This group is for Japanese speakers who want to meet other Japanese speakers and actually use the language. Only Japanese is spoken at meetings. Native and non-native speakers are welcome, although non-native speakers should have at least intermediate conversation fluency to be able to participate actively in the discussions. We are not giving lessons, but rather just getting together over coffee, etc, and chatting about various topics. If anyone does not know how to say something, they may write it down in English and together we will figure out how to say it in Japanese. 'Japanese only' is the method that works! We will have regular monthly meetings and will celebrate Japanese holidays as possible. We'll sometimes enjoy local restaurants in Fairfield and lower Westchester counties, and will do various activities speaking JAPANESE ONLY :):) Day trips to NYC or other places may be included too. A $2 participation fee is requested of participants to help cover meetup expenses.Please read the group policy below before joining.
This group is based on courtesy and reliability. Members may be asked to reconfirm 'yes' rsvp's a couple days before an event. An event may be canceled if fewer than than 3 members have reconfirmed.
'No shows' are not tolerated. (A 'no show' is someone with a 'yes' rsvp who does not attend and does not contact the organizer or cancel the rsvp before the event starts). Anyone who is a 'no show' ONCE will be removed from the group.