Gauging interest for a Tokyo area meetup group

post by lirene · 2014-07-23T11:55:17.387Z · score: 8 (9 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 6 comments

I'd like to gauge interest in an (english-language) Tokyo area meetup - given Tokyo's size, if a couple people are interested, it would be good to pick a location/day that's convenient for everybody. Otherwise I will announce a date and time and wait in a cafe with a book hoping that somebody will turn up.

 

I have been to several LW gatherings and have met consistently awesome and nice people, so if any Tokyo lurkers are reading this, I can assure you it's totally worth it to come! Please make yourself heard in the comments if you are interested.

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comment by jbay · 2014-07-26T06:33:31.987Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Ah, too bad! I'm just about to move out of Tokyo. I would have loved to participate in a LW gathering here otherwise.

There's a ~20% chance that I will be back in Tokyo next year, for a period of a few years. So you can count me as 1/5th of an 'interested' response

comment by gwilkes · 2014-08-07T08:05:02.427Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm interested and I live here. Certainly as Elo said a Facebook group may help get more awareness. A Meetup group I think would be even better to start with.

comment by earthwormchuck163 · 2014-08-05T10:32:43.417Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am on vacation in Japan until the end of August, I might be interested in attending a meetup. Judging from the lack of comments here this never took off, but I might as well leave this here just in case.

comment by Elo · 2014-07-26T10:32:39.664Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

start a facebook group to generate interest. it seems to be the way to go. maybe you can attract people travelling through Tokyo.

comment by riceissa · 2014-12-02T00:47:16.528Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Okay I've created a Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LessWrongTokyo/

(To be sure, I don't currently live in Tokyo, but I visit there every summer and would be very interested in attending during that time.)

comment by Elo · 2014-12-08T07:57:55.815Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I edited the meetup wiki to include your facebook group for you :). Good luck!