Crash Course for Travelers to Japan

March 4, 2024

Monday, March 4, 6-8 PM ET

Other dates available: Saturday, March 16, Monday, April 1

This in-person crash course for travelers offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time or even veteran travelers to Japan.  Through our mini-workshop, you will be introduced to basic Japanese phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and other aspects of daily life.  Get more out of your Japanese adventure with this useful preparatory course!

For a printer friendly version, please click here: Workshop Information (PDF)

Instructor

Ms. Kazue Kurahara holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language and TESOL from NYU. She holds teaching certificates in both Japanese and ESL. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is the scriptwriter and host of Japan Society’s YouTube series “Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture”.

How To Register

Workshop capacity is limited! To guarantee a seat, please register as soon as possible. If the workshop reaches full capacity, a waitlist may be available. Please email [email protected].

Tuition: $40 nonmembers /$35 Japan Society members and Corporate members

Registration may be completed online (preferred) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. or in-person on select days.

About In-Person Workshops

Japan Society strongly encourages everyone entering the building to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, including any boosters for which they are eligible. In-person students do not need to provide proof of vaccination and booster.

Masks, particularly respirator-style (KN95, N95, KF94, etc.), are strongly recommended but are no longer required. A mask can be provided at the Welcome Desk upon request.

Japan Society reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to insufficient enrollment. Enrolled students will be refunded 100% of the tuition paid without incurring a service charge. 

For more information, please email us at [email protected], or call at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

Please Note

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted. Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations. Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a workshop, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Students must be age 16 or older.



Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Support for Japan Society’s Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

  • Monday, March 4, 2024
  • 6:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Registration
  • $40 Nonmembers
  • $35 Members