Japan: Man-Machine extremes

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As Anthony Bourdain once said “Rigorously conventional on one hand, batshit crazy party animals on the other, Japan will always confuse outsiders. As part of my book research on automation and impact on jobs, I have been studying Japanese society. Industry Commentary

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Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. They join six other Japanese multinationals in the Japan MNC program administered by the Israel Innovation Authority- Terumo, Panasonic, NEC, Ricoh, NTT, DNP and Fujitsu. Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of the State of Israel; Ruth Kahanoff, Ambassador to Japan; Ken Harada, Economic Attache (Osaka); Noa Asher, Economic Attache (Tokyo) and eleven Israeli IoT startups. These should be protected in Japan.”

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Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

The Japanese edition of The Startup Owner’s Manual hit the bookstores in Japan this week. I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. Back in 1990’s, I was working for one of the leading sogo shohsa (trading company) in Japan, building data communications startups. I wanted this book not only as my “secret weapon,” but also for all entrepreneurs in Japan.

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OYO commences joint venture with Yahoo Japan Corporation

Our Own Start-up

On 22nd February, OYO started a joint venture in Japan with Yahoo Japan Corporation, forming ‘OYO Technology and Hospitality Company’, Japan. Hiro Katsuse, former Japan market leader for Handy and Booking.com is appointed as the CEO of newly formed company. Recent Activity Recently, OYO started operating in Saudi Arabia as well, on the arrival of […]. Uncategorized OYO OYO Hotels Oyo Rooms

[Singapore] Japan’s No.1 Online Mall Rakuten Opens Here

YoungUpstarts

Japan’s top online shopping mall Rakuten has been flying its flag in Singapore for some time now despite not having launched a local version of its site, but it has finally done so – the electronic commerce and Internet service provider has today announced the official commencement of its operations in Singapore.

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OWA Beer – From Europe And Japan, With Love.

YoungUpstarts

The 39-year old was previously working for one of Japan’s largest beer manufacturers, Kirin, albeit in a totally different capacity – he was in its restaurant section. ” From Japan to Europe… He held the belief that consumers would be keen to know who made the beers they were drinking and the philosophy that went behind them.

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12 Questions: Meet Naoki Haruyoshi (Japan)

crowdSPRING Blog

Naoki lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Hi, I’m KIONA, from Tokyo, Japan. What is the design industry like in Japan? Awesomeness community crowdsourcing inspiration Interviews 12 questions branding crowdspring design designer graphic design graphics design graphics designer interview Japan KIONA logo logo design logos Naoki Haruyoshi weekly glance of awesomenessIn our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

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Recruit Co. of Japan Buys Austin-based Indeed.com

SiliconHills

of Japan Buys Austin-based Indeed.com appeared first on SiliconHills. Recruit Co. announced today that is has bought Austin-based job listing site Indeed.com. The Japanese-based provider of HR and recruitment services, did not disclose the terms of the deal. MarketWatch is reporting that the New York Times, which invested in Indeed.com in 2005, stands to gain $100 million from the sale. Indeed will retain its [.] The post Recruit Co.

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[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)

YoungUpstarts

How a country values its people (and its future) can sometimes be told by the percentage of the country’s government expenditure that goes towards education.Here’s an infographic that shows you how six different countries – the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan – compare when it comes to education, in terms of factors such as government expenditure, hours of instruction per year, class size and student/teacher ratios, etc.

Hatsune Miku – Crazy Popular In Japan & Coming To America

Altgate

Current Affairs Technology Japan Music Industry technologyI hadn’t heard of Hatsune Miku until having lunch last week with NetProspex CEO Gary Halliwell who told me about this singing synthesizer program with a 3D hologram and concerts. But I didn’t get it until he pulled out his iPhone and showed me this Youtube video (with 7 million page views!): There are so many cool things about this. First, think of a Lady Gaga level popular “rock star&# without a rock star!

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Feel On! Turns Tweets Into Comic Illustrations

YoungUpstarts

Created by Japan’s L is B Corporation (founded by Taisuke Yoko, its CEO), the app was originally released in Japan early last year and has since garnered some 250,000 users in the country. The app even won first prize in SF New Tech Japan Night held June last year in San Francisco. illustrations Japan L is B Corporation mobile app Twitter

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[Causes] Relief 2.0 – Bringing Relief Through Social Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

for the months of August to December is involved in various projects to aid quake-hit Japan. Thinking Aloud Ashoka Foundation ChangeMakers disaster relief Entrepreneurship Japan Relief 2.0 The trouble with disaster relief is that there is almost never enough of it, and much of it – while good intentioned – is sorely misdirected and misused.

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Everconnect.me Unifies Your Social Networking Profiles And Contacts

YoungUpstarts

I came up with the basic idea 15 years ago,” says Yutaka Shinohara, founder and CEO of Japan-based EverConnect Corporation, which developed everconnect.me. “I Japan online social communication social media social media aggregation tool social media management social networking web appFeeling overburdened by trying to handle multiple social networking services at the same time? Confused and frustrated by the need to manage all your social contact lists? We empathize.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

AKB48 in Japan…Is this the future of music? One anomaly worth noting is Japan, where a bundling strategy helped increase CD sales last year by 3% to $4.3 Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH.

Brother Mobile And Desktop Scanners For Quick Easy Scanning

YoungUpstarts

Products & Services Brother International document management Japan mobile scanner scannerThe Brother ADS-2100 standalone high-speed desktop scanner goes through thick documents in seconds. If you meet as many people on the job as I do, your office desk is likely to resemble mine – swamped with piles upon piles of business cards, as well as a variety of documents ranging from business proposals to unpaid bills.

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I Think I’m Turning Japanese

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

This was my first trip to Tokyo, although not my first trip to Japan. Travel Yaro's Projects anime harajuku japan shibuya shinjuka tokyoDon’t miss the first (Australia) and second (Hong Kong) laptop lifestyle travel diary posts that came before this one! Hello Tokyo! Touching down in Tokyo Narita airport I was well prepared. I spent a long weekend. The post I Think I’m Turning Japanese appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

Carousell gets cozy with Rakuten to bring its mobile marketplace to Southeast Asia

The Next Web

Apps Asia Entrepreneur e-commerce Japan News Singapore Southeast Asia Singapore-based mobile marketplace Carousell wants more users in Southeast Asia to start buying and selling items through their mobile phones on its platform — and it has linked up with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to do so. Carousell announced today that Rakuten has led a $1 million round of funding for its mobile-only platform, which is currently available only in Singapore but has already hit a million listings.

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True Story: My Best-ever Business Plan Project

Up and Running

He told me ( paraphrasing ): Tim, I have two guys who have Kanji word processing software that we want for Apple Japan. business planning consulting apple computer Apple Japan Apple Pacific Mike RashkinI got a call on a Tuesday from Mike Rashkin, who was Manager of Apple Computer’s Apple Pacific group. We want to invest $80,000 in their business but we need them to have a business plan. Can you do it for them? Very soon? I need that plan in no more than a week.

Even dumber pipes

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In Asia, another text messaging service, LINE has another 300 million users and is expected to IPO in Japan this year. WhatsApp valued at $ 19 billion for 450 million users. Facebook at $ 175 billion for 1.2 billion users. Telecommunications

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More global innovation

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Mexico Technology on the ICE Train – Germany Shipping ice cream globally – US, China Big Data of Long Lives – Italy, Greece, Japan Nokia alumni. Innovation from around the globe'' iElevation – Nepal A museum or a library? Globalization and Technology

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More innovation

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On the New Florence blog Japan’s earthquake and tsunami innovations Tsunami forecasting Google’s self-driving cars The poor man’s tablet? Accessories get smarter with iPad2. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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More New Florence

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on the innovation blog Google, Kurzweil and AI frontiers Kinect+Coke+AI+2PM = Japan’s Got Talent Pharma companies and beauty products Here’s looking at you kid Tech leverage of lower limbs 2013 CES Trends to follow Technology and auto accidents The New.

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We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.

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People howl at me when I ask enterprise vendors to benchmark themselves against operational efficiencies and innovations at Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google or I mock Western telcos for not matching broadband speeds and economics in Japan and S.

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The Lean Startup Tokyo edition

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, June 9, 2009 The Lean Startup Tokyo edition I had a blast speaking at Startonomics Tokyo , which was organized to foster ties between the startup cultures in Japan and Silicon Valley. I want to thank everybody who helped oragnize the Startonomics Japan event and the whole Geeks on a Plane trip, especially Dave McClure and Founders Fund, who arranged for me to speak in Tokyo.

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List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020

YoungUpstarts

Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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Israeli eHealth: The Rx for Obamacare

VC Cafe

The top four (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Israel), emphasize the role of Government in the efficiency of healthcare. [[ This is a content summary only. Bloomberg’s World Healthcare Efficiency Index, released last month, makes for very interesting reading. Among 48 countries worldwide, the US ranked 46th. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Bloomberg mHealth Obamacare affordable care act bloomberg chicanery clalit israel Israel

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino , founders of Learning Entrepreneur’s Lab in Japan. — — — — In this second segment, Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino talk about how they brought the Lean Startup to Japan. Today they are helping large companies in Japan relearn how to innovate at speed. Takashi Tsutsumi has been a venture capitalist 15 years incubating and investing in startups in Japan.

Lean Startup In Japanese Companies

Steve Blank

Now compound that level of effort with trying to put a Lean Startup culture in place in Japan. Implementing the Lean Startup in any company is hard. All the culture and incentives are designed for execution. Innovation at times seems like you’re swimming up hill. According to Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino, Japanese companies tend to be technology centric, obsess over quality and have weak leadership.

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Video: How Seoul will become one of the world’s best startup cities

The Next Web

The small Asian country truly punches above its weight as it’s starting to rival the digital prowess of its much bigger neighbors, China and Japan. South Korea is one of the world’s technological powerhouses, home to giants such as Samsung, LG, and Kia. But what might come as a surprise, is that Korean innovation isn’t solely fueled by the big corporates. Seoul’s startup scene is on the rise, with several unicorns emerging like Woowa Brothers and online retailer Coupang.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

YoungUpstarts

MasterCard’s Index – which covers Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar – calculates an aggregate score for each country based on three components: basic money management, financial planning and investment. Japan remains rooted at bottom spot. OECD figures show that compared to its G7 peers, Japan’s household savings rate is 0.6%

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100 Tokyo To Showcase Best Of Everything In Tokyo

YoungUpstarts

100 Tokyo is a website that showcases hot products, events, people and places in Japan’s largest metropolis, covering subjects such as design, fashion, art, food, technology, architecture, tourist attractions, accommodation, events and more. If you’re a huge Japanophile, here’s an interesting new website to check out.

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The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951, William McDonough remembers his mom singing to him at night in Japanese with her Alabama accent about the night soil and the workers with their honey wagons. She was singing about the farmers who came into Tokyo at night to collect […] The post The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Are You Using Mythology in Your Marketing?

Growthink Blog

It refers to the fact that Proctor & Gamble was failing miserably in Japan and had lost hundreds of millions of dollars. I love reading great stories in business books. I just came across this one from Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche.

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[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia

YoungUpstarts

Phroni (Japan). Panoplaza (Japan). Sakebii (Japan). One stage. Two days. Four judges. Nineteen startups. One winner. The Startup Arena competition, part of Penn Olson ‘s two-day Startups in Asia Singapore conference, saw nineteen startups from all over Asia battle it out, with Singapore-based social collaborative learning platform Teamie emerging victorious.

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Sandpaper Only Works If It Is Rubbing Against Something

Feld Thoughts

Boiled and dried, the rough horsetail plant is used in Japan as a traditional polishing material, finer than sandpaper. Cheap sandpaper was often passed off as glass paper; Stalker and Parker cautioned against it in A Treatise of Japaning and Varnishing published in 1688. I recently heard the line “sandpaper only works if it is rubbing against something” and loved it.

[Singapore][Competition] Rakuten Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

Japan-based electronic commerce and Internet service provider Rakuten has announced its first-ever Rakuten Startup Challenge in Singapore, a competition that looks at getting Singapore-based entrepreneurs and developers to develop personalized e-commerce websites using Rakuten’s APIs (Application Programming Interface).

7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. This approach, popularly known as “ glocalization ,” means you have to design and deliver global solutions that have total relevance to every local market in which you operate.

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How Shaving My Head Changed My Business Approach

YoungUpstarts

Prior to a ski trip to Japan, I found myself in a Los Angeles barbershop, considering my options. My next investor meeting happened just days after I returned from Japan. by Chris Clifford , Founder & CEO of HED Skincare. Like many entrepreneurs, I began starting businesses young.

My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

Both Sides of the Table

It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission After 5 years in Europe I decided I really wanted to work in Japan. But I was struggling to find somebody to bring me to Japan. at least I got to visit Japan! Thus, I began my work and my life in Japan. My Commencement Speech?—?Life Life at Your Crossroads Photo by Justin Luebke on Unsplash Crossroads Cal Poly Pomona! What’s up!?! I’m so grateful to be up here addressing you today.

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Naughtybits – Nutritional Food Made From Algae.

YoungUpstarts

But it never did take off, mainly because algae was too challenging to grow in a cost effective manner – even though it was successfully used as a protein source in both Germany and Japan when starvation was rampant after World War II. Algae is now a multi-billion dollar industry in Japan, but rather unheard of in other parts of the world. You’re forgiven if you thought Naughtybits by The Naughty Nutritionist sounded, well, naughty.

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The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Earlier this year I stopped over in Hawaii on the way from Japan to Canada. I was there to meet up with my Canadian family who were escaping winter. I was also there for one other very important reason — to record this video with Mitch Wilson. Press play to watch: Mitch is a special […]. The post The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes appeared first on Yaro.Blog.

Digital Transformation And The Evolution of Apps – What’s The Link?

YoungUpstarts

by Keiichiro Nozaki, Regional Marketing Architect/Evangelist of Asia Pacific, China, and Japan for F5 Networks. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Keiichiro Nozaki is the Regional Marketing Architect and Evangelist of Asia Pacific, China and Japan, for F5 Networks. A century ago, we had the industrial revolution. It transformed how we manufactured, well, everything. Fast-forward to the present day.

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