Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan


Live: What You Need to Know to Work at a Startup in Japan

June 17, 2019

Last month, I moderated a panel discussion at Coral Capital’s “Bilingual’s and Gaijin in Startups” event. 

Our panel focused on what foreigners should expect when working at Japanese startups and what Japanese startups should start doing to better support their international employees. 

It was a great conversation with four amazing people from four of Japan’s most interesting startups.
    Tetsuya Sawanobori of Connected Robotics
    Jordan Fisher of Zehitomo
    Takanori Sato of Shippio
    Tatsuo Kinoshita of Mercari

This is a bonus episode, so the recording is straight off the board. There is no editing, no transcription, and no witty summary at the end alluding to the larger significance of the discussion. 

But a lot of good ideas were shared on stage, so I really wanted to share it with you. 

If you’ve ever thought about working for a Japanese startup, I think you’ll really enjoy this.