NEWS & EVENTS

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.

2016/11/23 UP

11/22/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed November 24th – 27th for Thanksgiving Day Weekend. The classes during the period have been cancelled including Nov. 26th Japanese classes.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Saturday Basic Japanese Course
has began, however we still 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◆ -12/15(Thu) 6:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/11/08 UP

11/7/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Saturday Basic Japanese Course has just began, however we still 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◆ November 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. 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◆
-11/19(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/10/30 UP

10/29/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Saturday Basic Japanese Course will begin on November 5th. We still 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◆ November 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.
◆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◆
-11/19(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/10/06 UP

10/5/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed October 10th for Columbus Day.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Saturday Basic Japanese Course will begin on October 22nd 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◆ October 15th, 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.
◆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◆
-10/29(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/09/09 UP

9/8/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on October 4th 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◆ September 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.
◆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◆
-9/24(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/09/02 UP

9/1/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed September 2nd – 5th for Labor Day Weekend. The classes during the period have been cancelled except Saturday Japanese classes scheduled on September 3rd.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on October 4th 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◆ September 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.
◆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◆
-9/24(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/08/25 UP

8/24/2016
◆HOLIDAY CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed September 2nd – 5th for Labor Day Weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on October 1st 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◆ September 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.
◆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◆
-9/24(Sat) 3:30PM-
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 lerning. Attendance is open to all. Please call or e-mail us for details.

2016/08/04 UP

8/4/2016
◆SUMMER CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be closed August 5th – 21st for Summer Break. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
New Basic Japanese Course will begin on October 1st 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◆ September 18th, 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.

2016/07/06 UP

7/5/2016
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday Basic Japanese Course and Thursday Evening Basic Course 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◆ July 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. 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

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.