Past Meetup

日本語会話 (Japanese Conversation): Alan on Japanese TV!

Price: $2.00 /per person

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Details

Back in December of last year, I received an email from a Japanese TV production company, looking for Americans to come to Japan to be on their TV show. Specifically, they wanted someone with great interest/knowledge of Japan and some Japanese speaking ability, but who had never been to Japan before. I knew that several members of our group would fit that description, so I forwarded the email to the meetup.

It turns out that our own Alan Ware (http://www.meetup.com/sacramento-japanese-speakers/members/32436332/) was chosen (out of hundreds of entries!) to be on the program! We actually watched part of the show at last week's meetup, and it was awesome and hilarious. This week, we'll watch the whole thing. You are not going to want to miss this!

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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.

Note: We have a 30-minute period of Japanese Only during these meetups. I will set a timer for 30 minutes, and 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 =).