[BISxBIJ EVENT] June 27 (Mon): Business is Social x Business in Japan, @ANA, Akasaka, Tokyo

Japan and Business interested professionals:

BIS x BIJ events aim to help you make substantive contacts that turn into real relationships, as well as build and nurture a community both online and offline

Business is Social and Business in Japan are excited to team up for our second networking event together on Monday June 27th. Held at the fantastic Mixx Bar at the ANA InterContinental hotel, we are very please to announce two great speakers for our second event; Verena Hopp and Jason Ball.

Our guests will speak for 5 minutes or so each followed by a group Q&A and social networking after.

Not your usual ‘run of the mill’ Networking Event, put this night in your schedules and come along to meet GoodPeople and hear some solid ideas about how to get the most out of Networking.

WHAT: Business is Social x Business in Japan June Networking Event
WHEN: Monday, June 27th, 19:00~
MAPS LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/Dq5zKfQzFhx
WHERE: MIXX Bar & Lounge, 36F ANA InterContinental, Akasaka, Tokyo
COST: 2,000 yen (includes 1 drink)

[1] Verena Hopp – PR Manager and Sumo-scientist, German Verena Hopp is the leader of the movement “Internship Japan” ( http://www.internshipjapan.org ). Verena will be speaking on “How to find interns, business and intern expectations, and how interns can boost your business.”

[2] Jason Ball – Owner of the 8 year-old BusinessInJapan Group on LinkedIn, Jason will share some ideas about “Professional Networking in the age of Social Media overload”.

RSVP please: https://businessinjapan.doorkeeper.jp/events/46886
Business is Social and Business in Japan intend to run events on a regular basis, so keep an eye out for more of them here on Jason’s GoodPeople Japan website or in the Business In Japan group on LinkedIn.

To make sure you don’t miss them in the future, you can register at either or both of these Event Management links:
[BIS@MEETUP] http://www.meetup.com/Business-is-Social/
[BIJ@DOORKEEPER] https://businessinjapan.doorkeeper.jp/

Connect with:
Jason https://jp.linkedin.com/in/goodpeople
Josh https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-barry-37b85a8
Will https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-murray-9a7b228

Verena https://www.linkedin.com/in/verena-hopp-m-a-31613234
Recent interview with Verena [EN]: http://www.myeyestokyo.com/13811
[JP] http://www.myeyestokyo.jp/53330

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

Google http://m.google.com/u/m/_AUvqU
gnavi http://r.gnavi.co.jp/a275205/map/
LE G.A Website http://www.le-ga.jp/access/index.html
LE G. Map http://www.le-ga.jp/access/images/imagemap.png

Other Links to share please:
#Event 2/21 Business In #Japan group on LinkedIn 5th Birthday Party! http://lnkd.in/aBN-4S
5th Birthday #event for Business In #Japan group on LinkedIn Feb21 #Tokyo http://goo.gl/JSydY


  • 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


BIJ.TV http://businessinjapan.tv/
Business in Japan TV (BIJ.tv) is an online bilingual video channel about successful entrepreneurs, executives and companies doing business in Japan.

Press Release: Business in Japan TV (BIJ.tv) Launched http://custom-media.com/official-launch-business-in-japan-tv-bij-tv/

RSVP here please:

Business In Japan group on LinkedIn 5th Birthday Party!

Tokyo’s biggest ever business networking event

Business In Japan Night

“How do you bring the openness and low barrier to entry of the Internet to real life networking? How do you create an event where people can come and make it what they want? How does all of this make for a good time? Business in Japan, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Building Management Co., Ltd., and EGG JAPAN will show you with Business in Japan Night!”
from www.bij.ne.jp website

Business In Japan Night At The Shin-Marunouchi Building

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 from 8pm
There is no entrance fee to attend

  • 1000+ people are expected (based on turnouts of 250 then 750 the previous events)
  • We have secured the entire 7th Floor and every venue on the floor will be ready, and will offer a selection of 500 yen drinks
  • There are special meetup areas – print out PDF here: SMB 7F Floor Plan
    YOU can create your own meet ups – start asking people NOW!


So here’s where you’ll find all the information:

Poken’s event page

JExpert’s event page

Note the important points about the competition:
– you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket (1,000yen)
– It’s a combined Poken & JExpert sponsored event. They’re sponsoring for a reason; they would like you to try out their services and you’ll need to join (free), as part of the competition
– therefore, the iPad will not be drawn on the night (Check rules and conditions of the iPad give-away on JExpert.jp)
– you’ll get a free BIJ, JExpert & Poken, sponsored Poken (valued @2,480yen) as part of the draw!
– You need to ‘Poken’ with the cardboard photo of the iPad to complete the 1st part of your entry, the ‘at the event’ part
– to ‘Poken’ means to touch two devices together for electronic data exchange (you set up your profile, sharing only what social networks and contact info you want to, later). See more here.
– just as an aside, I’ve heard JExpert will be offering more iPad’s to JExpert.jp members in the coming months (upto 4 more maybe!?), for promoting the JExpert service, a bilingual project marketplace and online workplace for clients to connect with qualified experts to get projects done, and service providing ‘Experts’ to get work and earn money from delivering their services.


Check inside the BIJ group:

 RSVP on LinkedIn:
http://events.linkedin.com/Business-Japan-Night-Shin-Marunouchi/pub/231189 [LinkedIn retired their Events system in 2012]

PS. Chance to win an iPad, 32GB, Wireless model by buying a raffle ticket on the night!
Get a free, JExpert & BIJ sponsored Poken at the same time!!

Please note: The Hirameki dinner needed to be rescheduled