T: Trial Mate (研修期間中のメイトです)
2PM - 10PM
Hello My name is Nicole and I am from sunny Los Angeles California. I am currently studying at an university in Japan and I couldn’t be happier. Since I was a child I was always fascinated by Japanese culture so I pursued my dreams and came to Japan, yay! My typical day includes reading manga and finding new local food spots (which includes playing Pokemon Go). I love talking about everything so feel free to ask me anything you like! I look forward to meeting and talking to all of you!
Hello! My name is Bao. I was born in Vietnam and moved to Toronto, Canada about 15 years ago. I am here in Japan on a Working Holiday Visa after I have finished my degree in Chemistry back in Canada. It’s my first time in Japan and I am having fun in this country so far. My hobbies are playing games, listening to music and going hiking as I love to meet and experience new things altogether. My favourite anime are Girls Und Panzer, Gintama. I am looking forward to hearing your delightful stories and journeys, and most of all let’s have fun!!
Hello my name is Chad and I am currently a graduate student in Tokyo. I like sports, music, anime, movies, and video games. I also like traveling and meeting new people. Pleased to meet you and let’s have a good time together!
My name is Chandra. I’m from Florida in the US, but I’ve been living in Japan for the last eight years. I enjoy baking and cake decorating and recently started an online cake shop. In my free time I like to crochet, cook, and make miniatures. I’m also a big fan of broadway musicals and vintage fashion. I’m looking forward to talking with you!
Hey there! My name is Marlena. I’m a Polish person in love with Japan. I majored in Psychology and I came here to experience this amazing country and its culture. I’m a singer, with a history of performing with a few rock bands. I’d also say I’m an artist at heart but actually I’m just a huge geek with love for video games. I love psychology, music (every type!), theatre, languages, literature… Well really, my interests are all over the place so tell me about yours! I’d say there’s about a 100% chance I also like or will be interested in the things you love!
Hello there! My name is Seda. I am Turkish, but was born and raised in Germany. I have been living in Japan since 2017 and intend to stay in this beautiful country with its unique culture and amazing cuisine. I have a wide range of interests and love meeting new people, so come have a chat with me at LanCul – I’m sure we won’t run out of things to talk about!
Hey Guys! My name is Jason and I am from South Korea. I was born in Seoul, but I lived here and there in the United States from east to west. I recently graduated from my university in America and now I am studying Japanese in Tokyo. It’s been less than 6 months, but I am really enjoying Tokyo so far because of its food, culture, and the people.
I consider myself very open-minded and I am always eager to learn about something new! But out of all, music, soccer, and movies are some of my favorite topics.
I hope to see you soon, and when we meet, let’s have some fun together!
Hi! I’m Shuto and I’m from Japan! I love alternative/indie rock music. I get a lot of inspiration from vintage fashion, lifestyle and interior designs. One of my dreams is to travel to many cool places around the world. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!
My name is Michael. I’ve been living in Japan for about 7 years. I came here on a student exchange program at Sophia University where I studied Japanese and some film/literature classes. During my time there I began teaching English part time and have been teaching English to this day.
Hi everyone, I’m Ron and I’m from the Philippines. I am a veterinarian but it didn’t stop me from venturing out and trying to explore some parts of the world. I love to travel and enjoy food from different parts of the world. I am looking forward to seeing and meeting all of you very soon.
My name is Rayhaneh but you can call me Ray. I’m from the Windy City Chicago. I studied design and photography in the U.S. where I fell in love with Japanese design. I left my two chunky cats back home and came to Tokyo this year and am currently studying Japanese.
Other than the arts, I enjoy watching dramas and figure skating, fashion, philosophy, and urban exploration.
I look forward to meeting everyone!
Hi! I’m Boong from Thailand and I’m 26 years old. I was a sales engineer in the automotive industry for 3 years and also used to be a lifeguard in a waterpark in USA for 3 months. I’m talkative, out-going and like to exchange opinions and learn things from people. I am interested in fashion, travel, languages, movies. In my free-time, I like to make travel plans and decide whether I can go or not! I look forward to hearing about your story at the table!
Hi everyone! My name is JB, a Vietnamese living in Tokyo. I came to Japan to have an undergraduate course and so far it has been an amazing learning journey.
I am always inspired by music, especially jazz and hiphop. I also do choreography, compose songs and teach traditional dance sometimes. Besides from that, cooking is recently becoming one of my passion.
I am an active person and I love to spread my positive energy to everyone. So if you get ready to receive such positive energy, come and say hi to JB. ^_^
Hi, my name is Graeme. I am from Australia, although I have travelled (backpacked through Europe for a few months) and lived elsewhere – in England for about 10 years. I am married to a Japanese woman and we have an eight-year-old son. We’ve visited Japan many times over the years, but when my wife got a job in Tokyo a couple of months ago, we decided to move from Sydney and settle here, at least for a while. Apart from travel, my main interests are art, literature and sport, especially soccer. And, of course, learning more and more about this wonderful country! Looking forward to… everything!
Hi everyone most people call me Yuyu. I’m originally from Chicago, I came to Tokyo 2 years ago to attend university, you will often find me attending Live music events because it is my passion. Ever since coming to Tokyo for the first time, I completely fell in love with the city, because of its colorful uniqueness, such as with its edgy fashion, delicious food, and kind people.
Hello! I’m Virginia and I’m half Spanish and Japanese. This is my first time living in Japan and so far I love it!
I like nature, animals and food, but most of all I love listening to stories! My dream is to travel around the world and learn a lot about other cultures and make new friends.
Oh! And my hobby is…smiling 🙂
If you ever need a smile, I will always have one for you!
Hey there! I’m Hatem, nice to meet you.
I’m Egyptian Swedish. I’m curious about other cultures, languages and international communities.
Aside from work-related activities, I like to play guitar, go out with friends and meet new people, play football, workout or cycle exploring Kyoto.
Looking forward to hanging out with you!”
Hey there! My name is Paul I’m 28 years old and I’m from Toronto, Canada. I have worked in the Automotive industry and as a professional Chef. I love to cook/eat, try different beers, travel, do photography, play video games and sports! I love to discover new restaurants to try and places to go. Let’s hang out!
Hello Everyone!! My name is Luke and I am from Melbourne, Australia. This is my 6th time visiting Japan and I finally decided I didn’t want to leave and made the decision to make Tokyo my home. I love meeting and talking with new people, sharing stories, thoughts and experiences. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Hi, what’s up? My name is Lucas and I’m from Brazil. I love making music, drawing, eating food that I never ate before, watching movies and TV series, and going to parties.
I make electronic music and hip hop but I love all music genres and would love to know more about Japanese music.
I moved to Japan for a lot of different reasons, mainly to explore the music scene and get inspired by it, but also half of my DNA is Japanese and because of that I wanted to explore and understand the culture better.
Hi there! I’m Michelle. I’m born and raised in Taiwan, and at the age of 12 I moved to Shanghai. Only since then I stared to speak English, so I understand the fear of making a silly mistake in front of a native speaker just as you do. Yet, I also know that once you overcome the shadow of fear, you will see the bright side! I’m a travelholic and a film lover. Meeting new people while exploring the world is what makes me excited. I can’t wait to listen to all your stories and experiences in LanCul!
Hi, I’m Karu short for Carcyn, 29 yrs. old. I worked as an ESL teacher in the Philippines for over 2 years, teaching business English and daily English conversation . I like aesthetic photography, food styling, volunteering and binge watching anime series. If you enjoy learning new things, let’s have some drinks and chat.
Hi everyone! My name is Tari and I recently moved to Japan after living in London for 15 years. I grew up in Zimbabwe and have spent most of my childhood there! I love writing, traveling, reading books, art and culture. Any conversation on film and music gives me joy, so feel free to suggest anything interesting. I’m always open to new experiences and willing to learn so I can’t wait to talk to you all 🙂
Hello everyone, My name is Francesca (Cesca) I’m 26 years old and I come from Venice, Italy.
I’ve been travelling and living abroad for a few years and I can’t wait to discover more about Japan!
Travelling and meeting new people is the thing I like to do the most.. exchanging eperiences and fun stories.
I am now studying Japanese in Tokyo and even though it is a very hard language I’m having a lot of fun!
On my free time I love to go for walks and explore the city and the surroundings..
I’m a big animal lover so I usually visit many parks.
I also like to paint and draw and I really anjoy any kind of art.
I Hope we can have a great time together! 🙂
Hey there! My name is Aamer Bin Kibria. My friends call me Aamer. I have been living in Japan since August of 2019 and have been studying at Tokyo International University! I am fun loving guy and a car enthusiast. I love talking to people and making new connections! Driving is my get away! If you want to know anything about cars, I’m the guy to talk to! Let’s meet up soon, I bet we will have a great time!
Hi, I’m Matt and I come from small country in Europe, called Estonia. I lived in London, UK for 5 years before moving to Japan with my partner. I first came to Japan 4 years ago and suddenly fell in love with the place, the food and the people. As a technophile I find myself often in Akihabara electronics shops and market to find ideas. I have strong passion for robotic systems and I used to teach the topic in the university. With hobbies outside the electronics, I love travelling and taking photos of nature and animals. In london I found wild parakeets that I went to feed every week and who often sat on my head and hands whilst crunching the shells of peanuts. I hope to make a lot of new friends here in Japan and to learn more about the mystical culture. Feel free to meet up with me in LanCul.
My name is Wita. I’m from Thailand and currently living in Japan to study Japanese full-time. I like Japanese Punk Music Scene and often go to Live Houses. However, I also have a less rebellious side and pick up new hobbies like cooking Japanese food and yoga. I’m looking forward to hear your stories!
Hello 🙂 I’m Mairéad and I’m from North Wales. I’ve studied in London, Leeds and now a lot further away in Tokyo! I’ve moved here in September 2019 as an exchange student at Waseda University to study International Liberal Studies and to learn more about Japanese culture and life! I am interested in photography, filmmaking and all things creative, as well as mindfulness and meditation. I’m really excited to meet you all, see you soon!
My name is Felicia and I’m from Singapore . I have been living in Tokyo for 3 years . Before I moved to Tokyo, I was working as a Flight Attendant. My job gave me opportunities to travel and meet people from different countries. Now my passion for travel continues here in Japan where there are so many amazing places waiting for me to discover. Come and join me for a chat, I’m looking forward to meeting you !
Hi, my name is Mathias, e-track student at Tokyo international university. I am Swedish, I really like going to the cinemas, Mamma Mia 2 may very well be one of the best movies ever made, I like to talk about inspiration, I listen to a lot of inspirational podcasts and I am a very big fan of the Swedish group ABBA. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Hi there! My name is Farangiz and I am from Uzbekistan. I came to Japan in March. This is my first visit to Japan and I love it here! I am currently studying at university. I like meeting new people, sharing thoughts and stories. I also enjoy long and friendly conversations. I look forward to meeting you all!
My name is Serkan but people call me here Tetchan. I was born in Turkey, grew up in Austria.
Just recently, I moved to Tokyo from Singapore where I was living for the past four years.
Travelling, hiking and looking for the best coffee in the city are my interests.
Meeting new people gives me motivation and makes me happy.
So I would love to meet you and get to know you better.
Hi there, my name is Justin. I love live music, surfing, snowboarding,
gardening, my guitar and of course Tokyo. I am very interested in
people and would love to hear all about you.
I look forward to meeting you for some serious and fun conversation.
Thanks for looking me up.
Hey! I’m Kyle. I was born in New Zealand, but have lived in Australia for most of my life. I recently moved to Japan on a working holiday visa for 1 year, which I have wanted to do forever. I’m currently studying Japanese and love the beach, hiking, traveling, finding new coffee shops here and food – especially Ramen. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Hello my name is Christian and I was born in the United States to an American mother and a Belgian father. I moved to Tokyo in 2016 to live with my dad after he started working here in 2012. In 2019 I finished high school and now am pursuing my dream of becoming a professional racing driver. Among racing my other hobbies include video games, football(soccer), listening to music, scuba diving and sailing. Let’s make great memories!
Nice to meet you!
Hi there! My name is Alen. I was born and raised in the Philippines, and I am now studying Japanese in here in Tokyo. I used to work as a Sports Analyst back in Manila. As you can probably tell, I love sports. Basketball is my favorite, but I also follow other sports (even eSports!). I also like watching movies and TV series, going to concerts and sightseeing. I want to learn more about Japan, that’s why I’m excited to meet you all and exchange stories with everyone!
Hey there! John here. I come from the Philippines then moved to Dubai (UAE) a few years back. I worked as an accountant and lived there for a couple of years. Now, I’m in Japan and just started studying Japanese. A few things I enjoy doing are traveling, reading books, watching tv series, and doing things I’ve never done before. Would love to hear your own story. Let’s talk. See you at LanCul!
Fala galera, I’m Vini from Curitiba, Brazil. The reason why I’m in Japan is because I wanna explore the country of my grandparents and make music here. As I graduated in a music college, I have the dream of becoming a big musician in the future. After graduation, I asked to myself several times:”why not going to Japan and trying to achieve my goals there instead of Brazil? It’d be challenging”. The world is so big and I have a lot to learn from it, so here I am, aiming to make my dreams come true. I hope we can have great times together. How about a culture exchange? I’m looking forward to it!
Hey! My name is Azat.
I am from Turkmenistan, and I lived in Japan for almost seven years now. I am a university student and I am studying economics and marketing. I have also been practicing Karate for 3,5 years in Japan.
I am fascinated by Japanese culture and customs.
Looking forward to meeting you!
My name is Maddie and I am from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I was raised as a trilingual child, as my family has Chinese origin, so I can speak Vietnamese, Cantonese and English. This is also why I really love learning about new languages and different cultures around the world.
I really like traveling, fashion, art, reading and listening to music.
Looking forward to meeting and talking with you all!
Hello, my name is Isaac, and I am from Midland Texas. I arrived in Tokyo last June and have loved every minute of it, there is so much to see and do here. I use to live in Iwakuni for 3 years and now have come back because there is still a lot more of Japan that I want to experience and see. I enjoy sightseeing the many different parts of the city, going to the gym, video games, as well as trying out all the craft beer places through out Tokyo! Please come and talk to me and tell me more about this wonderful place.
Hi there, my name is Pablo! I was born in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain. I have been living in Japan for almost 4 years. I have been working as a professional musical theatre actor in Spain and Japan, but currently, I am a University student in Saitama. I really enjoy travelling around and getting to know different cultures, dancing and videogames. Let’s chat and enjoy a wonderful time talking about our dreams!
Hi, my name is Marlon! I’m from Los Angeles, California. I moved to Japan recently to study at a Japanese language school, before this I was working as an engineer at a medical device company in America. I enjoy cycling, eating okonomiyaki, hanging out at coffee shops, and going to J-Pop concerts! Come and chat with me!
Hi! My name is Kel, and I am eager to help you with your English communication skills; stories, jokes, slang and idioms, as well as discussion of current events, headlines in the news, and your interests and questions will be welcomed and explored. I have a variety of interests including calligraphy, learning foreign and sign languages, home decorations, singing, dancing and theater arts. I would love to learn more about you and your hobbies and interests. Let’s use your everyday experiences to learn English and learn about each other. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Hey! My name is Dmitrij.
Friends and family call me Micha. I am from Riga, capital of Latvia. I have been living in London for the last 4 years and moved to live in Japan just this September. My dream is to open a small photo studio here in Tokyo.Please come and meet me at LanCul – let’s chat about travelling, visual arts and share our life experiences.
Hi there! My name is Kai and I came to Tokyo to study Japanese. Before I moved to Japan, I used to work as a video editor and journalist. I love editing videos and experimenting with make-up during my free time. I hope to learn more about Japan from you while I help you become more comfortable and confident in speaking English!
Hello everyone! My name is Deny (but you can call me Dee). I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I have lived in California, Sydney, and Bali. I looove the ocean and surfing. I’m also interested in rescuing animals. I came to Japan to learn more about Japanese architecture, Zen Buddhism, explore new restaurants (especially Shojin Ryori), study Japanese, visit nature (go hiking) and learn about Japanese textiles and arts! In the future, I’d love to learn how to sail. I hope to visit India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Myanmar, and other exotic countries someday
Hi, I’m Ayuka! I was born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore. Currently, I am studying Japanese here in Tokyo. I am interested in fashion, drawing, food and traveling. Let’s share about our stories and experiences. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Hiya! I’m Sara, a sarcasm connossieur who’s always in search of love, peace and yummy food.
I also enjoy running, reading and exploring every city I visit for street art.
Can’t wait to meet you! ( ◠‿◠ )
Hello! I’m Ethan.
I am a student here in Japan coming from America I’m here to study Japanese as a linguist and learn many other languages. In my spare time I enjoy taking photos and shooting videos. I also enjoy the outdoors and cycling!
Hi! I’m Damian, nice to meet you! I’m from Ireland and I’ve lived in Japan since 2017! I moved here because I really love Japanese culture, food and people! I really like to watch movies, theatre and I love exploring outdoors. I want to climb Mount Fuji at some point and watch the sun rise. My guilty pleasure is watching a lot of Japanese romance dramas! I’m really looking forward to meeting you and chatting with you!
Hi! My name is Rabbi Ul Saleh but you can just call me Rabeea. I’m from Pakistan and moved to Japan about a year ago. I love a hot cup of cocoa, the sound of the rain, strangers who smile at each other, stories that bring tears to someone’s eyes and the moment when you laugh so hard that your stomach starts to hurt. So, come find me at LanCul and let’s talk about everything and anything you want because my time and attention is all yours. And if you see me in public, don’t forget to wave!
Hello! My name is Mina, I am from Norway. I have lived in Japan for 2 years now, as I am a University student here. I love Japanese culture, language, and food. My interests are meeting new people, sharing experiences and stories, traveling, music, coffee, movies/tv-shows, going for walks in nature, and animals. I am an open-minded person who loves to learn about other people’s perspectives, I am looking forward to meeting you!
Hi all! My name is John from the Philippines. I came to Japan in April 2019 to study Japanese. Yes, I am a student trying to learn one of the hardest Languages in the world. I still cannot speak Japanese very well, but If you are still reading this in 2020 or later, please assume that I am very fluent by that time.
The past years of my life have been a roller coaster ride. Ask me anything! I like shooting videos and taking photos from time to time. Let’s get to know each other and have fun! See you!
Howzit! My name is Jez and I am from South Africa. I was a mechanical engineer and the Quality Assurance manager of a large manufacturing company in South Africa. I have just moved to Japan but have always been in love with its beautiful, unique culture from afar. I am so excited to learn more about the great people from the land of the rising sun! I am a huge lover of animals! I am also a sports (Basketball, tennis, soccer and rugby) fanatic, enjoy hiking, eating delicious food, playing games, reading, travelling and soaking up new cultures. Above all, I love people! We all have a deep, interesting story inside each of us and I cant wait to hear yours, so come through and have a chat with me! I look forward to meeting you!
Hi guys! My name is Mariah（マライア）and even though I am from America I was actually born in China! I moved to Japan in spring of 2018 and I have enjoyed every moment of my life here. I graduated with a degree in illustration and I’m currently studying Japanese at a language school so I can work as an illustrator here. Aside from making and looking at art, I also love food, traveling to new places, anime, manga, and listening to music (especially kpop). I enjoy making new friends and hearing their stories and experiences! I look forward to getting to know you!
Hey guys, I’m from Toronto, Canada, where I studied to be a Software Engineer. I’ve spent the last 8 years working as a Mobile Application Developer, traveling all around North America. Now I’m starting the next chapter of my life here in Tokyo. I’ve visited Japan before a few years ago and ever since then I’ve fallen in love with the culture and food. My two favorite animes so far are Fate Stay Night and Death Note. Back in Toronto, I had a pet corgi, her name is Zelda 🙂 I also do a bit of photography on the side. I look forward to sharing my delightful travel stories!
My Name is Aristides, but you can call me Ari. I love to travel, film short documentaries or Vlog my adventures for my friends. As well I love food, that‘s why you’ll probably catch me eating Donburi or on my way to the next Ramen shop! Oh, and if you like Video Games, I’m the right address to talk to because I’m in the „game“ since the first NES! What are your favourite games? Let’s share our stories!
Hello! My name is Ricardo, you can call me Ricky. I am from San Francisco, “The City by the Bay”. I moved here to Japan in October 2018 and I am loving it. I have sixteen years of experience as a Hotel Operational Manager, housing international language students. After so many years of learning so many cultures in the world through meeting people from everywhere in San Francisco, I have interest to Japan the most. Why is that? It’s the unique combination between the traditional way of living and the modern way of Japan. I love traveling, playing billiards and an aquarist. My goals are to continue meeting new people and to make new friends, learn and understand the Japanese culture deeply and keep pushing myself to the fullest of enjoying life itself.
Hello there! My name is Mary and I recently moved here in Tokyo from the Philippines. I’ve lived in Singapore, Thailand and also stayed for a few months in China. I enjoy travelling to appreciate all things cultural, design and architecture as well as nature. I try to do yoga as often as I can, am now learning pottery and have been keen on making regular mountain hikes here in Japan. And just like the rest of the Lancul mates, I am looking forward to great conversations with you!
Hello everyone !
My name is Louise, I am from Bretagne in France and have been studying english and japanese in the university of Nantes. I have arrived in Japan in September 2018 and am looking forward to spend the coming year meeting new people and discovering more and more about the Japanese culture ! I am very interested in fashion and artistic forms of expressions such as drawings, animations, video editing,… I also enjoy music and, of course, travelling !
I like meeting new people, getting to know more about their way of thinking or their passions. Thus, I am looking forward to get to know you !
Hey, I’m Sam! Nice too met all of you. I’m from Houston, Texas, and I am currently a language student in Japan planning to attend graduate school here. In my spare time I enjoy writing music and playing guitar, as well as hiking, thrift shopping, and occasionally playing video games. I have been living in the Tokyo area since August of 2018. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!
Hey there! My name is Ariundalai, Anda if you like.
I’m Mongolian indigenous nomad born and raised in Ulaanbaatar city.
I moved to Tokyo to study Japanese language for my next University. I’m a cat person. I’d like to call myself movie-buff but not quite yet, still have tons to watch! Sunglasses are my weakness! Also music and arts are my life saviors. I try to snowboard and someday maybe surfing and bungee jumping!
Theres so much to see, learn and experience! It would be purrfect to share them with each other 😸
So come and say Hi!
Hi I’m Scott! I originally come from England, but I have caught the travelling bug and am keen to see the world! I am studying Marine Biology at university, so I love all things nature. Which kind of begs the question why did I come to the biggest city in the world? Well for the biggest adventure of course and I love it here in Tokyo. What I want to do now is learn more about everyone here and hope maybe I can teach them something cool in return 🙂
My name is Aneta and I am from the country of art, classical music and beer – Czech Republic! I have been living in Tokyo for one year now and it has been the biggest adventure of my life so far. I love to explore the culture and I love to talk to Japanese people.
Excited to meet you all!
Hi everyone, my name is Christopher, I’m a second year university student that comes from Indonesia, I love Music though I can’t sing nor play an instrument haha, I’m a fan of movies of all kinds except horror, and finally I am a comic book nerd. Hope to see you and have great conversations about life, culture and everything in between.
My name is Shika. I know it means a “deer” in Nihongo 😁 I like wall climbing, traveling, かいもの, kawaii food, animals, watching movies, babies, business-economics, road trips, jet-coasters! I did my masters in the US and it was a fun experience. I also like to have new perspectives and talk to people! Hope we will meet in the future and know each other to exchange language and cultural experiences!