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  • Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language
    an instructor at the School for the Deaf regarding various signs in both Japanese and American Sign Language So learn how to greet someone in both Japanese and American Sign Language and stay tuned for future episode that will introduce even more words phrases and alphabet This Uki Uki video is produced in conjunction with Japan Society s presentation of Spectator a multimedia dance choreographed by Shuji Onodera Friday November 13 7 30 PM followed by a MetLife Meet the Artists Reception Saturday November 14 7 30 PM This highly conceptual multimedia dance work transports audiences back and forth between a seemingly quotidian space and an outlandish world Inspired by a series of workshops with students from a school for the deaf in Tokyo Spectator unveils non narrative stories of tender emotion woven through director choreographer Shuji Onodera s original movement vocabulary coupled with video imagery projected text an intimate apartment room stage set and slapstick humor The cast includes Naoya Oda from the celebrated butoh company Dairakudakan along with Maki Yamada and Mai Nagumo two participants from Onodera s initial workshops for deaf students Tickets 30 25 Japan Society members For more information visit http www japansociety org event company derashinera spectators Do you have any topic you would like us to discuss Please let us know in the comment section Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-chat-sign-language (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki Chat! - Okinawan Language
    org okinawa Throughout this three month special series attendees will have the opportunity to experience the unique sounds flavors colors and history of Japan s southern island chain Okinawa Okinawa has more than 160 islands between Kyuushuu and Taiwan stretching over 1 000 km Throughout the islands there are region specific languages three of which are Uchinaa guchi kutuba Okinawa Language main islands Yaima kutuba Yaeyama Language Miyaaku kutuba Miyako Language With the spread of Standard Japanese throughout Okinawa many of these unique languages are hardly spoken in daily life today This has led to a distinct dialect s of Standard Japanese spoken throughout Okinawa Examples of Uchinaaguchi Okinawa Language Tea ocha Standard ucha Uchinaaguchi Parents oya Standard uya Uchinaaguchi Sake sake Standard saki Uchinaaguchi Karate karate Standard karati Uchinaaguchi I me watashi Standard wan Uchinaaguchi Good morning ohayou gozaimasu Standard ukimisoochii Uchinaaguchi Welcome irasshaimase youkoso Standard mensooree Uchinaaguchi Hello konnichiwa Standard haisai Uchinaaguchi Very totemo sugoku Standard deeji Uchinaaguchi Okinawa Okinawa Standard Uchinaa Uchinaaguchi Thank you in Okinawa Standard arigatou gozaimasu Uchinaaguchi nifeedeebiru Miyaaku kutuba tandigaatandi Yaima kutuba nifaayuu The native languages of Okinawa have been labeled by UNESCO as endangered languages We hope that continuing efforts will be made to preserve the beautiful native languages of Okinawa for future generations Do you have any topic you would like us to discuss Please let us know in the comment section Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-chat-okinawan-language (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 27 - Audience Questions
    inanimate objects and imasu for animate objects Examples of arimasu Isu ga arimasu There is a chair Chiizu keeki ga arimasu There is some cheesecake Examples of Gakusei ga imasu There are students Ima kyoushitsu ni Tanaka san ga imasu There is Mr Tanaka in the classroom right now arimasu and imasu can also be translated as I have Neko ga imasu I have a cat There is a cat Q 2 How is the Japanese R pronounced Even though Japanese words are romanized using R the pronunciation is actually a lot closer to L than R in English So it s a good idea to substitute in your mind all the R s with L s when you speak Japanese ronri try to read it more like lonli ruriiro read it like luliilo ryakusu read it like lyakusu ryuugaku read it like lyuugaku ryouri read it like lyouli Also be care of the difference between su and tsu as they sound quite similar When saying loan words V needs to be substituted with the B bideo video baiorin read it like baiolin violin F and PH tend to be replaced with H fuudo read it like huudo food sofa read it like sohuaa sofa iyahon earphones Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-27-audience-questions (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki Chat! - First Time Travel Tips
    of this week s video is tips for first time travelers to Japan Drinking with friends and colleagues Pour drinks for your superiors colleagues or friends when you see their glass is empty It s thoughtful and gives good impression Bathing Both at home and public baths wash your body and hair first before entering the hot bath Don t bring a bath towel into the hot bath Trains No eating or talking aloud is permitted on trains Cell phones must be silenced Jaywalking is generally discouraged Public restrooms The western style toilet looks the same except it often comes with high tech features To use the Japanese style toilet straddle the toilet facing the front which has a dorm shape and squat Laundry Most apartments and houses have a washing machine Hang your laundry on the laundry hanger to dry Vending machines Vending machines can be found everywhere You can buy regular and alcoholic beverages tobaccos etc Karaoke Go with friends or alone It s a great way to spend the night cheaply if you missed the last train Do you have any topic you would like us to discuss Please let us know in the comment section Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-chat-first-time-travel-tips (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 26 - Tongue Twisters
    e o kaita The monk skillfully drew a picture of a monk on a Japanese screen 3 Toukyou tokkyo kyokakyoku kyokuchou Tokyo patent authorization office chief BONUS Ao makigami aka makigami ki makigami Blue rolled paper red rolled paper yellow rolled paper Tonari no kyaku wa yoku kaki kuu kyakuda The customer next to me eats persimmons all the time Takeya no takegaki ni take tatekaketa nowa take tatekaketakatta kara take tatekaketa I leaned the bamboo on the bamboo grove because I wanted to lean the bamboo on the bamboo grove Hope you ll enjoy taking on the tongue twister challenge Please leave us comments below http www japansociety org event seven weeks http www japansociety org japan cuts 2015 Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-26-tongue-twisters (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 25 - Movie Genres
    25 Movie Genres Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO Culture An exciting movie event this year Japan Cuts 2015 is starting on July 9th Here is how to say some of the common movie genres in Japanese jidaigeki period drama hanzai crime denki biographical komedi comedy hora horror romansu romance akushon action dokyumentari documentary anime syon animation Jidaigeki includes chanbara samurai sword fighting Hope to see you at Japan Cuts http www japansociety org japan cuts 2015 Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy Education Family

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-25-movie-genres (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 24 - Usagi Holmes 1: A Study in Verbs
    past negative conjugate like this Polite Japanese verb endings masu masen mashita masendeshita Casual Japanese verb endings Dictionary form nai ta nakatta In this video we ll focus on the dictionary form of verbs because it s the easiest to identify All Japanese verbs are categorized into three verb groups Irregular verbs ru verbs and u verbs 1 Irregular verbs There are only 2 irregular verbs in Japanese suru to do very versatile when combined with an action noun kuru to come a few variations 2 verbs can only have 2 patterns e ru ending e g taberu neru kakeru i ru ending e g miru dekiru ochiru 3 u verbs are the biggest verb group This includes All non ru ending verbs e g nomu kaku a ru u ru and o ru ending verbs e g aru okuru tsumoru Some exceptions Those exceptions are tricky u verbs that sound like a ru verb because of e ru or i ru endings Luckily there aren t too many of those exceptions so just memorize them and remember that they are u verbs e g hashiru shiru kaeru shaberu etc Knowing how to identify verb groups correctly will come in handy when you use any verb expressions Hope you enjoyed this video Please let us know what you think in the comments below Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-24-usagi-holmes-1-a-study-in-verbs (2016-02-14)
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  • Waku Waku Japanese: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 21 Filler Words Tuesday March 10 We got a lot of interesting responses on our previous video on this topic so let s talk about it today つなぎ言葉 are in between words people commonly use in their speech Often these fillers help connect your thoughts Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 20 Audience Questions Friday February 20 Today we answer some of your questions in this Q A episode Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 19 Interesting Japanese Food Friday November 7 2014 Do you like Japanese food How often do you eat it How well do you know about it Everyone knows sushi tenpura and teriyaki but today let s talk about some of the less known Japanese food and some expressions that you can use with them Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 18 Audience Questions Friday October 10 2014 Today we answer some viewer questions including how to say goodbye and a brief review of Japanese writing systems Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 17 Basic Sentence Structure Friday September 26 2014 Today we are answering the most commonly asked question how to make a sentence in Japanese Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 16 Restaurant Dialogue Thursday September 11 2014 Please review Lessons 14 15 for information regarding useful expressions and ordering food in a restaurant Put them to use and try out this basic dialogue next time you re ordering food Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 15 Useful Expressions in a Restaurant Tuesday September 2 2014 Try out these useful expressions next time you re in a Japanese restaurant Start Video 1 2 3 4 5 Click

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm?page=/multimedia/webcast/language-lessons&StartRow=11&SearchNum=10 (2016-02-14)
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