I haven’t spent nearly enough time in Japan, but we have a great community there and I hope to visit more often in the future. When the local version of The $100 Startup came out two years ago, it was a mega-bestseller, selling 100,000 copies in a short period of time.
I went over for a 36-hour visit that consisted of meeting journalists and talking to business magazines. In the evening we had a small meetup with friends (hosted by M.E. Hori, a popular blogger) and I left thinking: “I should have stayed longer.”
I’m still not sure when I’ll be back, but in the meantime I had some crazy news: my local publisher has issued The $100 Startup in manga, the Japanese graphic comic art form.
If you’re in Tokyo, look for it in the shops…
And here are a few selections from the interior. I’m still waiting for a print copy to arrive in the U.S. When I get it, I’ll post more on Instagram.