What we're about

Konnichiwa! 日本語は下です。

We are small and friendly group for people who want to make friends and exchange Japanese and Australian culture while drinking at a pub. Regular members ages range from 25 to 50, but all are welcome. You just need to be able to buy a drink and speak either English, Japanese or both! We meet at 4pm at the Insignia Bar, 3rd Sunday of the month.

About our organizers:

Gabor is your main facilitator. International speaker and multi-linguist, Gabor can chat with you in English, Japanese or Hungarian. He also knows a little of a few other languages. When he isn't at a meetup he is traveling the world speaking on various topics at conventions.

Nanako is a private Japanese teacher, and teaches in cafes in the CBD during the week, as well as via Skype in the evenings. She is also a craft beer connoisseur, so if you want to discuss Japanese or Australian craft beer, have a chat with her in Japanese or English.

みなさん、こんにちは!
お酒を飲みながらリラックスした環境で英語や日本語でおしゃべりしましょう!

毎月一回、第3日曜日 16:00からです<3

参加メンバーは20代後半から50代の方が多いですがどなたでもウェルカムです♪

30代以下に見える方はパスポート等のIDをお忘れなく☆ 学生証は使えません。

参加費は無料ですが、バーのスタッフとこれからも良い関係でいられるように
お一人様一杯、又は一品以上 ご購入をお願い致します。
お酒が苦手な方はソフトドリンクでも構いませんので最初から最後まで無料のお水のみだけの参加はご遠慮お願いします。

わからないこと、ミートアップで嫌な事、もっとこうした方が良いよーとアドバイスでも、お薦めのビール教えて(笑)などなど、何でも遠慮なくオーガナイザーにお声掛け下さい。
メッセージ、掲示板は英語でも日本語でもどちらでも大丈夫です!

では皆さんに第3日曜日会える事を楽しみにしています!!

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Konichiwa, watashi wa Geoff desu. Since the regular once a month meet up is becoming popular we have added a second chance to meet each month. We will have a Saturday meet up once a month, 2 weeks apart from the regular Sunday event. The Saturday event is a different location, at the Queensberry Hotel in Carlton so please check the details. The Sunday event remains unchanged. So come along and enjoy informal conversation with people interested in Japanese culture and customs. No structure, just having a good time with like-minded people. Bring enough funds to buy a drink for yourself. Don't forget your ID. You might be asked for it if you look like you're under 30! 'Time to Mingle' Easy to move around and speak to other people. Everyone is there to meet many people so feel free to move on from a conversation from person to person. Everyone will understand this. You can use lines like 'It was nice talking to you. It's time I did some more mingling' or simply smile and say 'time to mingle!' Be nice to each other, it's a friendly community. This is not a pick-up group. People who ask for other members' contact details excessively or get offered them but then spam them will be banned. There's really no need to contact anyone outside the Meetup meetings. Tell them you hope to see them at the next one! If you really wish to contact other members in the group outside the normal meeting dates, you can use the Meetup discussion board for that. Thanks for understanding. Serious Stuff! You and your guests are solely responsible for any issues or situations that arise from attending a Meetup meeting and cannot hold the organizers, co-organizers or anyone else responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of your decision to attend a meeting. Please review the official terms and conditions here for more details: https://www.meetup.com/terms/

Come, drink, laugh, chat in Japanese and English!

At 4pm in Insignia bar. Come along and enjoy informal conversation with people interested in Japanese culture and customs. No structure, just having a good time with like-minded people. Bring enough funds to buy a drink for yourself. Don't forget your ID. You might be asked for it if you look like you're under 30! 'Time to Mingle' Easy to move around and speak to other people. Everyone is there to meet many people so feel free to move on from a conversation from person to person. Everyone will understand this. You can use lines like 'It was nice talking to you. It's time I did some more mingling' or simply smile and say 'time to mingle!' Be nice to each other, it's a friendly community. This is not a pick-up group. People who ask for other members' contact details excessively or get offered them but then spam them will be banned. There's really no need to contact anyone outside the Meetup meetings. Tell them you hope to see them at the next one! If you really wish to contact other members in the group outside the normal meeting dates, you can use the Meetup discussion board for that. Thanks for understanding. Serious Stuff! You and your guests are solely responsible for any issues or situations that arise from attending a Meetup meeting and cannot hold the organizers, co-organizers or anyone else responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of your decision to attend a meeting. Please review the official terms and conditions here for more details: https://www.meetup.com/terms/

Come, drink, laugh, chat in Japanese and English!

At 4pm in Insignia bar. Come along and enjoy informal conversation with people interested in Japanese culture and customs. No structure, just having a good time with like-minded people. Bring enough funds to buy a drink for yourself. Don't forget your ID. You might be asked for it if you look like you're under 30! 'Time to Mingle' Easy to move around and speak to other people. Everyone is there to meet many people so feel free to move on from a conversation from person to person. Everyone will understand this. You can use lines like 'It was nice talking to you. It's time I did some more mingling' or simply smile and say 'time to mingle!' Be nice to each other, it's a friendly community. This is not a pick-up group. People who ask for other members' contact details excessively or get offered them but then spam them will be banned. There's really no need to contact anyone outside the Meetup meetings. Tell them you hope to see them at the next one! If you really wish to contact other members in the group outside the normal meeting dates, you can use the Meetup discussion board for that. Thanks for understanding. Serious Stuff! You and your guests are solely responsible for any issues or situations that arise from attending a Meetup meeting and cannot hold the organizers, co-organizers or anyone else responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of your decision to attend a meeting. Please review the official terms and conditions here for more details: https://www.meetup.com/terms/

Come, drink, laugh, chat in Japanese and English!

At 4pm in Insignia bar. Come along and enjoy informal conversation with people interested in Japanese culture and customs. No structure, just having a good time with like-minded people. Bring enough funds to buy a drink for yourself. Don't forget your ID. You might be asked for it if you look like you're under 30! 'Time to Mingle' Easy to move around and speak to other people. Everyone is there to meet many people so feel free to move on from a conversation from person to person. Everyone will understand this. You can use lines like 'It was nice talking to you. It's time I did some more mingling' or simply smile and say 'time to mingle!' Be nice to each other, it's a friendly community. This is not a pick-up group. People who ask for other members' contact details excessively or get offered them but then spam them will be banned. There's really no need to contact anyone outside the Meetup meetings. Tell them you hope to see them at the next one! If you really wish to contact other members in the group outside the normal meeting dates, you can use the Meetup discussion board for that. Thanks for understanding. Serious Stuff! You and your guests are solely responsible for any issues or situations that arise from attending a Meetup meeting and cannot hold the organizers, co-organizers or anyone else responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of your decision to attend a meeting. Please review the official terms and conditions here for more details: https://www.meetup.com/terms/

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