , Taman Seputeh Schoolyard)
258 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur
|Nov||The 10th Cattleya Charity Bazaar held at Hilton Hotel|
|1983||Nov||The 1st publication of the newsletter "Himawari"|
|1984||The Japanese Cemetery started to be maintained by JCKL|
|1985||Recruiting and deciding the logo of JCKL|
24 Jalan Permai, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Robson Height, Kuala Lumpur
|1993||Apr||Japanese School relocated to Subang|
Lots 463 & 475, PT1, Section 94, Taman Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur
Renovation of Taman Seputeh School building as Clubhouse
New Clubhouse Opening Ceremony held
|1995||Dec||The 1st Meeting of All the Japan Club in Malaysia|
|1996||Jan||The 1st New Year Family Day held.|
|1997||Apr||Nihonjin-kai Kindergarten established (No. of Students: 62)|
|Jun||JCKL Newsletter launched|
|1999||Oct||JCKL website launched|
|2002||Sep||Received the Foreign Minister's Commendation|
|2005||Sep||KL Japanese Cemetery Memorial Hall completed|
|2006||Mar||Clubhouse renovation work|
|2008||Apr||Introduction of membership cards with credit card functions|
|2009||Jun||Clubhouse slope improvement work (reinforcement) implemented|
|Aug||Library renovation work|
|2010||Jun||Abolition of “Local Member”|
|2011||Dec||Abolished the facility usage fee system for local non-members
Effective from 2012.7
|2012||Apr||Issuance of new membership cards (IC card type)
Abolition of membership cards with credit card functions and introduction of affiliated cards
|Jun||New library lending system using IC card membership card launched|
|Jul||Introduction of door access system using IC card membership card|
|2013||Jan||Introduction of Wi-Fi at Clubhouse|
|Nov||50 years anniversary celebration was held. 50 year anniversary magazine completion
(Issued in April 2014)
|2015||Feb||Establishment of the JCKL Charitable Foundation|
|2016||Apr||Use of electronic voting system for election of comittees started|
|Jun||Start of new building construction|
|2017||Apr||Crown Prince's Visit
The 1st Children's Day Event
Installation of cash dispensers (CDM)
|Oct||The 1st “Flavours of Autumn!” Event|
|Dec||The 1st Xmas Party Event|
|2018||May||Construction of Malaysia – Japan Memorial Monument|