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Why join AOJ?

Among the myriad grievances voiced by airsoft enthusiasts in Japan, a resounding complaint echoes through the fields—the monotony of regularly featuring the same duo of game modes: Counter games (Team Deathmatch) and Capture the Flag. Recognizing the need for a breath of fresh excitement, we've stepped into the scene to redefine the airsoft experience, catering to both English and Japanese enthusiasts alike.

Our journey began with a modest clique of friends fueled by a shared desire—to inject exhilaration into airsoft and cultivate a community that transcends the limitations of conventional games played on most fields.

From its inception, Airsoft Online Japan (AOJ) has emerged as a beacon of diversity in the airsoft realm. Our distinctive game modes, coupled with an unwavering passion for the sport and the dedication we invest in our activities, have acted as a magnetic force, drawing individuals from all walks of life into our vibrant community.

Don't play alone!

Whether the players are college students, salarymen, women, parents, or even people just visiting Japan, we offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where our focus is on all participants having fun. Our members are from all over the world as well as local Japanese players, so we are able to offer language support in English, Japanese and even Chinese. Whatever your background or language ability, we do our best to welcome all participants and offer support, training (for new players) and translation services to everyone that attends. If you want to practice English in a fun environment, we can provide an immersive experience for you. If you cannot speak English, we have Japanese community leaders to help you out. 

In addition, we tend to play using radios to maximise teamwork and add a much higher level of immersion as well as a more social atmosphere.

Community & field relations
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As a community, we do not just offer airsoft games but we often host other outdoor events whether it is hiking, beach trips, camping or even a more social activity like picnics, barbecues or a few drinks in a nice pub. There will always be something coming to look forward to.

 

Our community leaders are working with various fields to offer overnight camping experiences as well as special deals and perks, whether it is the relaxed and open space of an overnight camping session and airsoft game at Camp Devgru or the chaotic and excitement of Sabage Paradise. We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to give our members the best experiences possible. So if you want to combine airsoft with a nice barbecue and overnight camping, we have you covered!

AOJ's games are not just a day of capture the flag

Arranging a day of flag games and team deathmatch games costs nothing and is easy to manage. However, our games are unique. We do not spend the day playing simple flag games like most fields offer. We have a lot more game modes with useable props and items that we build or source ourselves. That is where the donation comes in. Our leaders have put in much of their hard-earned cash in order to establish a homepage, build a community, advertise and build props to be used for our chartered games. Such props you won't find anywhere else, and they add a lot of fresh ideas and excitement to airsoft in Japan. Since showing props like our bombs to field owners, they have taken interest in wanting to buy them to use at their fields. While this is not something we have planned to do, it is flattering that our efforts are being noticed.

The game modes we offer are quite diverse, we usually start the day with a warmup deathmatch or flag game and then jump into some more challenging and unique game modes.

AOJ's Special Games include:

  • Bomb the Enemy

  • Bomb Sabotage

  • Domination

  • Hostage Rescue

  • Capture the Juggernaut

  • Switch

  • Last Man Standing

  • Mexican Standoff

  • The Hive

  • Arms Race

  • Melee Duels

  • Final Countdown

  • Zombies R Us

  • and many more.

AOJ Leaders checking radio communications
We have actual props you can use

Our games utilise functional props and devices to add a new element to games that is not just pressing a button. One such device we utilise is our Game Timer.

This timer uses a powerful horn that can be heard from 100 metres away and sounds when the game starts, and again when the game ends. This eliminates the need for clock watching, miscommunication between teams and helps to ensure that timekeeping is properly managed.

Made from durable ABS with a 12v battery, Raspberry Pi processor and programmed by the AOJ team, this adds ease to game environments and takes away added stress from game masters as well as inadvertently forgetting to set the timer etc.

AOJ's Game Timer
AOJ's Bomb Prototype

Another aspect that makes AOJ hosted games unique is the inclusion of functional devices for players to use such as wire defusing bombs, passcode defusing bombs, digital counters, domination switches and even a bomb vest for a special hostage game.

Our devices are financed through donations as well as the AOJ team, and made by the AOJ leader, Ben. using prototype boards such as Arduino and coded with C++, the possibilities are somewhat endless for the kind of devices we can make and use in games.

Our main device is our bombs, in particular BD Mk.1 (Bakudan Mark 1), that is built into a heavy duty weapon case, fitted with an LCD display, keypad, various buttons, a key switch (to prevent accidental resets), and powered using an 11.1v LiPo battery with Deans connector. The 120 decibel siren built in lets everyone around the bomb know when the game is over.

Veteran & Social Support

Airsoft Online Japan's leader, Ben is the driving force behind the community. He served for many years in the Special Air Service (SAS) and the unique aspect of having autism. Navigating social landscapes has proven to be a formidable challenge for Ben, a struggle many can relate to. 

In recognizing the hurdles faced not only by veterans like himself but also individuals dealing with social issues such as shyness, social anxiety, and autism, Ben has forged a community that goes beyond the thrill of airsoft battles. At its core, Airsoft Online Japan is a haven where people come together not just to have a good time, but to weave connections and provide a safe space for those seeking camaraderie.

For Ben, the mission is clear: to create an environment that mirrors the bonds formed in the military, allowing veterans to revisit the camaraderie of squads and platoons. Simultaneously, it serves as a sanctuary for those grappling with social challenges, offering a secure, positive, and enjoyable setting for individuals to connect with like-minded peers.

The unique camaraderie cultivated through our airsoft games and events isn't merely about recreation; it's a conduit for building lasting connections and nurturing a genuine sense of community. Join us, not just for the adrenaline-pumping battles, but for the friendships and shared experiences that transcend the virtual world.

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Upcoming Events

  • Minna-no-Mori Regular Game
    Minna-no-Mori Regular Game
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Minna-no-mori
    22 Jun 2024, 21:00 – 22:00
    Minna-no-mori, Japan, 〒243-0201 Kanagawa, Atsugi, Kamiogino, 沓掛2781
    22 Jun 2024, 21:00 – 22:00
    Minna-no-mori, Japan, 〒243-0201 Kanagawa, Atsugi, Kamiogino, 沓掛2781
    Join AOJ players for a regular game at Atsugi's Minna-no-Mori field. Lunch is pre ordered, so please book ASAP This is a member meetup event and not hosted by AOJ.
  • Camp Devgru 1 Year Anniversary Special Game, BBQ & Camp
    Camp Devgru 1 Year Anniversary Special Game, BBQ & Camp
    Sat, 19 Oct
    Camp Devgru
    19 Oct 2024, 08:00 – 16:30
    Camp Devgru, Japan, 〒264-0007 Chiba, 四街道市Wakaba Ward, Ogurachō, 吉岡1132
    19 Oct 2024, 08:00 – 16:30
    Camp Devgru, Japan, 〒264-0007 Chiba, 四街道市Wakaba Ward, Ogurachō, 吉岡1132
    We will be hosting a charter game after a summer sabbatical to get back into the swing of things on the anniversary of AOJ's first charter game at Camp Devgru. Please make sure to read the ticket information carefully,
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