Let's meetup and learn Japanese and culture: Identity and what it means

  • November 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We are Japanese natives and Hawaii locals, and are organizing a group for beginner, intermediate, advance level Japanese conversation. This is not a class; rather, it is a group for practicing conversation with fellow learners and native speakers. 

Come to practice Japanese. The group will gather informally to chat, make new friends, learn about other cultures and maybe find a language exchange partner. Come share your Japanese language skills while socializing and meeting interesting people.


Duration : 60 min (after 60 min, free café talk)

The tables are near: a Curry Shop

Masahito will be wearing a red hat.

Facilitator : Masahito

The topic : どなたですか?Donatadesuka
Identity and what it means

6:00 Opening remarks

6:02 Quick self introduction



Watermelon Sushi World 




Learning English with Japanese Accent



I am Japanese


Japanese comedian



田中 修 日本への視点(9)―「日本教」論  

6:45  Q & A about Japanese culture

6:55 Talk about the next meeting agenda

7:00 Closing remarks

Rules for this language group:

Enjoy conversation.

Let's respect and help each other.

Members are asked to use polite and proper speech desu/masu form , avoid crude and slangy expressions. And let's try to speak only Japanese for the first 60 minutes.

Beginners are welcome and are able to use English. The members who know Japanese will support the beginners.




Dividing groups

If we have many participants, an organizer will divide the group based on Japanese level.

If an organizer creates subgroups, He or she will appoint a facilitator for each subgroup.

After having a group conversation for 60 minutes, we will end the group activity. It will be free conversation time. You are free to leave or you can stay and talk about any topic you like with anyone in Japanese or English.

Note :

Anybody who wants to facilitate future meetings are welcome to do so. Please let Masahito know.

Please let Masa know if you want to talk about any particular topic.

Mahalo, Thanks, ありがとう


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    Masa brought upa interesting topic to me 琉球語 vs 琉球日本語

    November 5, 2013

  • Félix

    We had a very good discussion. We were able to discuss the different cultures and people who live in Japan. We also had a discussion on local dialects and how they differ from place to place. Again, much kudos go to Masa and Yamato for organizing this group!

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    IDENTITY: The story of Tokyo Rose. Born in California, on the Fourth of July, this American of Japanese ancestry got stuck between two countries during WWII, put on trial for treason, was imprisoned, and eventually pardoned by President Ford. Accused of broadcasting demoralizing propaganda from Japan to American soldiers, she--according to her bio--didn't even like Japanese food:


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