• Philippines
  • Paint, writing, drinking
Hey there! My name is Trish and I’m Japanese-Filipino. I was born in Tokyo but grew up in Manila. All my life, it’s been a rollercoaster of traveling and meeting new people. Suffice to say, this created a very social me. I’m also really passionate about good food, beer, and whiskey! Come over to chat at LanCul. First drink is on us!



  • Poland
  • Travelling, sailing, swimming, volunteering, science

Hello everyone! I’m Kasia. I have traveled a lot around Europe, and now it’s my first time to experience Asia – and so far, I love it! At my university in Poland, I used to work for the international organization for engineers, organizing workshops or open events for students. I love getting to know other people’s opinions and ways of life. So don’t hesitate to come and talk about anything you want!



  • Australia
  • Writing, drinking a lot of coffee

Hi there! My name’s Veronica. I’m half-Australian, half-American, and I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. I love writing, drinking a lot of coffee (Melbourne is famous for their cafes!), and wandering around my new home here exploring. Other than that, I spend a lot of my time practicing yoga so I can complete my teacher training at the end of the year. I look forward to meeting you!



  • USA
  • Sports

My name is Martin Ziola and I am a Japanese-American student currently majoring in Communication Studies at university. My English social skills are valued very well, Japan is a place I love and don’t plan on leaving after I graduate, the culture is very peaceful and makes me feel at home. I make sure that I leave a great impression every time I talk to someone I meet. Let’s talk and have a great time!



  • Luxembourg
  • Cats, food, knitting

Hi! I’m Julie from Luxembourg, a tiny country in the middle of Europe. I first came to Japan when I was 16 and since then have never really been able to leave the country behind me. My interests keep changing all the time, but currently include jogging, cycling, knitting, cooking and (totally standing by this!) K-pop and going to concerts.  Please feel free to talk and teach me about everything and anything!


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  • Brazil
  • Music, Games ,Languages

Hey everyone, I’m Gerald! I was about to start a trip around the world, but Japan was so amazing that I decided to stay here for a while. I’m a creative kind of guy, always juggling between film, photography, music, games, languages and many other things. I learned English playing video games when I was a little kid, and I learned Spanish getting drunk and talking to strangers in Argentina. So everything counts!



  • France
  • Music, Movie, Literature

I am French, from Paris, and I am staying one whole year in Japan! I have landed in Tokyo on February, so I am still a newbie here. I am passionate about music, movies, and literature. I also love food, and I am always down to discover a new restaurant.  I can add that my friends say that I am a really good audience because I am basically laughing all the time: your jokes, even the bad ones, are very welcomed!



  • Japan
  • Traveling, Food, Wine

Hello I’m Aya from Japan, I was born and raised in Tokyo. When I was 19 years old I wasn’t able to speak any English, then after spending 9 months studying in Canada, I learned to speak the language! Since then I’ve traveled to 15 countries, I love food, wine and coffee. I’m more than happy to share the stories with you 🙂



  • Canada
  • Art, traveling, cooking

Hello, my name is Emily and I am from Toronto, Canada! 

I came to Japan in March of 2016 to work as an ALT in Hachioji, and try to get my art into a few art shows. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in drawing and painting, and I have a love for Ukiyo-e art. I would like to learn Japanese woodblock printing someday.  I want to learn about your hobbies and interests, so please come and talk with me! 


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  • Brazil
  • Nature, Japan, Technology

Hi there! My name is Paulo and I am from Curitiba, a city in the south part of Brazil. I studied abroad in Canada in 2013-2014 and now I am here in Japan doing my Masters. I am the kind of person who loves to do multiple things rather than focusing just in one activity, so I have a lot to talk about. I am also passionate about teaching, so if you have any question I will do my best to explain it to you. I am looking forward to seeing you soon!



  • Canada
  • Bicycles, Rock music

I’m Justin from Canada. I am funny, fun and very social! If you speak with me you will have fun and learn some real cool conversation skills. I am a musician who has been playing in Rock bands for many years, I love music the most. I also like riding bicycles, I was even a bicycle messenger for 6 years. But enough about me. I promise I can help you to freely chat in English! So lets talk soon!



  • Norway,USA
  • Travel, food, dogs

I’m Kaya and I am a Norwegian-American student currently majoring in communications studies in my favorite city, Tokyo. I have been living here since August of 2016 and am loving every minute of it (yes, even the crammed subway). I have a love for language, travel, food, and dogs. Japan, so far, has covered all those bases. As you may be able to tell already, I am 100% capable of talking your ear off, so sit down and let’s get chatting!