Hello! My name is Ken, I have been living in Osaka for almost 15 years. When I was 20years old, I studied at a University in Australia for a year. So I can communicate in English without any problem.
One of my hobbies is to travel abroad. While I like to travel with my friends and families, I also like to travel alone and actually stayed at Air BnB places!!! So I think I know how you feel and what you want when you travel abroad especially if it's a country where you cannot communicate with the language you use.
I have met many travellers from all over the world through my life.
It's great experience to meet new people who has different background.
Hope your travel in Japan would be great experience for you!!! :)