By the way, we've been having a hard time attracting Japanese audiences to the past meetups, in part because I'm not very familiar with the Japanese tech ecosystem yet (and not speaking Japanese doesn't help…).
So if any of you Japan HNers have any suggestions to reach more locals (blogs to contact, people to follow on Twitter, etc.) they'd be very welcome!
Damn, I just came back from Japan, would've loved to go! Really bummed I missed the Tokyo meetup too. I really fell in love with Japan on my trip and would've loved to find out more about the tech scene over there.