Business Japanese Language Workshop: From Honorific Expressions to Business Writing

This workshop enables advanced Japanese learners to master useful expressions for business writing, which is imperative for formal communications in various business situations. To begin with, writing up such things as requirements on business activities, new plans, and ideas in a document form not only prevents us from overlooking critical issues, but it also helps us organize our thoughts in succinct and straightforward ways. Business letters furthermore help us reduce the risk of miscommunications with others. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to most of the areas associated with business writing. The workshop also provides intensive training in reading and writing business documents in Japanese.

Dr. Minami teaches the Business Japanese Course at SFSU through an academic year.  He is happy to share his expertise with JSNC language students and members.  Followed by last year’s “Business Japnaese Language Workshop”, Japanese business writing is the main focus this year in addition to honorific expressions.

Space is limited and registration is available on a first come first served basis.  Please register early to ensure your spot in the workshop. This session is recommended for anyone who retains Japanese skill level of JLPT N3 or above.

Contact classes@usajapan.org if you need assistance to gauge your language ability.

Dr. Masahiko Minami
Dr. Minami is Professor at San Francisco State University where he specializes in Japanese language and cross-cultural studies. He is also President of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) and coordinator for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken: JLPT) for Northern California. In addition, he was President of the Northern California Japanese Teachers’ Association (NCJTA). Dr. Minami, who received a PhD from Harvard University, is also a guest Professor at the National Institute for Japanese Language & Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Minami was the 2007 recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award for Northern California.

Location:
Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94111

Date & Time
Friday, September 26th. 6:00-8:00 pm
Check in  5:45pm~

Cost
$18 for Japan Society Member
$28 for Non Member

To register, please click here.

The deadline to RSVP for this event is Wednesday, September 24th.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date.