Build a beautiful space filled with posh stores and they will come. Humans really go for this.


Osaka Station Sunset

Outside Osaka Station with the February sun setting. Not sure what the construction is on the right but they have been poking in that for a couple of years.


A Conversation with Matthew Dons

Last weekend I met up with my buddy Matthew Dons at Osaka Castle. I have not seen him in a few years since I moved down here from Tokyo so it was great to catch up. We originally met nine years ago when we were both doing software community development in Tokyo (see BarCamp Tokyo 1, BarCamp Tokyo 2, BarCamp Yokohama). Matthew is an amazing community builder. He has been involved in many communities globally.

But now he has more important challenges to deal with. Matthew is fighting terminal cancer. If you would like to contribute to his fund please go here. If you would like to follow his YouTube videos please go here.