What we're about

This is a social group whose members are interested in the culture of Japan. We meet regularly just to socialize and have fun by having dinners, parties, enjoying good Japanese food and drink. We speak both Japanese and English at events.

See our calendar combined with several other Japanese groups HERE (https://sites.google.com/site/nihonnokokuchiban/calendar). Visit our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/tampajapanese/)!

Upcoming events (4+)

FL JETAA Tsudoi

Panera Bread - Brandon Town Center

An open social to meet people interested in Japan. Always the same time and place. No RSVP necessary! Tsudoi (つどい) is the first Friday of each month from 7-8 pm (or later) at Brandon Mall Panera (usually the outside tables). We usually stay on outside after the store closes. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to speak Japanese or English to attend, but one of those is helpful. There's no agenda. It's just a casual time to meet others who share an interest in Japan. It's always the same place and time. Stay for a minute or the whole time. Look for the little Japanese flag on the table.

Orlando Japan Festival

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

The annual Orlando Japan Fest is back in person! Last year it was virtual & fun, but this year should be Fun cranked up to 11! There will be performances on stage (including Matsuriza drumming), vendors, food & beverage stalls, a raffle, and an ending “Bon” dance for all. Yayoi will be there selling excellent kimono, yukata, & accessories and Rising Sun Dojo will dress you in social-media-post-worthy samurai armor for a fee. From previous years, I remember a book sale, handicrafts, clothing vendors, and the Mitsukoshi store’s booth with a discount merchandise free-for-all.

FL JETAA Tsudoi

Panera Bread - Brandon Town Center

An open social to meet people interested in Japan. Always the same time and place. No RSVP necessary! Tsudoi (つどい) is the first Friday of each month from 7-8 pm (or later) at Brandon Mall Panera (usually the outside tables). We usually stay on outside after the store closes. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to speak Japanese or English to attend, but one of those is helpful. There's no agenda. It's just a casual time to meet others who share an interest in Japan. It's always the same place and time. Stay for a minute or the whole time. Look for the little Japanese flag on the table.

FL JETAA Tsudoi

Panera Bread - Brandon Town Center

An open social to meet people interested in Japan. Always the same time and place. No RSVP necessary! Tsudoi (つどい) is the first Friday of each month from 7-8 pm (or later) at Brandon Mall Panera (usually the outside tables). We usually stay on outside after the store closes. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to speak Japanese or English to attend, but one of those is helpful. There's no agenda. It's just a casual time to meet others who share an interest in Japan. It's always the same place and time. Stay for a minute or the whole time. Look for the little Japanese flag on the table.

Past events (556)

FL JETAA Tsudoi

Panera Bread - Brandon Town Center

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