Nice one...congratulations to everyone involved with Six Apart.
Omedeto gozaimasu! Wow that is great news.
But what Joi is is really excited about is having the opportunity to go shopping with me. :)
That wasn't part of our contract.
Not only is this great news for SixApart - but AI can also personally vouch for Furukawa-san. He was the head guy we dealt with at Fujitsu - way back in the day and I can tell you - he is one of the most honorable, intelligent and nicest people in Japan.
Not only is his family THE Furukawa family (the river, the founders of Fujitsu) - but he's invited me into his home.
Yup. Furukawa-san great.
And for those of you who clicked on Mena's link to her shopping experience entry... I grumbled to Mizuka about this later and she says that almost ALL women are having problems with sizes, especially boots these days. They don't fit anyone. I wonder what that's about...
Shopping for boots with Mena is probably going to be one of the highlights of my career as a VC.
Dude. That guy's got huge hands!
This deserves a big congrats... very big deal! awesome news.
interesting, but do typical Japanese like to keep diaries or blogs? Seems to me, Japan is super sensitive about privacy. Asking "what did you do this weekend" at work on a Monday in a Japanese office usually makes people nervous. The prevailing feeling seems to be 'non of your business'. Great to see many blogs by ex-pats in Japan, but is there much interest amoungst Japanese in non-photoblog blogs?
Online diaries have been very popular in Japan for quite a while. There are privacy issues, but the diary culture is quite active. There were some articles in US newspapers early on about how Japanese online diaries were more common than the US. The diaries are, however, less "public" than blogs in a sense. We'll have to see how blogging evolves in Japan, but there is a vibrant community growing around blogs.
Congratulations, this is terrific. Best of luck to all involved.
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Nice one!...with one deal Typepad will be made available to another 5 million potential users, wow. That is cool. Congrats to all involved with Six Apart eh!
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