Types of Events

Japanese Conversation Socials


These meetups are for intermediate Japanese speakers and above. Everyone is welcome to speak in Japanese here.

Japanese Study Groups

If you feel as if you're not ready yet for Japanese Conversation or want to continue building upon what you've learned, we have Japanese study groups whose members study Genki I, Genki II or Marugoto B1-2 together or read together.


Latest News

  • Starting Mar 16, 2020, all in-person meetups have been suspended until further notice. In the meantime, we've been meeting virtually in . Thank you for your understanding.
  • The N5 Japanese Study Group is meeting Sat, Dec 4, at 1pm. They'll start Lesson 1 of Genki I.
  • We've added a to the week starting Saturday, Oct 16, 11am-12n.
  • - おめでとうございます!
  • The N4 Japanese Study Group will work on くれる, あげる, and もらう in Genki II, Lesson 14.
  • On Monday evenings, the N3 Japanese Study Group is on Topic 5 of 9 in Marugoto B1-2.
  • 水曜日に新しくて日本語がペラペラなメンバーが入っています。楽しかったです!

Latest Roundup: Mar 24 2020

We've been meeting in Discord now for over a week. We have had not only our usual Japanese conversation and Japanese conversation practice but we've also streamed a movie and a game of Yakuza. ^ー^

Meeting in Discord has had some good surprises. Children of members have made guest appearances and now we get to see Emily's Shiori and Kris' Balto and cat every week, too!


Hi, everyone,

As the WHO has declared that covid-19 is a global pandemic, we're asking people to stay home if you’re having any symptoms even if you don’t think you have covid-19.

Currently, we’re asking everyone to observe recommended methods to keep from spreading any illness:


The Genki Beginner Series has begun!

Yesterday was the first day of our brand new Genki Beginner Series. エミリーさん、ドミニクさん、カリーどさん、アンディさん、クリスさん、来てくれてありがとうございました!お疲れ様でした!

We started with Chapter 1 - yup! we forgot there was a Chapter 0 of Greetings at first - アンディさんとエミリーさん、教えてくれてありがとうございました -, read the dialogue, went through some of the speaking exercises and forged on to "complete" Chapter 2 and Chapter 0.

Latest Roundup: Mar 8 2020

  • At the Monday Edina site, we continue to follow Sean's lead.
  • In the Thursday Minnetonka group, we've been playing カルタ. 来週カルタのカードを作ります。
  • In the Saturday Saint Paul meetup, we finished Chapters 0, 1, and 2 last Saturday and will be covering Chapters 3 and 4 on Sunday, March 15. Please note the change of date.


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