TBA: To Be Announced (メイト1名以上が常駐しております)
2PM - 10PM
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!
My name is Erika and I’m from Budapest, Hungary. I moved to Tokyo only a few weeks ago, this is my second time in Japan. I like reading, watching movies, listening to music and traveling. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things.
Hello, I’m Pawel and I’m Polish living in Tokyo. I’ve been living here for last 2 years and my goal is to make my Japanese perfect! I hope to travel more and get know Japan better. I fell in love with onsen. I hope to meet you and share interesting stories. Let’s meet at LanCul!
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!
Ciaoo! I’m an Italian girl, with an Asian soul. (Really, sometimes I feel more Asian than Italian xD ) I’ve been traveling for 5 years now. I´ve lived 2 years in China (yes, I speak Chinese ；）会说中文，即使说得还不太流利), 2 months in Thailand and 4 months in Osaka. In China I´ve lived in Hangzhou, where I was an English teacher for children ( I looove children and playing games).
I lived in England as well for almost 2 years, first in London and after in Leeds. I’m a really easy-going person, dynamic and, unfortunately, a little stubborn xD. I Love fashion, languages, sports, traveling, food, cooking and knitting. (like an Italian obaachan). From now on I’m gonna stay in Tokyo for one year studying this beautiful language and I can’t wait to meet all of you and have fun together! Jiaa nee
I am Zoria and I come from Macedonia, one of those little countries in Europe people tend not to know much about. I have been in Japan since April 2016, learning intensive Japanese so I could start with my academic research of Japanese avant-garde modern poetry next semester. I am a curious person, so if we talk you’ll find out that I like to try new things, visit new places and my interests are really varied. From cooking and loving cats to admiring the architecture, from Europe to Asia, from k-pop to metal, I am really curious about the world. I am looking forward to talking about it all with you.
Hey, guys! how are you doing? I am Pulkit from India. So I have started traveling the world and Japan is my first stop. Why Japan to be the first one because I want to learn the super polite language of the world and the most peaceful way of living on the earth. There is a lot more about me but I want to know more about you just visit us so that we can converse about it.
I’m Paul. I’ve been living in Japan for a while now … long enough to get myself settled with a family. When I get some free time (not always easy with two young daughters), I like to read and learn new things. My favorite topics would be science, philosophy and history, but I am interested in a lot more besides. Otherwise, I play guitar, compose music occasionally dj (deep house, rare groove and sundry eclectica -ask me what that means!) Oh, and I come from Dublin in Ireland. Irish people are famous for their witty, charming talk. That, and being twinkly-eyed. So I’ve got that going for me. I look forward to hearing about you.
Hi I’m Jacob. You can call me Jay. I’m originally from the U.S. I am attending University here in Shinjuku. I’m also really into music. I have an indie label in California. I write and record often, mostly hip hop but I like many genres. I really like meeting new people and I’m looking forward to having great experiences with you all.
Hi guys! My name’s Clement and I’m from Singapore. I currently live in Tokyo and I love travelling. I have lived in three other countries before moving to Japan. I am pretty new to Tokyo as I just moved in a couple of months ago. Before coming to Tokyo, I was living near the mountains of Kobe for a year. I’m a sociable, outgoing and adventurous person who enjoys all sorts of fun activities in the company of friends. I’m always game for any adventurous challenge that awaits me. So if you’re up for anything fun, be sure to count me in!
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!
Heyyyy everyone! My name is Ai, I’m a creative from Thailand. I’ve lived in Bangkok and New York. I came to Japan to study fashion. I love film, music, fashion and soft-serve ice-cream! And YES 梅酒！! Ohh most important I love traveling and meeting new people so please come and chat with me about anything! Haha よろしくお願いします。
Hi! My name is Daniel, and while my parents are from China, I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I’ve lived and worked in America as a software engineer, in Korea as an English teacher, and in Japan as a game tester, and I love to make new friends around the world. Some of my interests are video games, programming, rabbits, and playing the piano and drums, but I really love to talk about anything, so please drop by and let’s get to know each other!
Hi everyone, I’m Val! I’m originally from southern California but I came to Japan in early 2016 to finish my degree here in Tokyo. Studying and living abroad has been a dream of mine for several years and I’m very happy to be here and experiencing new things every day! I like talking about all kinds of things and I’m excited to get to know you!
Hey there, I’m Marcus from Singapore! The place with an Infinity Pool and where chewing gum may land you in jail. Sounds scary, but I’m nothing like my country! Crazy and effervescent, you will find me dancing like a lunatic in clubs or singing to the top of my lungs in karaoke joints. But right now, I’m mostly focusing on learning Japanese and come next year, fashion school! Yesssssss, that’s it. Looking forward to your face!
こんにちは everyone! What’s the craic? My name is Andrew and I’m a Lisbon-born Dubliner living in Shinjuku. I’m mad into cinema, fashion and traveling. Most of my free time is spent exploring and snapping up Tokyo, and gorging myself on tasty Japanese food. Look forward to meeting you all. Let’s have the chats! XO
Hi everyone people call me Yuyu I’m originally from Chicago, and currently attending university here in Tokyo, you will often find me attending Live Music events because music 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.
Hi everyone, I’m Ollie. I’m a runner, skier and language lover who moved here from Hiroshima. I grew up in the south of England but have also lived in Switzerland and Canada. I like to travel, explore new places and try new things. I also love eating, drinking and laughing! I’m excited to learn more about this city and meet lots of interesting people at LanCul!
Hi there! My name is Sam, and I am an American who recently returned to Tokyo after having grown up here in Japan. I like to read, run, play basketball, and relax at my local public bath. I want to hear about your favorite places in Japan, where you would like to travel to in the future, and where I should visit for a delicious meal in Tokyo! Feel free to ask me anything, and let’s get to know each other!
Hi! I’m Eugene from Singapore. I have been living in Tokyo for more than a year now and I find this city absolutely fantastic! My hobbies are music, rock music, in particular, guitars and soccer, but we can talk about anything under the sun. I can also speak some Chinese so don’t hesitate to converse in Chinese with me! I can explain slightly more difficult words and phrases in Japanese too so feel free to ask anytime! English may be slightly difficult to master at first but let’s have fun while learning more about the language! Looking forward to seeing you at LanCul!
Hey everyone, my name is Simon. I am half American and Japanese but I grew up in Sudan, Ethiopia, Italy and the Philippines. I recently moved to Tokyo after finishing university in Portland, Oregon. I have travelled to many different countries and have many stories to share. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends or even spend time alone by doing exercise, reading a book or watching TV. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi, I’m Angie! I was born in the Philippines, but, when I was seven, I moved to Singapore, where I lived for eleven years of my life. Feeling that the tiny island of Singapore was too small for my dreams and aspirations, I decided to leave the comfort of home and venture out to Tokyo– I haven’t regretted my decision ever since. I’m currently studying at political science in Tokyo at 上智大学. I love art, architecture, food and traveling. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Hello, I’m Michela and I’m an Italian girl who loves traveling. After 4 trips to different areas of Japan, I decided to move here to study Japanese language so at the end of June I’ve moved here! I love to talk and meet new people and, of course, talk about traveling and cultural difference of the world. I also love watching rugby, motogp, and F1, so we can talk about the sport if you like! I’m an easy person, so don’t be shy and let’s chat with me!
Hi! I’m Polly from Bangkok, nice to meet you all! I came to Japan this April to study Media Art at Tama Art University. I usually draw illustrations during my free time, but right now I am focusing in the field of video making and media arts. But apart from all those geeky things, I love talking to people, exchanging cultures and thoughts. That’s why I’m here! So I hope I have a chance to talk to you all.
Hi everyone, I’m Martin and originally from the UK. I’ve been living in Japan for the last 5 years but I previously lived in both Spain & India and have lots of interesting stories and experiences to share. In my free time, I love movies, travelling, sports, music and really love to go out drinking and enjoy good food! I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and get to know new people as I’m quite new to Tokyo.
Hi, my name is Anne-Laure, I’m from France but lived in London for 10 years. I’m actually 25% French, 25% Spanish, 25% Italian and 25% Polish. I travelled to around 40 countries since I was born, travelled solo in Asia for a few months and now working in Tokyo. I love meeting new people, share travel stories, get to know people’s life and discover new places. I love music and cannot resist dancing when a good song comes up. And if I look quiet first, don’t get fooled, I have tons of stories to tell you about how I quit my financial job in London took my bag and travelled unknown roads. I’m passionate about social topics and love a good conversation and debate about it. I’m open minded and respectful of people’s personalities, ideas and lifestyle.
I love all types of art, design and beauty. My degree is in Communication and it really came in handy while I was backpacking SE Asia. I love to exchange stories and learn from others. Come in and tell me about the best food from your hometown!
Hello! I’m Matylda, a Polish living in Tokyo. I have previously lived here for a year, and after returning to Poland I missed Japan so much that I came back again! One of my reasons to be here is the delicious Japanese food! I love to eat, I like to cook, and I enjoy baking even more. I am also a music lover and an amateur singer, singing in both English and Japanese. My dream is to travel across Japan and get to know places which I won’t find in a guidebook! I follow my heart wherever I go. 🙂 I can’t wait to meet you and hear your stories!
Hello, everyone! I am originally from Ecuador and I used to live in New York for over 11 years before moving to Tokyo. I came to do my masters in architecture and I am planning to stay here. I love Japan. I know the struggle of learning a language since I learned English for many years and now Japanese. I am very kind, clear and patient when talking in English.
Hi! I’m Fernando, from Spain. Long time ago I made a trip to Japan and completely fell in love with the culture, so I decided to come back and make a life here! I’m fascinated by the food, temples/shrines, arts, museums and stories from Japan. I have lived in 4 foreign countries for 11 years, so I can tell you a couple of experiences that I had. I am also very interested in hearing a lot of stories from you too, so come join me at LanCul while we learn something together over a drink. See you soon!
I’m a researcher and I’ve been interested in language processing, effective learning strategies, memory and motivation for many years now. Currently, I speak 6 foreign languages and hope to master more. I’m well-traveled and genuinely interested in people, science and culture. My interest lies greatly in universalities and differences across cultures and different languages.
Overall, I’m pretty creative and interested in many things. I believe in cultural exchange. Feel free to join me for a fruitful conversation where we can learn from each other!
Hello! I am Astia from a tropical country named Indonesia. If you have no idea where Indonesia is, just try to remember Bali (some people know Bali more than Indonesia T.T). But I am originally from Borneo and used to live with crocodiles, monkeys, and mosquitoes. I am doing my masters here and have been living in Japan for 1 year, still have 1 year left, hopefully more. I really do love traveling and drawing! Also interested in movies, games (only some), and music. One more thing, coffee maniac!
Hey there! My name is Trish and I’m half-Japanese, half-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 am into anything art and culture. I took up literature and communication back in university which pushed me to become a writer and so far, I’ve attended national writers’ workshops in the Philippines and have been published in international journals for my poetry. These experiences have taught me that there is an entire world out there to see and coming back to Japan has surely sparked my interest in meeting more artists and like-minded, creative individuals.
On my free time, I like to paint, sketch, or go out to take pictures of nature, streets, and buildings. I’m also really passionate about good food, beer, and whisky! Back in Manila, my friends and I loved going to underground bars with excellent music, slam poetry sessions, and art exhibits. But enough about me, why don’t we talk about you? Come over to chat at Lancul. First drink is on us!
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?” The world is very 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 with Brazil? I´m looking forward to it!
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!
Hello! My name is Jason, I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I’m 28 years old and I’ve been living in Japan for 2 years.
I enjoy traveling and hiking around Japan and photographing my journey, going to the gym and I love eating sushi.
Hello, my name is Umberto but you can call me Umba! I come from Italy and I’m 22 years old. I am currently living in Chiba studying Japanese. I love meeting new people and interacting with them so let’s get to know each other! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!