Hello! My name is Nicholas, but please call me Nikky (Niki). Although I am Finnish, I have a mixed background; my parents are from Finland, I was born in Argentina, and I grew up in the USA. I came to Japan to study social sciences at the University of Tsukuba – my focus was on HIV/AIDS-oriented NGOs. I graduated in March 2018, and am now working here in Japan. I love to run, play volleyball, listen to music, and travel. If you are interested in sharing stories, then please don’t hesitate to talk to me. I look forward to chatting with you!
“Hello, my name is Erika and I’m from Budapest, Hungary. This is my second time in Japan, this time I will stay for about a year. I like reading and watching movies, listening to music and travelling. I enjoy meeting new people, hope to see you soon at Central Park Cafe!”
Hi! My name is Eva Tagliaferri and I come from Italy. At the age of 15 I moved to Dubai and stayed there until I finished high school. I’m currently studying at the University of Tsukuba, and this is my 3rd year. I chose Japan because I’ve always been in love with its culture and I thought that this would have been a great opportunity for me to get a first hand experience. My favorite hobbies are playing the piano, reading, watching tv series and traveling.
Hello! My name is Christopher Suzuki, but please call me Chris. I am 21 years old and was born and raised in California, United States. I am currently a student at the University of Tsukuba, majoring in Social Sciences. Although I do enjoy hobbies such as reading and practicing the Japanese tea ceremony, I do enjoy meeting and talking with new people. I hope to see you soon at the Central Park Café.
Hello! I’m Maya and I’m half American and half Japanese. I’m currently studying Biology at the University of Tsukuba. I’ve lived in California and New York when I was little, but I lived in Japan for most of my life on a military base. I enjoy listening to music, dancing (new style hip-hop and R&B) and watching all types of shows. I hope to have fun conversations with you at the Café!
Hello! I’m Clarissa and I’m from Singapore/Indonesia. I’m currently studying Biology in Japan, and I love to play the piano, write (English) fiction and read Japanese books. I enjoy talking to people and learning about their interests, so I hope we can enjoy conversing in English together at the Cafe!
“Hi, my name is Bryce and I’m from the U.S. but I’ve lived in Japan for 15 years! I like to draw and paint and all kind of art. I also enjoy talking with many kinds of people. I look forward to meeting you and having fun and interesting conversations.”
“Hello! My name is Ronnel Joseph, but please call me RJ. I am born and raised from the Philippines. I’ve also been to different countries in Asia to study. Currently, I am studying at the University, focusing on Science Education. In my free time, I enjoy reading novels written by different authors across the globe, watching movies of different languages and learning how to cook different cuisine. Also, I love to talk to different people with different backgrounds interests. I hope to see and chat with you at the Cafe!”
Nice to meet you!
I’m Marisol a Mexican/American girl studying Japanese in Japan now. I love traveling and learning new things! For instance I’ve lived in England 5 years and I loved it there. I’m very calm and easy going person. I love taking pictures in my free time and also drawing a lot.
I love to listen to other people’s adventures, I hope we can chat about many interesting things, and help you improve English!
“Hello everyone, I am Marilou, a graphic designer from Québec, Canada! I always dreamed about visiting Japan so here I am! I like to draw, read books and listen to music. I would love to share my interest and about my home country with everyone. I want to learn more about Japan and its people! So, let’s have fun learning together! »
Hello there! My name is Gendel and I’m from Madrid, Spain. Even though my native language is Spanish I was raised bilingual because my mother speaks English fluently, so I learned both languages at the same time. Besides Spain I’ve lived in Cuba, Venezuela and now Japan, so I love meeting all kinds of people and learning about different cultures. I’ll be happy to introduce Spain to you so please teach me about Japan in return!
I’ve been working as an English teacher in Tokyo recently and I’m really enjoying the experience. In my free time I enjoy traveling, eating street food, reading novels, watching movies and playing video games. The only way to truly learn a language is to speak it and that’s exactly what we’ll do here in Central Park Cafe. I’m looking forward to meeting you
” Hi, my name is William and I am from Canada, more specifically the province of Québec. Where I am from, people speak almost exclusively french (except in the big cities of course)!
I’m am a student at the University of Tsukuba for a year right now but my home university is in Montréal. My major is anthropology. In the future, I want to specialize in bio-anthropology which is the study of primate behavior to understand human behavior!
I have many subjects of interest so I feel comfortable talking about almost anything.
I’m looking forward to meet you!
“Hello, my name is Umberto but you can call me Umba!
I come from Italy and I’m 22 years old. I’m studying Japanese in Chiba and I’ll be here until July.
In my free time I like to browse the internet and playing videogames. I also love travelling and meeting new people.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you at Central Park Cafe!”
Hi my name is Liam, I’m from the UK. I am currently studying Japanese language and have been in japan for a short time. I hope to learn Japanese language and get a full time job in japan eventually. I like sports, cars and food! I also enjoy meeting new people and seeing the differences between our cultures.
My name is Bastien, and I am from France ! I am a 25 years old student, and I just arrived in japan. I love to travel around and discover new culture, history, gastronomy and I will enjoy to talk with you about everything ! I am looking forward to meet you and to practice English together !
My name is Adrien Marie, I am a 25 years old french guy and I am about to spend a year in Tokyo. I have been travelling a lot and I love to discover new cultures, I am also a guitar player. Hope I will see you soon at the Central Park Cafe!!! See you!
” Hello everyone! I’m James from Canada. I like traveling, eating Japanese food and watching movies. Are you trying to improve your English? Then come have a chat and a cup of coffee with me at Central Park Cafe!”
Andre Andersen（New Zealand）以前お世話になったスタッフ
“Hi! My name is Andre and I’m an International Economics student from Auckland, New Zealand! I love to experience new cultures and discover new places, which is why I decided to come to Japan. I like meeting new people so I look forward to chatting with you in English!
Charlotte(United Kingdom)以前お世話になったスタッフ Hello, my name is Charlotte. I’m an international student from England. My hobbies are singing, dancing and writing. I taught English whilst I was in England and I would love to help more people with learning the language. I look forward to meeting you!
Nikko Bautista(USA)以前お世話になったスタッフ Hello! My name is Nikko Bautista and I am from Monterey, California. My main language is English and my hobbies are sports, listening to music, and learning new things. I started learning Japanese during my first year of high school first gained interest from Japanese music and Animation. It would be my pleasure to help you learn and speak comfortably in English! Let’s have interesting conversations!
“Hello! My name is Maciek and I come from Poland. I’m an Energy Engineering student doing part of my studies here in Japan. Although I arrived in Tokyo few weeks ago, I have already fallen in love with the city! I’m keen on sport activities as well as engineering subjects. I also love meeting new people, having interesting conversations and sharing experience. I can’t wait to tell you how life in Poland looks like! Let’s talk in English, shall we?”
“Hello! My name is Elena, and I’m a Translation and Interpretation student from Barcelona, Spain. I’m currently studying Japanese. I love learning new languages and discovering other cultures. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with English. I hope we can learn from each other!”
D’Andre （USA）以前お世話になったスタッフHello my name is D’Andre I am from Las Vegas, Nevada, the city that never sleeps! My Hobbies are playing Tennis and listening to music. I currently am studying Japanese and hope to help you become more comfortable with speaking English.
Hello! My name is Cristina, and I’m from Spain. I’ve been learning languages since I was very young, so I can fully understand how hard can it be to learn a new language. So, I’d love to help you feel more comfortable speaking English. Let’s practice together!
“Hello there! Nice to meet you. I am Wei Li from Singapore.
I love to travel, read and learn new languages.
Currently, I am studying japanese at Akamonkai.
I look foward to exchange cultural information with you in English!
“Hello there! My name is Jacqueline Banas but you can call me Jackie. I am majoring in Global Studies at CSU Monterey Bay, located in California, United States. I have been studying Japanese for about 6 years now and I absolutely love the culture and the language of Japan. My hobby is kendo and have been in practice for about 3 years. Let’s have fun chatting together in English! I can’t wait to meet you!”
“Hi my name is Nathaniel Buffenoir, but everybody calls me Nate,
I’m from the southern part of France near Spain. My hobbies are cooking and travelling. I Felt in love with the japanese food !
I currently am studying Japanese for one year. And I would like to help people who want to speak English !”
“Hello everyone, I’m Aidan, a modern languages student from England.
I like going for coffee, watching movies, dancing, making new friends and learning languages.
Hope to see you soon!”
Bucher Nicole(Switzerland)(German,Swiss）以前お世話になったスタッフ My name is Bucher Nicole and I am from Switzerland. I am a student at a japanese languages school. I like learning different languages in order to become a translator one day. Besides that I like traveling and playing music. I would like to help people who are interested in learning foreign languages.
Karl Sjoestedt （Ｓｗｅｄｅｎ）
以前お世話になったスタッフ。 Hi my name is Karl Sjoestedt, I’m from the southern part of Sweden. My hobbies are jogging and playing darts. My favourite food in Japan is Monja and Ramen. I like all kinds of music but mostly listens to rock music.
Olimjon Djumabaev （Ｕｚｂｅｋｉｓｔａｎ）
I’m from Uzbekistan. I have many special knowledge and skills in the fields like International law, International relations, Public Administration, Public Policy, Politics, Insurance and language. Currently I’m studying at the Doctoral (PhD) Public Policy Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. I’m very much interested in traveling, reading, sports (swimming, cycling, table tennis, chess) and music. I would be very happy to talk about any topics which would be interesting for you.