• Mitsuwa Lunch & Culture Exchange 🍥

    Mitsuwa Marketplace - New Jersey

    Just wanted to try something new. Let's get together and have some lunch at Mitsuwa. If you're new to the marketplace, they have a wide selection available in their cafeteria. Once we get lunch, we can discuss about Japanese culture and related topics. For those who aren't as familiar with the marketplace, it would also be a good chance to see what Mitsuwa has to offer. We could review some entry level Japanese, but it's not the main priority. Right now I'm gauging turnout and interest. If the turnout is very low the day before, I will typically cancel the night before. Please RSVP if you are able to make it. Please refrain from being a no-show. Please consider the time of those who organize.

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  • Japanese and English Practice

    Panera Bread

    We can practice having conversations in Japanese and in English by discussing current events in the world or any other topics. Depending on the number of Japanese participants, we could pair up or make small groups to have more opportunities for each of us to speak. Articles on sites such as https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ or elsewhere may serve as sources of discussion, but it doesn't have to be overly structured Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:30 PM and 7:30PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to or just to enjoy conversations. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

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  • Japanese and English Practice

    Panera Bread

    We can practice having conversations in Japanese and in English by discussing current events in the world or any other topics. Depending on the number of Japanese participants, we could pair up or make small groups to have more opportunities for each of us to speak. Articles on sites such as https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ or elsewhere may serve as sources of discussion, but it doesn't have to be overly structured Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:00 PM and 7:30PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to or just to enjoy conversations. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

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  • Japanese and English Practice at Caffe Bene

    Caffe Bene

    I'll be joining Meg, who is a native speaker from her meetup group at this Fort Lee location. The format for this meetup is more Q&A as opposed to a single lesson. Any level is fine, but try to have questions and/or topics ready. We can also practice having conversations in Japanese and in English by discussing current events in the world or various other topics. Depending on the number of Japanese participants, we could pair up or make small groups to have more opportunities for each of us to speak. Participating for any portion of the meetup between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to or just to enjoy conversations. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

  • English Conversation Practice

    Panera Bread

    We can practice having conversations in English by discussing current events, American popular culture, or any other topics. Articles on sites such as https://www.usatoday.com/ or elsewhere may serve as sources of discussion, but it doesn't have to be overly structured Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:00 PM and 7:30PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

  • Japanese and English Conversation Practice

    Panera Bread

    This meetup is opened to any level. We can practice having conversations in Japanese and English by discussing current events in the world, American or Japanese culture, or any other topics. Try to write one paragraph or a few sentences in your target language with any topic prior to this meetup. Your writing will be shared with other participants. Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

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  • English Conversation Practice

    Panera Bread

    We can practice having conversations in English by discussing current events, American popular culture, or any other topics. Articles on sites such as https://www.usatoday.com/ or elsewhere may serve as sources of discussion, but it doesn't have to be overly structured Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:00 PM and 7:30PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!

  • Weekend Japanese and English Practice at Intermediate and Advanced level

    We practice Japanese by accessing the websites below for the first one hour. So bring your smart phone or tablet. https://happylilac.net/riddle-sentence-1.html https://happylilac.net/nazo-1-50.html Then we will have free English conversation. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show.

  • Japanese Practice at Intermediate or Advanced level

    We can practice having conversations in Japanese by discussing current events in the world or any other topics. Depending on the number of Japanese participants, we could pair up or make small groups to have more opportunities for each of us to speak. Articles on sites such as https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ or elsewhere may serve as sources of discussion, but it doesn't have to be overly structured Participating for any portion of the meetup between 6:00 PM and 7:30PM. Once the meetup is over, you are free to stay and continue practicing provided if anyone else wants to or just to enjoy conversations. Please be respectful and keep things civil. Please order at least one item from the cafe if you can. Please refrain from being a no-show. If no one else RSVPs the morning of, this meetup will be cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar for other special events and gatherings. As always, we look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions!