(B): Beginners Table (初心者向けテーブルです)
TBA: To Be Announced (メイト1名以上が常駐しております)
2PM - 10PM
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 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’s Niki, I am a 23-year-old Indonesian, and I have stayed in Surabaya, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Taiwan before moving to Tokyo to study Japanese. During my free time, I love walking around parks and taking shots of sceneries, all while listening to music (I am a huge fan of EDM, Pop and KPop!). Besides that, the three things I always look for during my travels are: good beers, good music and good companions!
I am also keen to talking to new people and learning new things, so I can’t wait to know more about you!
Looking forward to meeting you in LanCul!
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!
I am a 34 – year – old Canadian who grew up outside of Toronto, Canada. After a year of Japanese language studies, I decided I would continue to pursue Japanese Fluency and further my academic goals in a Japanese University environment. I currently attend the Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute in Takadanobaba. Currently, my hobbies include cycling, Japanese and English literature, art exhibition viewing, live concerts, and otherwise enjoying what Tokyo has to offer.
Hi everyone people call me Yuyu I’m originally from Chicago, and now attending university here in Tokyo, 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.
Hi, my name is Justine and I’m half-Japanese and half-American. I’ve lived in various places in the United States including Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota. I enjoy the arts, especially drawing and film. I’m currently a student at Waseda University. I’m really excited to be back living in my favorite city, and I would love to hear about your favorite spots in Tokyo.
Hello！ I’m Vienna, it’s a pleasure to meet you^^
In Australia, I study a Bachelor of Languages majoring in Korean and Japanese. I am currently taking a year abroad to study at Tokyo International Business College. I love music, books, Korean Drama and walks by the river.
Don’t be shy and come say hi ^^
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!
My name is Juan Carlos. I’m 26, and a college student at Temple University Japan! My loves are food, music, and writing. I love yakitori and ramen, and spend most of my time eating or thinking about them. I listen to a lot of rock music. My favorite band is Asian Kung-fu generation! I can play all sorts of instruments too. Are you a musician? I love talking about all the different bands and groups of Japan! Can’t wait to meet you.
Hello! My name is Agne, born and raised in a small European country called Lithuania. My “love affair” with Japan started when I decided to study Japanese language and culture as my university degree. Absolutely in love with Tokyo, I spend most of my free time just wondering around and searching for good food. I have also graduated from fashion design college here in Japan, so passionate about fashion, textiles, DIY and sewing. Have a geek side too, interested in digital fabrication like laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing etc.
Looking forward to meeting you at LanCul!
Hi there! My name is Paulo and I am from Curitiba, a city in the south part of Brazil. I studied abroad in Canada four years ago and now I am here in Japan doing my Masters. I love nature, animals and science. My dream is to be able to help people in need through science! What is yours? 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 here at LanCul!
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 there! My name is Amy and I’m from the US. I first came to Japan in 2001 and I’ve spent over 6 years here. My natural habitat is a local cafe with a sketchbook and my music player. I love anime, manga, and rhythm games like Love Live!. In addition to art I enjoy studying Japanese culture, sightseeing around Japan, and cats.
Hello! My name is Shinichi. Presently, I’m working as an English Teacher in Tokyo. I’m a guy who loves to explore and always looking for the next adventure. And … Harry Potter is my hero! 🙂 Nice to meet you!
Hi! I’m Damian, nice to meet you! I’m from Ireland and I recently moved to Japan. 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 this year and watch the sun rise. I love to have the ‘craic’ as we say in Ireland! It means I love to have fun. My guilty pleasure is watching a lot of Japanese romance dramas! I’m really looking forward to meeting you and chatting with you!
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!
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, 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.
Hello there! My name is Kimberly and I’m from Switzerland. I study English, Japanese and Environmental Science and am currently doing an exchange year in Tokyo. This is actually my fourth time in Japan and especially Tokyo has never loosened its grip on me. Sports, that are related to water (swimming, skiing, ice skating), have always had a special place in my heart and I recently started dancing traditional Japanese dance in a university club. I am interested in languages, books and movies (including anime and manga) and travelling. So come talk to me about the small and big pleasures in life :3
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!
Hi friends! My name is Louie (“Rui” in Japanese), nice to meet you! I am 100% Japanese but I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I’ve had the special opportunity to live within both Japanese and American cultures my whole life and decided in May 2016 to move to Japan to become a “Cultural Bridge” while exploring my Japanese identity in my parents’ native country. I have a degree in marine ecology and have a strong passion for the ocean. On my free time I like to aimlessly wander around the streets of Tokyo with a dSLR camera and my trusty GoPro and create photography and videos. My hobbies are skateboarding, surfing, playing the ukulele, listening to all sorts of music (my favorites are hip hop, jazz, and Bossa nova) and writing. I absolutely love meeting and talking with people from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences so I’m looking forward to hanging out with you!
Hello, my name is Sinjin and I have a passion for technology, business and traveling but also have some interest in cooking, Japanese history and I spend a lot of time with my two Shiba Inus. I’ve been living in and traveling to Japan for over a decade and really enjoy learning more about the Japanese culture, although I’ve traveled all over the world. Presently, I’m focused on advancing the Japanese business culture professionally and personally I would like to be a better breakfast cook ☺
G’day, I’m Benji from Brisbane, Australia. I live the orchids and playing sports. I especially enjoy playing rugby and am excited for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, 2019. I also enjoy relaxing at cafes and bars. Please recommend some good places in Tokyo when we chat.
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, 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!
I moved born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. I moved to Tokyo 2 years ago and currently attending Japanese language school in Shinjuku. I spend most of my days eating hahaha but I love to travel as well! I Please stop by me say hi! 🙂 I’m looking forward to meeting all of you 🙂
Hi guys, I’m Charlotte, from Vietnam. I’m a university student here in Japan. I’ve been speaking English my whole life and now I’m going to an international school with friends from all over the world. Recently I was in a beauty pageant for Vietnamese girls in Japan. I also love exploring new places and learning new languages. Feel free to drop by and exchange culture over a drink! よろしくおねがいします！
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!
Hey there! My name is Trish. I was born in Tokyo but grew up in Manila. Three years ago, I decided to go back to Tokyo to rediscover myself and I’m still on it! 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 home, 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!
I love books (a lot!), Arts (reliable photography), music and coffee (a lot!), Everybody! I’m Lina. I’m been in living in Berlin and Lille before that. (‘◠ ω ◠ `) Looking forward to meet and talk with you all!
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.
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!
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.
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!
After graduating from college, I was job searching and came upon the opportunity to live and work in Japan. I thought that this was exactly the adventure that I needed before starting my career. Many people usually only live here for about a year, but I would like to spend at least 3 to know the language and make new friends. I arrived in Japan in August 2017 to teach English to children in the countryside of the Niigata prefecture. Soon after, I decided it was best for me to move to Tokyo and pursue modeling while teaching English. I enjoy music, dancing, singing, going to museums, concerts, aquariums, and amusement parks. I aspire to be a filmmaker in the future anywhere in the world.
Hi I’m Mariusz and I’m from Germany. I arrived in Japan recently and will be staying here for a while. I like Japanese food, quality Japanese entertainment like Anime and Manga as well as dangerous and exciting outdoor activities. You can talk to me about literally everything. Let’s have fun!
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 everyone!! My name is Tony and I am from Sydney, Australia. I love Japan and all that it has to offer, especially the powder in winter, the dogs (shiba and akita inus are the best), One Piece (the anime), and, of course the food! I’ll never say no to yakiniku. I am a sports enthusiast and my favourite sports to watch and play include basketball, rugby (oztag), and soccer. I’m a massive gamer and am currently playing Overwatch and Fortnite. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello everyone! I’m Gigi and I’m from Italy. I know what you are thinking in this moment! Let me guess….pizza, spaghetti, football ??? ; ) : )
I quit my job as pharmacist in Turin and I moved in Tokyo to enjoy the Japanese lifestyle.
I love sweets (especially when I prepare it by myself), books, gardening. I found peace of mind painting and watching Netflix at the same time!
I’m always curious and open to new experiences.
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!
Hello, my name is Will. I was born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia however am Half Japanese and Korean. So a little bit of this and that. I enjoy music, fashion, good movies, art exhibits and exploring places. But I also love talking to others to find out new things. I moved to Tokyo recently to spend time with some family but also experience living over here. Pleased to meet you.
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
Hi! I am Ale. Born in Mexico but excited to discover the World! Communication, branding and marketing are my main areas of research. I have a passion for photography and hot yoga. I have been living for 2 years in Japan and my favorite place in this beautiful country is Nara. Looking forward to sharing my adventures around the World with all of you!
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。
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.
Hello Everyone!! My name is Pandora, I’m from Argentina. I’m currently attending college here in Tokyo. I’ve been here for over 3 years already, and also lived in South Korea for a while. I’m a language enthusiast and a HUGE Rock N Roll fan. I LOVE music in general and my hobby is going to concerts. I’m also interested in movies, books and many kinds of performing arts. I’m looking forward to enjoying a nice conversation with you all!
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!
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.
Hey everyone my name is Alex and I’m an exchange student from Colombia. I’m a very active person who loves outdoor activities and hanging out with people. I enjoy nature so you’ll usually find me wandering in a forest or diving in deep waters. Trough some of my travels I’ve been able to discover the astounding beauty hidden in the corners of this world, be it the Amazon jungle in South America, or the Gobi desert in China. As of now I’m studying Global Environmental Studies focusing in water resource management and sustainability. Being in Japan has been an amazing ride, filled with ups and downs, but hey, who hasn’t experienced the rollercoaster of life. Well as you might know in Colombia we wake up to the aroma of coffee, so I’d say for me the coffee culture goes beyond the regular morning coffee; it’s a lifestyle. Sounds like I’m promoting a coffee brand or something, haha, but seriously there’s nothing like having a hot cup of coffee in good company.
Hello guys! My name is Chris. I was born in Indonesia and grew up there until the age of 18. Since then, I have lived in the US, China, Korea, and now Japan. I love traveling, singing, watching movies, playing football, and swimming. My resolution for the year 2018 is to visit as many places as possible in Japan. Come say hi and let’s talk about anything!
My name is Chadwick. I have lived in Japan for 6 years and have been an English teacher for that entire time. I was in the USA Navy for 8 years and a firefighter for 5 years. I just recently started doing stand up comedy in Tokyo. I generally enjoy teaching through philosophy and entertaining conversations. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Hi everyone! I am an American who grew up here in Tokyo, but have lived all over the place. I like to run, play and watch basketball, and learn new things! I’m looking forward to speaking with you.