So...what's the inside line on AIRBNB's current and future prospects here in Japan? Well, it aint't awesome - in fact, here in its second-largest market, some think a giant Japanese hammer is about to crush one of the world's most popular and controversial startups.
Next Tuesday in Roppongi, the Disrupting Japan podcast will celebrate its second anniversary with a live show. Great guests, open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, this event promises to be one of the best networking opportunities of the year!
Uber and, to a lesser extent, Airbnb are failing horribly in Japan...and what makes these companies powerful and transformative in the United States is what ensures they will never really succeed in Japan.
We're less than a week away! In celebration of a solid year online, the Disrupting Japan podcast will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
Disrupting Japan is Tokyo's preeminent English-language J-startup podcast. On September 2, in celebration of a solid year online, Tim will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
How did Japan go from being the world’s engine of disruptive innovation to being the developed nation most resistant to disruption? Things are starting to change, and a small handful of entrepreneurs are embracing the modern spirit of disruptive innovation. These startups will be the key to Japan’s next economic boom.
If you're interested in Japanese startup/VC culture or just business in general, Disrupting Japan offers ground-level access to a movement many consider the cornerstone, if not the foundation of Japan's future economy. Check out episode 9, where we meet NuLab's Masanori Hashimoto, the "hardest working slacker in Fukuoka!"
Radio veteran Kamasami Kong's The Kong Show has morphed from a traditional audio affair into a much shorter, choose your own adventure listen-or-watch video podcast (we cringe at the words “vlog” or “vodcast”). The show is partially subtitled with quips from the hosts, and totally enjoyable whether watched or listened.