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What a Wonderful Family! 2 (家族はつらいよ2) @ Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

The sequel to the first What a Wonderful Family! finds Shuzo and Tomiko a few years older. They are still together and have not separated or divorced. Their daughter in law, Fumie, notices a dent or two in Shuzo’s new car and suggests to the family that Shuzo should stop driving. No one has the courage to broach him on the subject. (2017, 113 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles) Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 PM, Director: Yoji Yamada

Forgive- Don't Forget @ Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Many Japanese samurai swords were confiscated and found their way to the United States after World War II. Japanese swords are an integral part of Japan’s cultural heritage, history, and art. Film maker and documentarian Brad Bennett travels to Japan and returns a valuable sword to its rightful owners. Mr. Bennett will receive Sacramento Japanese Film Festival’s Emerging Film Maker Award. (2018, 71 minutes, English/Japanese) Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:20 PM, Directors: Brad Bennett, Jonah Guelzo, Austin Journey, Paul Ufema

日本語会話 (Japanese Conversation)

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For those at the pre-beginner stage of Japanese study, 日本語会話 means "Japanese Conversation!" All levels are welcome. No matter your level of fluency, please come prepared to speak some Nihongo, even if it's just "konnichiwa." I think we'd all like to speak better Japanese, and the only way to do that is through practice. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and run (typically) to 9:00 PM, but can continue to 9:30 PM. We have a 30-minute period of Japanese Only during these meetups. During this time we ask you to please speak Japanese ONLY. Naturally, this will be easier for those who are upper intermediate or better, but it also gives those of us a lower levels a chance for challenging practice. Even if you have zero knowledge of Japanese, this can be a valuable opportunity to listen and get familiar with the sounds of the language. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1130253/Double-Dutch-Listening-foreign-language-crucial-learning--dont-understand-word.html) Before and after the 30 minutes, you may speak whatever language you like (but of course we encourage you to use Japanese =).

日本語会話 (Japanese Conversation)

Location visible to members

$1.00

For those at the pre-beginner stage of Japanese study, 日本語会話 means "Japanese Conversation!" All levels are welcome. No matter your level of fluency, please come prepared to speak some Nihongo, even if it's just "konnichiwa." I think we'd all like to speak better Japanese, and the only way to do that is through practice. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and run (typically) to 9:00 PM, but can continue to 9:30 PM. We have a 30-minute period of Japanese Only during these meetups. During this time we ask you to please speak Japanese ONLY. Naturally, this will be easier for those who are upper intermediate or better, but it also gives those of us a lower levels a chance for challenging practice. Even if you have zero knowledge of Japanese, this can be a valuable opportunity to listen and get familiar with the sounds of the language. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1130253/Double-Dutch-Listening-foreign-language-crucial-learning--dont-understand-word.html) Before and after the 30 minutes, you may speak whatever language you like (but of course we encourage you to use Japanese =).

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