Talk with me on Zoom!


Download Zoom and talk with me online! Practice your English. The next session will be on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Please follow these steps:

1. Download Zoom at 日本語版もできます。
2. If you need explanation, please see 日本語のみ。
3. Send your name and email address to joy.fujii.english (no space) by Sunday, September 17, 5 p.m. Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)


Tomoko Tanaka

を9月 17日 2017年 5 pm まで 送ってください。

Thank you!

Which is more natural? “What’s your name?” or “Hi, I’m _____”?


Many students just starting out learning English are taught to introduce themselves saying “What’s your name?” However, it’s not a very natural way to introduce yourself.

Unnatural introduction

A: What’s your name?
B: My name is Tommy. What’s your name?
A: My name is Tomoko.
B: Nice to meet you, Tomoko.
B: Nice to meet you too, Tommy.

More natural introduction

A: Hi, I’m Tomoko.
B: Hi, I’m Tommy.
A: Nice to meet you, Tommy.
B: Nice to meet you too, Tomoko.

Remember that when meeting someone for the first time, we say “Nice to meet you,” or “How do you do?” “Nice to meet you” is more casual and friendlier than “How do you do.”

Nice to meet you. = more casual
How do you do? = more formal

How are you? = X
Use this only after the second (2nd) meeting and after. It’s not for the first meeting, the introductory meeting.

The next time you meet the same person, and for all subsequent meetings, we say “How are you?” But, for the first time, “How are you?” is not used.

Look at this link to see a short video on my Facebook page (less than three (3) minutes) on this topic.

And, please LIKE the page JOY FUJII ENGLISH on Facebook!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this and I hope to hear from you soon!
joy.fujii.english (no space)

Practice your English online with me tonight


Practice English Conversation Tonight

What? Practice English conversation for 20 minutes tonight.
今晩 英語でお話ししましょうか?

When? Tonight, Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.

What level?: Non-native English speakers, beginner to intermediate level, age high school and up. 心者から中級のレヴェルまでの方。年齢は高校性から。

Where?: Online at 日本語設定もあります。

Cost: Free. 無料。

Discount Offer /割引提供
If you participate for the full 20 minutes tonight, you will receive 5% off on your first purchase from Joy Fujii English. (Offer expires September 30, 2017, and is not valid with additional discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied simultaneously.)



1. Send your email address and name to
      お名前とメールアドレスを まで送って下さい。

For example(例):
Name in romaji:    Tanaka, Poko
Name in Japanese: 田中ぽこ

2.You will receive a link。

3. Click on the link and follow the instructions.

4. (different from gives you an excellent explanation in Japanese.
質問がある方は を見て下さい。上手に説明します。Zoomと違うのですが、ただの説明ホームページです。日本語です。

5. A microphone and webcam are required. マイクとウェブカメラが必要です.
Smartphones can be used. スマートフォンを使用することができます。

Let’s talk tonight!