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If you're looking to learn or practice speaking Japanese, you've come to the right place! (If you're a native Japanese speaker and would like to practice your English, we would also love to help! 英語を練習したい日本人の方も喜んで手伝います!)


Meetup Types
While our group does have culture-related meetups from time to time, about 90% of our meetups center on the language.
イベントはほとんど日本語に集中するけど、時々文化関係のイベントがあります。

• Cultural/social meetups
We go see movies, attend festivals, sing karaoke, and do anything else our members want--as long as it's legal.  =)  Japanese isn't required but you are welcome to use it.
映画を見に行ったり祭りを参加したりカラオケを歌ったりします。イベントは法律違反じゃなかったら、何でもいいです。

• Gengo Koukan (Language Exchange) meetups
Normally for two hours, different hosts have a different style of running the language exchange meetups.  Feel free to attend the ones that work for you best.These meetups may be difficult to participate in if you haven't already taken classes or are at an advanced beginner level. Please don't be afraid to join us!
言語交換のミートアップは普通に二時間ぐらいです。違うイベントのオーガナイザーは違うやり方があるから、ぜひ自分の学び方や性格のような言語交換に参加してね。

• Low-fee Beginner meetups (日本語の初級者向け)
If you are just starting out or haven't spoken Japanese in a long time and need a refresher, this would get you started with the conversational basics. Please learn the Japanese writing system of hiragana and katakana before participating. We will not be reviewing kanji as this is a speaking course.  Classes will pick up again in July.


Be an Event Host!

How often, where, and when is all up to you!  Want a meetup closer to you?  Host one!  Please read if it's your first time holding a meetup for our group: Guidelines for Hosting Meetups.

Membership Dues
The first 60 days after you join is a trial period for you to see if this is what you are expecting from a language group.  When the trial ends, you will be prompted to pay the $2 membership dues, which we apply to Meetup.com fees.
最初にグループにトライアルとして6­0日間は、このグループに所属したいかどうか決め­ることができます。トライアル期間後にサイトに引かれて2ドルの会費を支払います。ミートアップのサイトに載せる­費用のための会費です。


Group Rules

•  You're welcome to join events that don't list a seating cap on the event page without RSVPing. If you want the meetup to count towards your attendance total, please check in with the host before you leave the event.
ミートアップのページで参加者数に制限が­なければ、予約なしの参加も歓迎です.

• Please check with the host first before attending events where you are on the waiting list.
イベントのキャンセル待ち名簿に名前がの­っている場合は、オーガナイザーに事前に確認してか­ら参加して下さい。

•  We reserve the right to cancel any meetups where just event/group organizer(s) are RSVP'd.
オーガナイザー以外に誰も予約しないエベントをキャンセルする権利があります。

• Attendance
A max of 3 no-shows are allowed per year. Members who exceed this will be dropped from the group.
年間に3回までのノー・ショー(ドタ­キャン)が許されますが、それ以上のノー・ショーは­、グループから削除します。

No-shows are defined as 1) RSVPing "Yes" for a meetup and not showing up without letting the event host know before the event and 2) cancelling without 24-hours notice for events with limited seating, as it doesn't give other members enough time to fill the spot.
「ノー・ショー」は 、(1)ミートアップに参加予約したのに、事前にイベントのオ­ーガナイザーに連絡をしないで参加しないこと、(2­)他のメンバーが参加できたかもしれない限定イベン­トの予約を24時前までに、通知もせず予約を取り消­す事です。

• Half Hour Rule
All conversation meetups will be in Japanese only for at least half an hour.  If the conversation slides into English, we will ask everyone to switch back to Japanese after half an hour.  全ての会話のミートアップで少なくとも30分は日本語で話します。会話が英語になってしまったら、30分後に「また日本語で話しましょう」と呼びかけます。

If native Japanese speakers wish to practice their English or if someone asks for this, every 30 minutes we will switch from speaking in Japanese only to speaking in English only and vice versa.
ネイティブの日本人や他の人が英語の練習をしたい時、30分毎に日本語と英語で順番に­話します。


Currently in the Works

    joint meetups with other groups interested in Japanese culture 


We are always looking to improve the group and make this beneficial for everyone so please send your ideas/comments/suggestions to us!

Samantha ・サマンサ

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    2 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    2 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    2 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 PM

    言語交換(Language Exchange) @Water Tower Place

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coffee & Language Exchange (言語交換)

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:45 PM

    言語交換 (Language Exchange) @ Macy's on State

    1 Wonderful Japanese Speakers attending
 
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