Disrupting Japan: What You Don’t Know about Japan’s Sharing Economy

Chika Tsunada, founder of Anytimes and the Director of the Sharing Economy Association Japan.

Fewer than 1% of Japanese consumers have ever purchased a product or service from a sharing economy platform.

It’s actually quite puzzling. Social and economic factors all seem to indicate that Japanese cities would be ideal for sharing economy businesses, but for a number of reasons sharing economy startups have not really taken off here.

Today we unravel a bit of this mystery as we sit down with Chika Tsunada, founder of Anytimes and the Director of the Sharing Economy Association Japan.


 

Anytimes is a P2P sharing economy startup with a unique and participatory business model. Chika explains why she chose that model and the challenges it presents. Even under ideal circumstances, building a P2P marketplace is hard. It’s one of the most challenging business models to execute, and to succeed today requires doing something truly unique.

Chika has chosen an unusual path both for herself and for her business. It’s a great discussion, and I think you’ll enjoy it.

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This was originally published at Disrupting Japan.


 

 

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