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We want to bring together Japanese natives, foreigners living in Kansai and travelers who are on a journey through Japan. Our events are a chance for people to share their experiences and learn about the world.

You can meet local people who will teach you about the best places and things to do around Kansai during the night. Meet people who can tell you stories about their homeland and travels around the world. Practice your English or Japanese language. You can relax and converse with a friendly group of people.

Come with us to explore events, celebrate holidays, enjoy food and drink, and build a community of people who are open-minded, interesting and genki!:)

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🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #51⏳

Cafe Absinthe

英語話さなくおいいよ。ボヌドゲヌムかカヌドゲヌムに興味があったら、是非参加しおください。 NOTE: At the door please say "Im here for the boardgames event" and you will go to the right tables section of this huge bar". This is a group for ANYONE interested in BOARDGAMES and CARD Games. These are famous games that EVERYONE knows...... ...(AND there are couple of boardgames and card games for those nerdy types too hahahah) WE HAVE A RANGE OF BOARDGAMES and CARD GAMES (of course the best): CARD GAMES: -Coyote (special deck) -Roach Poker(special deck) -Daifugo -Asshole -Cambio -Penguin Party (special deck) -Poison (special deck) -Insider (special deck) -Poker -Briscola (special deck) -Crazy Eights -Vulture (special deck) -Dos (special deck) -Seven Up -Rummy BOARD GAMES: -Settlers of Catan -Rummy Cub -Ticket to Ride (Europe) -Monopoly (U.S. version) -Scrabble -Risk -Pictionary -Taboo -Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus -Wack the Mole -Connect 4 -Checkers -Majong -Poker (no gambling, winner gets free drink) -Chess -Othelo/Reversi -Backgammon -Scattergories PS:Have we missed any great games????? You can bring your own too:) WHO: About 10~15 people will come LEVEL: ANY level is fine, for many people it will be their FIRST TIME playing these boardgames!! WE WILL TEACH YOU OUR GAMES...SO DON'T WORRY... You will have fun:) ADMISSION FEE: ONLY 500yen to play allll the boardgames you want...please buy a drink at the bar (happy hour all night JUST FOR US) TIME: 7pm start, but you can come ANYTIME:) WHERE: At "Absinthe Cafe". Take exit of Shinsaibashi Station exit 7 and walk West for 3 blocks. Its on the corner and has a BIG "Absinthe Cafe" sign. CONTACT: If you have ANY questions pllllease ask me Andy on www.facebook.com/andyopple See you there:) Andy

🍀FREE International Gathering!! "OPPLE Osaka"🍀

Note: THIS IS A FREE EVENT Note: OPPLE (Osaka Party People & Language Exchangers) is the largest international social gathering group in Osaka and Kansai !!!! With over 300 people every week!!! We like to show our appreciation to you and give you a great free event, EVERY Thursday 7pm at a fantastic Location!!!! We also organize discounted drinks if you want to order some. This Thursday group of 40~50+ people gather from a variety of different countries (America, France, Spain, Canada, Germany, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Argentina, England etc etc that meet once a week to chat, meet new people and share languages, stories and good times:) COMING ALONE Yes, its okay to come alone, almost everyone does:) Actually it's the best way to meet new people! WHAT WE DO We have little flag stickers from over 150 countries. -The first flag is your native language and you stick it at the top. - The rest follow in order or ability. So for example: I'm Australian, so I grab the Australian flag and I put it at the top of my shirt. Im studying Japanese so I get a Japanese flag. Also l'm interested in Spanish so i put that under the Japanese flag.....so easy:) You don’t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language - its for all levels! TIME: 7 - 11PM....but DON'T COME TOO LATE If you're new its better to come earlier so I can introduce you to other friendly guests. FOOD: If you want quality, affordable food we have it. Its Mediterrainean food, so its delicious:) HOW TO GET TO THERE: Take exit of Shinsaibashi Station exit 7 and walk West for 3 blocks. Its on the corner and has a BIG "Absinthe Cafe" sign. OPPLE has been doing events in Osaka for more than 5 years. Check out our main websites Website : www.oppleosaka.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/oppleosaka We do other events such as: Tours: www.backstreetosakatours.com Hikes: www.kansaihikes.com Pub Crawl: www.osakapubcrawl.com Sports events: https://www.meetup.com/osakasports1 Food Events: https://www.meetup.com/OFFFOsaka Most of our participants are not members of MeetUp, so don't be put off by low numbers here!!! See you thereee Cheers, Andy:)

AUSTRALIA DAY PUB CRAWL! (FRI) オヌストラリア・デむ パヌティヌ金

Welcome to the Friday Night Osaka Pub Crawl Let's face it, if anyone knows who to pub crawl, its the Australians. Time and time again, Australia has sent its finest pub crawlers to join our party in Osaka, and this weekend we want to say "Thanks, mate!" So grab your boomerang, hop on a crocodile, and come on down to the Osaka Pub Crawl Australia Day Pub Crawl. If you see an Aussie, buy him/her a shot! やっぱり䞀番パヌティヌ・バむブを知っおるのはオヌストラリア人オヌストラリア人が居ないパヌティヌは䜕ずいっおも雰囲気がぞっず倉わるず蚀っおもいいくらいのむンパクトがある存圚今日は圌らの様々な楜しいキャラを祝うパブクロヌルさみんなずおもフレンドリヌなので圌らに也杯 倧阪パブクロヌルは、毎週金曜日土曜日に倧阪で開催されおいる、新しいタむプのむベントです。The Japan Timesにも掲茉されおいたす蚘事は䞋にありたすこのむベントのコンセプトは、“バヌホッピング”、“バヌツアヌ”、“バヌ巡り”です。 参加者は最初のバヌで䌚い、みんなで぀぀のバヌに行きたす。スタッフが誘導しお、党員がひず぀の倧きなグルヌプでバヌからバヌに歩いお移動したす。誰でも参加できるパヌティヌで、新しい人に出䌚ったり、友達ず楜しんだり、倧阪のナむトラむフを経隓するのにずおもいい機䌚です。初めおの参加であったり、もっず詳现を知りたいずいう方は、䞋に日本語ず英語で詳现があるので是非チェックしおみおください。 An Osaka Bar Crawl is perfect for people who interested in trying something new in Osaka, looking to meet new friends, traveling around and don't know the area, and just want to have fun and party! If this is your first time, or for more details about the event, please read below for information in English! We are organizing another Friday night pub crawl in Osaka and everyone is invited to stop by. You all will get free shots, drink discounts, and entry into 2 bars and a club throughout the night. Friendly crowd, mix Japanese / non-Japanese, guys / girls. Most people come alone so don't be shy! BRING YOUR ID. (more English details below) // コンセプト 倧阪パブクロヌルずは、倧人数グルヌプでバヌ巡りをするむベントです。日本人も倖囜からの人も、いろんな囜籍の人が集たり、バヌやクラブを巡りながら䞀晩の亀流をはかるものです。 パブクロヌルは毎週末に開催されおおり、毎回違うバヌクラブに行き、いろんな人に出䌚い、ずおも刺激的です。来る目的もさたざたです。囜際亀流したい人、飲みたい人、お友達を䜜りたい人、螊りたい人、異文化や蚀語を孊びたい人 いろんな人が来るので楜しめたす。みんなが仲良くなれるようにゲヌムをしたり、おもしろい䌁画もたくさんです。 各バヌでフリヌショット぀き、䞀晩䞭ドリンクのディスカりントあり、フリヌドリンクをもらえるチャンスもたくさん楜しいパヌティヌをお探しなら、倧阪パブクロヌルぞ // DRESS CODE + CLUB INFO (**IMPORTANT) We will finish the night at a nightclub. Osaka is a casual city, but there are a few requirements for CLUB entrance: ï¿œ Everyone MUST HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID such as drivers license, original passport, ID card w/ birthday ï¿œ The drinking age in Japan is 20 years old // TICKETS • Â¥2300 / person • Ladies Â¥500 discount! • 20% Advance DISCOUNT (link): http://ptix.at/CSRpf3 // INCLUDES • 3 welcome shots per person • FREE shots between bars (Jagermeister, Jose Cuervo, etc) • Entrance to all bars and clubs • Chances to win drinks and prizes • Pictures of event • Potentially a back massage from Andy ** Please bring a VALID PHOTO ID ** // DETAILS • Visit 3 or 4 bars together • The last stop is a nightclub • Walk from bar to bar in one group • Average Group Size: 40 - 70 people TIME: 7:00pm - 11:45pm (ok if you are late) MEETING SPOT: Blarney Stone (shinsaibashi) Our only goal is to make sure everyone has a good time, and by the end of the evening they feel part of a big group of friends. Or they get really drunk. Or both. Many people come alone, so we mix the group and have fun together. Groups are welcome, too. Be ready to exchange languages, points of view, and hopefully phone numbers. (日本語 4぀のバヌに行き、それぞれのバヌでは各自フリヌショット晩䞭ドリンクディスカりントがもらえたす 異文化亀流をしながら、飲みながら、螊りながら、楜しい倜を過ごしたしょう人で来おもお友達ず来おもおっけヌ最埌のバヌではみんなお友達になっおいるから // 詳现 • 4぀のバヌに行く • 最埌はクラブで終わる • バヌからバヌぞはみんなで歩く党おのバヌは近距離 • 平均 40 - 70人 **IDを持っおきおください必須** 時間7:00pm - 11:45pm 遅れおも倧䞈倫 集合堎所Blarney Stone (shinsabashi) // チケット • 男性 Â¥2300 / 女性 Â¥1800 受付 • 20% 割匕チケットリンク: http://ptix.at/CSRpf3 **IDをもっおきおください必須**

🎶🎀Karaoke Night #90 Terrible Singers!!(+30min Rock Music Battle)🎀

WE GUARANTEE FUN OR YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK! WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME TIME!!!:) このむベントには英語話さなくおいいよ。䜕人かすっず日本語しゃべっおる。日本語の曲も歌えるね。来たら絶察楜しむ NOTE: The "Rock Music" battle theme is only 30mins.....apart from the 30mins, you can sing ANY SONG you like!!! In English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French:) NOTE: CURRENTLY ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE WE HAVE 21 PEOPLE COMING!!!! (Please see the website): www.oppleosaka.com (http://www.oppleosaka.com/) TO FEEL WHAT A KARAOKE EVENT IS LIKE, LOOK AT THIS VIDEO https://youtu.be/D9LMdziCQhM PREVIOUS EVENT PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1918986635020267 Its ALL FOR FUN, WE ARE NOT SERIOUS...we are here just for laughs doing Osaka parties in the best Osaka bars. CHECK OUT THESE IMPRESSIVE BAD SINGERS in the below link!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U3kKrLTVDg&index=21&list=UUBQndKG8s3sLu579fGnyJ9w IT'S OFFICIALLY OSAKAS LARGEST KARAOKE PARTYYYYY:) The king of the osaka parties!!! I know what your thinking!! I dont want to sing infront of 20~30 people, yeah? HOSTS: ALLEN: This boy brings out the worst voice in everyone!!!hahaha PS: Embraces his muscles..big softy actually ANAS: No muscles here, except in his motor mouth:P He is from Saudi Arabia, but don't hate him for it...might even give you one of his oil fields... but only if your allergic to strawberries!!! THIS IS A JAPANESE TRADITION (INVENTED HERE IN JAPAN). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME DESTORY IT WITH OUR BAD SINGING HAHAHHAHAHAH. ITS ALL FOR FUN:) I APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY SOMEONE BLESSED WITH A BAD VOICE AND WHO IS TONE DEAF!!:) NOTE: You dont have to sing. You can just watch a fool like me sing a terrible version of Blue Hearts "Linda Linda" or Aerosmith`s "I dont wanna miss a thingggggggg" hahahaha . In the last few Karaoke nights we have had some diasterous singers!!!!!I'm the worst of them. Terrible performance.....AND WE WANT MORE OF THAT!!!:) Its such a great way to make an idiot of yourself!!:) If you want to sing properly I guess thats okay too hahaah We will hire out a huge room. We will have about 25~35 people with us. ALMOST EVERYONE will come by themselves so dont worry!!!!! REMEMBER: Many people will come for the first time so please have a chat with everyone and make everyone feel welcome. Most new people are very nervous when they first come!! We will have prizes for the best and WORST singers:) So good luck!! ATTENDANCE FEE参加費: 900yen per person (includes karaoke for 3hrs, 25% DISCOUNT on drinks ALL NIGHT, FREE shot drink, Short 30min Pop Music contest, LOTS OF FREE DRINK OF YOUR CHOICE PRIZES, AFTER PARTY NIGHTCLUB FREE ENTRY WITH FREE SHOT DRINK). Please buy 1 drink at the Karaoke bar ATTENDANCE出垭: Only 25~30 positions available (THIS EVENT IS SO GOOD CAUSE WE ALWAYS GET ABOUT HALF FOREIGNERS AND HALF JAPANESE PEOPLE) WHERE: I have rented the very spacious lounge space of DOMUS in America Town. ***PLEASE GO TO THE 2ND FLOOR*** This is a very useful map link: http://tinyurl.com/jv44qvo DIRECTIONS: Get off at "Shinsaibashi" Subway Station on the the "Midosuji Line". Go to exit 7. When you get to street level turn 180 degrees. Then walk West for 2 blocks. Turn left (south), for 1 block and its near the corner on your right. Easy....please look at the above map too:) This is the address: 1 Chome-7-18 Nishishinsaibashi, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu[masked] TIME: You can come anytime between 7:15pm and 10:15pm. I have some friends coming at around 8:00pm. BUT DONT COME TOO LATE:P IMPORTANT YOUTUBE LINK: Evaluation check: see if you can join us!!! I hope you are as bad as us hahahaah https://youtu.be/zQf5osjxEM8 AFTER PARTY二次䌚: We will go to anightclub.......(MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL NIGHTCLUB IN OSAKA) and give you FREE entry (for other clients its 2000yen entry....for you FREE) and a FREE SHOT. CONTACT連絡先: Ask me (Andy) on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Bring your language brain and it'll be a language exchange too. If your thinking about coming........... just come!!:) NOTE: This event isnt an event where you bring a friend for free as its already very cheap!!:) Cheers, Andy :P 🚀"Sing, Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief"🚀

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