Anecdotes from the startup universe and a guide for entrepreneurship activities in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Sunset Over Japan

Dear Habitat friends, we are experiencing a little bit of a downtime with everything habitat (content and events) but we are still alive. This is mainly due to the fact that I, Tugi Guenes, am temporarily out of Japan and therefore can’t keep up and report from events in Kansai. And other contributors are very much busy with other tasks at the moment too.

I’ll do my best to continue preparing a monthly event-list (see below) and possibly post some content from abroad but it would be great to keep hearing from Kansai/Japan as well and this is where you come in: support The Habitat/Habitat Update and send in your event-experiences, photos, and other content related to the startup ecosystem in Kansai (and beyond) and help building and promoting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Japan! …

Anecdotes from past events and a guide for upcoming activities in the Kansai region.

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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” -Darren Menabney lecturing about cross cultural team building at Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto.

Not only is summer the season of many festivals but also the time for vacation — at least on the northern hemisphere. And so you can observe waves of tourist from various countries, speaking different languages, and struggling with different aspects of local behavioral standards in Japan.

Cultural struggles are not exclusive to tourists in foreign countries but a common issue to tackle in multicultural teams in business. With a growing population of foreign employees in Japan the topic of managing a cross cultural team is becoming more and more relevant to success. …

A recap of past events and a guide for upcoming activities in the Kansai region.

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The heat is real! Not only are we experiencing the hottest summer in decades in Japan but July has been very busy with many smaller and larger events and festivals in Kansai:

Most notably the annual Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival) took place in Kyoto, attracting many domestic and inbound tourist to the ancient capital. …


Tugi Guenes

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