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Web: index-art.info . With meetups two or three times a week, steady improvements and strong friendships are. If you do decide to travel and you're just going to Osaka and Kyoto, (Many of the local groups won't be having meetups during your stay. Find Meetups and meet people in your local community who share your interests.
Jambo is an international nonprofit organization, open to all, providing activities for hiking,environmental improvement and charities in the Kanto Plain the Tokyo area and innumerable opportunities for personal fulfillment.
For any questions, feel free to contact David at jambodave green. Democrats Abroad Japan meet on the second Thursday of every month Jan. Join us for food, drink, conversation and writing to our representatives to make your voice heard in D. For more information on future events, please be sure to check out updates posted online at www.
We meet on Thursdays, p. For details, mail Eijiro Hashiseko at ye-hashiseko m3. Join us for a casual, small-group learning opportunity on a variety of topics concerning human trafficking.
Tea, coffee and small refreshments served. To reserve a seat: We welcome you to join club meetings as a guest. An NPO for education, the club is part of Toastmasters International, which helps people of various backgrounds improve their communication and leadership skills using a proven education system.
We meet every second and fourth Friday of the month Dec. Learn how to step up your game and become a confident speaker. Our meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop. Everyone gets a chance to participate. You can improve your speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Meeting participants give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and become better speakers each time.
Shared interests upcoming Tokyo Sinfonia: We are a Japanese string orchestra of 19 that has won much praise for our imaginative programming and inviting presentations, distinguished by our warm sound, lively expression and friendly rapport with our audience.
For tickets and information, email tickets tokyosinfonia. Does public speaking make you cringe? For over 25 years, Breakfast Toastmasters has been helping our members to become both better public speakers and leaders. Meetings are held in English. Second and fourth Thursdays Dec. Language exchange, chat and make friends on the first Friday and third Saturday Jan. Tokyou Friends meetup aims to connect Japanese and foreigners. This is a free meetup for everyone. Around people join this meetup every time.
Please pay notice to details; there are other events too, which are charged. Free party is only two times a month. Nonsmoking venue, table service and food. On the last Friday of the month Jan. B1, Jingumae, Shibuya Spiritual upcoming Sacred harp singing: Meets every third Thursday Dec. March singing on fifth Thursday; no singing in August. The Sacred Harp is a collection of early American sacred songs written in shape notes and sung in robust, unaccompanied four-part harmony.
In recent years, it has been enjoying a revival all over the world, and has now come to Tokyo. All are welcome to sing or listen. Copies of songs provided. We sing in English with easy Japanese explanations of English lyrics and in Japanese in both hiragana and romaji. No experience is necessary. We meet every first Saturday of the month Jan.
For more information, please callemail tokyo. The Unitarian Fellowship of Tokyo: Contact us for more information at or unitarianfellowshipoftokyo gmail.
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Shared interests One Love Yoga: This group is for people interested in practicing yoga with English instruction in Fukuoka. We also hold free, low-cost or donation-based special events such as Park Yoga, Beach Yoga, Group Meditations and social events. People of all yoga levels and all English levels are welcome to all events. Learning Hiroshima Language Exchange: Join English and Japanese speakers at regular get-togethers to make international friends and meet new people.
With meetups two or three times a week, steady improvements and strong friendships are undeniable. For meetup details, please visit www. Social Hiroshima International Group Jam: Have fun and establish friendships with people from all over the world at our regular meetups.
You will be able to learn and practice Japanese, English and other languages for free while enjoying yourself and learning about other culture. For more information on future meetups, visit bit. Goeigo Eikaiwa is a free English conversation class every Thursday, We can offer this service because the buildings are donated and the staff are all volunteers. The lessons are minutes long and we meet every week to focus on conversational English with native English speakers.
Our teachers are fluent in both English and Japanese and are from America or other English-speaking countries. For more information, please contact or visit bit. A nonprofit community organization committed to meeting the needs of the international community in Kansai, located at the RIC Central Tower, 3rd floor, Koyocho Naka, Higashinada-ku, Kobe CHIC is a place for Japanese and the international community to socialize in a casual, fun atmosphere. Our hours of operation are Mon.
For more information, please email kobeclub office. Spiritual Jewish Community of Kansai: All Jews throughout the world are welcome to attend our shabbat services.
Friday night services begin at sundown, Saturday morning services begin at 10 a. A kiddush meal follows each service. Orthodox Mizrachi Sephardic tradition. For more information, please email Moshe Gino moshegino1 gmail. Learning Hailstone Haiku Circle: Kansai-based group founded by Stephen Henry Gill based in Kyoto with about 50 members, both foreign and Japanese nationals, who compose, critique and publish haiku in English and related forms.
The circle holds regular seminars and workshops, as well as occasional walks, readings and other events. Tito at aquahaiqua yahoo. Causes Help orphans with Santa and Friends Nagoya: If you are interested in spending time with some fantastic children and huge-hearted volunteers, both from the international community as well as local Japanese, we invite you to volunteer with Santa and Friends Nagoya.
Labor consultations from General Union Tokai: Interested in improving your working conditions? Have questions about labor rights? Our Tokai office in Nagoya is open for consultations. Fore more information, please contact nagoyaoffice generalunion. Learning Furthering Turkish-Japanese friendship: Shirayuri Association provides educational and cultural services to both Turkish and Japanese societies in order to promote the Turkish community in Japan and further friendship between Turkish and Japanese communities.
Located in Yabuta-cho, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya. For more information, please call Free educational counseling services at the NIC: The Nagoya International Center offers an educational advice and counselling service to assist children and their parents every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, from 10 a.
Professional counsellors are on hand to provide advice and information on education for children of Japanese and foreign nationality, including information about schools, school admissions, daily life and potential problems. Reservations are required and can be made by calling on Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 a. Shared interests Nagoya Writes: We are a literary circle that provides writers, both aspiring and seasoned, the opportunity to participate in open readings that are held about once a month.
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Japanese cooking, ikebana, tea ceremony in English: Learn to use the different sauces and spices common to traditional Japanese home-cooked dishes. Flower arranging and tea ceremony lessons available; private or group lessons OK. For more information, please Hideko at Free Sunday soccer in Nagoya: Whether you are a beginner or Lionel Messi, you are welcome to join in for soccer every Sunday in Nagoya. The playing starts at 2 p.
Everyone is invited to join the kickabout games, but for the more serious players, Shonai FC has regular training and competitive games. For more information, please email sundayshonai yahoo.
Social Nagoya International Partying Meetup: Organising various parties around Nagoya, this meetup is a great way to talk with people from various countries and make friends in a fun environment. Nagoya Meet and Greet: A monthly lunch where more than 40 women of various nationalities, interests and ages gather to meet, eat and greet.
Great for new arrivals and those seeking new friends.
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English is the language of communication. Spiritual Bait ul Ahad, the Japan Mosque: For more information, please email anees gmail. Vespers held on Saturdays at 5: For more information, please call Father George Matsushima ate-mail nagoya orthodox-jp. Our Bible-based teachings are focused on the gospel and the doctrines of grace. We meet every Sunday at We offer bilingual Sunday School for children aged Spiritual Nara Episcopal Church: All denominations are welcome.
We offer English services.
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OkCupid is another popular dating app in Japan. Unlike Tinder, it replaces speed with more in-depth profiles. After answering some questions, users are matched with others who are compatible. This reduces the amount of time you have to spend finding a match.
If you answer a few more questions, and answer honestly, you will be surprised how accurate the matches can be. This is great for making sure both people are on the same page. The Android and iOS versions are free, but if you want your profile to be seen by more people, you can pay to have it promoted.
Bumble is an app that brings people together for a variety of reasons. Whether you are looking for colleagues, friends, or a date, Bumble can help. Even if you arrive in the most unsocial of moods, you will leave with a big smile on your face and a few new people to add to your friend circle. English Camp for Kids Getting involved with volunteer work is another great way to make friends in Tokyo, while also making a difference!
The camp seeks English speaking volunteers for its weekly camps in the Kanto region, covering all necessities and expenses throughout the weekend for campers, as well as volunteers. This weekend was simultaneously one of the most exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experiences I have ever had either in or outside of Japan.
The kids were so energetic and full of love that they filled the camp with an atmosphere of kindness and childhood giddiness.
Though most of the kids do not speak English well, my group of students and I were able to communicate, with significant effort on both sides, in our own patchwork of Japanese and English words.
Since the premise of the camp is that only English can be spoken during the weekend though that is more of a goal than a rulemost of the Japanese volunteers speak English, making it easy to bond with fellow counselors. In fact, one of my favorite memories was staying up hours after the kids had gone to sleep, deep in conversation with my fellow volunteers from India, Taiwan, and Jordan.