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Dojo cat, a company founded in 2017 that caters to Japanese-American students, has launched a new class in New York City called “Dojo City,” a class that teaches basic Japanese and English to people of all ages.
The class is currently open to people in grades 7-12, but the company is expanding it to include people of any age.
“Dojo Cats is a class for people who want to learn Japanese in a more accessible way,” cofounder Tetsuo Yamaguchi said in a statement.
“We want to teach people the basics of Japanese, but also the subtleties of culture.”
Dojo cats are trained to walk and sit on chairs.
They’re able to speak English and can even understand their owners.
Students also get tutoring and guidance on their Japanese and Japanese culture, and are encouraged to learn about the American culture of food and cooking.
“Our students come to us with a passion for the Japanese culture and their desire to become better Japanese speakers, so we wanted to create a class where people of a different culture could learn together,” Yamagukuchi said.
“The class is a fun, friendly, and engaging way for students to meet and bond.”
A photo posted by Dojo Cat (@dojocat) on Mar 14, 2018 at 3:30pm PDTDojo cat said it will start the class in April, but there are plans to expand the program to other cities.
In an email to The Washington Post, the company said it’s also expanding its service to other countries and adding more cat classes.
“We plan to expand our dojo program to many other countries in the coming years and in other languages, including Mandarin and Vietnamese,” Yamamuro said.
“In addition to the many different cultures of people who are interested in learning Japanese, we hope to help these students feel comfortable speaking Japanese, which is very important for them to be able to be successful in their future careers in Japan.”
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