From 2019-11-21 19:00:00 to 2019-11-21 21:00:00
Venue: BLINK Roppongi- Smart Work Space
Do you like drinks and great conversations about law, innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship?

If the answer is “yes”, then please come join the first Tech Aperitivo on September 27, 2019 at the Blink co-working space. The “Aperitivo” is the cocktail consumed prior to a meal, in Italy, usually before dinner together with some snacks.

During the event, while sipping an aperitivo, we will hear and see a presentation from Tonko House.

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi met during their time at the Art Department of Pixar Animation where they worked on animated films such as Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. In 2012, they co-wrote and directed the independent animated short film, “The Dam Keeper”, released two years later. This 18-minute short film garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short film. Realizing they would never experience “creation” without starting at the beginning, the two resigned from Pixar in July 2014 and started Tonko House as a place to further nurture their creative growth and continue telling stories for the world through their films. Tonko House derives its name from the Japanese words for pig (ton) and fox (ko) (

We will also be drinking from smart cups that will help us save nature developed by an Italian startup, PCUP (

There will be time to network, and talk about serious things too with old and new friends, do not miss this first aperitivo night.

Co-organized by the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, BLINK, and Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office.

Admission fee (to be paid through Peatix before September 24):

Per person: JPY 2.000 (it includes a small buffet).

Cash bar: 500 yen/drink

Address: 3-1-6 BLINK SMART WORKSPACE 1,  Moto-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046


*Any cancellation after the 24 or no-show will be charged.