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A Crash Course for Travelers to Japan

Tuesday, November 21, 6—8 PM

Non-members: $40
Japan Society Corporate and Individual members: $35*
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*To become a new Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please follow the link above to become a member first, and then click the register button below to register for a course.

This course offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time as well seasoned travelers to Japan. Through our mini-workshop, you will be introduced to basic Japanese phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and other aspects of daily life. Get more out of your Japanese adventure with this useful preparatory course!

Fall Crash Course Registration Form (PDF)

For more information or to register by phone, please contact us at or (212) 715-1269.

The workshop is taught by Ms. Kazue Kurahara. Ms. Kurahara earned a BA from Hunter College and a MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language from NYU. She holds teaching certifications in both Japanese and English as a Second Language. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is currently hosting Japan Society’s YouTube series "Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture.”

Please note: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts. Refunds are subject to a $5 service charge. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted. By registering for a course, I accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Images: Wagashi, Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari Shrine © Dawn Dailey; Traditional Japanese meal © Aya Wilson.

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