NEWS & EVENTS

2019/04/17 UP

4/16/2019
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2019. 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◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in May 1st, 2019. The class has only 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◆
May 18th, 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.


2019/03/06 UP

3/5/2019
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in April 3rd, 2019. 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◆
March 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.


2019/02/20 UP

2/19/2019
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 27th, 2019. 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◆
March 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.


2019/02/15 UP

2/14/2019
◆HOLIDAY SCHEDULE◆
We will be Closed on Feb. 18th for Presidents’ Day.  All classes/lessons are cancelled except SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 27th, 2019. 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◆
March 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.


2019/02/07 UP

2/6/2019
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 27th, 2019. 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◆
February 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.


2019/01/23 UP

1/22/2019
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 27th, 2019. 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◆
February 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.


2019/01/17 UP

1/16/2019  ~Happy New Year!~
◆HOLIDAY SCHOOL CLOSURE◆
We will be Closed on Jan. 21st for MLK Jr’s Day.  All classes/lessons are cancelled except SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 27th, 2019. 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 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.


2018/12/27 UP

12/25/2018
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed Dec. 25th ~Jan. 6th, 2019 for Christmas & New Year holidays. All classes/lessons are cancelled during the period except January 5th, Saturday Japanese Classes and SKYPE lessons.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
A New Weekday Basic Course will begin in February 20th, 2019. 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.


2018/11/28 UP

11/27/2018
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
Saturday Intermediate & Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Advanced 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 such as  JLPT preparations, Communication skills for traveling or vacations to Japan. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  December 8th (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.



2018/11/14 UP

11/15/2018
◆THANKSGIVING BREAK◆
We will be closed Nov. 22nd (Thur) – 25th (Sun)  for Thanksgiving Day and the weekend. All classes and lessons are cancelled.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
Saturday Intermediate & Advanced Level Classes and Wednesday Advanced 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 such as  JLPT preparations, Communication skills for traveling or vacations to Japan. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆  December 8th (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.