English, Japanese, and Takoyaki Meetup

★Osaka's largest English study club has arrived in Silicon Valley!★

What is One Coin English?


Started in Osaka in 2014, One Coin English is western Japan’s largest English-learning meetup.

Approximately 300 members attend each month to study and practice English at our locations throughout the Kansai region: Osaka (Shinsaibashi, Umeda, and Tennoji), Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, and Wakayama.

Beginning in 2015, we opened our doors to international travelers, giving them an place to speak to locals while also providing our members with a valuable opportunity to converse in English with native and other non-native speakers.

Now, in 2016, we are partnering with the San Jose Learning Center and Mirai Gakuen in California to establish our presence in Silicon Valley!


[One Coin English Osaka]


What kind of event is it?

For the price of a beer, anyone can enjoy a fun evening learning more about language and culture in both Silicon Valley and in Japan. Following the meetup, those who wish to can stay and eat takoyaki!


This cultural exchange event is open to Japanese living in the Bay Area, as well as any others with an interest in Japan or Japanese language or culture.


Our doors are open to those who have just come to the United States or are not confident in their English. We also welcome Japanese who have lived here for a long time and want to speak their native language, as well as locals who have studied Japanese and want to brush up. Even if you have no international experience, we hope you’ll join if you’re curious. More than anything, our aim is to gather a group of people interested in sharing language, culture, and good times!


[Recommended for…]

-Those who want to make the most of their weekends

-Those who are thinking of studying English

-Those who want to expand their network in the Bay Area

-Those who want to eat some takoyaki!

-Those who want to make friends with Japanese people or people interested in Japanese culture

-Even those who are complete beginners at language study!



-To get to know other globally-minded individuals

-To overcome any fears of speaking English as a second language

-To provide low-cost opportunities for language and cultural study

-To get to know locals who are interested in Japan and Japanese language and culture

-To open the door to the possibility of an even more exciting California lifestyle!

Next Event

[Cancellation Notice/中止連絡] 

Sunday February 3rd 2019

【22nd/Cupertino】English, Japanese, and Takoyaki Meetup

[Cancellation Notice/中止連絡] 


Sunday February 3rd 2019

[When] February 3rd 2018

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (feel free to show up late or leave early if you need to!)


[Where] Mirai Gakuen

10268 Bandley Dr., Suite 108B, Cupertino, CA (map here)


[How Much] 

Meetup : $5

Takoyaki: $5 


[How] Use the form below to RSVP!

Beginning with our next event, please check Facebook and Meetup for details.



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Akira Makabe established the One Coin English study club in Osaka, Japan in 2014. Since then, it has grown rapidly and now welcomes approximately 300 participants each month over seven locations: Osaka (Shinsaibashi, Umeda, and Tennoji), Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, and Wakayama. Before One Coin English, Akira worked in the international sales division of a major Japanese trading company. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2016, and is currently in the process of establishing a craft beer export company.