(It’s Tuesday morning in Japan so I’m speaking to you from the future!)
The LexBlog Seattle headquarters are located at the WeWork Holyoke building in downtown Seattle and as members of the WeWork community, we can “rent” a workspace at any WeWork location in the world. Pretty cool!
I’ve been enamored with Japanese culture pretty much my whole life, so this year I made a check in my bucket list to take a trip out to Japan with my partner with most of our time spent in Tokyo. I decided I wanted the full Japanese experience and rented a workspace in the WeWork “Iceberg” location in Shibuya City, Tokyo.
The Iceberg location has a lot of the same great amenities of the other locations like open workspaces and kitchen:
Upstairs is another workspace along with more conference rooms and individual privacy spaces:
In addition, there is also a cafe where you can purchase smoothies, snacks, and even a bento meal:
Just like at home this WeWork location also hosts events for the week and I just happened to come on “Drinking Night with WeWorkers”:
One thing I wasn’t expecting is that there are few that speak English and many Japanese people are very shy, so trying to strike up a conversation with random people on the street is hard unless they know English and want to practice speaking it.
Three months before my trip I started studying Japanese a few hours every day, but I’ve barely skimmed the surface of this complicated language so my Japanese is very basic and broken at best. The staff at this location speak English very well so communication is much easier. I’m hoping for the opportunity to speak with more Japanese WeWorkers at the mixer party tonight.
So far, Tokyo is a blast!