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Fundamentals of Kanji Workshops

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January 6, 2023, 6:30 pm
January 13, 2023, 6:30 pm
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Friday, January 6, 6:30-8:30 pm ET (Part 1)
Friday, January 13, 6:30-8:30 pm ET (Part 2) | Calculate your local time

PLEASE NOTE:These workshops will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET).

Why is stroke order important? Why are there multiple readings of the same Kanji? Is there an efficient and less painful way to learn new ones? What can I do to overcome my “Kanji allergy?”

Join us in these fun, hands-on workshops for adult learners (ages 16 and up) and get a jumpstart toward reading and writing Japanese with more confidence!

For students in Levels 1–4, these workshops are a perfect introduction to Kanji.

For students in Levels 5–9, these workshops will be an excellent opportunity to revisit the fundamentals of Kanji to reinforce your existing and future Kanji knowledge.

For a printer friendly version, please click here: Workshop Information (PDF)

Part 1 Workshop:

In this workshop, you will be guided through the fundamental concepts of Kanji structure, bushu (radicals), on & kun readings, and more.

Part 1 is the equivalent of the previous “Kanji Workshop” offered through Spring 2021.

Part 2 Workshop:

In Part 2, you will be introduced to some of the most essential bushu (Kanji radicals). You will see how easily and quickly bushu can help increase your Kanji repertoire.

This is a continuation of Kanji Workshop Part 1, and Part 1 is a prerequisite to taking Part 2. Please note: Anyone who has attended a previous “Kanji Workshop” through Spring 2021 (equivalent of Part 1) may register for Part 2.

Due to this being a language learning workshop, we highly recommend having your video on if possible. We do ask that every participant is able to participate via their microphone. If you do not have this capability, please contact us at


Ms. Kazue Kurahara holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language and TESOL from NYU. She holds teaching certificates in both Japanese and ESL. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is the scriptwriter and host of Japan Society’s YouTube series “Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture”.

How To Register

Workshop capacity is limited! To guarantee a seat, please register as soon as possible. If the workshop reaches full capacity, a waitlist may be available. Please email

Tuition: $37 nonmembers /$30 Japan Society Individual and Corporate members (per workshop)

Registration may be completed online (preferred) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and the Zoom link from in the afternoon of the business day before each workshop.

Please Note

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a course or workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations.

Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a workshop, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Students must be age 16 or older.

We do not record our workshops, and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

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Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Support for Japan Society's Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; Juan Ruiz Gomez; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

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