NEWS & EVENTS

2018/09/11 UP

9/10/2018
◆FREE Seminar◆  September 22nd (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.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
The New Beginner Course will begin on September 18th, and the registration has begun. This course 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.  Saturday afternoon  Intermediate Level Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Level Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆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.




2018/08/28 UP

8/27/2018
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed on Sep. 3rd (Mon)  in observance of Labor Day.  We are Open on Sep. 1st, Saturday and all classes are as scheduled.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
The New Beginner Course will begin on September 18th, and the registration has begun. This course 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.

Saturday afternoon  Intermediate Level Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Level Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
  There will be no meetings in July and August. It will resume in September.
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.




2018/08/01 UP

8/1/2018
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed August. 3rd(Fri) ~ 19th(Sun) for our Summer Break.  All classes/lessons are cancelled during the period.  The Japanese Classes for August 4th and  SKYPE lessons are as scheduled.
◆JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE◆
The New Beginner Course will begin on September 18th, and the registration has begun. This course 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.

Saturday afternoon  Intermediate Level Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Level Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
  There will be no meetings in July and August. It will resume in September.
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.




2018/07/11 UP

7/10/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
  There will be no meetings in July and August. It will resume in September.
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.




2018/07/01 UP

6/30/2018
◆SCHOOL CLOSURE ADVISORY◆
We will be Closed July 2nd(Mon) ~ 7th(Sat) for the 4th of July week.  Please note that Summer Intensive Course, Saturday Japanese classes, and SKYPE lessons are as scheduled during this period.
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
July 14th, 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.




2018/06/14 UP

6/13/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2018. 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◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
June 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.




2018/06/07 UP

6/6/2018
◆Japanese Multi-Family Indoor Sale◆
We’re having an Indoor Sale on June 8th (Fri.) and 10th (Sun.) from 10AM to 2PM.
Clothing, toys, kitchen appliances, children books, Japanese books, etc. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Everything must go!
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2018. 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◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
June 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.




2018/05/02 UP

5/1/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2018. 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◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
May 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.




2018/04/25 UP

4/24/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2018. 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◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
May 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.




2018/04/12 UP

4/12/2018
◆Japanese Language Course◆
Registration has begun for Summer Intensive Course 2018. 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◆
Saturday afternoon Intermediate Course and Wednesday Evening Advanced Course 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 including JLPT preparations. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested. For details, check Japanese class page.
◆FREE Seminar◆
April 14th, 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.