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Japanese startups are fundamentally changing Japan’s society and economy. Disrupting Japan gives you direct access to the thoughts and plans of Japan’s must successful and creative startup founders. Join us and bypass the media and corporate gatekeepers and hear what’s really going on inside Japan’s startup world.
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99: What You Don’t Know about Japan’s Sharing Economy – Anytimes
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Fewer than 1% of Japanese consumers have ever purchased a product or service from a sharing economy platform.
It's actually quite puzzling. Social and economic factors all seem to indicate that Japanese cities would be ideal for sharing economy businesses, but for a number of reasons sharing economy startups have not really taken off here.
Today we unravel a bit of this mystery as we sit down with Chika Tsunada, founder of Anytimes and the Director of the Sharing Economy Association Japan.
Anytimes is a P2P sharing economy startup with a unique and participatory business model. Chika explains why she chose that model and the challenges it presents. Even under ideal circumstances, building a P2P marketplace is hard. It's one of the most challenging business models to execute, and to succeed today requires doing something truly unique.
Chika has chosen an unusual path both for herself and for her business. It's a great discussion, and I think you'll enjoy it.
The best strategy for building a two-sided marketplace
Why even Japanese entrepreneurs discourage their children from joining startups
How to start a web-startup when you are not a programmer or designer
Is it better to go deep or go wide in creating a marketplace?
One technique for fighting online review fraud
Why the Japanese labor market is unique in regards to the sharing economy
Why freelancing has not yet taken off in rural areas
The spark that will ignite the sharing economy in Japan
How licensing and administrative guidence stifles innovation in Japan
Links from the Founder
Friend Chika on Facebook
Follow her on Twitter @chikageena
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Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan’s most successful entrepreneurs. I’m Tim Romero and thanks for joining me.
You know, when I run startup workshops and classes on entrepreneurship, by far, the most popular business model used by the students for their startup ideas are two-sided marketplaces. Everybody wants to be a marketplace. Why not? There’s a lot to love about being a marketplace if you can pull it off.
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Amazing show if you care about startups in Japan
One on one interviews with founders in English. Great insights that go way beyond Japan.
Date published: 2016-09-02