NEWS & EVENTS

2017/05/18 UP

5/17/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed May 22nd – 29th.  All classes except SKYPE lessons are cancelled. We will reopen on May 30th.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2017. The 4-week intensive program includes reading and writing hiragana and katakana, pronunciation, grammar, practical phrases, and basic conversation. The objectives of the course are for students to learn basic communication skills from a native Japanese teacher. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested as the course fills up quickly. Click here for details.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course has already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and it hasn’t gone so far. It means it’s easy to catch up, so please contact 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◆
June 10th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin 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.

2017/05/03 UP

5/2/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2017. The 4-week intensive program includes reading and writing hiragana and katakana, pronunciation, grammar, practical phrases, and basic conversation. The objectives of the course are for students to learn basic communication skills from a native Japanese teacher. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested as the course fills up quickly. Click here for details.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course has already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and it hasn’t gone so far. It means it’s easy to catch up, so please contact 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◆
May 13th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin 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.

2017/04/11 UP

4/10/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2017. The 4-week intensive program includes reading and writing hiragana and katakana, pronunciation, grammar, practical phrases, and basic conversation. The objectives of the course are for students to learn basic communication skills from a native Japanese teacher. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested as the course fills up quickly. Click here for details.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course has already begun, however, it’s not too late to join. We still have some openings and it hasn’t gone so far. It means it’s easy to catch up, so please contact 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 22nd, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/03/21 UP

3/20/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course will begin on March 21st. The class fills up very quickly so please contact 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 22nd, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/03/14 UP

3/13/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed March 14th – 15th due to the pending snowstorm. All classes during the period have been cancelled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course will begin on March 21st. The class fills up very quickly so please contact 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 22nd, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/02/01 UP

2/1/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course will begin on March 7th. The class fills up very quickly so please contact 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 18th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/01/24 UP

1/23/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Tuesday Evening New Basic Japanese Course will begin on March 7th. The class fills up very quickly so please contact 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 18th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/01/12 UP

1/11/2017
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed on January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Weekday Evening and Weekend Japanese Courses have some openings so please contact 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 14th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2016/12/23 UP

12/23/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed December 23rd – January 6th. All classes and lessons during the period have been cancelled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Weekday Evening and Weekend Japanese Courses have some openings so please contact 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 14th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.

2016/12/07 UP

12/6/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed December 23rd – January 6th.  All classes during the period have been cancelled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Weekday Evening and Weekend Japanese Courses have some openings so please contact 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 17th, Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM
SEIZA Sitting-In-Stillness Meditation Session & Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism
. Miki Nakura, Buddhist minister of Higashi Honganji Temple will lead a Seiza meditation and then have a talk and discussion in both English and Japanese on the teaching of Shin Buddhism. Please check this for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Calligraphy class meets 3 Thursdays a month. Please contact us for details.
◆Language Workshop SpecialBonen-Kai-12/15(Thu) 6:30PM-at Soba Azuma Restaurant
This workshop is an opportunity where Japanese-language learners and Japanese English-language learners can mingle and share their language and cultures while practicing the language they are learning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail 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.