A lot of people ask me what I “think about Japan”. It’s a broad question, but usually it implies, do you think Japan will grow again? At that point, I typically point out macro-level trends. Shrinking and aging population. Significant use of temp labor that is paid less than full-time employees, something which has likely […]
Listening to Jamiroquai the other day reminded me of living in Japan in the 1990s. Jamiroquai was a Sony artist, used to promote Sony mini-discs, which recorded in Sony’s atrac music format. At the time I didn’t consciously think of this as a form of vertical integration or ecosystems, which, of course, it was. In […]
Jon contributed an article (Japanese language) on Girls Who Code to Nikkei Information Strategy’s December 2013 issue. (Yes, we’re a mite late in posting this.)
Jon will be speaking on the subject of Silicon Valley’s Return to Japan at the Japan Society of Northern California on February 25 in Palo Alto (English-language talk).