Let's meetup and learn Japanese and culture:謙虚humbleness­・humility

  • February 25, 2014 · 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 : Kenkyo(謙虚) humbleness・humility

6:00 Opening remarks

6:02 Quick self introduction

6:10  Share your experiences.
When do you feel "Kenkyo-sa"?
How do you express your  "Kenkyo-sa"?

Kenkyo(謙虚)= modesty; humility

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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.


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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  • A former member
    A former member

    michael-sensei was amazing, patient and well-versed in Japanese, but may we have more vocabulary next time please? a list of words?

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Masahito san

    February 26, 2014

  • Félix

    Sorry. Don't think I can make it tonight. ごめんなさい。

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have emergency meeting tonight.... So, today, I can not attend meeting.

    February 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am new to your group ... where is entrance?

      February 25, 2014

    • Félix

      They will be sitting on the front picnic benches near the curry stand. Have fun!

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great topic. growing up with a Japanese mother then being thrown into mainstream mainland culture was a detriment; not knowing how to instinctively claw one's way to the top and bragging about it to boot.

    February 24, 2014

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