Why TÉKUNI

A newsletter about technology in Japan

Hello everyone, 

And welcome to the TÉKUNI newsletter! 

My name is Alessandro and I'm a freelance journalist.

I am mostly interested in technology and games, but I also occasionally venture beyond the geeky boundaries of nerd journalism.

After three years of writing about tech and countless more of reading about Japan and its culture, I found out there was no curated newsletter about tech in the Land of the Rising Sun.

I have visited Japan a couple of years ago, and while Kyoto will always be my favourite city in the world, Tokyo’s technological heart is something that left a mark on me, and pushed me to start working on this newsletter.

In every issue of TÉKUNI, I will select a personally curated list of tech articles divided into three categories:

  • The Good

  • The Bad

  • The Quirky

In other words, tech for good, tech for not-so-good (think state surveillance), and tech that is just nonsensical and wonderfully Japanese.

In the newsletter, you will also find an exclusive interview of a technology expert commenting on a particular technology trend.

The free version of TÉKUNI will be a monthly newsletter (and it will always be free), but additional, paid options will be added further on.

Those will be sent out every fortnight, and eventually every week, and will have additional interviews, and a more in-depth analysis of technology trends in Japan. But more information about that later!

For now, you can signup down below so you don’t miss the first issue of TÉKUNI at the end of June! Thanks and see you soon!