Haken Agency or Virtual Assistant Company?
Virtual Assistant March 5th, 2021

Haken Agency or Virtual Assistant Company?

You need to hire, but the process comes with delays, fees, and few good candidates—let alone results. Where does all this leave you?
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer
Business, Essential Checklists March 4th, 2021

Your Company Incorporation in Japan: The Essential Primer

The key decisions to make pre-paperwork, common pitfalls to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist to guide you on your journey.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Profile Feature: Luke Bridgford of Overland Campers Japan
Interview March 3rd, 2021

Profile Feature: Luke Bridgford of Overland Campers Japan

We interview the founder of Overland Campers Japan, and a long-time user of TokyoMate’s assistant services, Luke Bridgford, to find out how a passion for off-road travel turned into a business centered on taking you wherever your heart desires.
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Leaving Japan: Your Moving-Out Checklist
Essential Checklists March 2nd, 2021

Leaving Japan: Your Moving-Out Checklist

Don’t forget these procedures when leaving Japan. Bookmark this checklist to help you navigate this stressful period with a little more ease and grace.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Cash Handout Japan 2021 for Businesses Affected by 2nd Lockdown
Business February 18th, 2021

Cash Handout Japan 2021 for Businesses Affected by 2nd Lockdown

Find out if your business is eligible for the government's aid for mitigating the impact of the second state-of-emergency notice.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
TokyoMate Reviews: You Tell Us How We’re Doing
Virtual Assistant February 17th, 2021

TokyoMate Reviews: You Tell Us How We’re Doing

You took the time to tell us how we’re doing at making it easier for you to live, work, and do business in Japan. Your feedback brightened our day! (We don’t mind admitting that at all.)
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Taxes Japan 2021: What to Know for This Year's Tax Season 
Taxes February 16th, 2021

Taxes Japan 2021: What to Know for This Year's Tax Season 

Your increased tax breaks, an extended tax return period for 2021, and other tax reforms you will be (generally) happy to hear about.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Your Company's Phone Number: Who Answers It?  
Virtual Assistant, Business February 11th, 2021

Your Company's Phone Number: Who Answers It?  

In Japan, a recent survey shows customers have a distinct preference for speaking to a real person. Here's what that means for your Japan-based company or service.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Your Corporate Bank Account in Japan—A Comprehensive Guide 
Banking and Finance February 10th, 2021

Your Corporate Bank Account in Japan—A Comprehensive Guide 

Documents to prepare, factors that could cause refusal, mistakes to avoid, and a step-by-step checklist for opening a company bank account in Japan. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Japanese Banks for Foreigners in 2021
Banking and Finance February 9th, 2021

Japanese Banks for Foreigners in 2021

Your first banking experience in Japan doesn't have to be a bad one.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist