TokyoMate x BIJ Clubhouse: Solving Pain-Points for Foreign Execs in Tokyo

TokyoMate x BIJ Clubhouse: Solving Pain-Points for Foreign Execs in Tokyo

Did you miss the Clubhouse event? Get the quick recap of incisive insights on how TokyoMate is changing the landscape for foreign executives doing business in Japan.
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TokyoMate Team
TokyoMate Team  Executive Updates
From Both Sides of the Table: An Inside Look at 3 Phases of a Successful M&A
Business, Entrepreneurship June 9th, 2021

From Both Sides of the Table: An Inside Look at 3 Phases of a Successful M&A

You can’t go out there and say, “I’m going to sell a company,” because companies are bought, but they aren’t being sold. Here are the 3 phases of a successful M&A. 
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Fuminori Gunji
Fuminori Gunji Chief Executive Officer
Notable Japanese on the Value of Ignorance, How to Imitate Well, and More
Life in Japan June 8th, 2021

Notable Japanese on the Value of Ignorance, How to Imitate Well, and More

From the founder of Honda to Japan’s living sports legends, philosophers, artists, and more, here are 9 Japanese quotes you should know and the great minds who said them. 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer
Lessons from Airbnb's Startup Story: To Scale, Do Things That Don't Scale
Business, Entrepreneurship June 3rd, 2021

Lessons from Airbnb's Startup Story: To Scale, Do Things That Don't Scale

A foundational key to Airbnb's early success? "Don't start by wanting to scale. Don't aim for five stars out of five. Ask yourself what you can do to get six, seven, or eleven stars."
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Fuminori Gunji
Fuminori Gunji Chief Executive Officer
How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Tokyo, Japan
Life in Japan June 2nd, 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Tokyo, Japan

All the basics covered in one handy article. Get a step-by-step flowchart of the vaccination process and all the essentials about booking your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Japanese Marketing Campaigns & Strategy You'll Want to Copy from July to September
Business, Marketing May 31st, 2021

Japanese Marketing Campaigns & Strategy You'll Want to Copy from July to September

So you want to run an online campaign like a Japanese marketing pro? Here are 5 case studies that might spark your next social media promo and get more engagement for your business.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Japan’s Hometown Tax Program: How to Benefit and What to Do
Money Matters May 28th, 2021

Japan’s Hometown Tax Program: How to Benefit and What to Do

Furusato nozei is Japan’s hometown tax program. Before 2021 is up, find out how to prepay some taxes to the city of your choice and get free goods in return. 
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Check for Top-Performing Team Players: A Simple 5-Point Guide
Business, Entrepreneurship May 27th, 2021

How to Check for Top-Performing Team Players: A Simple 5-Point Guide

Who to hire to build a high-performing team in Japan and the questions to ask to pinpoint the right people for the job. A straightforward 5-point guide.
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Fuminori Gunji
Fuminori Gunji Chief Executive Officer
Employees’ Pension Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know
Business, Life in Japan May 26th, 2021

Employees’ Pension Insurance in Japan, What Business Owners Should Know

In Japan, employees’ pension insurance augments the national pension premium for government and company workers. Learn the essentials of what all business owners ought to know.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How Accurate Is Google Translate for Japanese? 
Business, Life in Japan May 25th, 2021

How Accurate Is Google Translate for Japanese? 

Machine translation has significantly evolved since its creation. But how accurate is Google Translate for Japanese? What can you safely use it for? And when should you avoid using it? 
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Staff Writer