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Kim S.

{I spent four years living in Japan, two on Miyakojima and...

Location:

New York, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

July 7, 2010

Do I speak Japanese?__ seriously want to learn?__ want to teach?__

I'm forgetting more and more Japanese by the day, but I have a pretty solid foundation. I'd like to clean up my grammar, expand my base of colloquial expressions, and improve my fluency. I'd be happy to teach and learn.

Do I have a favorite Japanese culture story that I want to tell you?

I have lots of stories. Sometimes I think I spent the best years of my life in Japan.

Why?... Yes! Why am I interested in the culture and language of the people of Japan?

Japanese language and culture completely opened my mind. I kind of "grew up" in Japan in that it was where I became an adult. It was a magical place to go though the mundane rites of passage that usher in adulthood, and I love it for that.

Will I help our Group as an Assistant Organizer, or a special event's Guest Organizer? Maybe__ No__ Yes__

Sure. I'd love to help plan special events.

__Yes, I have completed my Profile page and posted my modest passport-style ID photo to MAKE NEW FRIENDS faster & help all of you to find ME quick at our events. :)

I think I've done this through Facebook.

Introduction

I spent four years living in Japan, two on Miyakojima and two on mainland Okinawa. I spent three of those years in the JET program, traveling around to eight schools on three different tiny islands. I miss it very much and still dream in Japanese.

What Kim S. is saying about this Meetup Group

I'm so impressed and happy to have found people who love Japanese and want to come together to share the language.


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