Hello once again, Ladies and Gentleman!!
Just passing on this lovely announcement for you all. The next Nihongo Bin meeting will be next Tuesday, 9-10-13 at 7 pm at the usual spot, Huh! in Metairie! The topic for this session: Religion in Japan! Think you know about Japanese religion? Is the Dominant for Buddhism or Shinto or something that no one would suspect (The answer might surprise you)? What are some traditions? How can you tell the various temples and shrines? Why are there nazi logos on everything? All this and more in next week's.... NIHONGO BIIIINNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
Nihongo Bin, for those new to us, is a discussion group on any and all aspects of the Japanese culture. This group is designed less to teach you about the language and more about teaching you to properly function in Japan's culture. You will learn some key phrases and words but mostly gain a familiarity with how things work or what and where they are in Japanese culture. Also, For anyone interested in running one of these sessions, Nihongo Bin is designed for people to be able run a session on their own and teach people about Japanese subjects that interest them. Anyone in this group is able to lead a session or, if you are not comfortable being up there alone, I will happily do the session with you. If you just can't be in front of people, just give me the information and I will lead the session with full credits to you. All anyone interested has to do is let me know :)
Huh! a restaurant and bar is happy to host us again. Come by with your appetites and enjoy some fantastic foods while learning about Japan. For those who haven't been yet, Huh! is located at 3401 N Hullen in Metairie.
Nihongo Bin is just one of the events open to the members of the Japan Society of New Orleans and we are working on adding many additional events and items to our workings as we rebuild our membership. As such, Nihongo Bin is freely open to any active Japan Society member but those who are non members may come enjoy 2 meetings on. After that, please support our non profit and become a member. Membership is low cost but high benefit to all who are interested in all things Japan :)
Current JSNO members, if you know anyone with a love or interest in Japan, or who are just hungry and want to enjoy a nice presentation, please feel free to bring them along. Guests are highly encouraged so, please, bring some friends. And if they like us, help them join up.
And don't forget our resident teacher of the Japanese language we all love, Romy, has special group rates and you're more than welcome to sign up with her should you wish to better familiarize yourself with Japanese.
Finally, our website is finally redesigned and looks professional!! Please visit www.japansocietyofneworleans.org to see what's on it! It's also a great place to learn about any and all upcoming events and, for those who haven't yet, sign up :).
That is all for this message of average length. See y'all next week!