NEWS & EVENTS

2016/04/15 UP

4/14/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2016. 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.
New Basic Japanese Course began weeks ago, however we have some openings and it’s not too late to join. We also offer one-on-one lessons and travel-free 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 23rd, Saturday, 2:00-3:30PM
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. Click here for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony
class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details.
Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) class meets 2 Saturdays a month. Please contact us for details

2016/03/22 UP

4/6/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2016. 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.
New Basic Japanese Course began weeks ago, however we have some openings and it’s not too late to join. We also offer one-on-one lessons and travel-free 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 23rd, Saturday, 2:00-3:30PM
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. Click here for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony
class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details.
Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details

2016/03/01 UP

3/1/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course began 3 weeks ago, however we have some openings and it’s not too late to join. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.  We also offer one-on-one lessons and travel-free 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 12th, 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. Click here for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony
class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details.
Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details

2016/02/17 UP

2/16/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course began a week ago however, we still have openings and it’s not too late to join. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.  We also offer one-on-one lessons and travel-free 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 20th, 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. Click here for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony
class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details.
Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details

2016/01/27 UP

2/3/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on  February 11th, meeting every Thursday.  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.
◆HOLIDAYS◆
We will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆FREE Seminar◆   February 20th, 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. Click here for details.
◆CULTURE Classes◆
Tea Ceremony class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details.
Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) class meets 2 Saturdays a month.  Please contact us for details

2016/01/20 UP

1/21/2016
We will be closed and cancel classes this Saturday, January 23 due to the pending snow storm.
  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on  January 28th.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. We still have some openings for both weekday and weekend Intermediate and Advanced level 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.
◆HOLIDAYS◆
We will be closed February 15th for Presidents’ Day. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆FREE Seminar◆   February 20th, Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM
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.
◆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.

2015/12/04 UP

12/24/2015
◆HOLIDAYS◆  Happy Holidays!!
We will be closed December 25th – January 8th for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on  January 26th 2016.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. We still have some openings for both weekday and weekend Intermediate and Advanced level 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◆   January 16th, Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM
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.
◆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 Special◆ Year-End Party 2016  -12/17(Thur) 6:30PM-
This party is a gathering where Japanese-language learners and Japanese English-language learners can mingle and share their language and cultures while enjoying Japanese food and tradition. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2015/11/11 UP

11/18/2015
◆HOLIDAYS◆
We will be closed November 26th – 29th for Thanksgiving Day and the Weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin in January 2016.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. We still have some openings for both weekday and weekend Intermediate and Advanced level 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 14th, Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM
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.
◆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.

2015/10/27 UP

10/27/2015
◆Japanese Language Course◆
The New Basic Japanese Language Class will begin in January 2016.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. We still have some openings for both weekday and weekend Intermediate and Advanced level classes.  We also offer one-on-one 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 14th, Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM
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.
◆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.

2015/10/15 UP

10/14/2015
◆Japanese Language Course◆
The New Basic Japanese Language Class starting this Fall is full, however, we still have some openings for both weekday and weekend Intermediate and Advanced level classes.  We also offer one-on-one 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 22nd, Thursday, 1:00-3:00PM
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.
◆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.