NEWS & EVENTS

2017/09/06 UP

9/5/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Saturday afternoon 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◆
September 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 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

2017/08/29 UP

8/28/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed on Sep. 4th, Monday, in observance of Labor Day.  We are open on Sep 2nd, Saturday and all Japanese group classes are as scheduled.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday afternoon Basic Course and 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 so far, meaning 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◆
September 16th, 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.

2017/08/06 UP

8/5/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed Aug. 6th – 21st.   All classes except SKYPE lessons are cancelled. We will reopen on August 22nd, Tuesday.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday afternoon Basic Course and 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 so far, meaning 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◆
September 23rd, 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.

2017/07/21 UP

7/20/2017
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday afternoon Basic Course and 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 so far, meaning 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◆
July 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.
Flower Arranging class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/07/14 UP

7/13/2017
◆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◆
July 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.
Flower Arranging class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/06/30 UP

6/30/2017
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be open on July 1st, Saturday and all classes are as scheduled. We will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.  We will reopen on July 5th.
◆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◆
July 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.
Flower Arranging class meets 1 Saturday a month. Please contact us for details.

2017/06/04 UP

6/3/2017
◆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◆
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.

2017/05/18 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.

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.