What we're about

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. This is not a dating service, nor do we plan any singles-focused events. All of our events are open to all who wish to learn, retain, or use their Japanese language skills or who are looking to experience a little Japanese culture. So, 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.

Come find us at any of our recurring meetups: in Seattle, 1st Thursdays at Ten Sushi and 3rd Thursdays at Hurry Curry of Tokyo. On the eastside, 2nd Friday dinners and 4th Friday board games (in Japanese). Other meetups occur regularly but are related to special events: ohanami, bon odori, Japanese movies playing during SIFF, and the Hiroshima lantern memorial.

Occasionally there are other, more random meetups: cafe meetups and conversation exchange, karaoke and/or happy hour, outdoor adventures, northend/southend events, and private home parties. These are usually in-city but occur infrequently.

Please sign up to keep informed! Suggestions? Contact Jason, Chigako, or Daniel.

More about our group + Frequently asked questions (http://www.meetup.com/JapaneseSeattle/about/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Kaiwa Table (会話・テーブル)

Food Court at the HUB

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaiwatableuw/ Kaiwa Table is ・ 会話・テーブルは: - Free! - Available for both UW and NON-UW students - Is held EVERY WEDNESDAY, 5:30PM at the Husky Union Building's Cafeteria (HUB) -無料! -誰でも参加できます!UWの学生じゃなくても大丈夫です。 -時間:毎週水曜日、午後5:30時から。 -所:UWキャンパスのHusky Union Building (HUB) Kaiwa Table (会話・テーブル) is a club under the Japanese Student Organization of UW (JSA). "Kaiwa" in Japanese means "conversation." Kaiwa Table is a place where English-learning students and Japanese-learning students can come together and help each other learn. We help each other become better in our respective languages, and in the process, we make fun memories and make valuable friends. Listen, speak, ask, etc-.. there are gonna be tons of way to improve. We also have tons of Kaiwa Tablers that do not particularly desire to improve Japanese or English but do want to make good friends and have a great time. Whatever your interests are - we want you to join us! We are quite a diverse group. We assure you that you will be able to improve either in English​ or Japanese at Kaiwa Table.

Eastside board game meetup

Community Room at Crossroads Mall

It looks like I messed up the reservation and don’t have the comm room for Jan. If we have low attendee count, we’ll just go to the new Starbucks on 156th. Otherwise we’ll meet at the food court and hopefully we can find a table to play some board game. Stay tuned for more detail. ——————————————— This event series is all about learning Japanese through playing interactive board games. If you are a beginner, don't worry, I will have some cheat sheets ready for you. If you feel like taking some challenges, I've got some advanced games too. Food will not be provided but you are more than welcome to grab anything from the food court. NO OUTSIDE FOOD PLEASE! or we will be charged a fee. The room rental is $25. It would be really helpful if you can chip in a couple of bucks. Anything extra will go towards new games. If enough people are interested, we will go to Tutta Bella afterward.

Kaiwa Table (会話・テーブル)

Food Court at the HUB

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaiwatableuw/ Kaiwa Table is ・ 会話・テーブルは: - Free! - Available for both UW and NON-UW students - Is held EVERY WEDNESDAY, 5:30PM at the Husky Union Building's Cafeteria (HUB) -無料! -誰でも参加できます!UWの学生じゃなくても大丈夫です。 -時間:毎週水曜日、午後5:30時から。 -所:UWキャンパスのHusky Union Building (HUB) Kaiwa Table (会話・テーブル) is a club under the Japanese Student Organization of UW (JSA). "Kaiwa" in Japanese means "conversation." Kaiwa Table is a place where English-learning students and Japanese-learning students can come together and help each other learn. We help each other become better in our respective languages, and in the process, we make fun memories and make valuable friends. Listen, speak, ask, etc-.. there are gonna be tons of way to improve. We also have tons of Kaiwa Tablers that do not particularly desire to improve Japanese or English but do want to make good friends and have a great time. Whatever your interests are - we want you to join us! We are quite a diverse group. We assure you that you will be able to improve either in English​ or Japanese at Kaiwa Table.

Eastside Dinner Meetup!

Needs a location

TBD

Past events (1,040)

3rd Thursdays at Hurry Curry

Hurry Curry of Tokyo

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