It’s…a little different that we were expecting.

The online buzz has been all about Clubhouse, the social media app in which people use live audio chat to meet and exchange ideas. The fervor is only heightened by the fact that it’s an invitation-only system.

Even in Japan, where the name of the app is rendered as “kurabu hausu,” it has quickly become THE online place for discourse and networking. As luck would have it, our very own Takashi Harada has gotten his foot in the virtual door of this highly exclusive meeting place.

He first searched “kurabu hausu” and came to the download page, judging by the huge number of five-star reviews he knew he was in the right place. This must have also been why those sea chanties were trending a while back.

Next, Takashi tried to think of a way to get an invite, but to his surprise the “go to house” option was already unlocked in the app, and before he knew it, he was in!

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