History of Job and Education
’98 BA in Cultural Psychology, Faculty of Integrated Human
Studies, Kyoto University
’98-’00 Recruiting Manager, Fujitsu Ltd.
’00-’02 Director of Sales, Recycle One, inc.
’04 MA in Peace Studies, University of Bradford
’04-’07 Journalist and Division Leader, Livedoor News
’07 PAXi inc.
’07 paxi house tokyo
’10 Chojuu-giga ’10 PAX Coworking
’12 International Cialthon Association
History of Travel
2013: Korea, Russia, Spain, France, Qatar, India, Korea
2012: France, China
2011: Taiwan, Vietnam / France, Spain
2006: Indonesia, Taiwan / Finland, Estonia
2005: Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam
2004: UK / Netherlands, Belgium, France / Sweden / Portugal / Taiwan
2003: Korea / India / UK / Ireland
2002: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran
2001: China, Mongolia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Swizerland, France,
Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Russia
2000: China / Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia
1998: Singapore, Seychelles, Kenya, Jordan, Oman
1996: Thailand, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore / India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey （イラン情報）
1995: Korea / Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong / Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos
What is Coworking?
Coworking is a work style, where people with different professions
and jobs get together to share the work place, and share, through
active communications, knowledge and information for the
“co”＋“working”＝“coworking” → Working together
This kind of work style started in the USA in 2006. Lots of people
then called it “ a new way of working”. The fact is even before 2006
there had been people who worked in “coworking” style”. I
therefore think that coworking is a global “new movement”
triggered by a new label, “coworking”, put on that kind of working
Working as Partying
Work experiences at a big company, venture businesses and as a freelance
Why some people say “I’m fed up with this company”?
I saw many people playing chess in the daytime along the roadside in Asia
What is happiness or successful situation in life
Guests meets by chance at paxi house tokyo, and start their business
Is there any working place where 100 % of the people are smiling?
↓9 days ）
And finally I found out such places already exist in the world!!
Encounter with Coworking
Very casual working event to know coworking
Coworking space is the place where “Jelly” takes place every
In Japan, I started Jelly to spread the concept of Coworking.
people in all types of employment can enjoy easily.
Anybody can host Jelly soon.
The very first day of Coworking
August 9: The first day of C0working
by Brad Neuberg
2 days a week
shared lunches, meditation breaks,
massages, bike tours
a strict closing time of 5.45pm
Now 9 August is the Coworking Day
along with PAXi day.
January: Coworking Wiki was launched.
March: Amit Gupta and Luke Crawford started
Jelly in New York City.
June: The first full-time Coworking Space “Hat
October: Coworking was listed on Wikipedia.
February: The first article on “Coworking” at New York Times
March: The first Coworking Meetup during SXSW.
August: The Coworking Visa system began.
The Coworking Visa is a voluntary goodwill agreement
between many coworking spaces to allow members of other
spaces to visit for free. (cite from Deskmag)
January: The first book on Coworking “I’m outta here! How
cowrking is making the office obsolete” was published.
August: Kyo Satani started thinking about new work style.
Is there any office where everyone is “Working as Partying”?
May: The first Coworking Space in Japan
July: The first Coworking Space in Tokyo “PAX
July: “Deskmag”, the first online magazine about
Coworking kicked off.
August 9: The first Coworking Day was celebrated.
November: The first Coworking Conference in
January: Anni Roolf launched European
JELLYWEEK. (The third week of January)
March: The first Coworking Unconference in
November: The first Coworking Forum
(Kansai) in Kobe.
Coworking blooming in Japan
January: (European) JELLYWEEK became worldwide.
May: The first Coworking book in Japanese “Tsunagarino
Shigoto-jutsu (관계의 일 기술)” was published.
May: The first Coworking Conference in Spain
June: The first Coworking Conference in Tokyo
September: JELLYWEEK Summer work camp was held in France
October: The number of Coworking Spaces in the world
exceeded over 2,000.
November: The first Coworking book in Japanese was
translated into English (“Working as Partying: Let’s start
Coworking”) and published at Kindle.
Together within Asia
January: JELLYWEEK 89km Running
began, got infused with Glocal Cialthon.
September: Coworking ASIA Conference
2013. Coworking network is spreading into
Now: The number of Coworking Spaces
in Japan is almost 300.
November: Seoul Youth Hub Forum.
Aim of Coworking
To make the world a better place
Collaboration beyond area/business
Think differently by accepting/knowing
Understand the meaning of jobs in the
Coworking connection to the world
In July 2010, almost nobody knows about coworking nor Jelly.
I had the first Jelly next month, and little by little more people
got to know about this new way of working.
I was not sure if Coworking became popular or not, but I thoght PAX Coworking can,
and should be, the special place to connect with other coworkers all over the world.
Beginning of 2011, I visited Vietnam and Taiwan, and gave advices to the Jelly
founder and potential coworking owners.
PAX Coworking was the only one which joined European JELLYWEEK outside of Europe.
This makes the JELLYWEEK worldwide. I assumed the post of the first JELLYWEEK Ambassodor in Asia.
Tony Bacigalupo is a cofounder and the Mayor of
one of the most famous
coworking spaces in New
Tony visited Tokyo
Coworking was not known in Tokyo.
We set up the event with the keyword “new style of
working” from “New York”
100 seats became full in 24 hours.
This was the first day many people recognize the word
“Coworking” in Japan.
After the last train…
Tony visited Japan on private.
began taking much
notice of Japanese
Tony came to Kyodo
K: See you again in Tokyo.
T: It would be difficult. I have a packed schedule.
T: I’m tired of ultraconservative meetups.
T: I cannot forget the KaraOK night.
PAX Coworking / paxi house tokyo
Let’s go to Kyodo
What is happening?
Coworking in Tokyo
Everyday, every coworker seems
enjoying in Tokyo.
Beer mugs are big.
Or is Japanese people small?
No, the mugs are really huge.
They also drink beer from my country.
The world shout:
I want to visit Tokyo and drink
Coworking Size of beer!
Coworking Size of Beer
Coworking COOP Japan
To support coworkers (freelancers / small company
To help promoting Coworking VISA
To expand chances by cooperating with supporters,
national and local government, and big companies
To prepare some educational programs to obtain and
share latest skills and knowledge
To connect people from different business and regions
beyond coworking spaces
To provide compensation programs to start a new job
without much risk, and welfare programs to support
coworker’s work-life balance.