Welcome to Ochimusya Drive!
Hi, I’m Tada, a 32 year old Sweden fanatic (I’m myself Japanese, though), and the host of this creepy website called Ochimusya Drive.
WTH is a Ochimusya?
Perhaps most of you don’t know what Oshimusya (Ochimusha) is but have heard of Samurai. Ochimusya was regarded as a low-class citizen back in the Edo era, no longer at the level of a samurai inasmuch as he fled battle instead of committing Seppuku/Harakiri, meaning killing himself for honor. In some instances, it is said that to escape safely, those warriors hide themselves somewhere.
For the last two years, I traveled and lived in North America, Europe and Nordic countries in order to broaden my horizon, but I’ve never mentioned it to my friends back in Japan for some personal reasons as if a Ochimusya hides himself. So I consider myself to be Ochimusya. Then, I named this web Ochimusya Drive.
I can’t really remember when I started to have an interest in Sweden, but I knew Sweden was providing such an amazing social welfare and the society had been admired as the most peaceful and stable place in the world.
Also, I was aware that although Sweden was very small in terms of population, a large number of unique (international or startup) companies had been produced from this country such as Volvo, Ericsson, IKEA, Electrolux, Astra Zeneca, Skype, H&M, Spotify, etc… and this …
Then, I started to be obsessed with Sweden, be burning with curiosity about it and decided to live in the country in order to see for myself how this society was created.
Why Entrepreneurship in Sweden?
I was currently majoring in entrepreneurship at a Swedish university while working for SUP46, one of the largest startup hubs in Stockholm, Sweden.
Why studying entrepreneurship in Sweden? I have been asked this question maybe over 100 times, but I think this country’s startup scene is amazing. In particular, the number of tech startups has significantly increased every year and this has been trendy in the last several years.
I’ve visited some international cities in which the tech scene is very hot such as Seattle, Vancouver, Berlin, etc, but I would say Stockholm is as hot as these cities.
What Ochimusya Drive provides you?
Shortly after starting my study in Sweden, I realized that there was no web telling me where I should visit in order to see how Sweden’s startup ecosystem was created and it looked like. So, I figured them out by myself and felt like sharing them with people who are interested in starting up new businesses, working or studying entrepreneurship in Sweden.
Not only does Ochimusya Drive tell you where you can gain your entrepreneurial experience in Sweden, but it can also inform you of what’s going on in Japan where startup activities are not as vibrant as Sweden.
I hope this will bring you to the 2 best but different countries (Sweden and Japan)! Thank you so much for dropping by!
Summary This is about Ochimusya Drive in which you can get very meaningful info about startup in Japan!