Where to meet Japanese people in the United States?
This morning, I met Japanese people for the time since I began studying the language. While I was enjoying my breakfast at Starbucks, two Japanese people were doing, what I assume, was a job interview. I've learned enough Japanese to be able to tell the difference between Japanese and other Asian languages. While they were getting up to leave, I asked them if I could practice introducing myself with them, and they kindly obliged! As I like to say, there is nothing as conducive to learning and progress as real, experiential, human interaction. I am absolutely delighted at this morning.
With all of that being said, where could I meet more Japanese people to talk to? Are there common names for Japanese restaurants or other places where I can expect to meet Japanese speakers? Nothing gets you tasting language like live conversation with real people.