What we're about

Meet and mingle with local Japanese language and Japanese culture enthusiasts! We do a variety of fun events, both language oriented and social. We offer a regular introductory language event (hosted by native speakers) but otherwise most of our events are social. Past events have included viewing Japanese drama series (English subtitled), Japanese food potlucks, karaoke, Awa Odori dance, Bon Odori, Phoenix Matsuri, making Natto (ew!), or mochitsuki (yum!), visiting local Arizona onsens (natural hot springs, very nihon-teki!), going out for sushi or other Japanese cuisine, and anything else our members come up with! Our group has a attracted a nice mix of culture enthusiasts, language learners, and native speakers. If you are interested in Japanese culture or language and want to meet others who are as well, join our group! We look forward to meeting you!

Before joining please read the following links:

Welcome Page (https://www.meetup.com/japanese-486/about/), RSVP Etiquette (https://www.meetup.com/japanese-486/pages/RSVP_Etiquette/), About Our Events (https://www.meetup.com/japanese-486/pages/About_Our_Events/), Frequently Asked Questions FAQ (https://www.meetup.com/japanese-486/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions_%28FAQ%29)

Upcoming events (4+)

Japanese Language Practice Downtown PHX

Culinary Dropout

Lets meet downtown Phoenix and practice speaking Japanese! I'll be bringing some study materials. All levels welcome, just try your best with what you know. I'd like to maintain immersion as much as possible.

Culinary Dropout has outside seating so let's enjoy the いい天気

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.)

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 - 9 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:
10/8: (1) the world of particles; (2) advanced studies of は and が
10/15: (1) the world of particles (continued); (2) miscellaneous particles
10/22: (1) the world of particles (continued); (2) miscellaneous particles
10/29: practice problem festival!

Zoom link to our meetup:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8643748869?pwd=aXhtOVp0RTYxN1FLMnBPR1FuNmY5UT09

A reminder may be sent to participants prior to the meetup time (to the email linked to your meetup account).

See you there!

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.

Past events (967)

Japanese Lessons for Beginners and Beyond!

Online event

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