Introduction – Japanese Lesson 1

Learn Japanese at the Japan Society Language Center!

For more than 30 years the Japan Society has provided Japanese language education of all levels.
Today, the Language Center offers 12 comprehensive levels of Japanese, as well as a variety of specialized courses and workshops including shodō (Japanese calligraphy), while also catering to native Japanese speakers by providing four levels of English conversation (ESL) classes and a Japanese Language Teacher Training Program. Classes are taught throughout the year, with semesters in the Spring and Fall as well as shorter, intensive courses at various times. Please visit us for more information and class schedules.

This introductory sample lesson covers eight basic greetings:

Good Morning – Ohayou (casual) gozaimasu (formal)
Good Afternoon – Konnichiwa
Good Evening – Konbanwa
Goodbye – Sayounara
Goodnight – Oyasumi nasai
Thank You – Arigatou (casual) gozaimasu (formal)
Excuse me, I’m sorry – Sumimasen
How do you do (nice to meet you) – Hajimemashite, dozo yoroshiku

For more information on courses at the Japan Society Language Center, please visit

Or visit us in New York at 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 715-1256

Thank you! Arigatou gozaimasu

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