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See also, the OCJ Terms and Conditions of club membership on the registration page

Club Rules

Consideration and polite behaviour is expected on events and on the website.

Do not post moral, religious or judgemental opinions using the mailing list or website. If you would like to give your opinion to a member then please send a private email.


The club may refuse membership, or remove it, if people cause disharmony or bring the club into disrepute.

Outdoor Event Organization & Costs
The club is 100% volunteer.
Organizers can ask participants to contribute to the cost of maps (all in 1 trip or 100yen), safety equipment (cost of ropes etc), phone calls and costs related to organizing the event.

YOU are also a volunteer - do not ask the organizer to check everything for you. You are also responsible for helping with planning and during the event.

Event organizers will get FREE OCJ MEMBERSHIP  0 yen (after current membership is finished).

OCJ is a non-profit club - events are cost price for everyone.

You cannot promote profit events (yours or your friends). Sometimes commercial tours are used like rafting but you cannot receive any reward for taking members on such tours (or a friend).


You cannot use OCJ to solicit members to join other outdoor groups or profit events.

You cannot disclose members' email addresses (without their permission) or misuse personal details obtained while being a member of OCJ.

The organizer is usually right! Please follow their advice.

If you are not the organizer , do not try to take control of an event or try to change the event plan or lead people along another route unless there is a situation of danger and you are more experienced than the organizer. Always discuss any changes with the organizer in private to find a solution first.

If you are upset do not argue in public on events.

Discuss problems with the person or the organizer quietly, away from the group.

Car Use

Any charges for use of member's private cars should cover gas and highway charges only - not car use. Any cost should be discussed with other members before the event. Club management and members have the right to ask for receipts to prove costs.

We now have a new system to allow car drivers to go free or at reduced cost following car use rules:
Se the Club Announcement section topic:


Guest on club events

Guests cannot join OCJ outdoor events - everyone must register on the website to complete the safety agreement (terms and conditions).

At all other times, members who invite guests on events and organizers who allow them are breaking club rules and will lose their membership. Rejoining the club will require payment of a fine (paid by both).

Delete your own private information posted on events

Within 2 days after events, you must remove your own personal information from event posts (email address and phone number). If the Administrator has to do it there will be a charge.
Private contact information can be sent through the private message system.

Private (selective member) outdoor events

We would prefer outdoor events to be sent to everyone in the club using the mailing list but members can organize private events with each other - up to six people in a group. Over this number is considered discrimination against general members - choosing only people they like. Do not use events, the club website, or message system to arrange private outdoor events.


What is the point of joining a club, only to find out that many events are private. You have to be invited to get on them? Are you suitable? We would like events between members to be public.

We do not want 'private' groups, or mini clubs in OCJ. Private events of up to 6 members should be enough but if people want to make a bigger group for a special occasion they should inform the club management so there is no misunderstanding.

In a poll, over 80% of club members voted against private group events.
Events are usually sent by email but not always (if organizer forgets to 'Announce Topic') so check the website for new events.

To join or sign up for an event just log in and 'reply' to the event message  - everyone must do this so we know who is going and that you are a member.

After events (in 2 days), edit your messages and delete any email addresses or phone numbers. If you ask Admin later to do it for you will have to pay.

イベントに出席する前に、ログインし、次に、出来事メッセージに答えなければなりません [返信する ボタン]。


OCJ uses a standard message for events:


Title & Date (タイトル, 日付):

Event Grade (イベント等級)

Sign up conditions and contact details  (参加の条件と連絡先詳細)
Important - read!

Things to Bring (持参するもの)

Travel Details, Meeting Time & Place (旅行の詳細, 集合時間と場所)
Important - read!

Cost (費用)
Train, bus etc ...
Maps, safety equipment.

After the Event

Make some useful comment if you have any.
Reply and say thanks to the organizer.
Upload some photos in the gallery for other people.
Remove any phone numbers and email addresses from the event - Action, Modify (edit). Just delete private data.
All members must reply to the event message on the website before they can attend! For safety reasons and so who know who are members.

Use' Announce Topic' to email your event to all members. Use only once after you make your event message. You can use again if important changes need sending by email.

No guests on outdoor events (except special official BBQ camp events a few tines per year).
You can ask participants to contribute to the cost of phone calls during planning, maps, safety equipment like ropes etc.
Participants should also help you plan, rather than keep asking questions.


1. Click 'New Topic' in one of the event lists and enter event details.
2. Click the checkbox 'Announce Topic', then click 'Post'. Finished!

1. Click 'New Topic'.

Add details...

The standard outdoor event titles are included automatically.
You can add photos and maps etc.

IMPORTANT!!! You MUST click the box 'Announce Topic' so your event is emailed to members.

Click the box 'Announce Topic'  then click 'Post'.

Just click 'Post' again and wait ...

Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Re: Free Member registration
« Last post by MJ on Wed Dec 16, 2015, 04:19 PM »
Thank you Andy for quick reply I can open my acct now:)
Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Re: Free Member registration
« Last post by andy duggan on Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:47 PM »
After you register you have to activate the account by checking your email box and clicking the link in the email. This is to stop spammers.

If you cannot see it then maybe one of these things happened.

1. Mistake typing email.
2. The email went in your junk folder - best to check that.

Anyway, account is now open.
Welcome to OCJ.
Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Free Member registration
« Last post by Sakura MJ on Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:26 PM »
Hi everyone,
I would like to join in your group can I ask if how long  will I wait for approval of registration
as free member. Last night I registered but I dont think if you received  because I have some error while filling up some questions can I ask the admin to please check my registration.
Thank you for reading my message  and hope to meet you all soon.
Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Re: l met you at Mt.Bukou.
« Last post by Ange on Wed Oct 02, 2013, 08:13 PM »

Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Re: l met you at Mt.Bukou.
« Last post by Hummingbird on Mon Sep 30, 2013, 06:05 AM »


Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / Re: l met you at Mt.Bukou.
« Last post by andy duggan on Sun Sep 29, 2013, 10:04 PM »
Thanks for replying so soon - it was nice to meet you two today.

Some things on the website are in English and Japanese and at the top right there is a language change button. Most of the software has Japanese translation.

I will contact the email the address used here to post a message.
Contact Us, FAQ (お問い合わせ) / l met you at Mt.Bukou.
« Last post by Ange on Sun Sep 29, 2013, 09:51 PM »
Hi! I,m Ange's Master.
It was nice to meet you.
I'm surprised how many members have  your community.
The webpage is only in English so it is a bit hard to understand for me.
My brother-in-law is helping me with this email.
Hope we can meet again.
Take care
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