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This topic contains 12 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by Gigatron 9 years, 6 months ago. I do, of course, have access to the internet. I live in Kansas City. I would really like to make friends with some Japanese individuals who know both English and Japanese. Obviously, they will have a much closer connection to this and be much more surrounded by it than a non-Japanese American. Japanese speaking friend that develops into casual acquaintances or sincere friendships, really it is fine with me either way! But I could definitely use some face-to-face interaction with people who speak Japanese, in order to help me learn to speak it better.
Perhaps I need to visit some kind of a club? That sounds like it might be the ideal setting to meet people like this. How could I find out more about Japanese language or culture clubs in my area? Though I do think that these days the internet provides a good opportunity to meet people on a more one-on-one basis. Anyway, without going on too much and making this sound like some awkward online personals ad, this is my question to you.
What are the best ways to connect with other Japanese speakers in the US, particularly people of Japanese heritage? Do you have any tips or advice you can offer? Please let me know!
I actually went to several Japanese restaurants and nobody, not even the owner, was Japanese or hardly knew a few words of Japanese. I think your best bet is lang Unfortunately your only friends within the context of helping each other with languages, culture, etc… not really the best place for any other stuff. Of my current friends, only one of them has anything in common with me and I rarely get to see him.
The son of one of the waitresses there knows me a little. The restaurant is so far the only place I can get any kind of practise in. I actually tried to get a job there twice but no go. Even tried the above-mentioned okcupid.
So the few Japanese people around me are like the apples of Tantalus to me. So close, yet so far away. How does one begin a proper friendship with someone without coming off like some Japanese speaking friend awkward weeaboo? However, we have a huuuge asian supermarket here that is jam packed on weekends and I always see many Japanese people there of all ages speaking Japanese to one another.
I may look into lang-8 later on. Thanks for the tip. Andrew — Thanks for the resources. I think I stumbled on one or two of these before, but forgot about them. These will probably be really helpful! It may not be a bad idea. If you want, I could chat with you online on instant messenger if you use one.
I may have my windows live set up not to accept outside friend requests unless I add someone first, so if you do add me to that one, just me at the live. Japanese speaking friend skype ID is shininglion. me if you plan to add me on there because I never log in to it normally. Just giving you the option!
I hope you are able to figure out a way to meet some friends interested in Japanese. Maybe we can figure something out together. Thanks for your input on this! As for actually making them, I will just say from my experience that language learning sites such as lang-8 or livemocha are good ways to make friends of the language that you are learning. My first Japanese friends came from talking to one lang-8 through PMs and one from when I put a post of Skype forums about asking for a language partner.
Though I can say, most of my friends come from lang I would definitely be weird to suddenly talk to a Japanese person you hear speaking from like a grocery store. A third way would be working at one of those places where Japanese is used. This is an approach that many people have done, such as Danny Choo or Hikosaemon and judging by how well they speak now, I would guess it would have some effect. Hey you live in KC? I live in Leavenworth which is Japanese speaking friend 45min to KC!
And speak Japanese! Missingno, indeed the ideal would be to work at a place where Japanese is spoken. Sadly they never want to hire me. Same goes for the Japanese market I go to.
Lang-8 is a weak alternative, IMO. I wish it could be a little easier though to speak with someone in the language your learning, I have to agree with Gigatron in that it becomes very lonely! But yes I agree, in fact you hit it on the head. Case in point, I swapped several messages once with someone on Lang She was learning English and Spanish. Not a single word of Japanese was exchanged.
The benefits end up being one-sided for one of the two parties. One of the main reasons I had quit studying Japanese was the lack of a clear benefit to all the effort. Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 of 13 total. March 15, at pm Lion Member. March 16, at am Unfortunately, If you want a real Japanese friend then you have to move to Japan. By the way, you mentioned several times you like anime, which anime do you like?
You can usually find out about japanese communities in your areas. March 16, at pm Gigatron Member. March 17, at pm March 18, at pm Japanese speaking friend This reply was modified 9 years, 6 months ago by yani. Try leaving bowls of natto outside your house at night. Did the racoons speak or respond to Japanese? You must be logged in to reply to this topic.Japanese speaking friend
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