Peter Rothenberg

Japan Tech in Asia

Peter is the Japan correspondent at Tech in Asia. Before his time at Tech in Asia he ran an EdTech company in Tokyo. He is a fan of the Japanese ecosystem, sports, all types music, and learning.

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a geek since Feb 2016

Entrepreneurship

What you need to know to launch a startup in Japan

Japan may have less venture capital flying around but it’s still a huge market and a great time to start a business in the country
Dec 18, 2016
CEO of Ale Lena Okajima.

Forget fireworks. Here comes Uber for shooting stars

Now this is an "only in Japan" kind of technology
Jul 31, 2016
Photo credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

These are Japan’s 15 most-funded startups (INFOGRAPHIC)

Are you curious about the Japanese tech scene? Look no further.
Jun 29, 2016
Altr Think’s founder and CEO, Takuya Moriguchi. Photo credit: Courtesy

At 22, he dropped out of a top Japanese university and got his startup acquired

After taking his idea around to friends looking for feedback he had a chance encounter with a famous entrepreneur who told him to just do it
Feb 26, 2016

Consumer

How this Japanese woman became country manager for a major US startup

Yuri Hamasaki has wanted to help people get fitter since her father fell ill when she was a child.
Aug 09, 2016
CEO of Ale Lena Okajima.

Forget fireworks. Here comes Uber for shooting stars

Now this is an "only in Japan" kind of technology
Jul 31, 2016

eCommerce

Japan’s hottest unicorn Mercari is charging into the US

Japan’s youngest unicorn, Mercari, has dominated the domestic ecommerce space and wants to conquer the US next
Sep 06, 2016

Education

Hideki Ota (L) and Yoshu Urano of School With. Photo credit: PR

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, these entrepreneurs want more youngsters to study in Japan

While School With has focused on sending Japanese students abroad, the company’s new service, NihonGo, aims to bring students to Japan
Aug 27, 2016

Gaming

Geektime playing Pokemon Go. Photo credit: Gedalyah Reback / Geektime

5 things I don’t get about Pokemon Go

It's not just you
Jul 17, 2016

Health

How this Japanese woman became country manager for a major US startup

Yuri Hamasaki has wanted to help people get fitter since her father fell ill when she was a child.
Aug 09, 2016

Lists

Geektime playing Pokemon Go. Photo credit: Gedalyah Reback / Geektime

5 things I don’t get about Pokemon Go

It's not just you
Jul 17, 2016

Media

Photo credit: PR

Kagura shows what the future of music could be like

The software combined with a webcam lets you use your body as an instrument
Aug 19, 2016

Women in tech

CEO of Ale Lena Okajima.

Forget fireworks. Here comes Uber for shooting stars

Now this is an "only in Japan" kind of technology
Jul 31, 2016