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.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Eastside board game meetup

Community Room at Crossroads Mall

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. Digital cheat sheet: https://EastSideJP.net 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/mo. I'd appreciate it if you can chip in a couple of bucks. Extra donation will go towards new games. We are going to Tutta Bella afterward for happy hour drink and pizza.

4th of July Celebration at Gas Works Park (SeaFair)

Gas Works Park

SUMMARY / イベント内容 Come join us for the annual SeaFair Festival at GasWork Park! This is an annual event on Independence Day, an American holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. 毎年、GasWork Parkで開催されるSeaFair Festivalにてmeetupイベントを開催します。SeaFair Festivalは、1776年7月4日のアメリカ独立宣言を記念して祝日に行われる恒例のイベントです。 LOCATION / ロケーション Exact location will be announced soon! 具体的な集合場所は追ってご連絡します! EVENT SCHEDULE / イベントスケジュール [Noon - 3:00 PM / 正午 - 午後3時] Picnic. Feel free to bring a blanket, food, book, or game to enjoy. We will bring a 10m tent and a frisbee for you to use. このイベントはピクニックとなります。必要もしくは可能な方は、ブランケット、食べ物、本、またはゲームをお持ちいただけますと幸いです。日除け用のテントとフリスビーはこちらでご用意します。 [3:00 PM - 5:00 PM / 午後3時 - 午後5時] Conversation exchange. We will talk in both English and Japanese so that we all can practice speaking with native speakers in both languages. Conversation exchangeです。それぞれのネイティブスピーカーと話せるように、日本語と英語をバランスよく話すようにしましょう。 [5:30 PM - 7:00 PM / 午後5時30分 - 午後7時] - Dinner. We are still working out the details for a group please check again soon for more information. ディナーに関しましてもこちらで計画を立てております。折って詳細を追加いたします。 [7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / 午後7時 - 午後10時] Fun & Games. We will hold friendly competitions in Trivia, Rock Paper Scissors, and Karaoke. Winners will receive a prize~ ゲーム。 Trivia、Rock Paper Scissors、Karaokeを行う予定です。勝者にはプレゼントがあるかも? [10:00 PM - 11:00 PM / 午後10時 - 午後11時] Beautiful Fireworks Show over Lake Union. Gasworks Park is one of the best locations for viewing. レイク・ユニオンにて花火大会。ガスワークスパークから綺麗な花火をご覧いただけます。 FAQ / よくある質問 Coming soon / 近日公開!

Eastside Dinner Meetup!

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3rd Thursdays at Hurry Curry

Hurry Curry of Tokyo

3rd Thursday of the month - time for curry in South Lake Union! Order food and beverages at the counter, join the meetup, and the servers will bring your food to you. Cash and Credit Cards accepted - get there before 7PM for Happy Hour specials. Japanese beer and sake available. Close to public transportation (Rapid Ride C or E, SLU Streetcar, bus lines 40, 8, and 62). Parking is quite manageable and free after 6 in SLU on the street (or a flat $2.44 for the evening in the underground garage). Always a good turn out for the meetup at this location. Nijikai options abound but will likely be at Gold Bar - one block south at 227 9th Ave N

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3rd Thursdays at Hurry Curry

Hurry Curry of Tokyo

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