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Japanese man with graduate degree in physics rents himself out to ‘do nothing’ for $90

  • Shoji Morimoto, 38, started his “Do Nothing Rent-a-Man” business in 2018.
  • Morimoto, who lives in Tokyo, only takes up to three clients per day and charges them 10,000 yen (approximately $87) – plus travel and meal expenses.
  • He currently has more than 230,000 followers on Twitter and has entertained over 3,000 clients.

A Japanese man who began renting himself out to “do nothing” with strangers now has hundreds of thousands of online followers and thousands of former clients.

Shoji Morimoto, a 38-year-old man from Tokyo, started working in the “Rent-a-Person” industry for free when he first posted his services on Twitter in 2018, The Independent reported.

After hitting ‘rock bottom,’ a 26 y/o is supporting his family and improving parent-child relationships through a card game

  • After years of misplaced anger and miscommunication, Joseph Lam rebuilt his relationship with his parents by genuinely talking with them.
  • Lam co-founded a card game called Parents are Human to encourage conversation between bilingual children and their parents.
  • Decks are 70 cards each divided into 50 questions and 20 actions and are currently available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Filipino/Tagalog and English-only, with blank backs for players to fill in.

The power of community drives the success of a card game called Parents Are Human, which aims at improving communication and connection between immigrant families.

Joseph Lam, 26, was in his early 20s when he hit “rock bottom.” In 2018, he ended his health tech company and an almost two-year relationship and was forced to move back into his family home where he faced a turbulent relationship with his parents.

Teen South Korean CEO once bullied in school set to make over $1 million in sales this year

Sukone Kim is a 17 year-old CEO

Meet Sukone Hong, a 17-year-old CEO from South Korea who runs two businesses and has made over $1 million in sales from his fashion brand this year.

His brand: According to a CNBC Make It profile, Hong, who had a hard time fitting in at his school due to bullying, started his first venture reselling brand name clothes on Naver, a popular search engine in South Korea, on a $150 budget.

Glamnetic founder creates multimillion-dollar lash company for ‘more Asian female representation, empowerment’

The founder behind Glamnetic has opened up about how being bullied, changing her birth name to fit in, and dealing with the lack of Asian representation in the beauty industry led her to create a multimillion-dollar lash company.

Ann McFerran, 28, told Forbes that she “always felt self-conscious about her thin lashes” and often wondered why her eyes didn’t look like the “big blue eyes” of her Barbie dolls.

Pepsi Accused of Copying an AAPI Brand and Launching It on Heritage Month


A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.

To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Vietnam’s ‘Startup Queen’ Passes Away at 35 After Lung Cancer Battle

Vietnamese American serial entrepreneur Truong Thanh Thuy, also known as Thuy Muoi, passed away on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles after more than three years of fighting lung cancer. She was 35.

Thuy Muoi, who had contributed to NextShark, was known as Vietnam’s “Queen of Startups.” She founded the Salt Cancer Initiative (SCI), a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and emotional support for cancer patients in the Southeast Asian country.

She Became One of the Youngest Entrepreneurs in Malaysia By Selling Headscarves

Youngest Entrepreneur Malaysia

Most students in secondary school are still figuring out what they want to do in life, but not Nur Iman Safiyah Mohammed Shahree, who is believed to be the youngest entrepreneur in all of Malaysia.

Nur Iman, a Form 2 student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari school and proud owner of her own “tudung bawal” line called Baluna Bawal, began her journey when she was 11, according to Harian Metro as translated by New Straits Times.

Man Who Sold His Startup For $54 Million Reveals The Benefits of Being Asian in Business

What is it like being an Asian American entrepreneur? Before the age of 30, I started a company, played soccer for my university, met my wife, had two children, sold my company to Snapchat for $54 million, left all my belongings to start a travel show on YouTube and visited over 50 countries with my family.

Being Asian American wasn’t my weakness, it was my super power.