T: Trial Mate (研修期間中のメイトです)
2PM - 10PM
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!
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!
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, 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 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!
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!
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!
Hola! I’m Bea from Spain. I’m originally from Sevilla, Andalucía, where the flamenco was born. My second house has been Barcelona for the past 12 years where I really enjoyed myself in a such an international atmosphere. I love traveling and discovering food, culture and people of every places that I visit. I am a nature lover, crazy for a good cup of coffee and a music fan. But, what about you? 😉 Looking forward to meet 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!
My name is Andrew and I’m from the state of Michigan in America. I’m at a conversational level of Japanese I’m currently studying at a school to try to improve. I have a lot of hobbies, like photography, making music, playing video games, and watching movies. I can’t wait to talk with 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!
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.
Hi guys. I am Jesse but you can call me J.C. I was born in Angola and had the opportunity to leave in Namibia, Portugal, France and now in Japan 😁. This gave me the opportunity to learn various cultures and languages and interest to experience other cultures. I am currently working as an AI engineer and on my free time I will be with you openly to discuss, teach and learn from my experiences and yours!
Hey everyone! This is Ragnar from Germany.
Before moving to Japan earlier this year, I used to work as a game designer in Sweden.
Now, I am doing my graduate studies in Media Design, where I research how technology can bring people together.
Besides crazy computer things, I love making music, exploring new places and hearing peoples’ stories.
I look forward to hearing your story!
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 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 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!
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!
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!
Hi there! My name is Asadbek! As an undergraduate student, I came to Japan in order to acquire International Business skills that require communicating with people professionally. This is the reason why I joined the LanCul team and I am looking forward to meeting lots of people here. I am really into reading books(especially when it is raining) with a cup of hot coffee and hanging out with my friends as much as I can. Hoping to make new friends here, I can’t wait to talk with you all!
Hey There! I am Rahul and I’m from India. I’m pursuing my graduate studies at Keio University. I love coffee, cats and cheesecakes! I learned most of Japanese from watching animes and my Japanese friends often say I sound like an anime character dattebayo.
Hello everyone! I’m Emma and I’m from Italy but I lived in Amsterdam for two years. I came to Tokyo as an exchange student in September 2019 and I am truly falling in love with the city and the culture. I study politics, philosophy and economics but I have many interests besides my degree, above all theatre, film-making… and traveling! I am looking forward to talking to you all and listening to your stories!
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!
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.
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 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.
I’m Cyril from France.
I came to Japan in early September and I’ll be staying here for a year.
I really love music, video games and…karaage!
Looking forward to meeting you! Maybe I can teach you some french while we talk!
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!
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!
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 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. ^_^
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!
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 everyone! My name is Rin (リン) and I came to Tokyo to study Japanese. Before I moved to Japan, I used to work as a designer and florist. I love flower arranging (生花), cooking, interior decorating, and experimenting with make-up during my free time. I hope to become friends with you while I help you become more comfortable and confident in speaking English!
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, thrift-shopping 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!
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 Constance and I’m from France. I have been in Japan since spring 2019 and before that, my family used to live here for 3 years. I’m currently studying Japanese and apart from that I love photography, aeronautics, discovering new places, chatting over a cup of coffee and why not a piece of cake ! Can’t wait to meet you all !
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! ( ◠‿◠ )
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!
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.
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!
Hi my name is Lois, and I’m from Ireland. I recently moved to Japan and have loved it so far. I am interested in music, art, food and nature. I love to meet new people and share life experiences. Looking forward to meeting you.
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 🙂
Hello my name is Mia! I’m originally from Manila, Philippines but moved to Calgary, Canada. I’m an elementary teacher with a huge passion for fashion and photography. I love going to onsens and hoping I can visit one onsens from every prefecture in Japan! I also love to eat so if you have a recommendation please share! Looking forward to meeting you!
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.
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!
Hi, my name is Jo and I’ve moved to Tokyo from London, although I was born in Wales. I love to travel, as a student I studied in a Greek university and from then on always wanted to live in other countries and explore the world. I brought my cat all the way from London to live with me here, he also loves Tokyo. I’m really interested in local food – cooking and eating! In my spare time I do a lot of yoga, cycling and try to improve my Japanese as well as planning plenty of trips to take around Japan.
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! 🙂
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 !
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!
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!
Hi my name is Vanessa. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and am here on exchange for one year in Japan.
It is my first time in Japan and loving it so far! I have been to many countries and enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new things.
I look forward to hearing 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!
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! 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!
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!
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 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 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!
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.