We're the area's most active Japanese Meetup, with a lively group of people who speak or are learning Japanese. We have regular, casual meetings to socialize in Japanese and English, usually over dinner. Native speakers are welcomed, intermediate Japanese speakers get lots of practice, and beginners are encouraged to ask questions to learn more.
We rarely set an agenda. This isn't a classroom; it's primary an opportunity to get to know people who are connected to Japan in some way. Most of the time we go somewhere for dinner, but members sometimes plan coffee gatherings, local adventures, happy hours, or occasionally, structured events. If you're trying to learn something specific, please feel free to bring materials or books that cover your topic and feel free to ask for help. We don't have any formal lesson plans, but many people will be glad to help you out on something with which you're struggling.
Thursday night dinner Meetups: Always in Seattle, but the neighborhood varies. Once or twice a month: Coffee Meetup, usually in-city, now hosted rather irregularly, but you are welcome to step up. There's usually an event about once a month on the Eastside. Occasional events: Karaoke/Happy Hour. Irregular: Southend/Northend events, private home parties. (You can always volunteer to organize these) Please sign up to keep informed! Suggestions? Email Jason.
More about our group + Frequently asked questions
Seattle's Japanese-Speaking Gathering