• 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: お正月 (Oshougatsu / New Year)

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

        “New Year” is called 【おしょうがつ】in Japanese.

        Are you familiar with 【にほん の おしょうがつ】??

        What comes into mind when you hear the word 【おしょうがつ】?

        おもち?きもの?おせち?

        For this session, let us learn about 【にほん の おしょうがつ】and make our own ねんがじょう(New Year greeting card) together!!

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

      • Oshaberi Salon: アイドル (Idol / J-Pop Music)

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

        What comes into your mind when you hear “J-POP”? Is it cool? Kawaii?

        For this session, we will introduce J-POP, particularly the popular “Idol”.

        It is the “Autumn of Culture” - the season of enjoying music and art in Japan. Let’s enjoy J-POP music using Nihongo!

        We will talk about J-POP Idols and their music. After that, we will try singing and dancing J-POP music like an Idol...

      • 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...