Asiajin Meetup Tokyo #2 Signup

Venue is now fixed at Akihabara. We will have the second Tokyo meetup this Saturday after two years rest.

Please check the following link to join the meetup.

http://asiajin.doorkeeper.jp/

Or you may apply via e-mail by scanning this QR-Code and send to the gotten e-mail address.

[Update] We have sent an e-ticket to all who registered by 19:00 Wednesday. There are some slots available yet so please check.

Many thanks to Mobalean for the application/registration system Doorkeeper.

Asiajin Seoul meet up on October 16th

We proudly announce that the first Asiajin meetup in Seoul will be held on 16th, October (Saturday). Asiajin co-founder, Shunichi Arai, will visit the city and talk about the situation of the Japanese web and startup industry.

This will be a great opportunity to meet new friends, and learn about the differences between Korean and Japanese web market.

Feel free to join us. Everyone is very welcomed.

Please register from this Eventbrite page.

* Date: 2010 October 16th (Saturday)
* Time: 16:00-18:00 (including Q&A session and networking)
* Topic: Current situation of Japanese web and startup industry.
* Language: English
* Fee: 10,000won
* Place: Mindoole yongto, Shinchon branch (민들레영토 신촌점)

Update: Asiajin To Host Reader Meet-up In Singapore On Saturday

Hello, Asiajin readers in Singapore!

I’ve just planned to attend Accelerate 2010, one of Asia’s biggest annual tech events that we also serve as a media sponsor of.   Since I’ll be in Singapore in that week, by using this opportunity, in order to exchange friendships and communicate with our readers in the country on a face-to-face basis, we expect to have a meet-up on Saturday, September 25th at 7pm at the country’s geek hub Hackerspace.SG.


(The picture of Merlion with Singapore City on the background shown above is reproduced from The Singapore Merlion is still getting strong attention after all these years… under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License.)

First of all, we would like you to save the date and to RSVP via Plancast if you can join. We’ll count the number of potential attendees and prepare an agenda based on it.

In the meet-up, basically we just want to have a presentation about Japanese tech scenes and what the attendees want to hear especially from us, then there will be elevator pitch presentations by those who are managing or working with tech start-ups, followed by a networking session.  Your suggestion on the meet-up agenda is highly welcomed.  Kindly leave it as a comment for this blog post if any.   More details are expected to be announced by September 18 which is a week prior to the meet-up date.  Please re-tweet and “plancast” the event.

We really wish to thank Bernard Leong of SGEntrepreneurs / Chlkboard and Justin Lee of Hackerspace.SG for helping us to arrange this.

See you all there.

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Host: Masaru IKEDA (contributor for Asiajin, organizer for Startup Dating, web service producer, serial entrepreneur and tech journalist)
Date & Time: 7pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 (Singapore local time)
Venue: Hackerspace.SG
70A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199483
8-min walk from Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14)

7pm          Door opens
7:15pm       Introduction to Asiajin and The Latest Tech Trends in Japan & Asia
8pm          Presentations by Attendees
9pm          Networking
10pm          Door closes

Beverages: Beer and soft drinks are available at Hackspace.SG.  They ask for a small token of donation for the drinks consumed to allow them to replenish their supplies.   Thank you for your cooperation.

Foods: I (Masaru) am just planning to make something delivered to take the edge off the attendees’ hunger.   “Bring your own” are also welcomed.

After the meet-up: There will be the qualifying session of the F1 Grand Prix (starting at 10pm) very near the meet-up venue.   Let’s hang out.

Note: If you’ve invented or developed something new and would like to present it in front of the attendees and Asiajin readers, please catch me at the venue or drop me a line.   The event will be streamcast live if available.   Detailed schedule are subject to change.

See Also:

Asiajin Meetup Tokyo On October 9th

[Update] Registration Begins

We had a first readers meetup in February 2008 in Tokyo.

This year, our readers meetup travelled to Taipei, Shanghai and will be at Singapore this September 25th.

We always wanted to have meetups with our readers but have been concentrating on writing more articles, as there are a lot of English-uncovered interesting Web/IT news in Japan.

But now, we get two new contributors who are good at organizing events in Tokyo. With Kozi Kageyama(@kozi ) and Hiroshi Asaeda( @asaeda )’s help, now I tell that it is high time to held the second Tokyo meetup.

Currently, we only fixed the date, Saturday afternoon, October 9th, somewhere in central Tokyo. We will let you know more detail and how to apply later on Asiajin.

Asiajin Shanghai Meetup Held On 24th

We will hold the first meetup in Shanghai this weekend. On July 24th (Saturday), Asiajin Shanghai meetup will be hosted to bridge startup communities of China and Japan.

Two industry experts from Japan will talk about the Japanese startup industry and his own startup experience. We also plan to have a time to discuss and network each other with new and old friends in the community.

Please feel free to join us, share your experience (we are accepting talk proposal now. Please contact from the registration page), and meet with new friends!

Date: 2010 July 24th (Saturday)
Time: 15:00-18:00
Language: English
Venue: Sunstyle Showroom. 570 Huaihai Xi Lu. 淮海西路570号
Map: http://www.sunstyle.cn/images/shanghai_map.jpg
Registration: http://asiajinmeetupshanghai.eventbrite.com/

* Shunichi Arai: Situation and recent trends of web startups in Japan

Arai is a co-founder of Mogura Inc, a small startup which is providing business contact management system. He is also a co-founder of Asiajin.com, Japan’s leading English media which provides news from Japanese IT and Web industries.

He will talk about the latest situation and trends of Japanese web industry.

* Shinsuke Tabata

Tabata is a co-founder of Nulab Inc. Their new software called ‘Cacoo‘ is a realtime collaborative web-based drawing tool. Cacoo is already featured in many media such as TechCrunch, Mashable and The New York Times.

He will talk about his own experience on starting up in Japan.

Two industry experts from Japan will talk about the Japanese startup industry and his own startup experience. We also plan to have a time to discuss and network each other with new and old friends in the community.

Please feel free to join us, share your experience (we are accepting talk proposal. contact at the link on right bottom of this page), and meet with new friends!

Two industry experts from Japan will talk about the Japanese startup industry and his own startup experience. We also plan to have a time to discuss and network each other with new and old friends in the community.

Please feel free to join us, share your experience (we are accepting talk proposal. contact at the link on right bottom of this page), and meet with new friends!