Learning the proper way to make introductions in Japanese can help you get off to the right start. The Japanese culture is more formal than American English. Consequently, introductions in Japanese follow more of a pattern than they sometimes do in the United States.
If you know someone who can introduce you to the others in a group that is best. But if you don’t know anyone, you can always introduce yourself. Say Totsuzen desu ga, jiko shōkai sasete kudasai (Pardon me, may I introduce myself.) to get things started.
This translates roughly to "Please be nice to me." It may not be common to say something like this in English, but it is a very important phrase to remember when introducing yourself to native Japanese speakers.
We introduce the phonetic alphabet commonly used for words borrowed from other languages, known as the katakana, and further explore daily conversation, giving you the ability to express yourself and to also enjoy doing so. You will also be ready to take the level N5 Japanese Proficiency Test (JLPT) and be able to read 1,000 word and 250 kanji. At this level you will be able to understand Japanese Anime and Drama approximately 50% of the time without the use of subtitles.