NEWS & EVENTS

2020/02/14 UP

2/13/2020
◆HOLIDAY SCHEDULE◆
We will be Closed on February 17th in observance of Presidents’ Day.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
A New Basic Level Course will begin on March 23rd, 2020 (Monday evening).  The class fills up quickly so please contract us ASAP if you are interested.
We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic III Level Class
 have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.
◆FREE Seminar◆  February 22nd (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

2020/01/30 UP

2/3/2020
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
A New Weekday Basic Level Course will begin on March 23rd, 2020 (Meeting every Monday Evening).The class fills up quickly so please contract us ASAP if you are interested.
We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic III Level Class
 have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.
◆FREE Seminar◆  February 22nd (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

2020/01/16 UP

1/15/2020
◆HOLIDAY SCHEDULE◆
We will be Closed on January 20th in observance of MLK Jr Day.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
Saturday Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic III Level Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  There is no Seiza seminar in January.  It will be resumed in February and the date will be announced when finalized.
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.



◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  December 21st (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/12/25 UP

12/24/2019
◆HOLIDAY SCHEDULE◆
We will be Closed December 25th through January 10th.
For questions about classes or lessons, please contact us on January 11th or after. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
Saturday Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic III Level Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  There is no Seiza seminar in January.  It will be resumed in February and the date will be announced when finalized.
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.



◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  December 21st (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/12/04 UP

12/3/2019
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  December 21st (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/11/27 UP

11/27/2019
◆HOLIDAY◆
We will be Closed for Thanksgiving Day Weekend from November 28th to 30th.
For any inquiries, please contact us on December 2nd or after. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  November 23rd (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/11/20 UP

11/20/2019
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  November 23rd (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/11/14 UP

11/13/2019
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in January. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level III Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  November 23rd (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.

Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/10/16 UP

10/15/2019
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in October. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level II Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  October 19th (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


2019/10/13 UP

10/12/2019
◆HOLIDAY◆
We will be Closed for COLUMBUS DAY on October 14th.
For any inquiries, please contact us the following day. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
NEW 10-week Course: Essential Japanese for Travelers to Japan will begin in October. This course focuses on the most simple ways to communicate with native speakers. You will learn key vocabulary & phrases that are needed in certain situations while traveling, and proper pronunciation. Japanese customs and useful travel tips will also be introduced by native teachers. For details, check Japanese class page.
Saturday Advanced Level IV Classes and Wednesday Evening Basic Level II Class have some openings so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in joining in the classes.We also offer one-on-one lessons and SKYPE lessons that can be customized as you desire including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  October 19th (Saturday), 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Talk on Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Buddhism. Please check this for details.

◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony (Sado) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Flower Arranging (Ikebana) class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.


WHAT IS JAS?

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The Japanese-American Society of New Jersey (JAS NJ), located on Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey, was founded in 1974. We are dedicated to promoting understanding between Japanese and American cultures. JAS of NJ offers language, cultural, translation, and interpretation programs. Members are given special discounts to attend classes and access to our extensive library. Benefit from the decades of experience and valued service in the New Jersey/New York area. JAS of NJ offers unique and professional language programs designed for native English speakers that wish to become fluent in speaking and writing Japanese. JAS also offers modern and traditional culture classes, such as: Sado (Traditional Japanese tea ceremony), Ikebana (Traditional Japanese flower arrangement) and Japanese arts and crafts. JAS of NJ has an large collection of Japanese books and videos; including popular comics and movies. Registered members have unrestricted access to browse, or checkout materials during regular business hours.