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This group is for anyone interested in Soccer/Futsal, Pool/Billiards, Touch Rugby/Touch Footy, Ultimate Frisbee and Poker (and other card and board games), Basketball, Tennis and Tenpin Bowliing.

Soccer is the `beautiful` game as they say. Its the most played sport in the world so lets join in with the rest of the planet!!. I myself am a shockingly bad player nevertheless I love a good, leisurely kick around with like minded people:) We are not serious at all here, its all about having fun and teaching each other new skills and playing games. We`d really like to see some girls participate even if you have never played before. Just try!!:)

Billards/Pool - If you want a friendly pool game then you`ve hit the right spot:) All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced pool sharks. Dont be shy, you will be taught the fine art of pool mastery by our pleasant team. We`ll have regular tournaments with prizes too!!

Poker - If your here for the poker, well bring it on!!:) In Japan its just started to get popular (and we`ll make it even more popular, hahaha). Its possible to learn the basic rules in less than 15 minutes. The stratergy is what make people come back. Of course prizes will be awarded to the snakes that steal all our chips:)

Touch Rugby - After the 2015 Rugby World Cup it has been `Goromaru` fever!!. Lets keep the spirit and energy going with our games at the local park. Remember this is `touch` Rugby so you wont get hurt!! Its actually a very popular games also amongst girls in many countries. Come and try this sport for the first time in your life. Youll really like it:)

Ultimate Frisbee - Yes this is a real sport. Its played on a rectangle pitch/grassy area and teams have 7 people. Its sort of like a mix between soccer and basketball. Its super fun and we will explain the rules in details cause Japanese people have definately never played it before. Its is a hugely popular sport in America, Australia and France.

Tennis - Great sport that can be played with guys and girls. A very popular school sport. If you havent picked up a racket since then...come on over and get back in the tennis mode

Basketball - A favorite amongst guys but we have a few girls coming too.

Tenpin Bowling - A good chance to relax and wind down after work with a good dose of this.

Table Tennis - Awesome game, where often the girls have a very good chance to beat the guys:)

Thanks, for your time everyone!! Looking forward to meet you, have fun and get a bit fit,

Andy - OSAKA SPORTS EVENTS - Just for Fun team

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🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Walk 🏮

Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

*このツアーはずっと英語で歴史を説明します。 NOTE: If you are a Meetup member YOU GET A 2800 YEN DISCOUNT. YES, 2800yen discount!!!:). SO YOU PAY HALF PRICE!! (Other people who visit our website directly pay 5600yen) *We are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in the whole of Osaka (& Kansai) for "Nightlife" "Tours", "Night Tours", "Food & Drink", "Walking Tours", "City Tours", "Food Tours" in Osaka. See our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g14127654-d14911788-Reviews-Backstreet_Osaka_Tours-Naniwa_Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html This event is every night of the year!!! BUT we only offer it on Meetup when we need to fill up a tour. Please see our website: http://www.backstreetosakatours.com NOTE: These tours are for SMALL groups (max of 12 ppl) TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character ・Visit the exciting retro zone with all it's charms & quirks ・Explore a unique, historical red light district ・Taste testing at two different local street stalls ・Historic facts of a region controlled by the yakuza ・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past PLEASE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TOURS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1925004241085173 These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleys. During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some heritage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Get an inside look with one of our bilingual tour guides: Andy (who is half Japanese & half Australian), Rutti (American), Tony (half Japanese & half American), Bennet (NZ) . All have an extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour. WHAT WE’LL EXPLORE! We will show you the hidden gems that you would never find without us. 1. Night Ghetto walk: run down warehouse areas, quaint back streets & arcades 2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten path best eateries & bars 3.Visit the underground gambling dens: Majong, Go & Shogi 4. Take a glimpse at the lost homeless regions: respectfully & never staring. 5. Red Light district tour: witness a region controlled by the infamous yakuza 6. See bizarre only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions 7. Traverse the unmissable winding, narrow alleys 8. Set foot in Osaka’s most important, but unknown, shrine. Rituals explained 9. Discover & understand the runnings & loopholes of the pachinko palours FOOD: Included in the cost is taste testing at 2 different delicious stalls. THE TOUR FEE IS ONLY 2800yen through this Meetup page (Includes a Professional guided tour, guide through the winding alleys, ghetto, Retro and Red Light district and taste testing at 2 different local stalls). PAYMENT: PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE ON THIS SITE: http://ptix.at/sTCYGk CHOOSE THE DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT SAYS: "FRIEND OF TOUR GUIDE"....it is only 2800yen (a discount of 2800yen!!! 50% off normal ticket price). NOTE: Half of our guests are female...yes half!! .......as they know it's their only chance to ever visit these areas! MEET UP LOCATION: Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 at 5:30pm. Meet at the top of the stairs near the convenience store. (NOTE: I'm sorry but we will depart sharply at 5:35pm) DIRECTION:Hop in to the Midosuji Subway Line (Red Line). Get off at Daikokucho and head to exit 1. MEDIA COVERAGE: Featured on 6 newspaper articles & sites around the world (Australia to as far away as Poland). Link to an internet article about our tour: http://www.traveller.com.au/japan-osaka-shinsekais-history-as-a-new-world-fades-into-gritty-realism-h1dr7g Attendees (5)

🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #76⏳

Cafe Absinthe

英語話さなくていいよ。ボードゲームかカードゲームに興味があったら、是非参加してください。 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

🏓 NEW THURSDAY PING PONG & CHAT #16!!🏓

Absinthe Wormwood

IMPORTANT: This is the map to ABSINTHE WORMWOOD: https://goo.gl/maps/NmBkzEmwXsk PPPLLLEASE SEE SOME OF OUR GROUP PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1918657698386494 TO FEEL WHAT AN EVENT IS LIKE, LOOK AT OUR PING PONG EVENT VIDEO : https://youtu.be/l6tyV3WNlLU ANOTHER VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4uxmzbx8Hoc You CAN'T play ping pong well? You wanna chat and make new friends? Well.... This is the perfect Osaka Party for you:P This is more of a relaxed chat with a hit of Ping Pong Powwww~~~ or as some of you call it table tennis. Its a language exchange with energy, excitment and laughs!! 卓球上手じゃない?新しい友達作りたい?ほんなら、このイベント是非来て(笑)。 こんにちは。 毎週水曜日に心斎橋で卓球やって、おもろい会話しよう:) ほとんど皆さんはこのページに登録します。 http://www.oppleosaka.com #皆さんのレベルは初心者か中級だから、気にしないで、参加してください。:) でかいバーで四つ卓球台使って、楽しむ:) 7:30時から9:30までフリータイムです。その後ペアのチームを作って、コンペティションします。誰も真剣にやってないので、心配しないでください:)なんでもレベルいいよ。90パーは初心者です(笑) 英語はなさなくていいけど、もし英語に興味があったら、恥ずかしがらないで、しゃべってみて (半分お客様は外国人)。 参加費:500円 時間:七時から十時まで 連絡先: 日本語大丈夫 Andy. フェースブックは http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple 私の変な日本語さっぱりわからん?ごめん(笑) よろしくお願致します。 BREAKING THE ICE!!!:) Thats what a lighthearted ping pong game does:) WE HAVE THIS EVENT EVERY THURSDAY at a fantastic international bar in the centre shinsaibashi...2 mins walk from Shinsaibashi Station. I have done over 600 international parties in Osaka ranging from food, BBQs, All you can drink, walking tours, weekend getaways, camps, overseas group trips etc........ BUT this is the best as table tennis is the key to breaking the ice. Japanese people are shy, but this opens them up!!! AND its only 500yen. We will have 3 tables and 1 beer pong table (3 INTERNATIONAL SIZE tables so even if you are bad, like me, you can hit the ball in hahaha) From 7:30pm till 8:00pm we will just have a relaxed hit and mingle with everyone. At about 8:30 I will pair everyone up into similar level pairs and we will have a friendly competition and the winners get a drink of their choice:) Every paired team has a chance to win!!!!!! ATTENDANCE FEE参加費: 500yen per person (with a chance to win FREE drinks of your choice!!) REMEMBER: Many people will come for the first time so please have a chat with everyone and make them feel welcome. Most new people are very nervous when they first come!! Lets help them out and make them have an EPIC time:) WHERE: ABSINTHE WORMWOOD (Below ABSINTHE CAFE). Walk to the corner and go down the stairs. This is the map to ABSINTHE WORMWOOD: https://goo.gl/maps/NmBkzEmwXsk IMPORTANT YOUTUBE LINK: This is the final where 2 teams go for victory (and win FREE drinks of your choice) .....but nobody is really serious about winning.All for FUN!!!:) https://youtu.be/PhOsF0CFvBU CONTACT連絡: Ask me (Andy) on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple See you thereee Cheers, Andy :P

🎶🎤Karaoke Night #113 Terrible Singers!!(+30min British Bands Battle)🎤

WE GUARANTEE FUN OR YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK! WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME TIME!!!:) このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人かすっと日本語しゃべってる。日本語の曲も歌えるね~。来たら?絶対楽しむ:) NOTE: The "British Bands" 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出席: 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二次会: 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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Absinthe Wormwood

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