• Study night 147

    Study night 147

    Welcome back, Warren (right) ! Let me tell you about him. He was in Japan to study Japanese for 4 months at a language school and then he enjoyed working as a ski instructor at the ski resort in Hokkaido.  It was surprising to see him understand and respond in …Read More »
  • Study Night 146

    Study Night 146

    The topic for this week’s activity was tongue twisters. These are made by words which sounds similar to one another, and confuse you as you say them. Yet, because they consist of similar sounding words, they are good for pronunciation practice! I found some tongue twisters from both Japanese and …Read More »
  • Study Night 145

    Study Night 145

      Hello everyone!. Before telling you about this week’s event, let me introduce Study Night (Benkyokai). Benkyokai is a language exchange event between English and Japanese speakers.  It is held at JPCanada’s office (#320 890 West Pender street) from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm every Wednesday. For the first 15 …Read More »
  • Study Night 144

    Study Night 144

    https://appadvice.com/app/e5-90-8c-e9-9f-b3-e7-95-b0-e7-be-a9-e8-aa-9e-e3-82-af-e3-82-a4-e3-82-ba/963601411 Have you ever heard “布団ふとんが吹ふっ飛とんだ”? This is very common word play in Japan and we call it 同音異義語どうおんいぎご (homonyms, in English). We also sometimes call some of them おやじギャグ (dad jokes.) This week, these were the theme of the activity. Participants translated sentences containing homonyms in teams. There are so …Read More »
  • Study Night 143

    Study Night 143

    Hello everyone! It’s me, Akiko reporting on this week’s benkyoukai. It’s getting warmer and warmer and summer is just around the corner! I believe everyone’s looking forward to their summer plans. Of course, Benkyoukai is on your list, isn’t it?     Before reporting this week’s event, let me tell you …Read More »
  • Study Night 142

    Study Night 142

    This time, Sugoroku(双六/すごろく) was the activity. We had a great time playing it! Do you know what Sugoroku is? It is a traditional Japanese board game. Everyone has tokens and rolls the dice. Then, they make their token move forward for the number of square the dice roll says. Each …Read More »
  • Study Night 141

    Study Night 141

    This week we played a game called Spyfall. It’s a game where people have to find out who the spy hiding among them is, while the spy needs to figure out the location that the rest of the people are trying to keep hidden from him/her. You probably have no …Read More »
  • Study Night 140

    Study Night 140

      Hello everyone. This is Bob. In  southern Japan the rainy season has started. We call the rainy season “tsuyu(梅雨つゆ)”. It normally starts in May and ends July. However it depends on region. In southern Japan it starts earlier and in northern Japan it starts later. Hydrangeas bloom in “梅雨つゆ“. …Read More »
  • Study Night 139

    Study Night 139

    Hello everyone! It’s me, Akiko reporting on this week’s benkyoukai. Let’s get started!    Before reporting this week’s event, let me tell you about “benkyoukai(勉強会)/ study night.”  Benkyoukai is a language exchange gathering for Japanese learners and English learners. It is held at the JP Canada’s office (#320-890 West Pender) from …Read More »
  • Study Night 138

    Study Night 138

    The topic for this week’s activity was comparison. During our lifetime, we compare millions of things. How would you say these words in Japanese/English? Let’s take a look at examples that came up this week. As English example sentences, I listed these. People who eat less fatty foods are usually …Read More »
  • Study Night 137

    Study Night 137

    Hello everyone! It’s me, Akiko. It’s finally getting warm and sunny these days. Do you have any plans for the summer?  Before reporting this week’s event, let me tell you about “benkyoukai(勉強会)/ study night.”  Benkyoukai is a language exchange gathering for Japanese learners and English learners. It is held at …Read More »
  • Study Night 135

    Study Night 135

      Hello everyone. This is Bob. I’m a new volunteer for Study night (Benkyokai). First of all let me introduce myself and Benkyokai. I’m from Fukushima Japan. I’m really enjoying Vancouver life because spring has finally arrived this week. Benkyokai is a language exchange event between English and Japanese speakers.  …Read More »
  • Study Night 134

    Study Night 134

    Spring is finally here! Vancouver has many place to enjoy cherry blossoms. Of course, Japan has many famous spots to see cherry blossoms, too. Have you ever heard a kind of Japanese party called “お花見”? We usually have お花見 under cherry blossoms. We often bring a plastic sheet, lunch boxes, …Read More »
  • Study Night 133

    Study Night 133

    This time, Japanese-English words(“和製英語/わせいえいご”) were the focus of the activity. When English words get around Japan, their meaning frequently changes. These false friends can cause miscommunication. In order to prevent this, let’s study how Japanese-English word depart from their original meaning. In the first part, we translated Japanese-English words. Here …Read More »
  • Study Night 132

    Study Night 132

    Now let’s take a look at what we learned this week! How do you like your house?  Have you ever looked for a new apartment?  This week we learned how to explain house/appartment features by translating example sentences.  You will find the I would like to share some good translations  🙂  …Read More »
  • Study Night 131

    Study Night 131

    〜になる is often translated as “become” but how it’s actually used is usually one of the following verbs: To be/get/come/go/make/turn/grow/learn.  Using “become” in most situations sounds unnatural or sometimes even incorrect. Conjugation: い-adj → change the い to く and add なる な-adj → drop the な and add になる …Read More »
  • Study Night 130

    Study Night 130

    This time, school rules(“校則こうそく”) was the activity of choice. Did your school have strict or strange school rules? Having school rules is obviously important for students to make them disciplined and to maintain order. However, there are a lot of weird, strict or funny school rules all over the world. …Read More »
  • Study Night 129

    Study Night 129

    We at Yokoso gave out cookies, small cupcakes, and doughnuts as White Day gifts. Also, one of the participates brought delicious croissants for everyone. He actually did so on Valentine’s Day as well! Thank you so much for your generosity. Let me tell you about White Day. You might have …Read More »
  • Study Night 128

    Study Night 128

    Everyone had a childhood. Growing up, doing fun child stuff, learning new things everyday. In order to help child’s growth or maybe to protect them or for some other reasons, parents create rules or create extracurricular activities that children would never think of doing. This connects to this week’s activity. …Read More »
  • Study Night 127

    Study Night 127

    This time, compliments (褒める) were the activity of choice. Are you good at complimenting? In Japan, we don’t usually compliment in conversation whereas often Canadians do. We (Japanese people) are not good at it. But it is very important to compliment during a conversation in order to make it smooth, …Read More »
  • Study Night 126

    Study Night 126

    First, what we did yesterday was あいうえお作文 さくぶんand かるた.  So I’m going to show you what あいうえお作文 is. Here’s one example.  お題だい「おかあさん」The topic「mother」 あ ありがとう  Thank you い いつも  always う 美うつくしい beautiful え 笑顔えがおの smiling お お母かあさん mother It’s a message for mother’s day showing appreciation to mothers. Usually we make あいうえお作文 related to …Read More »
  • Study Night 124

    Study Night 124

    Today, we talked about our future using the subjunctive form (called 仮定法かていほう in Japanese) and made sentences. I will explain a little bit about that grammar first. The subjunctive is used to explore conditional or imaginary situations that don’t actually exist. Here is an example: “If I were you, I …Read More »
  • Study Night 123

    Study Night 123

    First of all, let me tell you about what we learned this session (yesterday). We focused on one grammar point: “Something that has happened previously“, we say “したことがある。” in Japanese (done something). do verb(simple past, affirmative)した+ことがある ある can be conjugated into a negative form as well. Either polite or casual. …Read More »
  • Study Night 122

    Study Night 122

      Time, cooking(料理) is the activity of choice. Do you like cooking? I chose this topic because of two objectives. One is to learn how to describe cooking in English and Japanese such as ingredients(onion, beef, carrot .etc) and ways to cook(shimmer, stir fry, boil .etc). When you go to …Read More »
  • Benkyokai 121

    Benkyokai 121

    “Self-introduction”. Apparently this is very Japanese thing, but in Japan when group of people get together they are highly likely to present a “self-introduction” consisting of your name and some relevant (or irrelevant) information about yourself to each other. In Vancouver, this kind of activity could happen in an ESL class, …Read More »
  • Study Night 120

    Study Night 120

    Yesterday, we persuaded each other of our opinions. We have 6 statements below. In the Study Night, there were some awesome suggestions.   I like dogs better than cats. Agree (like cats):  don’t require me to work, cute Objection (like dogs): loyal, friendly, cute, lovely   日本(にほん)に行(い)くなら東京(とうきょう)より大阪(おおさか)に行(い)きたい Agree (go to …Read More »
  • Study Night 119

    Study Night 119

    Firstly, I would like to introduce about the Japanese new year. Actually this picture (right) my brother took on January 2nd in Kyoto. It is the shrine 北野天満宮きたのてんまんぐう. As you can see, we go to shrines to pray for the new year and show appreciation for the last year between …Read More »
  • Study Night 118

    Study Night 118

    This time, the quiz for “大晦日”(the end of the year) and “お正月”(the beginning of the new year) was the activity of choice. The attendees filled in the blank and translated into the other language. The quiz we had is below. Take a look. ————————————————————————————————————————————— e.g. E: The greeting of the …Read More »
  • Christmas Party 2017 (Study Night 117)

    Christmas Party 2017 (Study Night 117)

    We started off the evening ordering food, drinks and playing trivia to get the conversation flowing. The trivia ended up being harder than we originally expected. Does that mean that people nowadays don’t sing Christmas carols as much as they used to? Take a look below at the trivia sheet …Read More »
  • Study Night 116

    Study Night 116

    Yesterday, we made funny sentences that imitate Siri (the A.I. hiding inside the iPhone). To do that, we have to use polite language or 敬語(けいご)in Japanese. That is a little bit difficult even for Japanese people. In Japanese, we have 3 types of 敬語(けいご). We have to use the appropriate …Read More »
  • Study Night 115

    Study Night 115

      Yesterday, the activity was about metaphors (隠喩). Metaphors are a really fun way to make a conversation interesting. You often see tons of various metaphors around you. Like books, TV and even just in daily conversation. Some of them are easy to understand but some seemingly don’t make sense …Read More »
  • Study Night 114

    Study Night 114

    For this week’s activity, I picked some “words/sayings with colors in them”. Yes it sounds weird so why don’t we move on to the questions we had, which shall explain it self more than anything else. Out of the        : unexpected         with envy: jealous or envious Caught        -handed: clearly …Read More »
  • Study Night 113

    Study Night 113

    For this week’s activity, I prepped a trivia quiz. But it’s not a usual trivia quiz, you get to make your own funny answers! In Japan it is called “大喜利”(おおぎり/Oogiri), or in English it might be called “Balderdash”, “Fibbage”, “Quiplash”, “Madlib”… any of those word games sound familiar to you? …Read More »
  • Study Night + Halloween

    Study Night + Halloween

    Yesterday was Halloween!! Do you know the meaning of Halloween? A long time ago on that day, October 31st celebrated the harvest but in the evening of this day between October and November, they believed that spirits of dead people would come back and they needed to ward them off. …Read More »
  • Study Night 110

    Study Night 110

    Yesterday, the topic of our activity was superstition. We compared North American and Japanese superstition. Actually I picked some superstitions from folktales relating to Halloween so even some Canadians had no idea what the answers were. They were a bit tricky. I hope they got you ready and excited for Halloween! Usually, …Read More »
  • Study Night 109

    Study Night 109

    Hello, everyone. This is Naoki. It was good to see you again!! It was the second time to organize the activity for Benkyokai. To tell the truth, I did it unexpectedly yesterday. But because of it, I felt so much better to do it than last time. I am getting …Read More »
  • Study Night 108

    Study Night 108

    Hello, everyone. This is Naoki. It was good to see you again!! I started volunteering for Benkyokai a few weeks ago and yesterday, at the 108th Benkyokai, was the first time that I have organized the activity for it. So I was a little nervous but I hope you guys all …Read More »
  • Study Night 107

    Study Night 107

    Hi guys!! I’m Nanami. Did you know yesterday (October 4th) was a traditional seasonal festival in Japan? It’s called中秋(ちゅうしゅう)の名月(めいげつ) which means Mid-autumn moon. In English, it’s called “Harvest moon”. The other name isお月見(つきみ) which means “Viewing the moon”. I’ll explain that later. First, I’ll introduce Benkyoukai(Study Night). It is a …Read More »
  • Study Night 106

    Study Night 106

    Hi there! I’m Airi. It was nice to see you all yesterday! Before I introduce the most recent activity, let me tell you about what Benkyoukai is! This is a great place to practice casual Japanese for English speakers and English for Japanese speakers. At the beginning you can enjoy …Read More »
  • Study Night 105

    Study Night 105

    Hello everyone! This is Hiro speaking. This week I organized the activity for 105th Benkyoukai! What is 勉強会? What do I mean by activity? Let me briefly explain about us for first timers. At 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! …Read More »
  • Study Night 104

    Study Night 104

    Hi! There is Haruka again. I was pinched in to be host yesterday at 勉強会 at Waves coffee. We used to host 勉強会 here a long time ago and our typical location had closed down temporarily so we came back. The next 勉強会 will be held at Waves coffee as …Read More »
  • Study Night 102

    Study Night 102

    Hi guys!! I’m Nanami. Recently, it has been super hot!! Summer’s come back again!! Enjoy the summer while it lasts this year. Now, I’ll introduce about Benkyoukai(Study Night). It is a language exchange for Japanese and Canadian people. We prepare activities for people to learn from each other. From 5:30pm …Read More »
  • Study Night 101

    Study Night 101

    Hi all! I’m Airi. Yesterday, we had a lot of new faces. It was nice to see you all! Before I introduce the most recent activity, let me tell you about our benkyoukai! This is a great place to practice casual Japanese for the English speakers and also English for …Read More »
  • Study Night 100

    Study Night 100

    Thank you for coming our party yesterday! The event sold out with a final number of attendants at around 70! There were many people we hadn’t seen in a long time that attended and it was great to see them again! There were also many new people so I hope …Read More »
  • Study Night 99

    Study Night 99

    Hi there! I’m Haruka. Recently it has been very hot and humid. Have you been feeling okay? Do you drink enough water? I can’t belive how hot Vancouver is and it reminds me of a Japanese summer. In Japan it’s even more humid though. Yokoso Japan hosts 勉強会 even if …Read More »
  • Study night 98

    Study night 98

    Hi there, This Naoko from Yokoso Japan. How have you been enjoying your summer vacation?? I have had lots of fun during this last summer in Vancouver and made lot of good memories with you guys. Yesterday was my last turn as volunteer and I am going to back to …Read More »
  • Study Night 97

    Study Night 97

    Hi all! I’m Airi. Are you enjoying beautiful summer weather these days? Before I introduce the most recent activity, let me tell you about our benkyoukai! This is a great place to practice casual Japanese for the English speakers and also English for the Japanese speakers. At the beginning you …Read More »
  • Study Night 96

    Study Night 96

    Hi everyone, this is Nanami’s first week as volunteer! She is from Chiba and has been in Canada for four months. She loves Disney especially Donald Duck and Rapunzel! Today, the lesson she prepared is about counting things. Let’s take a look!   For English speakers, Benkyoukai is a great …Read More »
  • Study Night 95

    Study Night 95

    Hi there, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan. Where is the summer? It’s cold outside. I like summer time in Vancouver though. Please come back summer!! By the way, Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you want to study Japanese? If you want to try learning some more natural …Read More »
  • Study Night 94

    Study Night 94

    Hi everyone! I’m Airi. It was really really hot yesterday, but I was really grateful to see many people at benkyoukai! Before I introduce the last activity, let me tell you about our benkyoukai! This is a great place to practice casual Japanese for the English speakers and also English …Read More »
  • Study Night 92

    Study Night 92

    Hi there! I’m Haruka. How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! …Read More »
  • Study Night 91

    Study Night 91

    Hi there, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan! It’s been a while since I was host. ただいま~!! By the way, do you want to learn Japanese? How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check …Read More »
  • Study Night 87

    Study Night 87

    Hi there! I’m Haruka.How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! The …Read More »
  • Study Night 86 Recap

    Study Night 86 Recap

    Hi there, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan! Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you want to learn Japanese? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you …Read More »
  • Study Night 85

    Study Night 85

    Hi there! I’m Haruka.How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! The …Read More »
  • Study Night: 84

    Study Night: 84

    Hello fellow Japanese lovers! This is Hiro, new face in Yokoso Japan volunteer team! I am happy to join this great team to help English and Japanese speakers exchange language and culture! For those who are reading this blog page for the first time and aren’t sure about what we do for …Read More »
  • Study Night 82

    Study Night 82

    Hi there! How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! The first …Read More »
  • Study Night 81

    Study Night 81

    Hi there! How have you been? It’s time to think about Japanese. Actually we found unique English phrasal verbs. If you like to teach English, how about coming to our 勉強会? There are many Japanese who wants to learn English there. Of course, you can learn Japanese as well. If you …Read More »
  • Study Night 80

    Study Night 80

    Hi there! How have you been? It’s time to think about Japanese. Actually we found unique English phrasal verbs. If you like to teach English, how about coming to our 勉強会? There are many Japanese who wants to learn English there. Of course, you can learn Japanese as well. If you …Read More »
  • Study Night 79

    Study Night 79

    Hi there! How do you study Japanese? By yourself? With text books? If you want to try learning some more natural or conversational Japanese, come check out our Benkyoukai! If you come to 勉強会 you can practice and use the Japanese you have learned as well as learn more! The first …Read More »
  • Study Night 78

    Study Night 78

    Hi everyone, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan. Yesterday, Haruka invited her friends from Japan to visit. They were only staying for a few days so we were happy to meet them! After that, everyone went to Steamworks but I couldn’t make it! Did you all enjoy it? I love ramen …Read More »
  • Study Night 77

    Study Night 77

    Hi, there! Do you know Japanese old traditional culture? Have you ever seen these different types of entertainment live or on tv? I’m sure even for Japanese people, it’s difficult to explain about the different types. I made a quiz about the different styles and many people who joined 勉強会 yesterday tried …Read More »
  • Study Night 76

    Study Night 76

    Hi, there! Do you use the Japanese language often? Do you study Japanese by yourself? At Yokoso’s 勉強会 we always try to do different activities each time to learn Japanese and English in different ways. You can also talk with Japanese people here. If you didn’t know, we are hosting …Read More »
  • Study Night 75

    Study Night 75

    Hi everyone, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan. Yesterday we went to Yah Yah Ya Ramen! (after we studied of course) We had 23 people come together! Did you enjoy it? How was the food? I think the staff was pretty surprised when I called to tell them we were …Read More »
  • Study Night 74

    Study Night 74

    Hi everyone, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan. Tuesday was Valentine’s Day! How did you spend your time? In my case, even though I bought some chocolates, I forgot to give them to my friends… I was so sad. This week we learned Japanese slang! Do all the Japanese readers know …Read More »
  • Study Night 73

    Study Night 73

    Hello everyone, This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan’s new assistant. The activity this week was “memory game” 『神経衰弱』. We prepared cards with both English and Japanese matching vocabulary written on them – the topic: feelings! Then everyone needed to find the pairs. Why did I select feelings vocabulary? Because if …Read More »
  • Study Night 72

    Study Night 72

    Hello there! This is Naoko from Yokoso Japan! I’m Haruka’s new assistant. Nice to meet you! Benkyoukai has moved to Moii cafe (downtown)! The activity this week was about “How can I say these useful words in the other language?” 「英語でなんていう?日本人がよく口にする言葉」. Have you heard “しょうがない” or “もったいない”? Both are very useful …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 71

    Study Night Recap: 71

    The activity yesterday was about 4コマ漫画(まんが) which is kind of like マンガ but a shorter version. Usually it has just 4 panels. There is usually some funny story like ギャグ(comedy). It is a common style of マンガ in Japan. We chose 2 kinds of 4コマ漫画(まんが) from online and erased the …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 70

    Study Night Recap: 70

    Yesterday’s our activity is about ことわざ which is called proverb in English. There are some similar sentences between Japanese and English so Yokoso made a sheet has some blanks. We made groups have English speakers and Japanese speakers. They translated each other to figure out what is called in both …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 69

    Study Night Recap: 69

    Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017’s Yokoso Japan Association’s 勉強会. I’m happy to meet everyone again. We will keep up 勉強会 this year as well. I hope you can learn Japanese, know about Japan and have fun at 勉強会! 今年(ことし)もよろしくお願(ねが)いします。 Yesterday was the first 勉強会 of 2017. We enjoyed すごろく which is …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 68

    Study Night Recap: 68

      How was your Christmas holiday? Did you go to a party? Eat Christmas dinner? Yesterday, we talked about icebreakers. In Japan, Japanese people usually talk about the weather, their jobs and family at the beginning of a party. We used Icebreaker cards yesterday to help us think of some …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 67

    Study Night Recap: 67

      Yesterday, we made a plan for Christmas in Japanese and English. We made a pair of English speaker and Japanese speaker and discussed and decided details of our own event. Details are when/where/who/to do/preparation.This is the list of questions in Japanese when you discuss about plan. I hope it’s …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 66

    Study Night Recap: 66

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 65

    Study Night Recap: 65

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 64 Part 2

    Study Night Recap: 64 Part 2

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 64 Part 1

    Study Night Recap: 64 Part 1

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 62

    Study Night Recap: 62

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 61

    Study Night Recap: 61

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 60

    Study Night Recap: 60

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people.It was lots of fun and we are now thinking of what we would like to do next week! If you have ideas or suggestions, please …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 59

    Study Night Recap: 59

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people. This week we had an activity where we exchanged as many onomatopoeia as we could think of! It was lots of fun and we are now …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap : 58

    Study Night Recap : 58

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people. This week we had an activity where we exchanged as many onomatopoeia as we could think of! It was lots of fun and we are now …Read More »
  • Study Night Recap: 57

    Study Night Recap: 57

    Study night has moved! We have introduced many new ideas to the study night to help everyone focus on learning as well as meeting new people. This week we had an activity where we exchanged as many conversational interjections as we could think of such as “マジで!” or “Excuse me?”. Some …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 56

    Benkyoukai Recap: 56

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会 (Benkyoukai) over the past year. Yesterday was our last Benkyoukai at Waves Coffee for this season. Starting next week, we will have a new location with a new style! Please check our website as well as our Facebook page for updates …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 55

    Benkyoukai Recap: 55

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 54

    Benkyoukai Recap: 54

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 53

    Benkyoukai Recap: 53

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 52

    Benkyoukai Recap: 52

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 51

    Benkyoukai Recap: 51

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 50

    Benkyoukai Recap: 50

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 49

    Benkyoukai Recap: 49

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 48

    Benkyoukai Recap: 48

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 47

    Benkyoukai Recap: 47

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 46

    Benkyoukai Recap: 46

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 45

    Benkyoukai Recap: 45

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 44

    Benkyoukai Recap: 44

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 43

    Benkyoukai Recap: 43

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 42

    Benkyoukai Recap: 42

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 41

    Benkyoukai Recap: 41

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 40

    Benkyoukai Recap: 40

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 38

    Benkyoukai Recap: 38

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have an “only Japanese-language table”. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 37

    Benkyoukai Recap: 37

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Now we have only Japanese-language table. If you want to practice your Japanese, you can join the table. Or if you are beginner, you can find a perfect study partner at the 勉強会. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 36

    Benkyoukai Recap: 36

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! We had many people yesterday as well. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 35

    Benkyoukai Recap: 35

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! We had many people yesterday as well. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 34

    Benkyoukai Recap: 34

    Hello everyone! Finally, summer is coming to Vancouver!! What’s your plan for this summer? Anyways, thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! We had many people on Wednesday last week as well. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 33

    Benkyoukai Recap: 33

    Hello everyone!  Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! We had many people yesterday as well. Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap:32

    Benkyoukai Recap:32

    Hello everyone! Did you all have fun yesterday? Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to share …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 31

    Benkyoukai Recap: 31

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to share what we learned from the last …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 30

    Benkyoukai Recap: 30

    Hello everyone! We had many new friends from Japan this time. Welcome and thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can help so come find us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 29

    Benkyoukai Recap: 29

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! The weather has been very nice this week in Vancouver. It’s time to get out of your house and come join us!! Even if you are shy, don’t worry! We can assist you so come find us! This is a great place for …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 28

    Benkyoukai Recap: 28

    Hello everyone! It was raining so hard on last Wednesday, but thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! Even if you are shy, don’t worry. We can assist you, so come and join us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 27

    Benkyoukai Recap: 27

    Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! I see everyone is trying to learn something new and make friends from Benkyoukai. Fantastic!! Even if you are shy, don’t worry. We can assist you, so come and join us! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 26

    Benkyoukai Recap: 26

    Hello everyone! It was raining very hard on Wednesday night, but thank you everyone for coming to our 勉強会(Benkyoukai)! This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to share what we learned from the last Benkyoukai.  Here is Aimi, …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 25

    Benkyoukai Recap: 25

    Hello everyone! This is Chiharu. Thank you everyone for coming! I hope everyone had a chance to learn something new at our 勉強会(Benkyoukai). This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Today, I want to share what we learned from the last benkyoukai.  …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 24

    Benkyoukai Recap: 24

    Hello everyone! This is Chiharu. I hope everyone enjoyed our 勉強会(Benkyoukai). This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Thank you everyone for coming! Today, I want to share what we learned from the last benkyoukai. I found a group studying …Read More »
  • Benkyoukai Recap: 23

    Benkyoukai Recap: 23

    Hello everyone! This is Chiharu. I hope some of you remember me from Wednesday’s 勉強会(Benkyoukai). It was raining and cold outside, but many people joined us.This is a great place for English speakers and Japanese speakers to exchange language with each other. Thank you everyone for coming! Today, I want …Read More »