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Ryan Takeshita is the Chief Global Editor at PIVOT, a new media outlet in Japan focused on the emerging startup scene.

We get into:

• A stroll through recent economic history leading to today's 'boom times'
• Why more people are looking to leave traditional occupations for insurgent firms

• Challenges around demographics and immigration

Outtro Music:
Idol by Yaosobi

Matsuri No Genzo by Hideo Shiraki and 3 Koto Girls

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