What is One Step? 〜 Meeting new people in Fukui 〜

Konichiwa, Thank you for visiting our website!
We are welcoming international friends to join our English Cafe!

What is “One Step”?

We are running an English Cafe in Fukui City. Originally, we started this activity as there was no place to enjoy speaking English causally and enjoy interactions with international friends more regularly in Fukui.

We’ve been having the English Cafe since 2011 and it will be 10 years in 2021. During these 10 years, luckily, We had had many international friends and they made our meetings more fun and meaningful. Those friends are still our good friends today even after they have gone back to their countries.

As you can see from our group name [ One Step ], we would like to support people who want to have a step forward to their challenges.

Also, we would like to support people from overseas to start their new challenge life here in Fukui! Most of us had lived in other countries before and we know that it’s not always easy to live in another country which is far away from your family and friends.

Very funny members… laugh lots

We also hope our place will be like your second-home that you feel like to drop by without any reason. During English Cafe, we use English but you can also practice your Japanese since our English is not perfect and some of our members are beginners in English language. If you have any concerns or questions we are always happy to help you.

What we will do in the English Cafe

In our English cafe, we talk about a topic which is given in advance among small groups, and at the end of the session, each group shares what ideas or stories they talked about.


Start English Cafe
Introduce new friends
What’s new? / Games etc.
Today’s Topic
Each meeting we have a topic to talk about.

  • In small groups, share what you think about the topic and discuss it among the group.
  • After 20 mins, we all get together and each group briefly shares their ideas with everyone.
Closing & Sayonara

Additional opportunity

We also organize some events like Hanami picnic in April and Yukata Party in Summer and you can join those events freely as well.

How to join

Add us in LINE

E-mail us to onestepfukui@gmail.com

Joining an English cafe is free of charge for overseas friends. Since all the Japanese participants would like to learn English and about your culture, we really appreciate your joining. Feel free to contact us! Arigato!