We are looking for volunteer staffs who can speak English. If you would like to meet new people or would like to make Japanese friends,One Step would be a great place! Feel free to contact us! Thank you^^






今年4月まで約1年半、one stepを手伝ってくれていたCharleneです:)


Name:Charlene Murota
Born:Rockford,IL USA January 6th

I have two older brothers and 1 older sister,lost my mom 4 years ago.I have been a cook for 20 + years.

Photography(Mostly landscapes)
Writing (poems,short stories, working on two books)
Anime / Manga
Drawing ( I try to…LOL)
Helping others

I’m really enjoying my new life here in Japan. The food is amazing and so are the people. I think ” English Cafe” and everyone there for letting me come and talk my native language. I am a long way from the USA but you make this feel like home. With a little help from my husband and his family( well a lot of help^^)

Back in the USA I have one Dog and three cats.Next year my dog Dakota will join me here in Japan.The wait is undearable but now i have two sweet little kittens to fill in while I wait.

■Favorite saying
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Meaning: Treat other the way you want to be treated.


Name:Santo Gregorio
Country:Santo is Italian born and migrated to Australia with his parents at the age of 3. His first language was Italian and then English.

At school in Australia, Santo had the opportunity to study some Latin and French for six years. Currently he is attempting to learn some Japanese.

Santo has had many years experience working in Australian business in both small and large companies and as a contract sales and marketing consultant.

■Favorite things:
Family, friends, the ocean, starry nights, cycling, surfing, cool guitars, Echizen Kaigan, yama, fun times, and my Hime.

■Favorite Japanese Food:
Natto every morning, Udon, Soba, Sashimi, Asahi, Keirin.

Do my best, enjoy life and remember to be kind to others and try to help make the world a better place.

If you want it you can do it. Enjoy and do it while you can! I am happy to help.