Thanks for listening, and I would love to hear from you and stay in touch. I read the comment section of this site obsessively, so feel free to leave a comment wherever it seems good. If you want to connect in other ways, here are some of the best:
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If you have ideas about how to improve the show, suggestions on who I should interview, or just want to say hi send me an email at
tim @ you.know.the.domain
I get a lot of email, and I respond to every sincere one that I receive. Email to that address comes directly to me, not an assistant or an autoresponder. It may take a while, but unless you are a Nigerian prince or a time-share salesman, I’ll write back.
I don’t do as well with messenger and chat apps, and it is widely acknowledged that I “suck at twitter.” The whole interrupt-based, task-switching nature of those platforms throws me. If you reach out to me on one of those platforms and I don’t get back to you, don’t take it personally. It’s not you. It’s me.
At one point in my life, that was actually my legal name, and it’s pronounced “Timothy”. It’s a silent three. The story behind the name is a rather long, sordid affair that I make a point of only telling in person, and usually only after a few glasses of wine.
Great once really, please carry on, my well wishes always with you.
Nur from Bangladesh
It would be fantastic to attend one of these forums in person here in Tokyo. Is there any way to do so, or is it RSVP only?
It depends on the forum. Some groups require advanced reservations, but most are open to walk ins. Which event are you interested in?
Hi!! I wanna send an email to you. But it seems your email address is not valid ….and I dont know the ‘domain’ .
Thanks for listening! I see your email in my inbox now, so looks like you got the whole domain name thing worked out. lol
Yes… I literally found the domain in 30s after I post this comment. Would you be able to have a quick chat with me, or would you prefer if I send you questions through email? I know it might make you feel awkward to see the interview request. Or if there will be any startup event you probably attend recently, I’d like to join as well. 🙂
I’ll respond to your email directly.
Thank you for sharing your fascinating life story. Congratulations on your continued success personal as well as professional.
Thank you. It’s been a while since I wrote this. I should really update this page.
Hi Tim – I just discovered your podcast and am loving what I hear. I look forward to listening to the archives and seeing where the podcast goes from here. If you’re looking for future episode topics, I would love to hear an overview of industries in Japan ripe for automation. There was a book I enjoyed back in the day, “Saying Yes to Japan”, and I think an updated “2017” version of this in podcast form would be super useful to folks. Best of luck from the Bay Area (and a former Japan resident)!
Thanks for listening. I know that book, but I don’t think I ever read it. I’ll give it a second look. I think in the years to come, we are going to see a lot more automation innovation here and see some amazing things done with robotics. There are a few episodes where we explore this and there will certainly be more in the future.
Very much enjoy your podcast Tim and hope we can meet up in person in the near future. Will send you a message.
Thanks for listening, and I’m delighted to hear that you enjoy the show. Feel free to get in touch.
Hi Tim, I emailed you but I think it says the domain doesn’t exist…. I followed you on Twitter but still would like to send an email
Thanks for listening,
Are you sure everything is spelled correctly? I just sent an email to [email protected] the-domain-inquestion from a different account and I received it with no problem, and I’ve received several other emails this morning.
Hi Tim, I think it worked just now for some reason….. anyway, thanks!
The message should be in your inbox.
Message received, I’ll reply by email.
Any chance you’ll add an RSS feed?
Your wish is my command. It’s https://www.disruptingjapan.com/feed/. I should probabably put a link to it on the site.
I just saw your reply. No worries. I’ll keep this response up in case others have the same question. I’ll see about making the feed easier to find.
Ignore/delete previous comment – removed the podcast part and it worked fine. Doh! Need more tea.
Tim, tried to email you but error reply said full mailbox?!
Rats! Looks like a missed a few days of email. I’ve got it fixed now. Sorry for the bounce, and please feel free to email me.
In the future, please consider a podcast on obtaining `start-up’ funding for a foreign company that may be considering setting up a small manufacturing plant in Japan and sell its output within Japan. I’m having a really, really hard time finding the right Japanese Government department to start a dialogue with.
Fort Smith, NT
email: [email protected]
Thanks for listening.
JETRO would probably be your best bet. They run a number of their own programs and they also act as a kind of clearinghouse for the local FDI programs scattered throughout Japan. Particularly if you are planning on setting up in more rural areas, there are a lot of programs available.
so cool.I’m a Chinese student now ,
I’m interesting on how to work in Japan as a software developer by your Article.
Is there any chance for foreign people – me to know about these things?
Thanks for listening. It’s a great time to be starting a company in Japan. I put together a page on the best way to get connected to Japanese startups which should be a great place to start if you want to work at a startup in Japan.
I’m so glad to hear you, and I think the page the best way to get connected to Japanese startups is very good for me .
Great Thanks .
I’ll research and try something. If i have some problem, I’ll continue to contact.
Thanks for listening. I’m glad you enjoy the show. Best of luck on your startup activities.
Hello Tim, love your podcast and been willing to ask, do you work as a consultant for new startups as well? Or if not, can you point me to someone who has as much knowledge about Japanese startups as you?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for listening. Outside of my investments, I don’t do consulting anymore. There are a lot of people selling consulting services for startups, but be careful, many add very little value. The best way is to talk with other founders and seek their advice, which is usually given for free.
This page on Connecting With Japanese Startups might be a good start.
Love your work, love your podcast.
I saw a few other similar comments but I sent an email and wasn’t sure if I managed to send it to the write domain/account.
I was wondering what would be the best way to connect with a request/suggestion.
Thank you so much!
Thanks for listening. If you send an email to tim at disruptingjapan.com, I’ll get it.
Or comments work too if it’s more of a public thing.
A professor reccomend your podcast. I enjoy your poscast and I’m interested in your thought.
Then, I tried to contact with you (e-mail, LinkedIn, and Facebook), but I couldn’t.
How can I get in touch with you? I’d like to have a speaker at our company’s startup event.
Thanks for listening. I’m glad to hear you enjoy the show. It’s pretty easy to get in touch with me on both LinkedIn or email. However, I don’t accept too many speaking engagements these days.
Thanks for the reply, Tim-san.
I will cheer for your activities and podcast, ongoingly!
I thoroughly enjoy your podcast content and try to email you but the message could not be delivered. It says the domain does not exist.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you !
Thanks for listening, I’m glad to hear you enjoy the podcast.
Sorry to hear you are having trouble contacting me. I receive email at my disruptingjapan.com address every day, so I’m not sure what the trouble could be. Maybe try to connect on LinkedIn? I’m pretty easy to find.