December 2, 2006
Other than Japanese--music, movies and art.
I studied Japanese seriously from[masked], then abandoned it until 2002. Since then, I've been working hard to get it back (or better)--and to find opportunities to get to Japan, especially for work.
This is the best Japanese meetup group on the planet. I travel a lot and have checked &amp;#039;em out. Lots of activities, so it&amp;#039;s easy to participate in some parts even if you can&amp;#039;t make it to everything. Oct &amp;#039;08 Update: It&amp;#039;s gotten bigger and better since I wrote my earlier comment. Seattle is very lucky to have such an amazing group. You can dabble (like I do), or let it take over your life (LOL).