If you are travel, culture, art, learning, language, and/or fun lover, and
you like to enjoy them for free, this is the group for you!!
Wouldn't it be nice if you travel to Paris, New York, London, San Francisco, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai,Taiwan, or Thailand, you already have people (or a free party) waiting for you there, and you are able to meet lots of friends quickly and know the culture deeper, and get the free assistance and information from friendly local residents? Some of them may as well show you around and do the interpretation for you (free of charge)? That's what friends' for and what we are facilitating and offering.
Let alone the invaluable friendship, security and peace of mind... It may even facilitate the trips that were originally impossible for many of us. What are they willing to do so? Because they also like to meet new friends from different cultures and it feels good when you help people--do more yourself when you get a chance, and you'll most likely agree:)
This is a not-for-profit organization thriving to establish peer-assisting communities in major cities globally. No membership fees or event fees (except for your own orders or expenses). We will connect to other non-profit communities worldwide. You will eventually have friends all over the world--friends you meet here and return to their home towns, friends you meet while traveling overseas, as well as people participating in the same webinars or forums from different countries.
If you are a new comer or happen to be traveling to Tokyo, welcome to contact this friendly group as well!
We live in an ever-shrinking global village, where modern technologies connect people from any corner of the world in a way and intensity never seen before. We also have the fortune to live in a vibrant city that is home to diverse cultures and people of various ethnic backgrounds.
The goal of this Meetup group is two-fold:
(1) To promote cross-cultural dialogue and cultural/language exchange through a variety of local activities and events, as well as international trips.
(Participation in these events is always optional and the organizers are not charging for service.)
(2) To build a chain of iFriends groups worldwide so that you have friends all over the world.
(You get to visit them or participate in group events if you travel there. We will also facilitate on-line events so that you can keep in touch with each other after returning to your home town or get to know people at your travel destinations while you are planning your trip...)
The International Friends @ Tokyo (iFriends-Tokyo) Group gives you an opportunity to experience some of the many international cultures that New York hosts, to share your knowledge of your own cultural heritage with other event participants, and meet new friends and expand horizon while doing so.