What we're about

What's SMEC ?

SMEC is a gathering place to meet up new friends in Kobe.

We welcome foreigners who just starts a new life in Kobe & provide a good chance to make some good friends who speaks English & Japanese both fluentry.
So, if you find this page, please don't worry about your Japanese language skill.
You don't need to worry about it. All the members in SMEC, can speak English as like as Japanese.

And We have the age limitation: we welcome only who over 20 & younger than 50 years old.

We are having a meet up like a party in a cafe and we only open in Saturday morning in Kobe, 元町 station.

This event is made for connect people via English.
English teachers, international university students, businessmen are welcome. Please find your good friend in our meet up in Saturday morning.

Even if you are the Japanese or foreigners, we welcome you.

You can talk friendly and safely with everybody here.

There are lots of good friends who make your good Saturday.

What you can.

For the foreigners.
You don't need to worry about your Japanese language skill. Everybody can speak English fluently. So, you can communicate with anybody across Japanese language barrier. Also, you can ask anything about Kobe or Osaka or Japanese culture & language. We will answer it kindly. Whatever your career is, wherever you are from, we welcome you as a friend.

And if you want to you can ask language exchange for some Japanese members after the SMEC event.

If you are new in Kobe or Osaka, SMEC is the place to know the local community.

​For the Japanese.

If you are looking for the place to talk in English, SMEC is the right place for you. Everyone loves speaking English and enjoy talking.

2011年に岡本でスタートし、2015年11月から神戸元町の"Bar S"alu (バルザル)をお借りして



​"English , your passport to tomorrow."



Location and time

place: Bar S"alu in Motomachi

time: Every Saturday morning 11:00~13:00 (anytime you can come and leave)

price: ¥1,000(entrance+one drink)


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