There are a healthy number of Gamers around Kobe. JIGG Kansai Game Club is the place to start. We have game days in Kobe itself from time to time and a regular monthly event in Osaka. Let him know we have a big three day event coming for Golden Week (Japanese Holiday). Three days of gaming in Osaka from March 3-5th. Also if you friend is ever traveling around and makes it to Nagoya have him check out my splinter group JIGG Tokai or the Tokyo group here Japan's International Gamers Guild Tokyo (JIGG Tokyo).