January 6, 2011
I've been speaking Japanese for about a year and a half, through 3 college classes so far, seriously want to learn more and improve, can write hiragana and katakana fluently, learning Kanji now
Japan Day 2010 in Central Park was a fascinating experience for me, especially being able to participate in carrying the Moving Shrine in front of the entire crowd
I am interested in the Japanese culture of and language because I seek to learn more about their history, but more importantly, to learn the societal norms and attitudes, the reasons for certain taboos and psychology of the people
Looking forward to learning more Japanese and making new friends in the process!
Very nice group of people, plenty native Japanese speakers helping out, great environment