Business In Japan group on LinkedIn’s 5th Birthday Party!

In early February, 2008 Rob Pereyda set up what was one of LinkedIn’s earliest groups, group number 54,168. Currently there are over 4.8 million groups on LinkedIn (I checked by setting up & closing one!), making Business In Japan in the first 2% of groups starting (1.13% to be exact) on LinkedIn, and now, 5 years on there are 35,682 members with over 10,000 of them Japan based. (this is hard, takes time to work out BTW, & LinkedIn’s ‘statistics’ are woefully wrong, possibly due to Privacy settings).


Business In Japan has held some of Tokyo’s largest events, however the real value of the group remains that there is a location you can go to online, 24/7 to read about and interact with like minded people around the subjects of Japan and Business.

And now it’s time to celebrate this 5th Year milestone & Birthday, with another large event! The venue can comfortably hold a few hundred people & there is no door charge, so why not come on down for a drink, to meet some people you’ve always wanted to, and raise a glass to Rob and the BIJ group Moderation team, myself included.

Here are the details:

WHAT: 5th Birthday for Business In Japan group on LinkedIn
WHEN: Thursday 21st February
TIME: from 7pm til late

WHERE: RISTORAZIONE LE G.A (Roppongi, opposite MidTown)
ADDRESS: B1 AXALL Roppongi, 7-8-6 Roppongi

LE G.A Website
LE G. Map

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  • Pay as you go (PAYG), Cash Bar/Food, ‘Cash-on’ = No Door Charge
  • Drinks from 500-800 yen, Tapas selection/food available
  • Casual, fun night with the chance to meet people from Business In Japan who are in Tokyo in person, either randomly or why not take this opportunity to reach out to people & organize to meet up there?
  • Door prizes, brief announcement from group founder & main admins


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Business In Japan group on LinkedIn 5th Birthday Party!

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