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!
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Upcoming events (2)See all
- At The Nash Pam Morita - My Asian HeartThe Nash Jazz Club, Phoenix, AZ$27.00
This will be a nonhosted event.
Pam Morita-vocals/piano, Wen Wu-woodwinds, Allen Ames-violin/guitar, Rob Wren-electric bass, Dowell Davis-drums MY ASIAN HEART is a semi-autobiographic exploration and journey into Pam Morita's Japanese-American cultural heritage through originals and jazz standards.
Tickets are $10.80-$35 plus a nominal handling fee.
- Sunday Afternoon in the Park! Spring Picnic!Eldorado Park, Scottsdale, AZ
It is warming up, that means it is time for our Spring Picnic Potluck! Or in other words 春のピクニック!!
Come join us for our annual afternoon in the park, great food and good company!
We have a new location at El Dorado Park in Scottsdale. This year we will be at the North East Ramada. El Dorado is a lovely park with lakes and swings, ball-fields and thingz! Bring a good picnic potluck dish and join us!
This is a family friendly event! Don't forget the frisbee, whiffle ball, or just your social side and meet us at the park!
We will provide plates, cups, plastic utensils, napkins, and water. Please bring a dish to share and any additional drinks you'd like. We do have an alcohol permit (it allows beer in cans or wine in boxes only, please, no glass is allowed at the park). If you know what you will bring help us out by mentioning it when you RSVP so people have an idea of what things to bring.
New location this year: Scottsdale El Dorado Park, North East Ramada
Google Map: North-East Ramada Picnic Site
The above map has a red picnic table pin at our exact location. Here are written instructions as well: From McDowell Road turn North on 77th Street. Continue North past the first two parking areas. Turn left at the third parking area. We will be at the North-East Ramada which is about at the middle of the parking area, a few steps west on the paved path.
We have 5 tables and two grills reserved. Note, if you want to use the grills, you will need to bring charcoal and grill implements. Bringing a folding chair is also a good idea in case we have a high turnout.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!
Note: Pets are allowed, but must be leashed. And the owner has to pick up any "fun". That's a joke, for those of you practicing your Japanese.... :-)