twice a month i often attend an IT open group meetings we use the meeting rooms of which companys are available, discuss about our work watch some presentation then hit off to a izakaya. and i always get distracted when we get to sit next to a group of wonderfull OL or college looking girls with guys, not just because theyre very noisy, but i wish i can experience mingling out with the locals (preferably younger aged people this time ) like them. its hard being a gaijin. one can say "go out and make friends" all i can say about that is ". . . " so to all gaijins out there whos experiencing a normal japanese life, mingling with the locals, day life, night life. sex life, kudos to you!