Making new connections over lunch in Japan

A new way of networking is catching on with nation's tech-minded young professionals.

    An internet application in Japan is gaining popularity for bringing people together in their lunch hour.

    The Facebook app 'Social Lunch' uses the social networking site to pair people with common interests in the same location for lunch with one another in hopes of expanding their business networks.

    In the six months since its initial launch, Social Lunch has gained over 35,000 members and organised 2,500 social lunches throughout Japan.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Tokyo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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