New members of the Japan forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi all,

Newbie on the Japan forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Japan if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hey there everyone,Konichiwa !! ^_^

     I'm Claudiu but everyone calls me Claude.
     I'm from Romania, 23 years old, been living in London the past 4 years and just moved to Nagoya 4 months ago with my wife. To be honest i've been busy traveling Japan, enjoying the beauty and culture of this country since this was my childhood dream and what i can say is that Japan is THE BEST; until i realised that i didn't made any friends yet.. :))
    At the moment I just started learning japanese by myself, looking for friends and a job so i decided to approach the online way as i noticed that people are a bit shy those days having a direct conversation hahaha.

    I hope this forum is still active ^^ so if you there lets be friends \o/ 
You can add and feel free to text me on Facebook or Line : **

                                                     Have a very nice day!!

Hi Everybody! My name is Maria. I`m from Manila, Philippines. I`m a Nikkeijin (Japanese descendant). I have been living in Japan for almlst 8years. I think basic Japanese is important for daily living. With regards to work, I recommend or hello work for foreigners.  Good luck 😊

hello everybody I am Quentin 30 years old married, and french i speak English french and Japanese.
I moving in sendai the last year and I want to trying to meet another peoples who living her nice to meet you  :)

hello, i'm vicky still struggle i really wanna live in japan but still have no chance.
but i still love japan so much :D

Hi everyone! I'm from Manila, Philippines. I work with Robinsons Land corp. I handle residential properties in the Philippines. Hit me up if you're interested! Hope I can help you! Thanks! ;)

I am yoga teacher this is the first week I stay Yokohama. Hope see all of them soon!

Hi! I'm Amanda.

I am 38-years-old, and my husband and I are planning to move to Japan next year.  I am hoping to go over on the JET program as I will have my teaching license by December, but I am already teaching first grade as a lateral entry teacher.  I've been to Japan before on a government youth program as well as a government language program and speak intermediate level Japanese.  It felt like I had gone home, and I love it there, so I am hoping I can get JET or find a good job.  My only real snag is the old dog and cat I have to bring with me--I'm worried about finding a place to live that will accept them.  Also, money is an issue--getting enough for reikin and such.  Those are my concerns.

Nice to meet everyone!  I hope to learn a lot from you, and I am happy to be part of the community.  Thank you!

Hi Julien and All Japanese Expats

Just a brief comments on what are your thoughts on visiting Hiroshima. I come from the Arts as Painter and Graphic Designer.

Could someone inform me about where to visit the Arts precinct in Hiroshima. I have only been briefly to Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo in the past but would like to visit some Art Galleries in Hiroshima.

I am also a Coffee, Tea, and Food enthusiast so would you let me know whats a cool Cafe or Food precinct in Hiroshima, would also like some information on Kyoto as well.

There will be a world conference in Hiroshima so I will be meeting some of my Australian friends and colleagues in Hiroshima so it would quite a fun experience.

Would anyone know where to join in some Food Lessons in Japanese cookery, would be really cool to learn how to cook Japanese food.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys

Sydney Australia

hello everyone! i'm from indonesia.studying economic in kanagawa ken.I Hope see all of them soon!

Hey hey,

My name is Kristel and I am moving to Tokyo in July. I'm from Canada, but have lived in 5 countries. I'm excited to travel through the country.  I'm working on my Japanese language skills, though it's going slow.

I'm hoping to find some travel buddies, and maybe some scuba dive buddies. And I'm totally interested in finding some great live music spots. And maybe even some musicians to jam with (I'm a music teacher).

Great to meet y'all.


I am Thomas, from the UK, spent time working in the US, London and now in Japan. Based in Tokyo, working as a Quantity Surveyor, moved here with my partner Cassie.

Would love to meet like minded traveling individuals for socialising and meeting.

Keen on pretty much all sports both playing and watching, and generally exploring.

We are interesting in joining communities with events to further expand out socialising network.



I'm Yinka, 37 currently living in Hong Kong but moving to Tokyo in June. I'm British from London, married my husband is French. I enjoy travelling, long walks, museums and movies. Looking to make friends with like minded people which will help with settling into my new home!

Hope to hear from you!

Brian Woods, an expat working in Saudi Arabia but looking to live in Fukuoka in approximately two years.  I am very interested in the job market for technical trainers, system administrators, and network administrators.   

I am also very interested in places to go in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and all areas south of Tokyo.  I am not terribly interested in the nightlife unless it is very unique but more interested in learning more about the Japanese culture.  I do enjoy good conversation and listening to stories with historical/mythical/folk content.

Hi there!

I am Jess, a 25 year old Aussie who lives in Higashi-Osaka with my husband! We moved here for his job in 2016 and I work for myself as a marketing consultant. Because my days are spent working from home I don't get to meet new people a lot and I'd love to make some new friends!

My interests are eating, drinking, exploring and having a laugh so if anyone wants to catch up for a drink or two with me or my husband and I, I'd love it.

Hi There!

I am Max and I am from Italy but I lived the last 5 years in Australia. I am moving in less than a month to Hiroshima with my Japanese partner. I joined expat forum to find some useful information about Hiroshima lifestyle and day to day opportunity.

It is always interesting read about expat stories.


Hello there,

I am Konami and just moved to Tokyo from France. I lived, among others, in Paris, Montreal, Berlin. I would love to meet new people here and share some beers. I am currently looking for a flat and a job and hope I would be able to give some advice later!
Until then, feel free to message me if you want to explore Tokyo.

Hi Everyone,
Just moved to Osaka 15 Days ago.
I am a 29 years old Indian. I would want to meet new people here since I don't know anyone yet.

Hi there,
my name is Simone, I am from Germany and  currently planning to move to Tokyo with my partner and two kids (3 years and 6 months old). We would move due to a job opportunity for my partner and I am searching for friends and advice from expats who know what it takes to move to Japan with kids.
I am looking forward to getting to know a beautiful new country and meet new friends!

Hello All!

My name is Simon. Early 30s, in Philadelphia, USA. I studied Japanese in college and was lucky enough to spend a summer there, again studying. For various reasons, I'm finally looking at moving back, this time for an indeterminate time period. We'll see what happens. Japan is an attractive destination for me because I already speak the language, and it's fun to be in such a different culture. At the same time, I'm looking at some tamer ideas like Germany. I'm currently trying to figure out what job opportunities might exist for me there.

I look forward to talking more with all of you! :)


Hello, I'm Kavita from India. I'm new to Japan. Now leaving in Shinjuku for business purpose.

Hi guys! My name is Fabrizio and I am from Italy. It has been around 3 years since I moved to Tokyo. I am currently living and working here. Nice meeting you all!

Hi All,

Im Chi, 26 from PH. I'm planning to study in Kyoto Japan next year. Hoping that I can get a student visa soon. Just wanna know the possible jobs in Japan for an HR Professional like me after studying the language.

Thank you all :)

Hello everyone! i moved to Narita city this april and i would like to make new friends. i lived in Kyoto almost 6 years prior moving here. i love traveling, scuba diving and almost all outdoor activities. 

Hope to get to know you all,

Hi I'm GRIZZ. A final year student studying mechanical engineering. I intend to apply for any engineering job in Japan immediately after studies. I need help and info from anyone that can help a young man actualise his dreams

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