In Tokyo there are different kinds of conversation cafes. There are pubs in Roppongi where the English proficiency is extremely high (before any drinks are turning any language into a unified mess). Of course this may have something to do that there are sometimes no Japanese at all.
But there are also some nice conversation cafes for a chat. One of them is the Conversation Cafe Mickey House near Takadanobaba Station. This is a place where Japanese go to practise their English – or any other language, but most of them seemed to settle on English. More and more people came in the Evening.
One really cool thing was that I was asked for a drawing and my signature. Just because I mentioned that I’ve been drawing comics since I was 8. I’m not very good though, although if I get famous, there are lot of people who can put drawings made by me on eBay (or Yahoo! Auctions here in Japan). I sometimes draw birthday cards myself and don’t keep a copy… Anyway, it was a nice evening. This pic was shot with the camera of my mobile. It’s a common misconception that Japanese cell phones are highly advance. The average model that most people use is, um, quite average.