CJ Night Tokyo
Back in September, I organized a gathering of bloggers, YouTubers, and folks in IT and related industries (media and creative) at the Wieden and Kennedy Tokyo offices. The intent of the gathering is for a room of like minded folks to share and network with each other which would lead to new opportunities and general harmony.
The next gathering date has been set for the 6th of Feb (Friday) and this time I have partnered with a fellow Britannian Andrew Shuttleworth to organize the next event.
The focus of the meeting has changed a bit too - The event will be called "CJ Night Tokyo". The event will be a gathering of the leaders in CGM (Consumer Generated Media) - bloggers, YouTubers, Social Networkers and folks who like to share. The event will also be attended by IT folks from the top Internet companies in Tokyo including Amazon, Microsoft and Google. And then there will be folks from related industries such as media and design.
Just like all meetings and events, there is always a focus and unfortunately Andrew and I are keeping the event exclusively for folks who fit the above description.
The aim of the event stays the same - for like minded people to network and blossom harmonious relationships and opportunities.
Will send out mail to all previous attendees for the 6th. If you beleive that you fit the description of the type of folk who are attending and would like to participate then please contact me though my linked in.
Other big names on the invitee list are:-
-Gen Kanai (Top Marketing guy at Mozilla/Internet blogger)
-Andrew at iKnow (CEO iKnow - Language learning engine)
-Jean Snow (Japan Culture and Arts/ Co-writer Arcade Mania)
-Matt Alt (Writer Yokai Attack)
-Andrew Lee (Kodansha/Writer/Art Director)
-Aki Takanori (Good Smile Company CEO)
-Japan Probe (Japan News)
-Akihabara News (Tech News)
-Pink Tentacle (Japan News)
-Kirai (Life in Japan)
-Tokyo Times (Life in Japan)
-Neil Duckett (Life in Japan)
-Emily (Model, Actress and Japans top subscribed YouTuber)
-Gimme A Break Man (YouTuber - Japan Top 10 Subscribed)
-Fuminori Kizaki (Director of Afro Samurai, Animation Director of Blue Gender, Character Designer of Galaxy Railways, Key Animation for Macross Pluss OAV)
-Takashi Okazaki (Original creator art/manga of Afro Samurai)
-Hiroya Iijima (Afro Samurai Character Design/Animation Director, Black Cat Animation Director, Gantz Key Animation, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society movie Key Animation
-Hobby Stock (Figures)
-J-List (Stuff from Japan)
Also on the invite list are folks from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Kotobukiya.
There's many many more but cant remember everybody. The next event will be more organized and I will have a url list of all attendees.
Was interesting to see most folks turn at at the beginning rather than trickle in - probably a good idea as it guarantees the best food ^^;
Load of beers.
John Fu - Google Marketing.
A few rounds of Paper Scissors n Stone to win some Good Smile Company figures.
The guy in the right corner gets the 1/8 scale Hatsune Miku.
A load more goodies that the folks from Good Smile brought a long to hand out.
Yuko talks about their latest clients.
Trish Adams - Wieden and Kennedy.
Matthew Skyrm - American Otaku. Former Yahoo, currently Sony Japan.