What we're about

Welcoming anyone and everyone interested in Japanese language and culture! This is a group focused primarily on Japanese language learning and is open to all levels of skill, whether you're an advanced learner interested in finding conversation partners or just starting to study your first kanji. Probable culture related activities to follow, like Japanese cooking, karaoke, anime/manga geek-outs, Japanese events, etc.

Upcoming events (4+)

*Online* Tuesday Night Japanese Conversation & Hangout

Online event

Our meetings have moved online for the foreseeable future!

Come join us virtually for Japanese language & culture conversations. Practice your Japanese, learn new vocabulary & grammar, & chat about Japanese culture. :)

This is a Japanese language and culture free-for-all! Everything is unplanned and go-with-the-flow.

All Japanese levels are welcome!

Meetings will be held via Zoom.
Attendees will receive the invite to the Zoom meeting once you RSVP.

Get Zoom: https://zoom.us/

Upper Intermediate/Advanced Japanese Conversation (Virtual Meetup)

Online - Not an in person Meetup

日本語で話しましょう!   Let's talk in Japanese!

Each week we pick 1-2 topics and take turns talking about it. This event is held entirely in Japanese and is for upper intermediate, advanced, and native speakers. To recreate the intimacy of an in-person event we ask that you join the Zoom meeting with both video and audio. Once you RSVP, we will send you the Zoom meeting link via Meetup messaging 1 hr prior to the event start. Looking forward to seeing and talking to you there! じゃ、楽しみに!!  ヽ(ヅ)ノ

How to join a Zoom meeting:
A) From your computer: just click on the invite link; it will automatically take you to the meeting. (Recommended)
B) From your phone: you must download the app first.

Japanese Lessons for Beginners and Beyond!

Online event

(This meetup is listed under multiple meetup groups. At the meetup time, the participants are all joined into one meetup via Zoom.)

Starting November 9, 2021, due to Daylight Saving Time, the meetup will be 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Arizona time (UTC-7; no Daylight Saving Time observance) until further announcement.

Learn and practice Japanese online!

This event is for those who are from around mid-beginner to late-intermediate levels. Being at least able to read some basic sentences is thus preferred, but anyone of any level and anywhere in the world is welcome to (re)join at any time during the meetup.

This meetup starts with a Q&A format tailored to answering questions and explaining everyday Japanese. Asking questions helps to understand the concepts beyond what textbooks teach, so bring any and all questions you have encountered in your journey to study this language!

We also learn and talk about the people and cultures of Japan. As potential ideas, each week we will talk about the various cultural topics below and learn the grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills associated with these topics. Each lesson is so designed such that Japanese learners of all levels can learn something new. Any remaining time may be used to practice basic conversation.

This event is 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Arizona time (UTC-7; no Daylight Saving Time observance) on Fridays. Participants are welcome to join at any time during the meetup.

This month's language and cultural topics will include:
1/7: (1) the world of particles; (2) the differences between は and が
1/14: (1) the world of particles (continued); (2) introduction toて forms
1/21: (1) the number system and (2) expressing dates and times
1/28: practice problem festival!

Zoom link to our meetup:

A reminder may be sent to participants prior to the meetup time (to the email linked to your meetup account). Participants will receive the meetup notes via email after the meetup.

See you there!

Introductory Japanese - for Absolute Beginner to Low Intermediate

こんにちは! (Konnichiwa!)

Ready to start learning Japanese? Studying on your own but need speaking practice? Going on a trip and need some survival phrases?

Join us for Absolute Beginner to Low Intermediate level Japanese lessons and practice! Our meetings can be tailored to meet the needs of the attendees...everything thing from basic sentence structure to the best phrases and topics for travel to beginner level speaking and conversation practice. Have something you want to work on? Shoot me a message!

This is an online event through Zoom. The link to join will be sent to members to RSVP approximately 20min prior to the start of the event. (Event time is local to Arizona!)

Get Zoom: https://zoom.us/

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