NEWS & EVENTS

2018/02/04 UP

2/3/2018
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed on Feb. 19th for Presidents’ Day.  All classes/lessons are cancelled except SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course began on January 20th but it’s Not too late to join. We have 2 more openings left 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
April 14th, 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.


2018/01/24 UP

1/23/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course began on January 20th but it’s Not too late to join. We have 2 more openings left 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
February 17th, 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.


2018/01/12 UP

1/10/2018  ~Happy New Year!~
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed on Jan. 15th for MLK Jr’s Day.  All classes/lessons are cancelled except SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course will begin on January 20th, 2018. We have only a few openings left 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
January 13th, 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.


2017/12/24 UP

12/23/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed Dec. 24th ~Jan. 7th for Christmas & New Year holidays. All classes/lessons are cancelled during the period except SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course will begin on January 20th, 2018. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
January 13th, 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.


2017/12/22 UP

12/21/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆ 
We will be closed Dec. 24th ~Jan. 7th for Christmas & New Year holidays. All classes/lessons are cancelled during the period except SKYPE lessons. We are open and all classes are as scheduled on Dec. 23rd.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course will begin on January 20th, 2018. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
January 13th, 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.


2017/12/09 UP

12/8/2017
Due to the winter storm and snowy road conditions, we will be closed tomorrow, December 9th. All classes have been cancelled.

2017/12/01 UP

12/1/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course will begin in January 2018. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
December 16th, 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.

◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed Dec. 24th – Jan 7th for New Years Holidays and the weekends. All classes and lessons are cancelled.

2017/11/23 UP

11/22/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed Nov. 23rd – 26th for Thanksgiving Day and the weekend. All classes and lessons are cancelled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday Basic Course will begin in January 2018. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
December 16th, 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.

Tuesday Evening Basic Course have already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and both classes haven’t gone very far, meaning it’s easy to catch up, so please contact us ASAP if you are

2017/11/17 UP

11/16/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed Nov. 23rd – 26th for Thanksgiving Day and the weekend. All classes and lessons are cancelled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday morning Basic Course will begin in January 2018. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
December 16th, 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.

Tuesday Evening Basic Course have already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and both classes haven’t gone very far, meaning it’s easy to catch up, so please contact us ASAP if you are

2017/11/07 UP

11/6/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday morning Basic Course will begin in December. 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.
◆FREE Seminar◆
November 11th, 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 class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Flower Arranging class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

Tuesday Evening Basic Course have already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and both classes haven’t gone very far, meaning it’s easy to catch up, so please contact us ASAP if you are

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.