First Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

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The Encorepreneur Cafe

1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR

How to find us

There is metered parking in front of our space on 15th. There is 2-hour parking around the corner on Weidler. There is more free parking in the neighborhood behind us.

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This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing a projector, screen, and audio system.

Meetup Schedule

6:00-6:15 Arrivals, Check-Ins, and Social
6:15-6:30 Short Japanese lesson (Topic: Basic Japanese greetings)
6:30-6:45 Self-introduction Time
6:45-7:00 Talk in Japanese
7:00-7:10 Break or keep talking
7:10-7:25 Japanese cultural presentation or planned activity
Topic: New Japanese Era "Reiwa". What's the meaning? Generation difference from previous era "Heisei" and "Showa"
Exercise: How to identify your date of birth in the Japanese era calendar scheme
7:25-7:50 free conversation (Japanese or English)
7:50-8:00 short reflection & closing

Schedule is tentative. It may change according to participants’ requests and levels.

*This first meetup is free, but we appreciate if you bring some cash to donate for snacks so we can keep this meetup group going.


6:00-6:15 ご到着、受付、雑談タイム
6:15-6:30 短い日本語レッスン(トピック:基本の日本語のあいさつ)
6:30-6:45 自己紹介タイム
6:45-7:00 日本語で話しましょう
7:00-7:10 休憩(そのままお話を続けてもOK)
7:10-7:25 日本文化プレゼンテーション、またはアクティビティ
7:25-7:50 会話の時間(日本語でも英語でも)
7:50-8:00 振り返り