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Would you like to learn about Japanese food or interesting places in Japan while learning Japanese?  We’re offering a series of theme based Japanese online classes starting in May.  This is a great opportunity for people who would like to learn about Japan while studying Japanese or even people who aren’t sure about taking a structured Japanese course but would like to sample it.

When: Every Wednesday at 7PM from May 6th to June 29th

Where: Online via Zoom

Price: $40 per session

How: One-time, one-hour lesson. You can sign up for as many as you want.

Maximum: 8 people

Levels: one session for beginners and one session for intermediate/advanced

Like Japanese Food?  Learn Japanese through Cuisine!

Is Japanese food you know or find in the U.S. the same as in Japan? Join us in discovering Japanese cuisine and related vocabulary.  If you’re a beginner, learn how to order food, ingredients, and vocabulary related to food/cooking.  At the intermediate/advanced level, we’ll discuss the similarities and differences between American and Japanese food culture with a focus on how Japanese ideas of nutrition have become popular in the U.S.

Wednesday, June 17th at 7 PM - Beginners (Full)

“The Japanese Writing System: Not as Scary as It Seems”

Have you ever wondered how the Japanese came up with three different types of characters?  Or, have you ever tried to study Japanese but gave up because the writing system seemed overwhelming?  This course will be perfect for you!  Learn the origin of the Japanese writing system and have fun at the same time!  Kanji is not so scary if you learn characters as symbols consisting of different parts.  Intermediate/advanced learners can have fun learning challenging kanji.

Wednesday, June 24th at 7 PM– Intermediate/Advanced

NEW!! Japanese Pop Culture”

If you’re interested in Japan because you’re fascinated by its pop culture whether it is anime, manga, cosplays, YouTubers, and fan culture, this class is for you!  Please let us know what your interests are when you register. 

Monday, June 29th at 7PM - Beginners  (Open to high school students and up.)

For more information or to register, see our Language School page

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worldwide
    • 74


    Language Exchange

    WITH the Japan Society of Boston

    Next Meeting: Friday, July 10, 2020

    6:00 to 8:00 PM EST

    (Registration closes at 12 pm on the day of)

    Your place

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (you will be sent the meeting code after registering)

    Stuck in the house and need a healthy way to socialize? JSB has you covered! We will be hosting our next language exchange online, giving all of our community the chance to practice their targeted language.

    Join us for a Japanese/English language exchange with native Japanese speakers! We will begin with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English, and alternate until we hit 8 PM. Registration is set up so registrants can designate their current proficiency level so we can further sort participants into groups based off said level.

    We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese and English language skills. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn!

    Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

    As part of registering, we may ask for your email address. You may register for an event without providing your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details (e.g., location), announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.

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