About Me, Jon Clemons

I’m a Tokyo, Japan-based marketer and entrepreneur. I’m fluent in Japanese, love the great outdoors and photography.



I’m co-founder of My White, a teeth whitening subscription service for Japan (100% self-funded). Our mission is to make it easier for folks in Japan to maintain beautiful white smiles with a convenient product.

Previously was a partner at 500 Startups portfolio company FullCourt.co, a SMS & Voice API for Japan. We had an early exit  April 2014 where we sold the company.


A recent convert to photography, I shoot with a Nikon d5100, Lumix GX1 and iPhone 5. Check out the best of my shots on 500px or most of them on Flickr. Enjoy seeing banal photos of Japanese food on a daily basis? Follow me on Instagram for that sort of thing.


I was raised in digital marketing, beginning my career in a startup during high school called YadaBuy.com. Since then I’ve worked for startups large (Groupon) and small (Innovative Language Learning); consulted for Japan’s most respected businesses (Sankei, Rakuten, NHK) and currently work for Google in Tokyo, doing online marketing for the APAC region.

Curious about breaking into the Japan market? Does Japan market entry tempt you on visits here? Get in touch with me and I’ll see how I can help whether it’s by direct involvement or introducing you to someone.

Other Places

My “Fun” Blog, where I go by my online moniker, nihonjon.
My videos on Youtube. Subscribe if you’re very bored.
Google Plus profile here.

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