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October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$25 – $35

We are happy to announce that due to popular demand, Business Japanese Language Workshop is back this fall.
One of the challenges in mastering the Japanese language is choosing the proper words and expressions according to the situation.  In the business world, the knowledge of certain terminologies and rules are essential for non-native speakers to feel confident when communicating with your business partners 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.
This workshop enables pre-advanced to advanced Japanese learners to master conversational expressions that are useful in business environments. The workshop provides intensive training in business Japanese, focusing on honorific expressions frequently encountered in the business world. このワークショップでは敬語の使い方を中心に、ビジネス日本語特有の言い回し等を学習します。
The goals of the workshop include:
(1) Learning expressions and vocabularies essential to business
(2) Acquiring verbal and nonverbal communication strategies for better interaction with Japanese business associates
(3) Learning how to deal with Japanese business people both in formal and informal settings
Please come and join us for this dynamic and informative language workshop. This is a perfect opportunity for advanced learners to polish and expand your command of Japanese, whether your workplace necessitates Japanese language skills or not.  .
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 competence of JLPT N3 Level or above.  Contact ykato@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 Past 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 is Past 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.
Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94111

Date & Time
Friday, October 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Check in  5:45pm~
$25 for Japan Society Member
$35 for Non Member

The deadline to RSVP for this event is Thursday, October 27th.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 3 pm on October 27th.


October 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$25 – $35


Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Yukie Kato
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