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Special Summer Workshops

1. Let's make friends in Japanese!

Schedule 3 consecutive Tuesdays,  6:30pm – 8:00pm
7/26, 8/2, 8/9
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description You will learn to use basic everyday phrases and ask and answer simple questions on such topics as self-introductions, favorite foods, how you spend your weekends, etc. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout activities. A great way to preview what our JF Japanese Language Courses are like before the fall semester begins in September.
Level

No experience ~ Introductory (A1)

Goals In this workshop, you will learn how to:

-give greetings and use basic daily phrases
-talk about where you are from, what you do, what food you like, etc. using basic phrases
-talk about what you do on weekends
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $50 (3-session workshop) ; materials included

2. Let's eat out with friends!

Schedule 3 consecutive Wednesdays,  6:30pm – 8:00pm
7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts such as inviting friends, making plans, going out, etc. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout activities. A great way to preview what our JF Japanese Language Courses are like before the fall semester begins in September.
Level

Elementary (A2)

Prerequisite You are expected to:
- have completed JF A1-3 Introductory Japanese or equivalent
- be able to describe, ask and answer simple questions about yourself, what you do, where you live, food you like, hobbies, daily routine, weekend activities, etc.
- be able to read and understand simple brief texts written in hiragana, katakana and very basic kanji on such topics as someone's self-introduction, hobbies, schedule, weekend activities etc.

Goals In this workshop, you will learn how to:

-order at a restaurant
-interact with friends while preparing for a party
-discuss dishes that you/your friend often eat or cook
Registration/Payment RSVP closed.
Fee $50 (3-session workshop) ; materials included

PAST EVENTS

Soba: The Healthy Noodles to Slurp Up Next in NYC

The Japan Foundation, New York and The Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture and Soba making demonstration by Mr. Shuichi Kotani on Wednesday, May 25.

*Note: Lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Schedule Wednesday, May 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Buckwheat noodles, or Soba, are not wheat-based unlike most other noodles in Japanese cuisine (although Soba often has some wheat). Soba contains a variety of nutrients conducive to maintaining a healthy diet. Mr. Shuichi Kotani, a noodle expert, will give an introduction to the world of Soba, including its history, nutritional value, ingredients, and a demonstration of how to make Soba from scratch. Come see Mr. Kotani demonstrate the skill behind handmade Soba and taste some fresh Soba!
Speaker

Mr. Shuichi Kotani
Founder and CEO of WORLD-SOBA, Inc. (http://www.worldwide-soba.com/ )
Director of All JAPAN FOOD Association (AJFA)
Founder of NPO New York Japanese Culinary Academy, Inc.
He is a noodle consultant at respected restaurants in US, UK and Japan including Soba Totto New York and Jin Ramen New York.
He also offers soba making classes in Brooklyn. 

Registration RSVP closed.

Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

Conversation Cafe

Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners in a relaxed atmosphere! Conversation Cafe is open to everyone from complete beginners to advanced learners. Practice your Japanese and further your knowledge of the language and culture through fun activities.

Schedule Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners over a cup of Japanese tea and snacks! Moderated by our Japanese instructor, you will learn about Japanese culture and language in a relaxed atmosphere. Great opportunities to refresh your memory, make new friends and preview JF Japanese Language Course. Join us for a fun and interactive conversation!
Topic Gift-giving customs in Japan
Level All levels welcome.
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $5 per person at the door (refreshments included). Cash or check only.

Travel Japanese
Schedule Tuesday, March 15
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Do you have plans to visit Japan in the near future? In this workshop, you will learn and practice essential vocabulary and phrases in Japanese through fun activities. Japanese customs and useful travel information will be introduced as well.

Level

No experience ~ Introductory (A1) / Elementary (A2)

Goals In this workshop, you will be able to:

- use simple greetings
- order food at a restaurant using simple terms
- communicate in basic terms with a store attendant while doing shopping
- tell your destination to a taxi driver or station agent and ask for further information
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $10 (materials included) per person at the door. Cash or check only.

Delicious Devotion: Soulful Vegetarian Cooking for the Body & Mind

The Japan Foundation, New York and The Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture on Shojin ryori,
"Delicious Devotion: Soulful Vegetarian Cooking for the Body & Mind" by the Reverend Masami Asao.

*Note: Lecture only. No cooking demonstration.
Lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Schedule Tuesday, November 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description

"Shojin ryori" is the Japanese term for Buddhist devotional cuisine, which is usually vegetarian or vegan and is based on the Dharmic concept of non-violence."Shojin" means devotion to the pursuit of the perfect state of mind, banishing worldly thoughts and striving for perfection at each stage. The preparation of shojin ryori is in and of itself a devotional practice. The Reverend Masami Asao, Dietician and Head of Akasaka Teran, a Buddhist vegetarian cooking school located within Jokokuji Temple in Tokyo, will give a lecture regarding the origin, ingredients, and philosophy of Buddhism-based cooking. What is there to be learned or gained from shojin ryori, and how has it evolved over the many centuries it has been in existence? What ingredients are used in this cuisine and how are they prepared to provide simple sustenance without skimping on flavor? She will answer these questions and more in her lecture which is sure to stimulate both mind and palette. Tasting follows the lecture, which provides an opportunity to sample shojin ryori prepared by her.

Speaker

TERAN Masami Asao


Head of Akasaka Teran (National Registered Dietitian)
Graduate of the Department of Food Science, Sagami Women's University
Assistant temple helper of Jokokuji Buddhist Temple
She is active both in temple operations and as a National Registered Dietitian

[Memberships]
Tokyo Dietetic Association Area Activities Committee
Tokyo Dietary Education Promotion Network

Registration RSVP closed.

Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

 

For inquiry, please contact jpcourse@jfny.org / (212) 489-0299.

 

 

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