Hi! I am currently learning Japanese, and the biggest struggle for me, aside from Kanji, is that I found it difficult to find someone to speak with me using Japanese, and also this is my first time trying to do language exchange! So, Let's do this!
Have you used the language partner search function? I've had no difficulty finding Japanese who want to do a language exchange with English speakers. Most italki users aren't reviewing the Discussions section so you won't have as much success in finding suitable partners here.
Tried it, but since I am not a native english speaker, perhaps that makes it kinda hard. But, I found some already! still new in language exchange!