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What is Bunka Buddy?

The Missing Piece

Doing everyday things in Japan can be difficult without some level of knowledge about the language and culture. “Culture” in Japanese is “bunka”. Bunka Buddy is a service that aims to help people navigate Japan. The idea came about after hearing too many stories of ALTs, business people, and other foreigners in Japan not getting the language support they need, especially in rural areas. 

Bunka Buddy was established and is run by Meghan Mendoza. Meghan studied abroad at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo in 2010-2011 and received a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language & Culture Studies from Middlebury College in 2012. After graduating, she moved to Ibaraki to teach English and eventually shifted to translation, and also worked as a Deputy Venue Manager and liaison between English & Japanese committees for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Bunka Buddy is dedicated to helping you navigate Japan so you can fulfill your needs.

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Language Support

Do you find everyday tasks more daunting in Japanese? Enter Bunka Buddy. Our dedicated, attentive language assistant will help you manage life in Japan. Get in touch to learn more.

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Peace of Mind

Whether over the phone, video chat, or in-person, let Bunka Buddy do the heavy language lifting and make your life in Japan easier. Get a quote today!

Contact Us

Need a quote? Have questions? We have answers! At the moment, Bunka Buddy is a one-person show, so please allow at least 24 hours for a reply. If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please send a follow-up message.

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