• Oshaberi Salon is a once every two months event for Nihongo speakers wherein communication activities are held, thereby giving the participants a chance to improve their speaking skills, and gain new Nihongojin friends.

      • Oshaberi Salon: 怪談(かいだん)Ghost Stories

        Are you looking for a chance to practice your Nihongo? Why not join the Oshaberi Salon?

        Have you seen ghosts before? Do you believe in them?

        What do you imagine when you hear “Japanese ghost”? Is it scary or cute?

        What kind of ghosts are there in the Philippines?

        There is a Japanese tradition wherein people tell ghost stories (怪談) during the summer to feel cooler.

        Shall we talk about ghost stories to escape the heat?

        Aside from that, let’s dance “妖怪体操” (youkai taisou / monster exercise) too!!

        This session will...

      • Oshaberi Salon: Tanabata (Star Festival)

        Are you looking for a chance to practice your Nihongo? Why not join the Oshaberi Salon?

        Do you know what dayJuly 15 is? That’s right, it is the 七夕(たなばたTanabata)! What do you think of when you hear “Tanabata”? The Milky Way? Lovers? Festivals?

        This time, let’s have some activities about Tanabata using Nihongo! We will make origami Tanabata decorations, talk about our wishes in Nihongo and so on.

        We look forward to meeting you together with the new batch of Nihongo Partners J

        This session will be...

      • Oshaberi Salon: Nihongo de asobou!

        Are you looking for a chance to practice your Nihongo? Why not join the Oshaberi Salon?

        Join us for a Nihongo workshop in cooperation with the *Nihongo Partners. Let’s talk about various topics and try different activities together!

        *The NIHONGO PARTNERS Program endeavors to support local Japanese-language teachers and students by dispatching Japanese nationals predominantly to secondary education institutions in the 10 ASEAN countries.

        This session will be conducted mostly in Japanese. Interested Japanese-language learners are welcome to join us.

      • Oshaberi Salon: Makizushi

        Due to the high number of requests for an Oshaberi Salon session with a cooking theme, we will be doing exactly that on the first Oshaberi Salon of the year!

        Let’s make MAKIZUSHI using Nihongo!

        *Further details on registration to be posted on The Japan Foundation, Manila Facebook page.

        Are you looking for a chance to practice your Nihongo? Why not join the Oshaberi Salon?

        This session will be conducted mostly in Japanese. Interested Japanese-language learners are welcome to join us.