Michael T.



Member since:

June 24, 2012


15+ years in Tokyo, former software engineer (various startup experiences), tech translator, now co-managing a ryokan.

Have you read "The Lean Startup" book by Eric Ries?

No answer yet

What are you looking to get out of this meetup?

My interests now lean more toward the so-called "social entrepreneurship" side, but, as Peter Drucker pointed out, the management issues are hardly any different in the non-profit sector. I hope to learn more about lean startup methodology and see which lessons I can apply to my own efforts.

Are you currently engaged in a startup?

Not as such. I'm in the process of starting an NPO with a research, educational and charitable agenda, however. The business I help manage now can hardly be called a startup, since it seems to have started not long after WW II. I did, however, revive it by putting it on the Web and promoting it.

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  • Peggy M.

    Hi Michael, Thank you for joining the Tsukuba Outdoor Activity group, looking forward to meeting you soon.

    May 03, 2014 12:37 PM
  • anditto

    > Did we ever meet at one of the Tokyo Rails meetups>
    We might have. Let's chat next time.

    Apr 04, 2014 12:53 AM
  • Angelo L.

    I.T. Social Cafe

    Welcome, Michael. I hope to see you again soon!

    May 20, 2013 1:02 AM
  • Tair M.

    Tair's Mediterranean Cuisine - Cooking sessions in Tokyo

    Dear Michael
    welcome to our group
    unfortunately this coming session on the 16th is already full
    but we will have another session on April 25th
    I will be happy if you could join

    Apr 12, 2013 12:54 AM
  • Leszek

    Jambo! Volunteers

    Hello Michael! Glad you can join this month. I hope you can share some insight and your experience.

    Jan 25, 2013 6:08 AM
  • Jessica

    Hi Michael, Welcome to the group! Co-managing a ryokan sounds like an interesting job. Hope you can join us for some cooking:)

    Aug 14, 2012 9:51 AM
  • Surintorn

    Thai Cooking

    Hi Michael, Thank for joining us next month. We will send you detail map. Looking forward to see you soon!

    Aug 13, 2012 1:03 AM
  • tatsuya i.

    yes, most of the my task is translating some article JAPANESE into ENGLISH.
    and correct wrong ENGLISH sentence which my boss wrote
    because when they do not have a time , they tend to use translator application.
    it is not works well
    ( may be you and ENGLISH speaker understand it but very strange sentence)

    sometimes, translate ENGLISH into JAPANESE.

    Jul 09, 2012 11:35 PM
  • Robert G.

    No. Actually it is the name of my first Japanese teacher (assistant teacher).

    Jul 09, 2012 11:35 AM

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