Personal relationships provide both the motivation and the means for acquiring a second language. For that reason, Hinoki Foundation sponsors periodic social gatherings called “Hinoki Kai,” to encourage peer-to-peer interaction between native speakers of Japanese and English.
Hinoki-Kai events always incorporate a language-learning element, to promote real-life application and development of bilingual language skills. As important, they are fun, with themes ranging from picnics and swimming, to Halloween, Tanabata star festivals, and other cultural celebrations.
Did you know? The “Kai” in “Hinoki-Kai” is Japanese for a “meet-up” or “gathering of people.”