Nihongo Night March 2021 – Origami Party

For the March Nihongo-Night, we are planning the Origami online party. Some of our members will show how to fold different objects including crane and dolls. All participants can follow the directions to fold origami (any square) papers at home. If you are interested in joining this event, please sign up using the form below, and we’ll send you the login information prior to the event. Time/Date: 7pm~8pm, March 20, 2021 Place: Online (Zoom meeting) >>Read More...

Nihongo Night March 2020 – Novel Coronavirus Disease

This event is now available online! Saturday, March 21, 2020 (4 pm – 7 pm) COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Disease By Dr. Kazuya Machida Pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020. On February 11, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19. On February >>Read More...

Nihongo Night Feb 2020 – The Era of Showa Part 1

Our next Nihongo Night is scheduled on February 22, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm ET. The topic is “The Era of Showa – Part 1”. Mr. Mas Hongoh of JSGH will talk about Japan in the Meiji, Taisho eras to the beginning of the Showa era. “As a child growing in Japan, I used to hear “Meiji Era is long gone…” That was after the Pacific War ended. Now Japan is living in >>Read More...

November Nihongo Night – RAN

At our next Nihongo Night, we will watch a Japanese movie this month: It was the age of civil war in Japan. Feudal lords fought with each other trying to expand their territories, fights erupted even among a father and sons, and among brothers. Toranaga, a feudal load (acted by Tatsuya Nakadai) lived himself such a life since he was a young man. He finally expelled and managed to secure territory of his own. Getting old he now wants >>Read More...

October Nihongo Night – Japan’s 20 Year Deflation

NIHONGO NIGHT: October 26, 2019 (Saturday) 「Japan’s 20-year Deflation — Is there any hope of turning? — Each Citizen’s awareness is vital」 By Mitsuko Yoo (JSGH Treasurer) *Sorry: the presentation will be in Japanese. Japan has suffered and is still suffering from a 20-year Deflation. Now people are afraid because the October sales tax increase might prolong the Deflation. It seems there is no hope of turning to good direction. The government is falsely demonstrating improved economic results, comparing apples to >>Read More...