Free Japanese discussions

This month's Japanese Chat Events at JOI, are being moderated by Oosawa sensei and Itaya sensei. They are talking about mysterious things.

All JOI members can join these Japanese speaking events for free. Relax and speak Japanese in friendly and fun atmosphere. Try the 3 Trial Lessons at JOI, and you can use these and other free services.

April 2021 Chat Event Topic & Schedule

Topic: 縁起のいいもの
Good omens

Date:2021/04/20 10:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Beginner2, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate


Oosawa sensei's remarks:


Are there any good omens in your country? For example, people say, "if you see this thing, or if you have this, or eat this then good things will happen."
Have you ever experienced getting a benefit from doing that?
Tell us about your experiences with good omens.

Topic: 妖怪 
Japanese monsters

Date: 2021/4/26 13:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Intermediate, Advanced


Itaya sensei's remarks:


In Japan there are many legends containing mysterious creatures that are not human, like Oni (demons), Tengu (long-nosed goblins), Kappa (water-dwelling creatures) and such.
What king of legendary creatures do you have in your country? Please introduce them if you have them.
And if you know something about Japanese yokai monsters, then please let us know in the discussion!

The events are moderated by one of the JOI teachers and are a fun and relaxed way to enjoy learning Japanese online for free with other like-minded Japanese language learners.It's easy to attend one of these events.

  1. Login to the Reservation System.
  2. Click on the Chat Events page to see the topics and the date and time (shown in your own time zone).
  3. Reserve a Chat Event.
  4. When the date and time comes, scroll down to the bottom of the [Go to Classroom] page and click on the Chat Event Room link.