Study Night 156

Howdy, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Masa, one of the volunteers for Benkyoukai. First of all, below is the basic information about Benkyoukai. Benkyoukai is a language exchange event where people practice English and Japanese. It takes place at JP Canada’s office from 5:45pm – 7:00pm every Wednesday. Everyone’s language level interestingly varies from […]

Study Night 155

  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 minutes, participants have friendly conversations […]

Meet J&F’s New Share House!!

J&F Plaza ー House Musashi Urawa Yokoso Japan association has been closely working with J&F to help you find the best accommodation for your needs in Japan and we are happy to announce that they will be opening a new Share House at Musashi Urawa, near Tokyo in October!  Not only is this new house […]

Study Night 154

“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, but outside of that it […]

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 many kinds of word plays […]

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 about “benkyoukai(勉強会)/ study night.”  Benkyoukai […]

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“. Hydrangeas in the rain are […]

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 5:45pm to 7:00pm every Wednesday. […]

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 the JP Canada’s office (#320-890 […]