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February 28, 2016

Disrupting Japan: The High Profits of Low Tech

I love low-tech solutions. They are more likely to be solving real problems, and if we are being honest with…

February 26, 2016

Just Japan Podcast: Studying Japanese in Life

If you are curious about studying Japanese while here in Japan, you’ll be interested in this episode of the Just Japan Podcast.

February 21, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Why Men Need Women Founders

Ari is showing the startup world that incorporating some of the problem-solving skills and leadership techniques favored by women improves their chance of success.

February 14, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Creativity, Risk & Process

There are perfectly rational (and even mathematical) reasons why we have not seen a lot of entrepreneurship in Japan over the last 50 years.

February 7, 2016

Disrupting Japan: How Open is Too Open?

Global communication takes place exponentially faster than the project management cycle, and understanding is way too important to be left to machines.

January 26, 2016

Just Japan Podcast: Finding Work in Japan

Everything you need to know to get a job in Japan.

January 21, 2016

Just Japan Podcast: Getting Married to a Japanese Woman

Each year, thousands of foreign residents in Japan marry Japanese nationals. Some do it in traditional Japanese style weddings at…

January 14, 2016

Just Japan Podcast: Teaching Adults

In this episode host Kevin O’Shea chats about the challenges of teaching children, teenagers and adults throughout Asia.

January 10, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Innovating by Asking for Help

We also talk about Eiko’s transitions from housewife, to single mom, to MBA, to startup founder.

January 3, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Crowdfunding in Japan is Not About Startups

Crowdfunding in Japan is having a larger impact on corporate Japan than on smaller Japanese ventures.

December 27, 2015

Disrupting Japan: A New Agency Model for Innovation

These is as much creativity in Japan as there is anywhere in the world. The problem recently, however, has been in letting the innovation bubble up and commercializing it.

December 26, 2015

Just Japan Podcast: Judo in Japan

Is there a difference between the way Judo practitioners train in America versus Japan?

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