She created Japan’s Xiaomi, launching 21 gadgets in 2 months

The small Japanese company UPQ has launched 21 gadgets in 2 months and has showed that anyone can compete with the giants if he/she has talent and works hard. From the article:

When asked if she’s trying to become the Xiaomi of Japan, Nakazawa deflects. “Big Japanese tech companies are in trouble,” she says. “I want to change the way Japanese people approach making new products.”

Designing in Japan (or anywhere else) and producing the products in China (the cheapest electronics manufacturing is mostly there)  makes sense, and lots of Kickstarter projects have made this true over and over again. Good story.

Source: She created Japan’s Xiaomi, launching 21 gadgets in 2 months | TechInAsia

Author: Javier Pastor

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.