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Will

English, 日本語中級

Australia / Music, fashion, movies

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.

Michelle

日本語中級

Utah, U.S.A. / Sports, Theater, Travel

Hello! My name is Michelle and I just moved here to Japan in July of 2017. I’m originally from Utah, but have lived in California, Texas, England and Germany. I love to travel and meet new people and Japan has been lovely to me so far. I’m also highly involved in theater/drama and am usually performing or working backstage on a show 2-3 times a year. Some of my other interests include volleyball, tennis, accounting, sleeping and always laughing. I’d love to to get to know you and share some of our experiences with each other. またねー

Maddie

Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Japanese (Beginner), 日本語初級

Vietnam / traveling, reading, listening to music, drawing

Hello!!
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!

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Chris

English, 日本語初級

Texas, United States / Drinking, Video Games, Photography, Traveling

Hello! My name is Christopher Turner–Chris for short, and I’m from the United States. My favorite hobbies are playing video games, photography, drinking, and traveling. I recently moved to Japan in 2017 to earn a International Affairs degree in Uni and hopefully find a career that could give me a lasting life in Japan. Back in America, I lived in a rural town in Texas that was almost exclusively farmland up until a few years ago. This made coming to Japan feel like an entirely new world to me, especially since I’d never used a train, conversed in another language, or lived in a neverending city. I can happily say that the last year-and-a-half has been the best time of my life and I hope to make even better memories as the years go on.

Rowena

English, 日本語中級

Cleveland, U.S.A. / Volleyball, T.V, Travel

Hello everyone! My name is Rowena! I’ve just moved to Tokyo from the US. In America, I am a college student at American University in Washington DC. I am here to study International Relations and Japanese at Waseda University. I love to play volleyball, watch Korean dramas, and travel as much as possible! I love Japanese food and culture and would love to learn more about it. I look forward to meeting you!

Vaughn

English, 日本語上級日本語初級

Canada / culture, ramen, music, watching sports

Hello! My name is Vaughn, I’m from Canada. My background is Filipino but I was born and raised in Toronto.

I came to Japan to learn Japanese, explore the country and eat as much good ramen as I can.
I majored in English in University and have always wanted to help other people learn English too.
In my spare time, I sing and play guitar, watch basketball and go to live shows in Tokyo.

I have a lot I still want to know about Japan so tell me everything you know about this amazing country.
I look forward to talking to everyone at the table, I’m excited to hear what you have to say!

Sam

English, 日本語中級

USA / Reading, running, basketball

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.

Eugene

Chinese, English, 日本語上級

Singapore / ロック

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!

Asher

English, German, Spanish,

New Mexico, US / dance, rock climbing, snowboarding

Hi there! My name is Asher May and I’m from Nuevo México in the USA. I grew up between the USA and Germany and I am lucky enough to say that I’ve traveled a lot! I’m an exchange student at Waseda University where I study Physics and Mathematics. I came to Japan to explore this lovely land and have some amazing new experiences! I adore playing the piano and the guitar while shyly singing along. I also love to explore the outdoors, dance, rock climb, snowboard, read, and write. I can’t wait to chat with you!

Jahongir

English,

Uzbekistan / traveling, technology and YouTube

Hey, my name is Jahongir and I am from Uzbekistan. Where is it located? – to the South from Russia. For this reason, apart from English and my native language, I am also fluent in Russian. I’m a master’s student in Japan and I arrived this September. So I have a lot yet to see and experience in this country. If anyone is interested in exploring the city, make sure to sign me in as well.

May

English, Thai, 日本語中級

Thailand / Music, photography

Hi! I’m May. I quit my job as an auditor in Bangkok and came to Tokyo to study Japanese before going to a grad school here. I love music, photography, and animals. Sounds typical but many have told me I’m one-of-a-kind. I might appear quiet but actually I really enjoy talking and meeting new people. I love to keep my mind open and curious, so feel free to talk to me and ask me anything. See you at LanCul!

Mathias

English, Swedish, 日本語初級

Stockholm, Sweden / Movies, Podcasts

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!

Megan

English, Malaysian, 日本語中級

Malaysia / Food, music, travel

Konnichiwa, Megan (メーガン) here! I am a scuba diver, traveller and I love to sing. Food is my soulmate. When I wake up, I plan breakfast. While eating breakfast, I think about lunch! I tend to smile (ニコニコ) a lot, like A LOT~ Come and feel the power of ニコニコ! I’d love to meet you and let’s have fun together!

Francesco

English, 日本語初級

Milan, Italy / Opera, Hiking, Travelling

My name is Francesco. I am from Genoa, Italy. I came to Japan in June 2018. I like Japanese culture and food very much. My hobbies are hiking, traveling, and singing opera. I am a professional pizza maker and we can talk about Italian food any time you want. I also love nature, animals, and taking pictures.

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Alison

Chinese, English, Filipino, 日本語初級

Philippines / Traveling, cooking, animals

Hey there~ My name is Alison, I was born in China but I kinda grew up and studied mostly in the Philippines. After I graduated college, I was an English teacher for a year
before I decided to study law in Japan. Being raised in different countries and experiencing different cultures at a young age made me realize I want to experience a lot
more cultures while I can. I love music, dancing and traveling to places yet to be discovered. Excited to meet you all~ Come by and we’ll chat!

Aaron

English, French, 日本語初級

Canada / Technology

Hey Folks! I’m fresh off the boat (so to speak) from Canada, here for an adventure! I’ve always loved Japanese culture and cuisine, and when I saw the Working Holiday visa, I jumped at the chance! So why not stop by for a spell and say hello?

Ednel

English, 日本語初級

Philippines / travel, anime, eating

Hi! My name is Ednel and I am from the Philippines. I used to work in a bank for almost 5 years as a Marketing Assistant. After, I pursued a different career path as an ESL Instructor. I love going to new places, watching anime and trying out new dishes. Looking forward to seeing you at LanCul!

Poe

English, Burmese, 日本語中級

Yangon, Myanmar / Traveling, Reading, Food

Hi! I’m Poe from Myanmar. Currently, I’m studying law at the University of Tokyo. Before moving to Japan, I’ve lived in the US, UK, and Singapore, where I was able to connect with people from different backgrounds. I’d love to hear your stories and experiences. In my spare time, I like to read in cafes or hang out with friends. I’m open to talking about anything, so I hope you’ll stop by to hang out!

Hiro

English, 日本語上級

US / music, cats

Hi, my name is Hiro! I grew up in the States, born in Germany, and am Japanese. I recently came to Japan to pursue a career in music. I have a 2 person band with a close friend, and we are currently in the process of creating an album by the end of 2018. We are called Foreign Ronins! Check us out on social media and youtube!

Liam

English,

England / Cars, friends, food

Hi, my name is Liam, I have only been in Japan since April 2018. I’m currently studying Japanese language. I enjoy going out for drinks with friends and eating all types of food. My hobby is cars, I love cars and enjoy fixing broken cars. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Ron

English, Tagalog, 日本語初級

Philippines / Travelling, science

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.

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Karu

English, Japanese, Filipino,

Philippines / Photography,Food Styling,Volunteering,Anime

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.

Mariah

English, 日本語初級

Ohio, USA / drawing, watching anime, listening to music, studying Japanese

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 the spring 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!

Tine

English, Italian, Slovenian, 日本語初級

Slovenia / Sports, travelling, movies

Hi everyone, I’m Tine. I am originally from Slovenia, but I have spent some time travelling and
working around. I started in the US then Sweden, Australia, Switzerland and Dubai before ending up
here in Tokyo. I have been working in the hospitality industry for a while now and I am currently
finishing my MBA. I came to Japan last year and I love it. My Japanese is progressing realllly slow, but
I will never give up trying. I love meeting new people and listen to their stories. Sports have an
important part in my life and I like to get people involved in it.
I am really looking forward meeting you all.

Meya

English,

Poland / Music, Literature, Video Games

Hey there! My name is Meya. I’m a Polish person in love with Japan. Back in Poland I am a Japanology student that took a long break to come to Japan to actually experience all the things I am learning about at the university. I’m a singer, with a history of singing in many 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!

Roz

English, Thai, 日本語中級

Thailand / cosplay, manga, making clothes, psychology

Hi, my name is Roz. I’m from Thailand. I like cosplaying, drawing and reading manga, watching anime, making clothes and psychology. I hope to exchange many stories with you!

Yuyu

English, 日本語初級

USA / Live music

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.

Ari

English, German, Greek, 日本語初級

Stuttgart, Germany / Filming, Gaming, Traveling

Hey there!
My Name is Aristides, but you can call me Ari. I‘m 25 years old and here in Japan on a Working
Holiday Visa! 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!

Domi

English, French, German, Dutch, 日本語中級

Luxembourg / Sociology, languages, art

Hi everyone! My name is Dominique and I am Dutch from Luxembourg. I came to Japan to learn Japanese and I am currently still going to a Japanese language school!
I studied Sociology in England and that’s also when I started learning Japanese as a challenge. Before I knew it I fell in love with Japan and now I’m here!
I spend most of my time trying to accumulate new experiences, getting better at drawing, doing Ballet and travelling. If you know any interesting opportunities, let me know!

I want to learn and talk about loads of things so talk to me about anything!
Looking forward to sharing the table with you!

John B

English, 日本語中級

Australia / watching films, history, psychology, sociology, reading books, learning languages and cooking.

Hi, my name is John Baune. I was born in the US and grew up mostly in Western Australia. I’ve had a lot of friends in the Japanese community in Perth for the last decade and have finally come to Japan on a working holiday visa. I love watching films, history, psychology, sociology, reading books, learning languages and cooking. I’m eager to learn and meet new people!

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Ryan

English, 日本語初級

USA / Music, Traveling, Sports, Food, Craft Beer/Cocktails, Cats

Hi, I’m Ryan from the United States! I moved to Tokyo in 2018 for my wife’s job and have quickly fallen in love with Japanese culture, landscape, and food. Before moving to Japan, I was most recently living and working as an IT project manager in a small country in the Middle East called Qatar. I am an avid global traveler crossing 50+ countries off my list so far, and look forward to exploring more of this part of the world. I am a classically trained trombone player who also enjoys strumming a guitar, and I love seeing live music, whether it be at a jazz club, symphony hall, or a heavy metal live house. I’m a fan of most all sports (baseball, American football, and European soccer in particular), and love going to NPB games here in Japan. I have an adorable cat named Maddie who has moved with us to four different cities and three different countries across the world, and would be happy to show you as many pictures as you’d like. I have a passion for craft beer and love building up my bar and mixing tasty cocktails at home. I look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to hear your story!

Lili

English, French,

Paris / Dancing

Hi! My name is Lili and I was born and raised in Paris. But my family originally come from a French island called Martinique, which is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing food.

I arrived in Tokyo last July and my experience in Japan has been amazing so far!

I have a passion for dancing, I love all type of dance but if I have to just pick one it will be street jazz. I think that dancing is a great way to exercise but also to express your emotions.

I also enjoy traveling and discovering new cultures. Apart from Paris I have been living in New York, Switzerland and New Zealand.

I hope that we can find more about each other’s culture!

Carson

Chinese, English,

Scarborough, Canada / Video Games, Corgis, Travelling

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, travelling all around the 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 favourite 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!

Paulo

English, Portuguese, 日本語中級

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 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!

Dennis

English, German,

Germany / Is an Energetic Traveller, enjoys Sports and positive energy.

Hello there! Another one to be interested enough to click on my profile. My name is Dennis, and I’m a young, energetic traveller from Germany. I love to do sports in my free time, and I always try to keep a positive energy around me. For the last year I have been mainly traveling Europe. But recently I finally got the chance to discover the beauty of Japan! I would love to see Japan out of your eyes and to learn from each others values & ideas. Let us create lots of nice memories in good conversations. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

André

English, Japanese, 日本語中級

USA / art, culture, yoga, hiking

My hometown is Portland Oregon. I studied art history at my university and am very interested in that subject. Particularly I am crazy about Baroque Era art, ancient art, and costume history. I love discussing politics, culture, art, social justice music, film, the weather, anything! In my free time I love to find time to relax. I often do yoga, go for hikes, and go shopping. I’m so excited to meet you and look forward to our chats.

Adam

English, 日本語初級

Perth,Australia / Motorbikes, Cycling, Swimming

Hey everyone! My name is Adam but most people call me adzy. I’m from Perth, Western Australia.

At the start of 2018, i decided to do something different with my life and I came to Japan to start a new life in TOKYO. I absolutely LOVE animals and I seriously think that the Shiba Inu is the cutest dog in the world! I also like sports, making new friends and music. My favorite Japanese artist is Sakanaction. I really want to learn and listen to people’s stories and I can’t wait to hear yours. See you soon!

Louise

English, French, 日本語中級

France / Fashion, drawing, listening to music, travelling

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 !

Vini

English, Japanese, Portuguese, 日本語中級

Brazil / Music production, language, politics, volleyball

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!

Seda

English, 日本語中級

Germany / Travelling, food, and languages

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!

Lucas

English, 日本語初級

Brazil / making music, drawing, and eating food

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.
Let’s talk!

Maya

English, French, 日本語中級

Hong Kong / music, cats, fashion

Hi there! My name is Maya, I’m half Japanese and was born in Hokkaido and have since lived in Hong Kong, India, the UK, France, and most recently Portland, OR. I came back to Japan to reconnect with my Japanese roots and hope to travel widely while I am here to discover what a beautiful country I come from. I’m a music lover, nama-beeru enthusiast, cat person, and I love learning about new cultures and perspectives. Come and chat with me if you have a second, I’d love to meet you and to hear what interests you!

Paige

English, Vietnamese, 日本語中級

Vietnam / Art, movies and traveling

Hi, I’m Paige. I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and this is also my favourite place. I have been living in Japan since 2016 and so far I am really enjoying my life here. I am currently a university student studying Business in Tokyo. I love watercolor painting, playing piano and traveling. My goals are to see at least two new places every year and to always finish the book that I start reading. Let’s get to know each other more when you see me at LanCul!

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Feli

Chinese, English, 日本語初級

Singapore / Traveling, baking and movies

Hi everyone!

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 meet you !

Aneta

English, Czech, Slovak,

Czech Republic / Photography, books and beer.

Hi everyone!
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!

Ruel

English, 日本語中級

England, UK / music, reading, movies, traveling, basketball

Hello, My name is Ruel Butler and I am from a small town in England very close to London! I studied at Waseda University for one year and always helped my friends with their English studies! My hobbies include listening to music, reading books, watching movies, travelling to different countries and playing sports such as basketball. I am very excited to start a new life in Japan and I very much look forward to meeting you!

Luke

English, 日本語初級

Australia / Photography, culture

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.

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Cesca

English,

Venice, Italy / Art, music, travelling

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! 🙂

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Fernanda

English, Portugese, Spanish, Japanese,

Brazil / Singing, Play Guitar, Dance, Photography, Writing, Video games

Hi There!
My name is Fernanda and I’m from a small city in deep south of Brazil. Before I moved to Japan I was working as flight attendant, traveling all around the world. In my job, I found great joy in meeting new people and learning about their cultures. I’m currently a student at Sophia University and I’m very passionate about languages, music, singing, videogames and traveling. I’m super enthusiastic about exchanging cultures and experiences so whenever you feel like, come by and let’s chat!

Justin

English,

Australia / Music, Surfing, Snowboarding, Gardening, Guitar, Tokyo

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.
Regards Justin

Trish

English, 日本語中級

Philippines / Paint, writing, drinking

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 hang out with me at LanCul.

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Todd

English,

USA / video games , Netflix , Youtube

Hello! My name is Todd, I’m from the United States of America. I’ve moved around between many different cities and states, but the most recent city that I lived in was Atlanta, Georgia.

In my spare time, I play video games, watch Netflix and Youtube, I’ve watched a few anime, but not that many. My favorite anime is definitely the Fate series. I also play the Fate GO Mobile game!!
I’ve lived in Japan for a little over a year. My wife is Japanese and I’m here on a spouse visa. I’ve fallen in love with Japan! I will live in Japan until the day I die. This is my home!

I can read and write Korean and Hiragana. I am still working on Katakana! English is the only language I know, but I’m slowly improving my Japanese every day!
I love Japanese people and I love being able to have conversations with them! There is still so much I want to learn about my new home!
I look forward to meeting every single one of you!

Shannen

English, French, 日本語初級

Aurillac, France / Graphic Design, Drawing, Stories, Debating, Music, Fashion

Ohayo there, I’m Shannen, a French traveler whose plane happened to land in the Tokyoite jungle on a lively night of September. Highly curious and eager for adventure, you’ll see my fellow backpack and me wandering the wild streets, looking for some interesting traditional art to admire or just the right way back home (getting lost is one of my favorite game). I am a tidy person with a chaotic life, interested in both science and fiction as well as outstanding fashion.

After studying Graphic Design, I currently live with a rebellious pencil in hand and headphones glued to my ears. Ultimately, I describe myself as a free soul with an open mind and a passion for learning anything new. Incidentally, I keen on listening to other’s experiences, uncommon stories, love debating and having controversial conversations about the crazy world we live in.

Hey, now let’s get inspired and share our thoughts together!

Many thanks!

Ricky

English,

San Francisco, US / Music, traveling

Hello! My name is Ricardo, you can call me Ricky. I am from San Francisco, “The City by the Bay”. I just
recently moved here to Japan in October 2018 and I am loving it. I have a sixteen years of experience as
a Hotel Operational Manager, housing to 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 my 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 make new friends, learn and understand deeply the Japanese culture and keep pushing myself to the fullest of enjoying life itself.

Louie

English, 日本語上級

USA / photography, videography, skateboarding, surfing, ukulele

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!

John

English, 日本語初級

Philippines / traveling, reading books

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!

Scott

English,

UK / Reading, Music, Film,

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 🙂

Marlon

English, Tagalog, 日本語中級

Los Angeles, California / Biking, Music

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!

Angeline

English, Tagalog, 日本語初級

Philippines / Art, architecture, food, and traveling

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! 

Valentine

English, French, 日本語中級

France / drawing, listening to music, watching movies, fashion

Hello everyone!

My name is Valentine and I am from Nantes in France. I have arrived in Japan in early September 2018 and I have been loving it so far as it has always been a dream of mine to learn more about its culture and people!
I am very open to meeting new people as I believe new encounters can expand my perspectives and help me grow.
I am passionate about languages, music and arts. In my free time, I also like to do sightseeing to discover more about Tokyo. I am looking forward to sharing conversations with you!

Melly

English, 日本語初級

Goldcoast, Australia / makeup artistry, cooking/baking, rainforest walks, horse riding

Hey! How’s it going?

My name is Melinda and I’m from Australia! I absolutely love travelling and Japan has definitely been my favourite so far! I also enjoy singing, cooking and anything that involves an adventure!! Come into LanCul lets chat away about all the awesome things in Life!

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Ignacio

English, French, Spanish,

Buenos Aires, Argentina / any sport (specially soccer, basketball, rugby and golf), movies/series, books and beer

Hello everyone!
My name is Ignacio and I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Just recently I decided to come to Japan on a Working Holiday visa after getting my degree in Engineering. Apart from Argentina, I also lived for shorter periods in USA and Australia.
I love playing and watching sports, any sport, but specially soccer (obviously!), basketball, rugby, american football and golf. As for more relaxing hobbies, I am a big fan of movies, series and books.
I am always down for a good beer! I used to brew my own craft beer with friends back in Bs As and I am already starting to miss it.
I look forward to meeting all of you!

Farangiz

English, Uzbek, 日本語初級

Uzbekistan / conversations, meeting new people

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!

Chad

English, Arabic, 日本語初級

U.S. / sports, music, anime, movies, and video games.

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!

Nicole

English, 日本語初級

Los Angeles, Calafornia / Pokemon GO, Netflix

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!

Damian

English, 日本語初級

Ireland / Movies, Japanese dramas, outdoors

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!

Fernando

English, German, Spanish, 日本語中級

Spain / Culture, history, free diving, food

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 stories. I want to know about you too, so come join me at LanCul over a drink. See you soon! 

Agne

English, Lithuanian, 日本語上級

Lithuania / Fashion, textiles, digital fabrication

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!

Daniel

English, 日本語初級

Canada / video games, programming, rabbits, music

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!

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Thess

English, Swedish, 日本語中級

Sweden / fashion, music, movies

Hi ! My name is Therese but people usually call me Thess! I am from the cold country in north called Sweden.

When I’m not at LanCul I’m studying at a Japanese language school and struggling with my kanjis.

I like fashion, music and movies. I also appreciate trying out new things, visit new places and eat food I never eaten before.

I am looking forward to talk to you at the table, I’m excited to hear what you have to say!

Alex

English, German, 日本語初級

Düsseldorf, Germany / sports, music, cooking

Hey everyone!
My name is Alex and I’m from the beautiful Düsseldorf in Germany. I live in Japan since August 2018 and I‘m having the greatest time of my life so far. I did my apprenticeship in a big German telecommunications company for 3 years and now I’m on my Working Holiday for 1 year. My passions are strength sports, music, cooking and to learn more about Japan, its culture and the people who live here. Did I catch your interest? Then we definitely should have a chat, because I also want to get to know you. Yes, I mean you! I‘m looking forward to meeting you!