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Open Seattle Japanese Language and Culture Meetup
*******Sorry, I changed the time to Happy hour meetup this time since their happy hour sounds really good and we can still go on a walk at Green Lake after the meetup.********* Let's try the brand new restaurant in Green Lake. The owner comments that they serve Tapas (Pinchos) and good wine. Of course, they have beer as well. I suppose all tapas plates are small so you would try a few plates. They opened in April but they already have a good review of 4.6 at Yelp. Sorry, I haven't been there so I don't know the restaurant well but it sounds like you place your order and pay at the counter, which is convenient for us. You may need to park a few block away but I don't think it would be difficult. Bus: 26, 62

Tapas Lab

7012 Woodlawn Ave NE #3B · seattle, wa


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We're the area's most active Japanese Meetup, with a lively group of people who speak or are learning Japanese. We have regular, casual meetings to socialize in Japanese and English, usually over dinner. Native speakers are welcomed, intermediate Japanese speakers get lots of practice, and beginners are encouraged to ask questions to learn more.

We rarely set an agenda. This isn't a classroom; it's primary an opportunity to get to know people who are connected to Japan in some way. Most of the time we go somewhere for dinner, but members sometimes plan coffee gatherings, local adventures, happy hours, or occasionally, structured events. If you're trying to learn something specific, please feel free to bring materials or books that cover your topic and feel free to ask for help. We don't have any formal lesson plans, but many people will be glad to help you out on something with which you're struggling.

Thursday night dinner Meetups: Always in Seattle, but the neighborhood varies. Once or twice a month: Coffee Meetup, usually in-city, now hosted rather irregularly, but you are welcome to step up. There's usually an event about once a month on the Eastside. Occasional events: Karaoke/Happy Hour. Irregular: Southend/Northend events, private home parties. (You can always volunteer to organize these) Please sign up to keep informed! Suggestions? Email Jason.

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